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13 August 2009 @ 07:03 am
In Dublin, and it's beautiful. There was an 'episode' earlier where I couldn't find my hotel, but obviously that's sorted now! I do find it uncool that the street the hotel is on is not on my map. :|

ANYWAY, I started off the day by walking to Regents Park for one last commune with it. It was lovely and a little bit cold! Which is good because yes, I do have a sunburn! Then I checked out of the hotel and took the tube to Heathrow, and as Clare said, there were massive delays. Still, once I got there, everything was easy. No lines, nothing. And I had TWO milkshake frappes from Caffe Nero. Oy Vey. They're so good...

After the hotel debacle, I have to say my room is AWESOME. It's HUGE. It's a single, but I have a double bed, and and bathtub and huge windows and a chandelier. And it's the cheapest hotel I'm staying in! Also definitely the fanciest. And the man who owns it is HILARIOUS. He said he needed something to light up his day and then I walked in. And he said 'Tank you fer choosin' my hotel' and I was like *giggles* "OKAY!" Old Irish man FTW. He is like 80 and awesome.

I walked down O'Connell Street to Grafton Street and I ate at TGIFriday's (shut up) before tooling around St. Stephen's Green. Tomorrow I'm doing the hop on/hop off bus tour because it takes you everywhere and Dublin isn't all that big. Which leaves the next day for my tour of the coast. I'm going to Malahide Castle WHEEEE! Oh, and the ghost bus which is tomorrow night :D

When all is said and done, it's off to Montana to be with my peeps :D

I bought books on Grafton Street. For some reason, I cannot get in to Wicked. All this stuff is happening and they're all 'omg she's green' and I'm like 'omg stop whining, where is Stephen King!?' of course I finished The Stand in Vienna (SO AMAZING). I decided I give up on Elphaba and I bought American Gods by Neil Gaiman, because Circe does a game based on it. And I got The Time Traveller's Wife because Lauren told me to, and she's the one who told me to read The Bronze Horseman which I cannot express my love for in words. SO YAY new books! I decided to branch our from my beloved Mr King, because I really should read other books too... And he knows our love is pure.

PS Irish people are strange (I do realise this implicates me, here...). I like it. But they do yell a lot!

More London Photos Here And Ireland photos Here
Current Location: Ireland, Kildare
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
possibly Claresancta_terra on August 12th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
Ahahaha you have a Caffe Nero addiction.

Also pictures of chandelier please? my nose is sunburnt ;_;
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Moulin Rouge~Amourartemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I REALLY DO and it's all your fault.

Photo! It's small, but AWESOME and the room is not small and awesome :D You should get lotion for your nosey in case you sunburn it more!!! She said like a mother hen...

Edited at 2009-08-12 10:03 pm (UTC)
possibly Claresancta_terra on August 12th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)

And muahaha, now you have to come back here for more milkshake frappes.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Repo!~Zydrateartemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
It is! And I do love sparklies. Like those tiny cupcakes!!

WHAT WILL I DO WITHOUT THEM!?!?!?! Beyond making my characters have them so I can live vicariously... Which is just sad!
possibly Claresancta_terra on August 12th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
"Deirdre stopped on the way to get one of her favourite caffe Nero frappe milkshakes..." ???

Hhahahaha! Have you had the mango ones yet? or the vanilla. YUM.
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL Deirdre wingsartemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
*snortle* You know it! She can't have caffeine ones right now though! SHE can have the mango! I had strawberry and then vanilla, just for you! They didn't have a mango one :(
possibly Claresancta_terra on August 12th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Vanilla SO good. now I want one. here's hoping there's one in one of the stations tomorrow :D
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Dylan WTF OMG ALIENartemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
I loved them both! And I am jealous. But I DID find Abrakebabra... I always thought Dylan Moran made it up.

I was not excited about Abrakebabra...
possibly Claresancta_terra on August 12th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
*snorts* I bet you weren't. Like the "WE'RE ON THE BRIDGE" moment ;)
Quinn Sebastian Wakefield: It's Darth!quinntaessentia on August 12th, 2009 11:18 pm (UTC)
Well I don't want to EAT there, but there may have been some fandom squeeing... :D
Lewis: Andrew Eldritcharmageddonriver on August 12th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
American Gods is one of the Gaiman works I hear raved about the most, so it should be good :)

Enjoy your crazy Irishmen!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Amanda Palmer~Cute Nerdartemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
I am looking forward to it. I'M READING GAIMAN!! I love him and now I'm reading him. Which is usually backwards, but WHATEVER!

Hhhehehhee he called me pretty :D He didn't yell though :D
Lewis: Destinyarmageddonriver on August 12th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
It was that way for me with Angelspit. I preordered their new album simply because Amelia Arsenic is so lovely :)

Well, he was right. You are pretty!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Hugh Jackman ~ Wolverine !!!artemisofluna on August 12th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
I do know I love his words though, because that Amanda Palmer book is incredible.

Thank you, Lewiface :D
Veridianveridian_sylph on August 13th, 2009 02:02 am (UTC)
I love the bustle of Grafton Street, but if you need help from any of the stores I found the people act like they are your family, they were so caring & helpful.

I too found Wicked too hard to get into - its one of my very few unfinished books, but then I don't feel so guilty about it now.
Neil Gaiman's American Gods was quite wonderful - almost Clive Barker epic wonderful (if you like his stuff) - but it left me wanting a little.

I shall stick the others on my GoodReads bookshelf :)

Have fun :)
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: DL Peter Righteous Grooveartemisofluna on August 13th, 2009 10:14 am (UTC)
THAT'S where I should have asked. I got the greasy from a taxi driver but eh, I'm in Dublin, I got over it :D

I so rarely do not finish books. I read SO quickly, that I just devour them. But The Other Queen by Phillipa Gregory, and now Wicked are the two most recent ones. In the Other Queen, it's the SAME THING over and over again. Which bummed me out because I liked most of her other books! And the one I didn't like (Virgin's Lover) I could at least finish!

I started American Gods last night and couldn't stop reading!!! I finally put it down at like 3 am. Silly me! And I do love the Clive Barker and it makes me squee that Clive and Neil are friends :D And apparently this is a special edition so it's 12,000 words longer than the original.

The Bronze Horseman is just....woof. It's a trilogy and it's all based around the time of the siege of Leningrad (or that's when it starts) and it's incredible!
Blaidd Drwg: Teamorielfeanorwen on August 14th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC)
Caffe Nero! They have been the only place I have been able for find for about 15 years that does mint milkshakes! :(

I've always wanted to go to Ireland, sounds amazing. Have fun!
Künstliches Mädchen | ☘Lara Kelley Gallagher☘: Black Books CANADAartemisofluna on August 17th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
I had strawberry ones! SO GOOD.