Friday, May 22, 2009

Fun Fragments

I promise to get the pictures up today of Bunratty Castle, but I'm going to be a part of Friday Fragments this week. I've been wanting to join this bog carnival for quite some time, but have never had enough random things to write down LOL I have tons of random things running through my head though, so maybe I'll get in the habit of getting them written down.

Remember when I talked about the little notes I was going to take with me to Ireland? They are called Pocket Mods. Well those little babies came in handy! Here's some random bits that I wrote down on the Pocket Mods while we were in Ireland.



My family stopped off at a pub to have some lunch. One of the signs in the pub said...
"Happy as Larry! an internationally beloved saying known throughout the English speaking world." The rest of the trip we'd quip - WOW I'm Happy as Larry!



In the Isle of Man my husband and I took the electric train on one of our sightseeing adventures. As the train rounded one of the corners, blasting its horn, all of a sudden the train came to a complete stop. There was a road that crossed the electric train track and a student driver was in the middle of the track with a whole line of cars behind her. The train conductor started laughing and shaking his finger at her and giving her a scolding (which she could hear because they were literally just a few feet away from each other.) Finally the whole line of cars backed up enough so she could get off the tracks. I'm thinking she didn't pass her drivers test.



Tom and I stopped in a little town called Carrigaline, Ireland for lunch on our way to Kinsale, Ireland. He got something called a Monster Burger. When it arrived I realized that the fried egg that I thought was some sort of odd side dish, was actually ON the burger! I'd never seen anything like it. He of course picked the whole thing up and took a bite. He had egg all over himself after one bite. sigh. He did say that the burger was absolutely delicious though!





We had two cars on our adventure through Ireland. One car had a GPS system, that my Dad brought with him, the other just had a map. (Guess which car I was in lol) If you know nothing about those little GPS devices, I'll let you in on a secret...the woman's voice becomes a bit annoying after awhile. In the case of my Dad's system, they started calling her Naggy. Examples: "I had to turn off Naggy because she was confused." "I programmed the B&B into Naggy before we left." "The roads in Ireland are not very well marked, so every so often Naggy would say - Turn Left on road."



and last but certainly not least...

At the Dublin Airport, as we were getting ready to get out flight to the Isle of Man, my mother decided to pop into the single handicapped bathroom to use the bathroom. She thought she had locked the door, until a rather large gentleman opened the door as she was just standing up. He backed up, and closed the door. When my mother came out of the bathroom she walked over to him to say she was sorry (or something along those lines) and the gentleman said to her, "You have nothing to be embarrassed about, you look adorable in your underpants!"




If you are looking for more Friday Fragments, which are a hoot to read, please go over to Half-Past Kissin' Time and see who else is participating. Thanks!

Kristin

17 comments:

I am Harriet said...

Wow. What a an interesting post. Sounds like fun.

shopannies said...

Poor girl can you imagine she was probably so embarassed. I also think that sandwich is quite different I have never seen it before and will share this idea with friends to see what they think

Sharinskishe said...

I love these snippets! I can totally relate to your mom's experience. 'Nuf said for now. :}

I am really enjoying hearing about your trip to Ireland, and of course everything from home too. Stay cool and have a great day!

Kirby3131 said...

It was fun participating! Thanks everyone!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

This post had me giggleing all the way through. What a gift. The last ne, about your mom, to funny!
I got your sweet sweet postcard today. How kind of you to think of me. I will keep the card for my postcard collection and as a sweet thought of you and the friendship we have made. I treasure, it Kristin. Thank you for making my day....the way you love to...by mail. Its the simple things that are so grand! Thanks friend.

HUGS!

Smoochiefrog said...

How do we really know Larry is happy? What if he's just on Prozac or something? Then it's a fake happy. I don't think I'd want to be as happy as Larry then.

Just saying. :P

melscolorfulmetaphors said...

So is that like "Bob's your uncle?" I've never that one before. I'll need to google it.

Yaya said...

Haha! I lol'd at 'in your underpants'!!!!!


So much fun! Great fragments!

Smellyann said...

Wow, you're so lucky to have had such a fun trip! Loved the fragments. :D

Smellyann said...

http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/as-happy-as-larry.html

Mrs4444 said...

Aren't you glad you recorded those tidbits?! Sounds like a memorable trip. I especially loved the "underpants" story. Awesome :)

Mrs4444 said...

P.S. That burger with the egg is intriguing...might have to try that! Thanks for joining in this week :)

Mandy said...

I have always wanted to travel to Ireland. You just sealed it even more for me. :)

Marcia Francois said...

Thanks for the laugh! That is a great airport story!

Now tell me, in the US do you guys not put fried egg on burgers at all?

We call it an EGG burger :) It is YUM!!!

And how AMAZING that we were also in Ireland.

Kirby3131 said...

There may be places in the US that serve a fried egg on a hamburger, but I've never seen it.

Tom thought it was a really good idea! after he chose to cut it up and eat it with a fork :)

Thanks everyone for stopping by!

Keetha said...

OK, now where in the world did the "happy as Larry" saying come from???? Don't you wonder about the origins????

And your momma's potty story!!! Oh my - - - - how funny for us, how embarrassing for her!!!

Kirby3131 said...

SmellyAnn postex a link to a definition page for Happy as Larry. Thanks so much!!

I think I will have to devote a whole blog post to Happy as Larry, now that I'm looking into it a bit more.

My sisters may even have taken a picture of the sign they saw. I'll find out.

As for my mother and the man -- if she wouldn't have gone over to him to speak to him, he wouldn't have ever said anything to her. My sisters and I all agreed that we would have just walked out og the bathroom and kept our heads down. LOL I guess the story wouldn't have been so funny if mom would have done that.