it’s time to plan a summer vacation

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I have been too focused on planning my days off from work around weddings throughout the rest of the year to realize that we are are only getting closer to Memorial Day and summer is just around the corner. Luckily, I have had some helpful people keep me in the loop when it comes to […]

martha’s vineyard

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Martha’s Vineyard is an island off the coast of Massachusetts, south of Cape Cod to be exact. It is most commonly known to be a place where affluent individuals and families “summer,” and I do mean that as a verb. Despite the yuppie stigma, it is definitely a place for anyone to enjoy- even if […]

do you ever have fun with statues?

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

When traveling for extended periods of time, ambitiously equipped with maps marked with places you wish to see, crossing off those places one at a time with a strong sense of accomplishment, you can accidentally turn enjoyment and exploration into a task – like when you are at work and you have a to do […]

slainte

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

lost in translation

Monday, March 16th, 2009

One thing I have learned from communicating in English with someone who is speaks English as a second language, is that I probably learn more about the English language than the other person. I am a fast, get to the point kind of talker. But I have found that when you have no choice but […]

getting over the perservatives

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Out of the blue my cousin Kathy emailed me a fact: when you drink a pint of Guinness, you should drink seven sips so there are seven rings around the glass when you are done. Apparently,  an Irish person will only see between 5-7 rings after finishing the pint. I told her I would have […]

blogging across the pond

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

One week ago today I dedicated my little link bureau to real life friends who jumped on the blogwagon (ha, did you like that?). This week, I was pleasantly surprised to see that another friend has joined in and I can pretty much guarantee that the blog of this girl –  smart, witty and talented […]

saturday’s a rugby day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

I couldn’t be more excited that the 6 Nations Rugby Tournament has begun. When I played rugby in Cork at UCC, we went away to Galway for a tournament one weekend. On the way, we stopped by the Munster Rugby team’s practice, many of the players are members of the Ireland team. We looked kind […]