Ireland Part II Part I

Well, we’re off to Ireland after a slight hiccup thanks to hurricane Irene.  Speaking of which, did you know that you can’t spell Ireland without Irene?  I read that somewhere.

In addition to packing everything I own that’s green, I’ve been practicing some of the colloquialisms of the country.  Here are some of the things that I have been advised to say all the time when I’m in Ireland: 

– Wow, the Guinness really does taste different over here.

– Hi, I’m looking for Rory McIlroy.

– OMG!  There’s a flock of sheep crossing the road.

– Ahoy Matey

– Do you know Bono?  

– Huh?  I guess people don’t really wear kilts here.

If they have the internet over there, I’ll be live blogging everything we do.  In all seriousness though, I’d really like to play a round of golf with Rory.  Can anyone get that set up?

Hurricane Survival Tips

  1. Load your cooler with ice so that you can move perishables (i.e., beer) to the cooler when the refrigerator power goes out.
  2. Turn down the brightness on your phone so you can play Angry Birds when 3G/Wifi goes out.
  3. Set the candles and poker chips up before the power goes out, so gambling can begin without delay.
  4. Watch a marathon of Louie.  That’s not totally related to the hurricane, but if you’re not watching the show, I basically hate you.
  5. Get your rain gear on, head outside, and pretend to be a Weather Channel correspondent while someone video tapes you.  At the very least, you will be a youtube celebrity if you die.