I’ve been in Ireland exactly one week today, but it feels like so much longer.

Since my arrival I’ve gotten lost in Dublin, stranded in Donegal, tried (and failed) to take artistic beach shots, visited St. Patrick’s Purgatory (the inspiration for Dante’s Inferno), scaled a megalithic fort, toured an ancient stone circle used for human sacrifice by druids, climbed up to the spot where high kings ruled Ireland for nearly 500 years, put up a horse fence, went pub crawling with a 65 year-old Irishman and (mostly) built a website.

I’ll post about these things in more detail, with lots of pictures next week. (Ironically, I’ve also become the resident photographer, which is hilarious since my photography skills don’t extend much beyond point and shoot.)

But, for now, since I have to go oil some saddles for a pony trek (how fun is it to say pony trek???) I rounded up a few fun links to help you procrastinate over the weekend:

Looking for your dream job? These might be the coolest jobs on the planet. Excuse me while I go update my resume to apply for Panda Nanny.

If you need a mood booster, it’s impossible not to laugh at this Irish version of a children’s song. I’m serious, just TRY not to sing along. (Okay, it’s possible I just have the maturity level of a 12 year old, but still…)

Men, you might as well give up now. You’ll never beat this proposal that took FOUR YEARS and traveling to 26 countries to make.

It’s SHARKNADO!! Well sort of. More like Shark-i-cane. Scientist are now using sharks to predict and study hurricanes. No word yet as to whether the sharks have learned to fly in the storms.

In case you haven’t met your cuteness quota for the week, an elephant named Lucky was rescued from a circus. This was his greeting upon arrival at the elephant sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Really good piece written by Nicholas Kristoff, What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?

Are you as fed up with time-restricted WiFi in airports as I am? FoXnoMad has a great guide on How To Unlock Unlimited WiFi In Airports With Time Restrictions. I feel like an Internet rebel just having read that. Can I join Anonymous now?

Indulged a bit too much? No worries, here are some yummy, weird, cringe-worthy and downright disgusting hangover cures from around the world via CheapFlights. Hungary…what the f…??

And finally, if you’re like me and can’t figure out what you want to do because so-many-things-sound-great-and-what-about-this-one-and-oh-my-god-SQUIRREL the brilliant Kelli Cooper can help you figure out what you actually want out of life (and how to get it).

Have a super fantabulous weekend, y’all!



Mandie is a writer, rebel & web design junkie. In her spare time she enjoys drinking wine, traveling & working on her perpetually unfinished novel. She was a nerd before it was cool.

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  1. Kelli    

    Hey Mandie
    Thanks so much for linking up to the post..I am glad you liked it enough to share with your audience. That means a lot to me!

    1. Mandie    

      You’re welcome! It was one of my favorite reads of the week. 🙂 I love your blog – it always feels like you’re talking right to me. Or maybe you and I are just a lot alike! Lol

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