Arthur's Day and Culture Night

Sunday, September 25, 2011

I'm finally starting to feel better!  Sore throat is gone, coughing is at a minimum, and sneezing etc. is under control.  It just took a full weekend of rest to reach that point.

Thursday was Arthur's Day.  This was a day created two years ago to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the creation of the Guinness Factory.  The celebration went so well that they've now made it a yearly occurrence.  My course rented out a bar in Blackrock where we got some great discounts on drinks and free finger foods.  The whole point of the day is to 'cheers' to Arthur Guinness at 17:59 which was not hugely enthusiastic, mainly because it was hard for people to get a good enough buzz between the end of class at 3pm and that time to turn it into a real celebration.  Of course everyone reached that point soon after and it was an all around great night. 

The River Liffey
Friday was Culture Night in Dublin.  I met up with Kat and her roommates in town and, while we intended to do 'culture' things, we just kept ending up at bars.  To give ourselves some credit we did follow a marching band, walked into an art gallery, and used the bathroom in City Hall which was having an exhibit. 

Other than that my weekend has been pretty low key.  I keep forgetting that the library is closed on Sunday so while I should have printed a bunch of things yesterday I figured I'd have plenty of time today.  Right now I'm ecstatic to have found a good stream to watch the Pats game on and, since I don't know how long it's going to last, I'm going to go enjoy it!

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