The Louvre and Eiffel Tower

The drive to our flat from the hospital seemed to take forever.  The drugs that were coursing through me left me in a state of semi-consciousness; I was constantly trying to keep my one hundred pound eyelids open.  When we finally arrived, let’s just say that we weren’t in the romantic pristine part of Paris […]

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The Louvre

Give me the Drugs: Paris Edition

Once again, I have no pictures for this little adventure of mine so please enjoy a random assortment of pictures from Paris. As soon as we landed in Paris it was clear that I was in need of medical attention. The airport staff called an ambulance for me. The kind EMT that showed up didn’t […]

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Parisian Street Artist

A Parable about Plumbing

Since there are no good pictures for this post (Thank Goodness) I’m just going to share a few of my favorites that I haven’t gotten to show you yet. I hope my crappy time (pun so intended) in Ireland will help to brighten your Monday. When I started writing in college, we were warned: you’ll […]

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A cow answering the call of nature

Magic on the Side of the Road: Ireland Edition

I mentioned in a previous post that one of my favorite things to do while in Ireland was simply to drive and explore the countryside. The winding roads and rolling hills were captivating in their natural beauty. Because of this we probably missed things that we “should” have seen as tourists, but I also think […]

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Cullahill Castle


One of my favorite nights in Ireland was when we met some locals and went pub-crawling. The owner of the bed and breakfast we were staying at recommended a local pub that would have live music. As soon as we walked in we knew, it was the pub experience we had been looking for. Sweet […]

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Pub Crawling in Ireland