today we had our mini excursion day in dublin, as all wednesdays are. after waiting in a bit of a downpour we made it into town and headed for the film institute, to see a private screening of the commitments. if you've never seen it, its one i highly suggest! (and def. one of the films i plan on buying once i get back to the states)
it reminded me of a mix between the blues brothers and empire records. growing up listening to motown cds on repeat, i obviously fell in love immediately. it also made me miss my friends (and my saxaphone!), mainly my roommates, and our frequent sing-along nights. the constant reminders of home seemed to be a theme for today.
our next stop was lunch at a restaurant recommended to us by one of the host families, and you know what! it was an irish hard-rock cafe (of sorts?) called Captain America. haha who says you cant get a burger and a milkshake in ireland?
our last stop was to the Leinster House which is the ireland's parliament building. needless to say nothing too American about that except for a few constant reminders of JFK, whom they love here by the way, absolutely adored him. when i finally got home, i was welcomed by a few wonderful messages from some people i've been missing. there's going to be so many hugs flying around when i return it'll be a love overload.
now off to write a paper for the night. might sneak down to the kitchen for some coffee while i work. cheers!