I did it!

So I was studying at the National Library again and just generally soaking in all the Culture when it occured to me that it was time I stopped dallying and just invited "George" the Beautiful Librarian out. There he was, in his unfathomably sexy corduroys, doing something mysterious with some manuscripts on a trolley.

I sat and thought about how best to do it. Directly? But you're not supposed to make a lot of noise in a library!

No, instead, I discreetly wrote a note and left it on the end of his trolley when he pottered off to get some coffee or to answer a call of nature or something. I put my mobile number and a few carefully chosen words so that he would know it was from me and then I sneaked away with my books under my arm.

The reading is going pretty well, BTW so I think I will be ahead of the class when the teaching actually starts in the Autumn.

Anyway, now I am anxiously awaiting a call! I do hope he says yes. Not just have I been swooning over him for months, but it would kind of get me out of the awkward corner I'm in with Bepe following the other evening's mishaps.

Today I was looking at the programme for the Electric Picnic. Do I want to go? Absolutely. Can I afford it? No way. I've been slapping money around for months and I'm running out. Lest we misunderstand each other, I'd like to stress that it's MY money that I worked for. A full freakin year in Tim Hortons living at home with my folks to save it all. I have a scholarship for the postgrad studies, but that won't kick in for another month or two. But 240 Euros is a lot of money. Dublin Tourism people, you did say you could throw me the odd free ticket. Does that stretch to Electric Picnic? Please, oh please, say that it does. I'll do whatever you want. I'll even stop being Rigorously Honest, if that's what you want. I so absolutely want to go, really I do.

OK, enough. I'll get back to staring at my phone and waiting for George to call.

Dun Laoighire Festival of World Cultures

About what happened a few days ago? I have decided to ignore it. The alternative is moving out and I don't want to do that.

So I am totally psyched about the Dun Laoighire Festival of World Cultures. I am counting down to it! I have been examining the website minutely and, so far as I can make out, most of it seems to be FREE. Free, in today's era of Doom and Despair? There's gotta be a catch. It just seems like such a fantastic idea to basically have the WORLD represented in one weekend. And I guess it's the last big bash before the kids all head back to school. It is also so totally cool that they have Irish traditional music in there too.

I don't think that they've ever had a Newfoundland band but if not, WHY not; it's about time. Anyway, I can't freakin wait. More good news: the Ozzies I hooked up with hiking in Wicklow emailed me and they are meeting me for cheap Persian food followed by a drink in Whelans tonight so that will be fun! I honestly never thought I would see those crazy guys again.

And in the final piece of news for today, after several weeks of not doing that much, study-wise, I took myself into the National Library today to look some stuff up and there was "George," the beautiful librarian, sporting a new tattoo!!! I didn't think he was the type. I've got to invite that guy out tho' I think he's got the wrong impression of me since he saw me leaving The Dragon with a cute lesbian chick... So I'd better just screw up my courage and do it.