Tuesday, April 8, 2008

It's Ireland Bitches.


I recently had what will likely end up being the trip of my lifetime (don't want to rule out matching or improving upon it, but it seems nearly impossible).

For those that don't know the story, my wife, also known as "Best. Wife. Ever", planned and executed a surprise trip to Ireland for my 30th birthday celebration for our friends and us.

It's hard for me to describe how I felt. Here's my best attempt: see that paragraph immediately above this one that describes the trip? After I wrote it, I looked at it incredulously. Know why? Because it reads like something I can't imagine happening to me or anyone I know. Reads like something that would happen in a movie or TV show. So when I think about how I feel, it almost feels like it didn't happen to me. Feels like it happened to another person.

Sorry for the convoluted explanation, but it is what it is.

So, in the midst of my Irish surprise, I told myself that I would do some writing about my experience so that I would remember its greatness years from now (I have a terrible memory--I forget the endings to movies all the time...though this is a bit different). I'm going to try to write up any big or small insights and thoughts I had on the trip in regular intervals. However, because I'm pretty lazy, these posts will come infrequently.

Items to discuss in future posts (so I don't forget):
-Irish people don't discuss "Bloody Sunday" unemotionally.
-Ireland has lots of sheep.
-Heavy bag cost us 100 Euro.
-Getting surprised by friends in Dublin never got old.
-Ireland has lots of stones and rocks.
-Irish people were very interested in who I had winning the American Presidency.
-Irish guys don't wear beards (or how I made myself look more American).
-Driving on the other side of the road was mostly OK.

2 comments:

rebelprince26 said...

are those your tits or your wife's? nice ones, regardless.

RDukes said...

they are not my beatiful wife's chesticles. they are, in fact, her good friend's. i'm more impressed with the handsome tough guy on the shirt. what a stud!