Tuesday, November 25, 2008

first dublin

when we first got there it was five in the morning.  we had a little trouble figuring out the correct bus transfer/ bus stop to get to our hotel so we didn't actually get there until 9 or so.  but the good news is that we figured out we had the flag down the bus (it doesn't automatically stop at the bus stop), you have to have exact change in coins or you can't ride, and dublin is cold when it's rainy and you're waiting outside for a bus for a couple of hours.  good times.  

at least our hotel was cool.  it was called the charleville lodge and was a little out of dublin city center, but easy to reach by bus (once you figure them out).  look how tired we were that first day.  

dublin is full of cute little buildings and row houses.

lots of them have unique doors.  i once heard it's because the men would come home from the pub at night drunk as a skunk and couldn't figure out what house was theirs unless they could distinguish the door somehow.
photo by zack

the ha'penny bridge and christchurch cathedral.

more cute buildings by the river and an awesome neon sign which covered an entire building.  yes it does say  "the happy ring house" and the diamond ring flashed, as well as the bells.  unfortunately the groom was burned out.

cute little irish looking building by dublin castle.

a pub (one of millions but this one had really cool windows), and some mansize tissues.

death rests within.

medieval stuff.

this was on a street they have with lots of cute shops and the christmas decorations were up already.  it was rather charming.  

dublin castle from the chester beatty museum.  we had a good couple days in dublin, saw lots of pubs and drunkards, met nice people, ate irish food, saw illuminated manuscripts, old libraries, and photos of ireland.  then we were off to paris...

halloween, a bit late

this is what we ate in the morning.

these are the other freaks costumes: a corpse and an undertaker, and the morton salt girl

and this was zack's costume.  he was a heavy metal drummer and made the drums himself.  unfortunately they could not withstand his rocking.  they looked really cool though.

the walk home, just carrying a coffin.  i love my hood.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

one time...

i made good ol' mac and cheese with peas in it which, by the way, is one of my favorite thing (because yes- i am four years old).  anyway, once i was finished stirring the bright orange powder into the hot noodles and milk, this is how the spoon came out.  i'm not sure why this is the funniest thing in the world to me, it just is.  

Friday, November 21, 2008

what a sweetie...

my dear husband gave me a trip to europe (dublin and paris) for our one year wedding anniversary in september.  we just got back from the trip and i am very happy to tell you that i love europe.  everything was amazing from the food to the museums, the architecture to the weather.  the only thing i didn't really enjoy was the crazy rude parisians.  anyway, i'll definitely be posting pictures later, zack just has the card reader on a job at the moment.  

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

pumpkin festival in central park

a few days before halloween zack and i went to the pumpkin festival in central park.  it was rainy and cold and very fall-like.  i love pumpkins and, although we missed getting a free one, it was quite enjoyable.

they got elementary schools around the city to carve all the pumpkins.  it was really cool, there were hundreds lining the paths.

this column is right near the bethesda fountain and it randomly has a witch and an owl carved into it.  how appropriate.

Monday, November 10, 2008

my poor pumpkin

before and after

about time for a new posting

so i was just waiting for something important enough to post about and here it is.  my favorite port-a-potty company "johnny on the spot".  

just kidding, really we just haven't had internet for about a month.  good times.