One going to Dublin would expect Guinness to crush the beer market, yes? Dominate, destruct, obliterate. To order anything else in a pub would be utter blasphemy. Right? Well, wrong. At least as a woman, this is not the case. As I have previously documented, to order a pint of Guinness as a woman will have men looking at you like you have five heads or prefer the company of ladies. So, what’s a...
Jenny Lewis - Acid Tongue
I want to be done playing this lady November 5. So, if anyone can help me be...– Tina Fey, referencing her portrayal of Sarah Palin on last week’s Saturday Night Live.
It is actually sunny in Dublin today. SUNNY! I just took a four mile walk around town and life is damn good. You honestly don’t get to see how beautiful Dublin can be when it’s covered in rain for 7/8 of the year. Beautiful, glorious, sunny day!
The least Irish Irish girl you ever met.
Weird tidbit: I have, on more than one occasion, been presumed to be Irish. I find this funny because I haven’t even been in Dublin for three months and all of a sudden everybody is thinking me to be native. This is especially amusing to me because people who are not, in fact, Irish, are very numerous in the town. Spanish, Italian, German, American, Chinese, Middle Eastern, etc… The list really...
Dancing, Dining and TERROR
Last night, dance class was incredibly awesome and rather challenging. I followed suit with my friends to purchase all 8 classes up front so I could save an average of 5 Euro per session and the instructor said that I was “brave” for doing so. I think that’s because we have gone from going to the beginner’s contemporary class to doing intermediate, and clearly, I am out of my league in this area....
Malta kinda reminds me of Tatooine. (Full disclosure: I did not know the proper name of Luke Skywalker’s home planet before Googling, “Star Wars desert planet.” I never pretended to be a Star Wars fan.) It’s desert-y, with lots of cream-colored houses piled on top of one another. It’s a mix of high class with low class, of ancient regal splendor mixed with modern poverty. I was housed at the...
Please forgive the typos as I am updating via my Blackberry.
I am sitting in the check-in area of the Frankfurt airport, waiting for the Air Malta desk to open so I can check-in. This is my first time ever setting foot in Germany, and it is a little overwhelming. I am positioned directly in front of “SPORTSBAR: BEER AND SNACK” that is modern in design and decorated with images of American football imagery. They even adcertise “American...
I want to be like Dooce when I grow up. →
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I went to a contemporary dance class on a whim last night, along with Heidi, whom I met at the American Meet-Up, and her coworker, Maria, who is Spanish and talks a mile-a-minute. And wow, it was AWESOME! I had an amazing time, despite not knowing what I was doing. It was a beginner’s class, so I didn’t feel entirely out of my wheelhouse for not knowing how to do things. It felt almost...
Michelle: well i am in ireland
Chad: YOU ARE?
Chad: HOLY SHIT
Michelle: it's true
Chad: i'm in france
Michelle: NO WAY
Chad: you should probably add that to the end of my address
Chad: France, Europe
It’s weird to be sitting at work, listening to the radio, hearing two Irish radio DJs discuss the best films about L.A. So far they have gone over Crash, Clueless, and Point Break.
Seriously. Watch Dexter.