it's been a while, but that's a good thing. I'm in Dublin right now, enjoying my strangest Christmas eve ever. I think it's something I'll look back on. I found a grove in Chambery. I have a few finals to do in January, and after that I'll start the next round. I won't lie to my readers, I am a bit drunk right now, but it's part of the culture here. I spoke at lenght with an Irishman about his heart conditions. He told me to make sure and go on with my studies, because they need people like me. I wouldn't normally share this, but it means alot to me and speaks to the whole reason I came to Europe in the first place. I think it made spending Christmas eve in the pub worthwhile. I love you all and I wish you the best...Mom, I bought an Irish Christmas ornament so that we can remember my year away.