Monthly Archives: January 2012

a bit more exploring

Although I’m such a science person, I have this weird affinity for history. It makes me happy in a way that polymerase chain reactions and transaminases never will. So I was extremely, nerdily excited for this historical walking tour of … Continue reading

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thursday things [dublin edition]

This is my campus. There are swans in that lake. Love.

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happy new year!

Yesterday (January 23) marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the dragon, the most auspicious year of the twelve zodiac signs, marked with good fortune and success. Fun fact: China is expecting a huge baby … Continue reading

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howth is magic

Last weekend, I went on my first mini excursion outside of the city! Technically, Howth peninsula is part of Dublin, but this little bay village was so radically different from the atmosphere of being in centre city that I felt … Continue reading

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gingerbread cookies with royal icing

Can we pretend that it isn’t a full three weeks past Christmas? And that it isn’t completely unacceptable to be posting about gingerbread men right now? Let’s pretend, because making these cookies was one of my favorite afternoons from before … Continue reading

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“it’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.” –marlene dietrich

Leaving for Dublin has been a million times harder than I thought it would be. I did not expect to be as sad as I am.  I did not expect to feel so unsure of myself.  I’m losing the familiarity … Continue reading

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two for two

Dublin must want me to stay, because so far it’s been two for two with beautiful sunny days. And the exploration continues… Grafton Street St. Ann’s Church St. Stephen’s Shopping Centre being punny

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