Monday, May 22, 2006
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Condensed "six weeks" soup!
- Last semester's finals
- My birthday
- New Year
- Getting settled into Dublin after being away for 3 weeks
- Alvin visited for two weeks
So, I feel I deserve some sort of pardon! Now that I am 20 I have had to change the title of this page since I am no longer a teenager! Which, of course, makes me very happy since I have felt I was 20 since I was about 14!
Anyways...Summary of the last 6 weeks. Relief like none before when my exams wrapped up (no results yet); best christmas gift-iPod (from Alvin); Guiness Storehouse for the third time since moving to Dublin; nicest semester so far as classes go but heaviest workload; set-up an interview for a job in California (March); Alvin met the family (and lived!).
Sunday, December 18, 2005
X-Factor aside, exams are a disaster! Two left on Wednesday and Thursday then I am off home to Donegal! I am looking forward to watching Sky tv, with a glass of wine next to the Christmas tree! I have no birthday plans this year but I have a feeling there will still be a lot of alcohol involved unfortunately. After all in 10 days I will no longer be a teenager! Prediction for Christmas number 1 will obviously be Shayne's "Thats My Goal." Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 01, 2005
So on Tuesday we went to the Guiness storehouse. I love it there! I had been once before and it was just as good the second time. The best part, without a doubt, is the Gravity Bar on the top floor. It is so impressive. The last time I had been in the day and this time it was dark so it's to have seen both. The view of Dublin is really beautiful from up there especially since all the Christmas decorations are up. Afterwards we went to Captain America's for Dinner. Buffalo wings were AMAZING as ever! Mmm...that jsut made me hungry. Then finished off by trying home brewed beers and ciders in the Porterhouse in Templebar.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Jacqui's 21st Birthday!
Everyone told me I had a good night though, which is always nice when you can't remember. I have certainly been scared off vodka for a while. The girls just maintained their usual level of scandal, as always 1 kissed a footballer half her age....1 kissed an ex (You know you are!) and there was definitely more than me who had one too many! Including the birthday girl herself! Luckily the pictures are from the start of the night when everyone's make-up and accessories still entact!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Back in Boston :)
Thursday night we had some champagne and so Alvin, not being Irish, was hungover on Friday! In his defence he did consume a considerate amount of vodka and red bull also! We had dinner with Jake on Friday at Longhorn so we had to be rolled home since we all ate so much. On Saturday there was a party at the house themed "Heaven and Hell" which was pretty cool, I got fairly drunk but no sign of a hangover on Sunday, I am a good ambassador on foreign turf!
Not going to lie, it wasn't all fun and games. The journey home was a disaster! The plane was small and I was sandwiched between two americans who were trying to be my friends and chat, when all I wanted to do was go to sleep and wallow in my own misery of having to leave and come home again! Well worth the minor discomfort on the way home though!
I had great food all weekend, even better company and more photos to add to my collection so how could I complain?!
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Recovery was longer than the actual event itself. Saturday saw me, Ciara Cullen, Aileen and Tracey lie in Ciara's sitting room all day long eating junk food, watching soap omnibuses and gossiping about all the goings-on! Piecing together all our little bits of information made for some real scandal! It was amazing! Justin called out at night to show us his pictures which inspired another hour or so of gossiping! It has to be said there is some dodgy evidence of certain events-not naming any names! (You know who you are!) Although I am only going to post photos which are not incriminating since these things have a tendancy of coming back to haunt you at a later date!
Thursday, November 03, 2005
We all went to the student bar after class at 6pm for the second round of celebrations of the day! It was great because Ciara Devane and Eimear, neither of whom we have seen since Boston called in to say 'Hey' and 'Happy Birthday'! So I think Michael had a good day, all in all!
Monday, October 31, 2005
My un-halloween halloween!
The most eventful thing that happened all evening was us finding a Spongebob Squarepants balloon! We pretended like it was one of us! We danced with it, introduced him to people and he came home with us at the end of the night! Bob remained fully inflated until John decided he would jump on top of him the middle of the courtyard in Merville! Bob went out with a bang! Literally! I kept him though and he is now blue tacked to my wall! He's cool!
Sunday, October 30, 2005
I set out at six thirty this morning to get the train to Belfast so I could meet Mammy and my sisters to go see Miss Saigon. Well, technically I set out that early because we wanted to squeeze in some shopping of course!
The show was amazing as usual! We had all seen it before except for my sister, Maria, but it I could never get tired of it! I don't particularly like playing favourites with musicals but I have to say, this one is certainly up there hovering around 2 or 3. Les Misérables is the undisputed number 1! Rent and Miss Saigon fight it out for 2 and 3 but I might just be decided that Miss Saigon is the winner! I am trying hard not to be jaded by the recency effect though! The guy who played 'Chris' impressed me most. Obviously, everyone in these big productions are amazing, but 'Chris' was special. He didn't exactly look bad in a GI uniform either! I think the moral of the post is go see Miss Saigon if it comes to a theatre near you! They really should pay me for advertising, shouldn't they?!
