The Power of Scent

The Power of Scent

So the strangest/best thing happened last night. It was late. I'd been out with friends catching up, got home, talked to my parents, and finally around 11.30pm, I made my way to my room. I finally broke down and decided to put sheets on my bed. Yes, I had been sleeping only on a mattress [...]

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Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

Repatriate: St. Patrick’s Day – The Struggle

For the next two days, I will be talking about one of the many difficulties in the repatriate process. Being in your home country during a cultural celebration in your host country.  For me, the most difficult cultural celebration occurred yesterday, St. Patrick's Day. My heart yearned to be no where on earth except in [...]

19 Habits I Brought Back From Ireland

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 [...]

Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Irish Road Trip Video – Cars

Funny funny FUNNY stuff!! Ok, maybe not to everyone, but to me, I died laughing. So, here's the deal. This is a video made by the great, marvelous, and wonderful Ryan Cuncannon who is better known as my better half on the Irish Road Trip. It is a mere snippet of the footage he shot from [...]

From Kroger to Tesco and back

From Kroger to Tesco and back

Having returned to America and re-entered Carrollton society caused some of the habits I used to have to change. Grocery shopping is one of those experiences. Prior to living in Ireland, I shopped at Kroger and threw all kinds of food items into the buggy. Three cereal boxes, frozen chicken, spices and sauces, fruits and [...]

I Lived.

I Lived.

Well, it's here!! One year living in Dublin, Ireland and traveling around Europe and Israel caught on video. I finished the editing and every clip is only two seconds long. Apologies in advance because, well, I am not a videographer. Haha! You'll see what I mean. But this video is very personal with close friends [...]

Ranking of Tourist Things in Ireland

Ranking of Tourist Things in Ireland

Over the course of my year in Ireland and my previous trip there in 2012, I did several touristy attractions and tours. I created a definitive list of the favorite things I did. This is by no means a complete or final list. I know for a fact there are things I've forgotten and countless things [...]

Ireland Road Trip Photo Blog

Ireland Road Trip Photo Blog

                              It was a great six days with Ryan taking in the beautiful Irish countryside. I fell in love with Ireland all over again.        

The Truth About Life After College

The Truth About Life After College

Children watch the adults in their lives go about their daily business. The idea of being a grown up and free of homework seemed so magical. That freedom was something kids longed dreamt of often. I remember when I left for college, my parents warned me not to rush through school because, in the words [...]

Cooking in Ireland

Cooking in Ireland

Here's one of my old columns! Hope you enjoy! ---- “Hey Mama, do you happen to know what half a cup is in grams?” I asked my mother on FaceTime. Mama responded with, “No, I don’t. They don’t use cups and tablespoons measurements do they?” Starting to panic, I said, “No! Everything is calling for [...]