Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Sarah takes her O.W.L.s

SO, I am in the middle of my examination period.

You know what?

Trinity likes to pretend they are giving exams to wizards. That's right -- the proctors all wear robes.

Not to mention the creepily huge hall we take exams in. Rows and rows of desks... with people in ROBES walking down looking over your shoulder.

I have never been in a worse testing environment.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

How I feel Inside

This series of pictures depicts how I feel right now.

Friday, May 8, 2009

IES Vid #5: An Interview and Some Swine Flu

My 5th video

Swine Flu in Dublin? Could it be true? In this exclusive interview, I delve into the happenings surrounding one potential swine flu victim in Ireland. Special thanks to Sammy Breslauer, Brittney Winter, Lauren Quinn, Victim X, and Eddie Rathke.

This was fun to make. And that interview was 100% true. For real. Here are the pics I promised to post in my last entry.

Monday, May 4, 2009

My Roomate Has The Swine Flu / Knock Me Down Me

Ok, Claire does not have the swine flu. But do you know Claire? I mean, do you know what IS the Claire? Last Tuesday, she was whisked away to the hospital and put in quarantine. Why? She was very very sick with flu-like symptoms and she went to Scotland the week before. So the Irish concluded that she most have swine flu. So after 24+ in seclusion, she was finally released. Guess what? SHE DOESN"T HAVE SWINE FLU. But she is mentioned here:
Tests on four Irish negative as swine flu cases increase - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 29, 2009
I will see if I can post the funny text message pics she sent me while horrified in isolation. She said they attacked her in BUBBLE SUITS.

In other news, I also traveled to Belfast and Giant's Causeway with a bunch of friends. We did the Black Cab Tour, which took us to murals and the giant wall dividing the Protestants and Catholics. Oh, the troubles. I tried to write on the peace wall and failed. Here is a vid proving it.

I have a low mental capability. But I try.

Giant's Causeway was by FAR the coolest natural site I have been to in Ireland. SO COOL. I don't think pictures do it justice.

This is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge.

Short visit to Bushmill's Whiskey Distillery: the oldest in the world.

Trevor and I at Dunluce Castle.
The Causeway.

All was well until a wave attacked me.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

MY FOURTH IES Blog Video- Dublin Food

My 4th IES video.

It can be scary being away from your typical food comforts when studying abroad. That's why I am recommending to you, after much experimentation, some of my favorite restaurants and types of food in Dublin. Cheers!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Buses with Wi Fi

So, I am riding back after a fabulous visit to see Mike in Galway, and guess what, the bus has Wi Fi! So I can keep you updated on the happenings of the bus! FYI, we had to stop at some slummy hospital because a guy on the bus wasn't feeling well. I will be so pissed if that adds five minutes to this bus ride.

So, anyway...

This past weekend was my first Easter (holla at my sista) without my family! Sad face. I made them a video to tell them I missed them, and my mom just commented that is was nice I was trying to be funny.

Speaking of trying to be funny, my super Canadian friend, Sammy, succeeded. At least in my opinion. She made a hilarious video, and I want to share it with all of you.
I don't actually know if that link will work. If it didn't and you are super pissed off and you really NEED to see it, go to my facebook page and view the video posted by Sammy Breslauer.

I am really happy about the friends I have made in Dublin, and I am really gonna miss them. I am trying to convince several of them to transfer to Penn State, because I think they would be lovely additions to my friend circles.

On the other hand, I really do miss my friends from home. It is weird that I won't see them for so long. The summer separates many of us because we come from far and wide. Well, mostly just Pennsylvania. But some people are interning in New York! I hate those people. So much.


Tuesday, April 7, 2009

My Third IES Blog Video

Don't make too much fun of me for this video blog. When I imagined it in my head, I assure you that it looked a lot cooler. 

I have been studying abroad for 3 months, and I have traveled a TON. This super artsy music video is a mash up of everything I have experienced and seen. I hope it get anyone considering studying abroad pumped!