You should be prepared to cry though! Mammy presented each of us with a tissue for each act! The people behind us were laughing, but they weren't laughing when they were snotting on their sleeves! There wasn't a dry eye in the house. On my way out I noticed a fully grown man with swollen red eyes, so as you can gather it is pretty heart wrenching stuff! Afterwards we dried our eyes, reapplied our make-up and met my brother Peter and his girlfriend Claire in Bennedicts, for dinner. They were trying to convince me to go back home with them afterwards instead of coming back to my empty house in Dublin, but I am so pathetic and worried about my silly school work, I resisted! I am the only one of us girls who is staying the entire holiday weekend in Dublin and not going out! I should be excommunicated! So it was night when I left Dublin this morning and it was night when I got back tonight. Who knows? Maybe it stayed like that all day? I have no evidence to suggest otherwise!
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Lack of Slacking off!
More good news for the Lucey family! Ciara got nominated for an 'All-Star' and Peter, Ciara's Dad and Manager, got nominated for 'Manager of the year' so this have definitely been a good October for their clan! We all couldn't be happier for them! At least her pissing off home from Boston in the middle of the summer was all worth it in the end. Maybe we will think about forgiving her now!
Unfortunately, I have no pics for this post since I left my camera at home last weekend when I was up for baby Noah's Christening. My new nephew and Godson! It was a really good night, from what I can remember but lets just say it is not one I will be rushing to repeat anytime before my 6 finals in December!
OK well, I am freezing now so I am going to hit the sack! Into my cozy bed! I put two quilts on it a couple of weeks ago and it turns out it was thee worst idea known to man! I can never get out of it, it is so damn nice! Oíche mhaith!
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Same Old Spin!
Any self respecting radio station has different programs in which different types of music are played. For example in the morning there might be the breakfast show with pop music and general hit songs of 'the moment' contrasting to the dance show at night, playing house or trance music, with a view to getting listeners all hyped up before a night on the tiles. Late night is often a love program where the hopelessly devoted request sloppy songs for their other half and often in the middle of the night there may be a talk program or easy listening etc..
But not Spin 103.8! No matter what time morning, noon or night if i flick that switch over to 'fm' I will be guaranteed to get one of the following:
- Pussy Cat Dolls- Don't Cha!
- Sugababes- Push The Button
- Gwen Steffani- I know we're cool
- Gorrillaz- Dare
- Franz Ferdinand- well, their new one!
- Kaizer Chiefs- I predict a riot
- Kanye West- Golddigger
- RKelly- Player Zombie ( or something which sounds like that)
- Tyler James- Why Do I?
- Mariah Carey- Shake It Off or We Belong Together (for that matter!)
So you would think with all my frustration I would be changing my dial to 2fm or 102.2....but I won't. It just so happens that I love each of the afforementioned songs! So maybe they have a point?
Monday, October 10, 2005
We went to the Zoo!
I have to admit I enjoyed it like a child. I especially enjoyed the tigers and Zebras. Their coats are really beautiful! After the zoo we went to Thunder Road Café, a themed restaurant in Temple Bar, where we managed to put away a scary amount of chicken wings and ribs!
Friday, October 07, 2005
The Gang's Inaugural Dinner Party
Of course the wine was opened before the vegetables were even chopped, which led to a comical kitchen scene indeed. We discovered that having 5 Commerce students in the one kitchen, each with their own process theories and logistical concepts, can prove quite the challenge! I would hate to imagine the situation without the relaxing effects of the vino! Someone would definitely have had a heart attack!
Despite the 'Too Many Chief's and No Indian's' performance dinner turned out great! The food was amazing and everything was timed pretty well. Conversation at dinner could not have been funnier and we finished it off by retiring to the sitting room where i proceeded to throw red wine all over, not only me, but Mark's cream leather couch also! A little messy but all in the name of good clean wholesome fun!
Forum Bar Madness!
Sunday, October 02, 2005
There was an extra spoonful of sugar, this fine Sunday evening when I arrived back to my humble abode to discover home made chocolate chip muffins and a big tray of brownies! My Canadian flatmate went to town on the baking treats this weekend and the rest of us get to reap the benefits! I haven't tried the brownies yet but the muffins were really tasty. Well done Laura!
Friday, September 30, 2005
It is the morning after the Fresher's ball on Belfield campus! Lots of hungover sleepy people walking around looking like they have done some things they regret. Including myself! It is a refief to know that the fresher's festival is now over and I can comfortably settle in to being an old final year and work hard towards the covetted FIRST! Yeesh...
Despite my potential lack of a social life this semester, finals et al, I will try to make this a little interesting so you don't fall asleep during my posts! Adh mór órt!