Thursday, September 16, 2010

Socially Required Entry About the Weather

So it's raining right now, and it is probably the fourth time today that has rained, so welcome to Ireland. As much as I am not a fan of the rain back home, it does not really bother me while I'm over here. It is really part of what makes this such an amazing country, the rain does in fact make everything that lovely green that everyone thinks of when they think of Ireland. But the thing that I'm just starting to get used to is the random nature of the rain on the island. It will be nice and sunny at one moment and then that will quickly turn to rain. The window in Max's kitchen provides an amazing view of the Irish Sea. Every morning when I look out over the rest of Howth, and the water beyond that, I can see so many different types of weather forming, prepared to strike at any instant. If there is anything that I have learned in my first few days here it is how to dress for the elements. Keep in mind, when I say elements don't picture blazing heat or hurricanes passing over Dublin, because they really don't. The elements in Ireland are rain and sun.  But basically, anywhere you go you'll want to be wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. It's that simple! But as I sign off on this entry, in typical Irish fashion, the sun is just beginning to poke its way through the clouds over Howth.