Monday, July 05, 2004

Lord Mayor of Dublin, I presume?

Work was fun today, as always! well no, not as always, but as it always is when cathy has something planned for us!!! in the morning kat and i just finished colm's spreadsheet work (and apparantly he has more for us to do...yayyyyyy) then we started some things for cathy and she asked us if we wanted to take a break to go to a press conference at the lord mayor's house! ummmm yes please! so we walked over there around 4 and he lives in this gorgeous 18th/19th century house with all authentic old furniture in it, and there was a huge oak room with the sheilds (the family name things) of all the previous lord mayors! and they had free cookies and tea! AH! so exciting! so we listened to the press conference and the lord mayor and the deputy lord mayor (who is such a cute little man, and he talked to kat and i afterwards for a couple minutes...awww yay little irish deputy!) and some dublin city council guys talk about their plans for dublin...very cool. and they formed an alliance type thing with fine gael and the green party so they can get even moooore done! yaaay! so after the press conference one of cathy's journalist/photographer friends was going to get a pic of kat and i w/ lord mayor, but he had another interview so we couldn't, but she did get a pic of us by his microphone stand and we're standing behind it like we're giving a speech hehehehe so fun! and on our way out cathy showed us a few of the rooms, and apparantly they had their christmas party in there last year when dermot was lord mayor...uhh hello fun times. then on our way out we met the lord mayor woooooooo! and cathy asked him if it would be ok if we came back to see him sometime and he said 'yes of course i hope you do' and we wre like YEAH! soooooo then we headed back home and i was going to go to Tesco to buy taco seasoning, but kat's australian friend was at her house (she just met him in cork this weekend) so i went to go eat pasta over there and meet him..which turned out to be interesting b/c her one roomie was stealing him away from everybody and not letting anybody else talk to him, then her other roomie came home and started screaming at her b/c of something one of my roomies relayed to her roomie in the complete wrong way..but i'm sure it wasn't on purpose or anything..yeah, i'm sure.
we decided tonight would be a good movie night, and the savoy on o'connell street has €5 movies for students, so jess, katie, kat and i all went to see Shrek 2! yes, i know i've seen it and so has kat, but katie and jess hadn't and i love that movie so i didn't mind seeing it again. plus €5 is cheap! for here. so that was really fun and i laughed really hard. oh and so funny, there is only like one part in the movie when it gets really quiet, and at that one part this little kid let out a really loud burp, and the 4 of us started cracking up;..and also, they use different voices for the ugly barmaid and joan rivers...which i thoughtw as weird. they made it english voices! why? oh and nobody laughed at the white bronco joke except us....anyhoooo back here after the movie where i had a weird ESP family moment...i was sitting on the couch and all of a sudden i was like 'i have to call home' and i got up and called and the answering machine came on and halfway through it my dad picked up and was like 'we just walked through the door'...weird! but mom and brother had a safe flight and are back at home! and dad was quick to remind me i have only 26 days left here in ireland :(
ummmm...took a shower...writing blog...time for reading more of my book about 'the troubles', then sleeeepy time! night! xoxo!

"my mind is
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and hearing and sight keep hitting and chipping with sharp fatal
in an agony of sensual chisels i perform squirms of chrome and ex
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nevertheless i
feel that i cleverly am being altered that i slightly am becoming
something a little different, in fact
Hereupon helpless i utter lilac shrieks and scarlet bellowings." - my mind is...


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