Saturday, May 28, 2011

I Want to Go Away

I always have the strangest most bizarre dreams you could ever imagine. The one I woke up from tonight was not too strange: I dreamt that I was going on holiday to a warm and sunny place, but the person I was travelling with had lost their ticket so we were not able to board the plane. That would be an absolutely horrible thing to happen!

It's usually around this time of the year when the weather starts to become somewhat sunny, that you start feeling chained to your computer inside a dark office, and yearn for a holiday. It's the same thing every year and I'm currently experiencing this yearning for sun and palmtrees. 

Let's yearn together:

Wilted Flowers Break my Heart

 You may have noticed already that I have a thing for bright colours. I'm not a big flower person though. I.e. if I receive flowers I appreciate the gesture but would have preferred chocolates: hands up all those that agree!

I don't mind taking pictures of flowers though as I'm a snapshot enthusiast. I saw these tiny but cute purple flowers that were already half wilted at Karl's dad's house last weekend.

There's something sad about seeing wilted flowers, isn't there?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Big Twenty-Three

It was my birthday yesterday! I wanted to make an actual posting on my actual birthday, as I have a tendency to never post about things on the same day they happen but I didn't... I did other naughty things as well, like eating too much cake, but I think that is allowed on your birthday.

During the day there was hugging, a few cheek kisses and a surprise desert given to me at lunch. ICO Anni got me the quaintest little card, people both sang and hummed happy birthday and Karl baked me a cake.

Taking Pictures in the Dark when You're Drunk Can be a Challenge

I have lived in Ireland for almost three years but am not as familiar with City Center (cc for short) as I should be. I tend to get lost and confuse certain familiar streets with others I thought I was familiar with. It's funny when you think about it, but I have always lived outside the city and never in the immediate heart of it. When I have gone into the city it has mostly been to my favourite pubs and bars. If I tag along with friends to dark and unknown places in the late hours of the evening, then you tend to be too caught up in talking/laughing to notice which street you are on. 

Is it strange to be so unfamiliar with a place that seems so familiar?

The pictures were taken in town on Friday when I went in to celebrate Anni into her 22nd year.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Is the Irish Summer Over Already?

The downside of living in Ireland is that the summer unfortunately only lasts about three days. The rest of the season is spent in envy of others and their sunshine as we go about our summer days in showers of rain. 

Irish weather can be quite fascinating though, as it can change from sunshine to rain, to chilly winds, to rain, and this multiple times within a couple of hours. You never know what to expect but what you can be sure of though, is that you will most likely need your umbrella if you're going out.  

Looking for Bundles of Energy

Sometimes I find myself wishing I was preppy. That kind of person that most others find annoying simply for the fact that they have copious amounts of energy and bounce around tirelessly making us mere mortals feel inadequate. The kind of hyperactive person that Reese Witherspoon portrays in movies.  

It hits me in the mornings when I press the "Snooze" button for the eleventh time, when I feel like spending my lunch break napping instead of eating and when I get home from a tiring day at work and the most productive thing I do all evening is to fall asleep and wake up close to midnight, only to retire back to bed: this time dressed in pajamas. 

Does it sound familiar or am I the only one?

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Everybody Needs to Learn Something

There has been no sign of me around these pages for quite some time now, (almost a month, eeek!) but there has been a lot going on in my life. I will let you in on more on that soon enough.

In the meantime, I can tell you what I did yesterday: I went to a photography course! When I bought my camera I got a voucher that entitled me to a free training course on how to use my camera. I booked myself a seat for the introductory course and as it was held yesterday, I headed into city center. 

It was a three hour course held in a hotel conference room. It felt like a got a lot out of it, even though I know there is still a lot that I need to learn. As I'm sure you can tell by my blog (mostly pictures and not so much text), I am really interested in taking photographs and once the finances allow it, I would like to start a longer photography course.