Sun of a Bitch

I have another post coming up that demonstrates this, but it seems like life has had more than a few ups and downs in the last week or so. Unfortunately in the last 24 hours this trend has been amplified and exacerbated… whomp whomp. Here’s a brief rundown of the last bit of time in my […]

Eat, Sleep, Climb, Repeat Part 2

My next climbing adventure came right on the heels of the Fairhead Meet in the form of a little thing the Queen’s Mountaineering Club like to call the annual Gola trip. Gola is an island off the coast of County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland and it is pretty amazing! We headed out in […]

Eat, Sleep, Climb, Repeat

Eat, Sleep, Climb, Repeat, Eat, Sleep, Climb, Repeat. Eat Sleep Climb Repeat EatSleepClimbRepeat … and that is a relatively accurate explanation of an entire awesome week of my life. Short, sweet, and to the point simple. Eat, sleep, climb, repeat. Explanation. I attended a climbing meet up in Fairhead with some of the UK’s finest […]

Meeting in the Mournes

This Saturday I had the awesome chance to meet up with some cool ladies and climb things in the lovely Mourne Mountains. We detoured through some winding Irish country roads in order to avoid the Irish Open, which is a golf tournament for those who care about such things (note: I do not). I was excited […]

Senor Chuckles McFaffin, III

[Note: ‘to faff about’ is the Irish way of saying to screw around, or to mess about with a task that should be simple but isn’t.] I have discovered my climbing alter ego. His name is Senor Chuckles McFaffin, III. He is a dick. Senor Chuckles McFaffin, III comes out a lot when climbers climb. […]

What a weekend…!

Whoosh. What a weekend. I was pretty much on the go from Friday till Monday afternoon. Lots of walking, lots of talking, and lots of activities. Friday morning I was up and at ’em bright and early to watch the solar eclipse, which was visible in this corner of the world. Coffee in hand, pretty […]

Hockey, Derby, Climbing, Oh My!

My more astute readers will realize that nowhere in the title above did anything related to my academic progress made the cut. I’m passing everything… So far. That’s all the excitement from the classroom! In other, more exciting news, hockey games and derby bouts have been attended and today marked my first official Northern Ireland […]

My Eyes are Full of Ireland

This weekend I had the grand opportunity to head over to Donegal in the Republic of Ireland on a trip with the mountaineering club. We left on Friday and got back Sunday night after two days of climbing, drinking, and general merriment in the Irish countryside! Someday I will catch up on sleep… but now […]