This blog's purpose is to stay in touch with the ones I love, know, care about, and like to keep informed while I am in Dublin.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

To The Left, To The Left

The radio played Beyoncé's massive new hit Irreplaceable, telling me to keep "to the left, to the left" when I drove a car for the first time here in Ireland last Saturday. Left hand side, of course.

On our way to Kilkenny, we (Ricardo, Alianne, Noortje, and me) went southward down the coastline through Wicklow, Arklow, Enniscorthy, Waterford.

We stayed at the Tourist Hostel, downed some pints in the Pumphouse, had dinner at Ripley's Steakhouse and then just dropped into some different bars, pubs,...

The following day, we went back to Dublin, including a detour to Dungarvan and the Mahon Falls (see above).

Monday, October 16, 2006

Farblich eindeutig

Nur, falls noch irgendjemandem schleierhaft sein sollte, wieso sich dies' winzige Eiland inmitten des Atlantischen Ozeans auch gern mal als Grüne Insel titulieren lässt... (Vorsicht: der Klick auf obiges Bild öffnet es im Format 1024x768 — psychedelisch!)

Keine Ahnung, womit die Iren düngen :o)
Und: Ja, auch hier ist Oktober.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Steven Hawking

There was a young lady of Wright
who traveled much faster than light
she departured one day
in a relative way
and returned in the previous night.

Steven W. Hawking

Back again

The bygone weekend
Westward I went
To Limerick first
To Kilkee with thirst
It felt all so good, I'd never repent!

Friday, October 06, 2006

An Taoiseach

Even here in Ireland, I simply cannot avoid interfering with political issues. At least, I am more into consumption rather than taking action.
So, this one was passed around through corporate e-mail this morning:

A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

He asked, "What are all those clocks?"
St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie, the hands on your clock will move."
"Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"
"That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."
"Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"
St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

"Where's Bertie Ahern's clock?" asked the man.
"His clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a fan."

remarks: Bertie Ahern (above picture, left) is the current Prime Minister (An Taoiseach, pronounce "an-ti-shack" ) of the Republic of Ireland, being involved in some (made up?) bribing scandal.