Sep 072013

So let’s talk about the magical epiphanies that happen when you have just arrived at a hostel and immediately find some good drinking buddies.  Well, one common epiphany is how to solve the world’s problems, generally cracking the puzzle of world peace only to forget the solution the next morning.

But, but, sometimes you find out much more interesting pieces of information.  And, one dark and dreary night in Dublin, Ireland, I, along with my new friend ‘poupée’ (this shall protect her lovely self from all you creepers out there – plus I might have forgotten her real name lol) found out the secret of which beverage it is that Shrek, the almighty ogre, consumes after a long hard day in the swamp.

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Jul 262013

As someone from this planet, I have had Pizza, a lot of Pizza, in my lifetime.  I have had, thin crust, pan, deep dish, and a million different toppings.  I’ve had it in Italy from Venice and Florence to Naples.  I’ve had everything from pineapple to tuna fish to all kinds of disgusting creations on my pizza, even desert pizza (kind of like pizza from heaven).  But, in Bled, Slovenia, I had my first pizza with an egg on it…

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May 022013

I’m sitting in a theatre in Dublin, Ireland next to a beautiful girl from Brittany, France watching a theatre production developed and performed by American university students.  The lights are dim, the seats are raised above the stage, the wine and food are plentiful, and there is even a free wine reception after the play.

This is going to be a great night and I can’t help but think about the fact that I never could have imagined that I would be here doing this.  Every once in a while I try to stop living in the moment and to take a step back and reflect upon the amazing series of events that have led to this moment and the unlikely connections that have caused my current situation to come about.  Basically, it’s about not taking my current situation for granted and realizing just how lucking I am to be doing what I am doing.

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