Back in deadly Dublin

Trip Start May 23, 2006
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Trip End Aug 02, 2006


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Sunday, May 28, 2006

Hi!
First of all, I'm a little saddened that I haven't heard more from you guys... unless you're writing to my osgoode, in which case I can't check it because the useless server is down.
So, my adventures have picked up wonderfully. On Thursday night, I decided for a low-key, relaxing evening knowing that I was leaving on a trip the next day. So I went in to my hostel, and was just hanging out until some man came in and started chatting. I asked where he was from, and he was like "Dublin". For the record, we were in Dublin. I was waiting for an explanation, like that he was evicted from his home or was getting it fumigated or something, but there was nothing forthcoming. He got no less weird as we chatted, so needless to say I slept with one eye open that night (though it's probably not as bad as tonight will be, in my 26 person dorm room - ugh!). The next day I had a scone at the Queen of Tarts (delicious), and met up with the Shamrocker, a random bus tour through Ireland.
We went to a bunch of sites, and through to Doolin where, as per usual, I managed to make an ass of myself as one of the only dancers to some great Irish music. For the record, the German tourists loved Ryan and I (my dance partner), and apparently we were very well photographed. I made four new friends- Ryan and Julian (from Canada), Katherine (from Denmark) and Phil (American, but don't hold it against them), and have basically been hanging out with them for the past three days. That night, after dancing, Phil, Ryan and I decided to go on an epic adventure to the pier, but got sidetracked by a group of Irish women. At one point, one of the women (ok, she was 28 I think) was threatening Phil with death by shagging. After a few minutes, she turned to him and goes "do you know what sliding is?" He says no. She says "snogging?" He says that yes, he does know what that is, at which point she looked disappointed and said "oh, well I was going to give you a demonstration!" So, charmer that he is, Phil then said "no, I mean, I don't know". So, in front of three of her friends and the two of us, she gives him a five minute demonstration on the art of the slide/snog/make out. We decided it was time to go home for Ryan and I, so we left him, and were relieved to find him in bed the following morning before the bus left without us.
The next day, we saw more ruined monastaries, a really nice beach, some beautiful views, I ate fish and chips, and a deep fried snickers bar. Photos of the snickers bar and other things will be uploaded soon I hope.
That night, we went for chinese food in Killarney, and then to some bar where the runner-up for Ireland's Eurovision song contest was playing. It was good craic (Irish for fun), and a stupidly late night. Naturally, I slept all day on the bus today, missing the explanation as to why tourists kiss the Blarney stone (I did anyways), and the entire history of Ireland. Apparently, I have motion-induced narcilepsy.
At any rate, I am running out of internet time rapidly, but miss you all lots and am thinking of you!
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stalkingzo
stalkingzo on

i win
I beat everyone in the whole world and am posting first. even though you had to actually get an account before before you can post anything which is so annoying and is probably also why you havent gotten any posts yet..not because no one loves you cause everyone does. But to whoever is just too lazy to sign up don't worry it takes 2 seconds and you don't have to be travelling or anything. Anyway Zo, I am at work so cant really write anything but I just obviously wanted to beat everyone else..and I have..so ha!
oh ya and I love you and have fun
xo kar

stalkingzo
stalkingzo on

ps:
like my name?

blevy
blevy on

Re: 1st reply
Hi Zo!
It is fun to read your adventures.
Keep updating us.
Enjoy your travels.
We all love you.
Our news is that this morning there
was a surprize wild cat TTC strike, no
Buses, Street Cars or Subway service.
Needless to say it was alot of 'fun'.
(At work, I got there by bike, it was
very quiet - No buses to monitor).
Interesting eh?

ciaobella
ciaobella on

Clearly your family loves you...
...as we are the first ones posting not-too-interesting information. Other than it being STINKING hot in Toronto today with a smog advisory, all is good. Happy to hear about your random adventures. Scrabble is her usual inquisitive self, passionate about laundry baskets especially when filled with K's stuff. Keep us posted. Love!!

ktothezub
ktothezub on

Blarney!!!
Hi Zohar!

Sounds like you're having fun so far - I couldn't resist filing you in on the piece of info you missed on the Blarney stone.

The Blarney Stone is said to give the gift of eloquence to all who kiss it - rather fitting for our profession, wouldn't you say?

Blarney, according to the OED, actually means 'the ability to influence or coax with fair words and soft speech without giving offense' :)

ANyway - I'm enjoying reading your travel blog; keep the tales coming.

-Chris

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