So totally rocking!

Everything is OK with Bepe I guess as he didn't say anything about my misplaced peck and I have hardly seen him all week.

Today, I got some fantastic news!! Dublin Tourism told me that my blog will be on their site soon. That's already pretty cool. I've even looked at Google AdWords :-) as she suggested when she told me that I had a job but wouldn't get paid.

But, Dublin Tourism Lady, all is forgiven! She rang me just about half an hour ago to tell me that she's got not one, not two but THREE day tickets for Saturday AND Sunday to the Oxegen festival! For me! How cool is that? I am so excited! I'm taking Saoirse and Bepe one day (I've decided not to care if she does ask him out) and my college girlfriends on the other day.

This is actually kind of like a dream come true. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. I mean, I'm from Newfoundland and while St Johns is far from being the backwater people think, it's a small city and the audiences just aren't big enough to attract a lot of the headlining acts. I am so freaking excited I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight!!! Wow! Gosh! Golly-gee!

In other exciting news, I was in the National Library today, and had the following conversation with "George", the curiously alluring bespectacled librarian:

ME: "Uh, can I have these books" (hands George request).
GEORGE: "Just take a seat and I will bring them down to you."
ME: "Nice trousers." (WHAT??? I was THINKING it and accidently said it aloud.)
GEORGE: "Excuse me?"
ME: "Uh, I meant, I was look for cords just like that and wondering where you got them."
GEORGE: "I think it was Dunnes Stores, about three years ago."
ME: "Right, thanks."
GEORGE: "So if you just take your seat I'll bring those books down to you."
ME: [Shuffles away in ignominy]

So, ladies and gents, next time you hear from me I'll be all wan and exhausted from my weekend at Oxegen. Thanks again Dublin Tourism. :-) :-)

What have I done??

So Bepe invited me yesterday to Phoenix Park to fly planes and he gave me a present. You're not going to believe this but he got me my own little remote control plane to fly. There's something I never expected to have! It was kind of a shitty day-weatherwise, but we had fun anyway and guess what, having a good time is more fun than being cool.

Speaking of outdoors pursuits, i have discovered something that is radically marvellous. Astronomy.

Check it out.

Obviously I am not about to become a professional astronomer as I have an MA in Gothic Literature to consider,but these lovely people organise totally free events around Dublin and elsewhere and you can go and look through their telescopes for free and they'll tell you all about it. How cool is that? I have decided that this is my new hobby! They have a whole series of lectures in Tara, the seat of the ancient high kings and just about an hour away from Dublin so if I can find someone with a car, I'm ready! Maybe if I email the organisers they could give me some tips, or is that pushy?

So on the way home, I was overcome with emotion about the whole plane thing so I leaned over to kiss Bepe on the cheek, friendly-like, and he moved his head at the wrong moment and I ended up planting one on his MOUTH. I'm totally embarrassed. I tried to laugh it off but he was all like, "Grazie," and stuff so I'm going out with Saoirse tonight to avoid him. We're just going for a drink at Pravda and I don't have lot of money so either she's buying or I'll be nursing a pint all night. I'm loving Pravda though and as its just outside my house I can't believe I didn't discover it though. Fantastic sofas. Great.

Tonight Saoirse will let me know when the dinner is on with her famous Irish Rock Star Cousin!