So it's been nearly three months since I've blogged... I apologize. It's been crazy busy.
So last time I'd done this I was in Ireland in a little internet cafe. The whole Ireland trip was amazing. we spent about a week in Dublin and Newbridge and then spent a week driving around Ireland. Jackie and I rented a car and drove a collective 800 miles. We started in Dublin then headed out to Galway City then up through Connemara to Westport then down to Limerick then Cork back up through Killkeney. Galway was a beautiful city; small, intersected by rivers, old.
The drive up through Connemara was one of the most amazing treks I've ever experienced. The ground is orange all throughout and with all the fog, everything seems to have a rust color to it, it's like looking at the world through a sepia filter. The roads are unbelievably narrow, walls on both sides. All of a sudden you see a truck heading your way and it looks like it's as far over as possible and it's still half in your lane... All you can do is close your eyes and hope. It works, I swears it!
Not one ding on the rental car.
Jackie's family was amazing, all of them are such beautiful people. Hm... we need to send her aunt a letter.
Anyway, once back in the states, broke and credit cards maxed life returned to it's usual place.
well, two days after our return from Ireland the kids from LA came up to visit for my birthday. It was good to see them.
Christmas came and went, the family joined us in SF for a wonderful celebration / get-together.
Soon after new years rolled around. Great night to party, even better night to work at a bar. The public was busy, crazy, fun and I walked out with 500 cash, not a bad night. After closing up the restaurant I headed over to the Paradise Lounge to meet up with Jackie and the kids. We were there for about an hour and then headed home in an Airporter... Wooha!
The day after new years was a blast, we stayed in and did absolutely nothing. Dan and I had a bonding experience by watching 12 straight hours of Carnevale. Now we're hooked.
January hasn't brought much for me to blog about, it's been the same old routine. Nothing new and exciting.
Well, that's not accurate. Nothing new but still exciting things. My relationship just keeps getting better and better with every day. I don't think I've ever been this happy with anyone. I feel lucky.
Aside from that everything's been the same, the weeks come and go and next thing you know it's almost february.
I've been in this city for three and a half years but the paradox of how I feel about it is confusing. I still feel like I've just arrived but conversely, I feel so at home. I've met great people and have explored the city as much as possible.
If I decide to settle in the US, this will be the city.