2013: this profile is basically dormant. There's really not much
point in messaging me.
(date unknown): I want to travel more - a lot more; thus far
I've only really covered northwestern Europe and some of the US,
and would like to go somewhere more off the beaten track. I also
hope to go euro road tripping soon.
Long overdue update (2004): I went to Cuba. That place rocked, even if my
trip turned out to be a comedy of errors. Damn US embargo...! I
hope to go there again soon, before it turns into just another
Caribbean spring break resort.
Even more overdue update (2007): So, I've finally
finished college (comp sci... sigh) and I still don't know
what I want to do with my life. Any ideas, anyone?
More 2007: Well, those nice people in the Mathsoc paid
for me to go to Bulgaria with them. This rocked, especially when
things got a bit random towards the end. Yay! I wanna go back there
Yet more 2007: Yay! I finally graduated! It only took me
6 years! Now, if only they hadn't announced me in absentia. And
then re-announced me - as the female version of my name. And then
handed me somebody else's degree in social sciences, instead of my
own one in computer science... though on the bright side I did get
to swap it for my own degree shortly afterwards.
January 2008: In a moment of insanity I bought a
completely ridiculous bright yellow monster truck on eBay which I
(jokingly, I think) refer to as my midlife crisis present to
myself; next project is to turn it into a camper for a big mad
European road trip. This should be fun!
April 2008: I've decided the road trip will begin late July - early
August, take several weeks, and cover perhaps 15-20 countries,
hopefully including Bulgaria as I'd like to see it
Think I might take 5-10 days driving there (sightseeing along
the way), 10-20 days exploring Bulgaria, Macedonia, Greece, Romania and thereabouts.
All change. How much of this can I fit in in a month? Starting
from Ireland: France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy,
Albania, Macedonia, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia,
Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia,
Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Scotland, and back to
Hmm. I might hold off on the really hot countries until
Christmas-time, and concentrate on the colder countries for
Oooooh! I just found out about CouchSurfing -
that sounds like fun! Squee!
Yeah, I know I could use okcupid's journal thing for these
updates. However I started doing this long before okcupid gained
the journal feature, and I'm happy to stick with putting my very
intermittent musings on here.
October 2008: Right, big mad road trip on hold: quitting
work and starting a masters in maths. Watch out, UCC!
January 2009: Okay, so the world went a bit arse over tit
after I started my masters, and I'm a lot poorer than I was
expecting to be. Roll on, grant! Trying to come up with a plan for
after the masters. Given my interest in mapping, I'm
thinking I might see if I can go do some sort of postgrad type
thing in GIS or some
March 2010: Been back in the "real world" (i.e. in
gainful employment) for a while now, but still trying to get the
masters finished when I'm not at work or generally procrastinating.
I've discovered that moving house twice within two months (long
story, involving a landlady from hell) results in an awful lot of
procrastination opportunities (and much confusion for the cats,
too)... so now I live walking distance from work, in a lovely small
town not too far from Cork! Yay! The sillymobile is out on loan to
a friend who'll actually make good use of it.
October 2011: and now it looks like I'm moving to the big
smoke, with a much smaller sillymobile. Bike superseded by
gimpstick though, at least for now :/
January 2012: cancel that! Just started a job in
environmental research - and I get to stay in Cork! Yay!