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Monday, September 19th, 2011 | Author:

So my first week in Ireland came to a close. My dad and Deb left to Dublin on Wednesday, orientation was Thursday and Friday, and this weekend was left for me to meet some new people and have a few good drinks.

I finally felt better by Friday and was able to get my student ID and take a nice long campus tour. I met a couple new girls during my tour, Katherine, Alison, and Erica. After spending most of the tour talking, Katherine, Alison and I wondered off into the city to get some delicious shakes from Hot Shakes. No lie, there’s probable over 100 flavors there. I got Milky Way. SO GOOD. There are so many options it’s not even funny. You can’t just order chocolate, there’s over 30 chocolate flavors alone. I narrowed my choice down to a few; Milky Way, Rolo, Cadbury, or Twix. Hard decision, I know. There really is no wrong choice.

 

I went out to the bars Saturday night with the same girls. We walked around and looked at a few, but we ended up at a place called Mardyke’s. It’s definitely more of a younger crowd (college age) compared to the other bars. There’s a lot to do there as well. They had a couple bowling lanes, lots of space for Snooker (or pool as we know it), and ping pong tables. The first thing you notice though is the music. I don’t know if it was just that night, but everything they were playing was pop music from the 90’s. The people I was with have now declared that I will have the most awesomely epic birthday party there with tons of 90’s pop music. I sincerely hope they follow through with that promise.

 

Sunday was a big day for me. Chelsea was playing Manchester United… AND I had a full venue of bars in my grasp to go enjoy the match like a good soccer game should be. Sadly, Chelsea lost, but it was a very good game. The bar I was at, SoHo, seemed to be split when it came to supporting either team. I split some absolutely scrumptious nachos with a friend, and had a couple good drinks.

 

All in all, this has been a pretty damn good week. I can’t wait to see how this week goes!

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