Now that I am currently up to date with my travels thus far, it is safe to say that the following passages will be far more enjoyable and entertaining than the last. I finally attended my first class today (which I actually found without getting lost). To my surprise, but not really, I entered the lecture hall and was greeted by more than half of the Quinnipiac population that is studying here. Am I in Ireland or about to go hike the sleeping giant? For this class, History of Irish folklore, we have an older Irish woman who was the cutest thing ever! I think I am going to really enjoy taking this class. Unlike Quinnipiac classes where even when they have nothing to teach and still find something to lecture you on anyways, we were let out of class after about 20 minutes so she could start lecture officially next Tuesday.
Since we got out of class early Danielle M and I headed on over to the student center to have our sandwiches that I premade for us and ordered some potato wedges as a side (we were unsure how to order them because apparently everything we have a name for they have a different name for here). Since I was unable to find jelly, it was peanut butter and jam sandwiches for lunch! We took our time because we didn’t know what to do with all the time being that we do not have class again until Monday! Our next venture was to find the Starbucks that they supposedly had here. Although we thought we were going to get lost in trying to find it in the most massive building on campus, we found it right away! Two caramel macchiatos coming right up! Yum! We decided to sit in a little lounge area at the entrance of the building and people watched for a bit. Oh and did I mention causing a scene by taking pictures in everyone’s way (they don’t seem to have cameras at their side to capture every waking moment possible like we do)? That was when we realized how big this school really is because we sat there for 2 hours and only knew 2 people of the 304982930840923 people that passed us!
Now it is time for my favorite part so far, the tour of the library! I know sounds dorky but we all know how much I frequent Arnold at home, except I don’t plan on spending too much time in The Boole Library. We were greeted by a woman waiting to give us a tour and a small group, which was nice considering the massive group of 70 that we have been typically touring in. The library is huge!! Sorry Arnold but you have nothing on Boole! There were soo man work spaces and so many group rooms and books (but who really reads those anyways?). We made friends with a girl from Germany who was excited to meet some girls after coming with a few guys from her home to study here. We had a very pleasant conversation and swapped numbers and names (I feel bad that I cannot really pronounce her name) and will hopefully be meeting up with her and her friends either tonight or another night!
And now here I sit in “The Common Room,” (located downstairs and outside) the only room which I get internet in still. There is still a long night ahead of us! Third night in Cork can only be better than the first two! Oh and did I also mention the huge male population here! Quinnipiac that’s another loss on your end, sorry!
Loving and missing everyone,