Time is flying by over here! It’s almost halfway through March, and halfway through my semester here. Unbelievable.
This week has been relatively low key and normal, complete with attending classes, going to the gym, and cups on top of cups of tea. After receiving a generous grant of birthday money from my grandmother, I bought a few (more) clothes, although my fingers are crossed that this will be the last shopping binge of the semester, otherwise I will have absolutely no room left in my suitcases. I’m very excited for the package to come in the mail; I’ve hit up all the new spring trends that are all the rage in Europe!
Tuesday night, my API friends and I went to the weekly silent disco that goes on at a bar called the Roisin Dubh. Every person that attends is given a pair of headphones with a choice between two different DJ stations. The two Djs at the front of the dance floor played a variety of music that ranged from songs like “American Pie” by Don Mclein to “Candy Shop” by 50 Cent. We all stayed and danced like no one was watching and stayed until after 2 am before walking home; it was so much fun. Thursday night, our friends Matt and Anthony had a bunch of people over for an American-style pregame, and I played a round of Kings and flip cup (still a beast at that game). We then made our way over to the Skeff, which was classy as always, before trying our luck to get into Carbon. After waiting in line for at least 10 minutes, the bouncers closed the queue, saying the club was full. Ever since the first week of school, it has been Katie’s and my dream to go to Carbon, but somehow all of our attempts have been foiled. At this point we’re pretty sure we’ll never make it before the semester is over 😦 ah well….
All day Friday I bummed around the house, and Saturday morning I made an early walk to Salthill to take in the views and snapped some lovely pictures. I had the apartment all to myself this weekend, so I’ve taken advantage of my alone time by doing the dishes, washing clothes, and catching up on some TV shows. So, like I said, a very low key week, which has been great. This coming weekend, I’ve got a lot to look forward to, including my parents coming to visit, my birthday, and St. Patrick’s Day! I’m so excited for all of it, so get ready for next week’s post! I’ll leave y’all with a couple of pictures from Salthill 🙂