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Archive for February, 2009

How to be Irish.*

Refer to chips as crisps, fries as chips, candy as sweets, biscuits as cookies, and elevators as lifts. Pretend to enjoy Rugby, or at least make an effort to understand it. When crossing the street, look right first, then left, then cross.  This is important. Pronounce Z as “zed”. Drink tea.  Often. Say “wee” in […]

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Giant’s Causeway [& Stuff]

I am so bad at this consistent updating thing.  I don’t even really have an exciting excuse for not posting… yeah, yeah, I’m working on it.  Anyway, a week ago I ventured to Giant’s Causeway.  It’s in West Northern Ireland, near Coleraine, and on the coast… as you can see.  It’s a relatively normal looking […]

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Carrickfergus

Last Saturday I woke up and pretty much spontaneously decided I wanted to go somewhere for the day.  I ended up on a train to Carrickfergus, which isn’t terribly far (45 minutes by train-ish).  It’s pretty much just a quaint little Irish town, complete with a castle and port. The castle was built in 1180 […]

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