Sunday, August 7, 2005

Dublin #2 (An e-mail I wrote yesterday)

Am back in the Temple Bar area, near the River Liffey. (By the way, Bar is used here to mean walkway, not well, bar, although there are many around.) Today Mom and I saw the National Gallery of art where they had a portrait of Bono!!! Gleep!

Oh yeah and a lot of other people's portraits too. Boy, that Rubens guy sure made people in his pictures mighty huge. In his painting of the Angel Gabriel and Mary at the Annunciation, the angel is so freakin' HUGE that I am surprised Mary did not run and shriek and hide in the stable.

We did more walking. Mom went back to the hotel again and I am here. It is about 9 p.m. at night but still very light out which I LOVE. We are walking a lot and today we climbed steps and then had to run for the bus which darn near killed Mom's knees.

Speaking of knees, Mom wanted to sit on a bench and not the steps at Trinity College yesterday while we ate lunch because of her knees. So she is on the bench and I am on the steps. There was some demented little girl with two ponytails tied in green ribbon who kept feeding the pigeons while humming this odd little tune. Like "La LA la LALA la. La."

Mind you, I was trying to EAT while the pigeons were munching on the crumbs she threw and then the pigeons (rats with wings) start looking at ME like "Hey! Want to share your popcorn?" and I am thinking, "Hey! Weird Little Girl! Knock off the humming and feed those damn birds somewhere else!!!!"

Anyhoo, you know that Duck Tour they have in Philadelphia where you tour around on an amphibious vessel on the street then go in the water? They have one here too, but it is a Viking Boat. Yes. Mom is quite anxious to go on. Really. So tomorrow we will be in a car/boat yelling "Yar!!" as we pretend to be Vikings. And then we go on the water for 20 minutes. Am trying to get Mom to buy a Viking hat with horns. So far, the Viking tour has excited her most in Dublin.

We also went to a famous old jail today where lots of people got shot by firing squad (always a happy tour) and where they filmed "In the Name of the Father" with my OTHER boyfriend, Daniel Day Lewis. Nearly had a coniption inside the jail when I recognized it from some of the scenes of DDL walking up the stairs.

For lunch we had ham and cheese and coleslaw on white bread. Yum! I am also eating chocolate Aero bars by the case.

Tummy is hungry for dinner. Must go eat more Thai noodles at Nude, the healthy restaurant run by Bono'sbrother Norman.

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