19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland
1: Saying things like “Brilliant!” and “Grand!” and “Thanks a million!” and “Cheers!”
They just slip out and people look at me like I’m crazy
2: Writing my dates like this: 20/11/14
Literally have had to rip up checks and re-sign documents because of this
3: Cadbury Caramel
It’s the best chocolate on the earth. Try to fight me.
4: Wanting to go to quieter bars
Really not into those super loud places anymore. I’d much rather go sit with some friends in a booth or at a table and talk and goof and slow drink. Non of that music pounding, short skirt wearing, dance dance kind of stuff
5: Dressing in layers
I am the queen of jumpers on jumpers
6: Consider public transport then remember I have a car
I’ve thought about the bus or train, but then I’m like, oh yeah! I live in America now! SUV! SUV! SUV!!
7: Randomly talking in a weird accent
People say that sometimes a weird accent that is not American will come out of me. I don’t try to talk in a strange Irish accent!!! It just happens…
8: Drinking cider
Yes. I can get Kopparberg in ONE store that I know of within a three hour radius. AND I found a place literally two nights ago that sells Magners. #Winning
9: Wearing big coats
The bigger, the better
10: Wanting hot tea
I come from a land of ice cold, sugar induced, sweet tea. People here don’t drink hot tea
11: Looking for coined $1s and $2s
The first month I was back, I struggled so hard with getting one dollar bills. Why the one dollar bill?!
12: Wanting to sometimes drive on the left side of the road
This happens when I make turns…. Thank the Lord for muscle memory.
13: Demanding December 26 off because it’s Boxing Day
I mean, I wanna hear a pygmy puff sing. Please tell me someone got that reference.
14: Looking over my right shoulder to cross the street
Or whenever I hear a car coming behind me. And then I’m very confused for a moment when they are on the other side of the road.
15: Saying new cuss words like “Bullocks” and other forms of profanity I probably shouldn’t admit to saying
It’s totally normal over there to drop bombs in the middle of a conversation. The big daddy word here in America is a normal teeny tiny word there. The big one in Ireland is __________. Anyone know!?
16: Walking as much as humanly possible
Such a natural form of relaxation and transportation and exercisezation (yes I just did that)
Used to never wear them. Now I love them.
18: Wearing makeup
I learned quickly in Ireland, that if I didn’t wear makeup, people would think I looked 16. The makeup only aged me by about three years.
I am 23.
19: Complaining about temperatures over 65f
I got really used to the perfection of jeans and a light jacket. Anything over 65f is just stupid and makes me wanna wear shorty mcshort shorts and a halter top. Think that’s an exaggeration? Go to Ireland in July. See what the local girls walk around in.