Things Learned in Ireland so far:
-Leperchons do not exist. However, if you're dumb, people will try to tell you they do.
-The celtic tiger is not actually a tiger, despite what it may sound like. Its the economic boom in Ireland.
-Potatoes aren't native to Ireland, they were originally imported and planted here.
-The US is actually responsible for the potato famine.We sent disease-ridden potatoes to Ireland, which caused the crop to fail numerous seasons (way to go us).
-WE actually drive on the wrong side of the road (this is debatable)
-You don't have to clean up your dog's mess on the sidewalk. Yes, this means I have almost stepped in dog poop on numerous occasions, which almost leads me to want to be back in NY where you have to do it by law.
- Hills are the size of mountains
-Having crack is not having drugs, its having fun.
-Americans don't drink tea
-It doesn't normal get below freezing, therefore Ireland does not know how to deal with ice. This leads to panic and people falling everywhere, especially because everything is uphill.
-Just because you're great great grandparent came from Ireland doesn't make you Irish, no matter how Irish you're name is. You're only Irish if you live in/lived in Ireland.
-Cork is the gay capital of Ireland (from what I hear)
-Taxi drivers will rip you off if theres any hint that you don't know your way around.
-When crossing the street, always look right first, the left, the right again before you step into the road.
-Gaelic isn't Irish. (?) I know,right.
Classes are going well, I have two on Mondays, three on Tuesdays, one Wednesday Thursday and Friday, with one more class to be added in there somewhere three days a week. It seems like the professors here are way better than the professors at home. Been drinking a lot of tea, because coffee is starting to get too expensive. (So obviously, Americans DO drink coffee) Bought a book of stamps today,10 stamps for 8 euro, aka no one expect much to be mailed home.
Went on a long extensive tour of Cork alone after my class today. Saw a pretty cathedral (St Finn Barrs), went on the Mardyke Walk (?) over a bridge along the river, went through Fitzgerald Park and past the Mardyke Area (sports complex) Saw into the window where the pool is, and its drained. Should be open sometime in February.
I have so much free time, so trying to figure out what to do with it. We're going out with Dana's roommates tonight, wish us luck:)
Thats it for now. adiossss!