25.09.2012 55 °F
Yesterday I had my first official day of classes at Dublin Business School. Back home, my friends have been in class for the past month; while I've loved all this down-time, I've been itching to get back into a regular routine and see what Irish classes are like. OF COURSE yesterday also had to be the first real rainstorm we've had since we got here. We've had plenty of light sprinkles and showers but we've been lucky to avoid the downpour - until yesterday. Since it was pouring and freezing cold (and I forgot my raincoat as I ran out the door - dumb) the busses were packed. Ellis and Liz and I were heading to Abnormal Psych together and we were pretty damp as we barely made it to class on time.
After Abnormal, I had War and Peace in the 20th Century but it was in a building I'd never been to before. Liz and I got SO LOST. We were wandering around in the pouring rain for over 20 minutes just desperately trying to find this building that apparently not a single person in the city had ever heard of on a street that nobody knew. How does that even happen? By the time we finally found the building, my shoes were soaked. Luckily class was interesting; actually both my classes seemed very interesting and I'm actually looking forward to continuing them. They both have about 15 other students in them and I've always been a fan of smaller class sizes. Once class was done, I was ready to go home and actually get warm - it doesn't help that I was wet all over and the classrooms aren't heated yet. But since I'd never been to this building before, I had no idea where the closest bus stop was. Again, I was stuck wandering around until I found some sort of landmark that I recognized in order to find the closest bus stop.
But even though this was quite possibly one of the longest and wettest days I've had in a while, I was never in a bad mood. Annoyed and cold and wet for sure, but never angry or upset. And once I got into dry jammies with a nice cup of tea back in my room, I was grand.