Tuesday, May 26, 2009
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
Friday, May 8, 2009
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
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.
All was well until a wave attacked me.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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
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
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!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
My first grade of a 43 was on my International Economics midterm. I knew I blew that one. I could feel it, even if I didn't know i did that bad.
My second grade I had confidence in. I have never worked as long as I did on my Democracy and Development essay. Seriously, I did so much research, I wanted to do well. I got my grade (or "mark" as they say) back yesterday.
EFF. THE. IRISH. GRADING. SYSTEM.
Don't they realize that my GPA is going to be bombed this semester? Not to mention that these are both one of two grades that will make up my final grade.
I remember back to when my mentor was so excited she got a 41 on a test. "I didn't fail! I didn't fail!"
I should explain the grading scale, I guess. The rough conversion is 70+ is an A, 65-70 is an B+, 60-64 is a B-, 55-59 is a C+, 50-54 is a C-, 45-49 is a D+, 40-44 is a D-, and below 40 is an F.
So, I am very unhappy. My finals are going to stress me out, and that will be a super fun way to end my study abroad experience. CAN TRINITY BE LESS HARD PLEASE?
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I am very busy with essays and research, so I am going to keep this short. I just got back from my trip, and it was killer. I have embedded a video from my time in Paris -- we got to see a silly French protest! It was about the Pope and condoms. It worked out because when I went to the Vatican a few days later, I could continue the protest where the Ratzinger lives.
Condom Pope Protest at Notre Dame from Sarah Burton on Vimeo.
We got an unexpected surprise when visiting Notre Dame in Paris... a protest started right before our eyes! Man the french love to protest. This one was about the Pope's not allowing condoms to be used to fight AIDS in Africa. ASSASSIN!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sarah Attempts Stand Up Comedy from Sarah Burton on Vimeo.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Greetings from Dublin!