Sorry to keep you all hanging. There's really no reason for not posting - I've been having a great time relaxing in the past while since writing last. Brief overview of what's been going on to catch up quickly: 1 - Last week was the last week of class before our break. It was really uneventful except for the first bit of work that I've really needed to do. It was a term paper for our Irish history class and it's worth 30% of the grade. I'll be sure to let you all know how it went. I wrote about the causes of the 1641 Rebellion in Ireland. It was just like most of the other rebellions in Ireland (unsuccessful) except that it was the first look of the North vs. South and Catholic vs. Protestant conflicts that have been in headlines over the last few years. Needless to say that I did a lot of research for a 2000 word essay and got lost in the beheamouth that is James Joyce Library (HUGE - think Boston Public Library on steroids).
2 - Last weekend I went down to see parents and cousins in the southern portion of the island. Castle Island, Co Kerry where they called home. There was a lot of catching up, a bit of harmless birthday partying, and lots of relaxing. It was really great to see all those that I hadn't seen in 9 years now. How things have changed, but oddly stayed the same in some ways. I ended up doing some work online for one set of cousins while fixing a couple computer issues with another. I guess it's just my currency with which I can pay the family back for all their hospitality and the like.
3 - Currently, as of 5pm yesterday, I'm in the historic Amsterdam City. I met Grace, long time best-friend, at the airport last night then journeyed through the city to find our hotel. It's a cute little boutique hotel (Hotel Piet Hein) situated in the quiet and quaint depths of the museum district. Things here have been great so far and I'm going to be writing more for sure. So stay tuned and come back often for updates (I mean it).
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