The excitement of the impending celebration is dampened by the realization that my time on the Emerald Isle is dwindling. I feel like I just arrived, and more importantly, have finally found my groove here and adjusted to the randomness that ensues in Ireland. Trust me when I say there are certain things here that at first are difficult to wrap your head around. Eventually though, you will adapt the Irish mentality, relax and embrace any confusion or inefficiencies with a shrug and a laugh. Nothing phases the Irish! Oh, your office is closed from 1:15pm - 2:15pm, makes total sense. Mowing the lawn in the rain, might as well! A mechanical bull on campus, sounds about right. Free ice-cream outside the gym, yes please.
My five favourites this week are a celebration of the randomness that is Ireland. So random. I love it.
|Judge Judy on campus as she is granted the Vice Presidency of the University College Dublin Law Society. Huh?|
|Snow in the brand new soccer stadium during the Ireland v Austria world cup qualifier. |
Beacause who need a roof in a country where it rains 99.9% of the time?
|The streets of Dublin. No words.|
|The Sheepdogs in Dublin! Go sask!|
|An arcade ride which simulates a roller-coaster. First reaction, how lame, we want to race! Second reaction, pure joy.|
Ireland, I am not ready to say goodbye.