I’d been meaning to write something like this for a while, except… well, I just haven’t bothered too much really! It’s the summer, and as summers go, I tend to do a lot more lying around relaxing than anything else to recuperate after a year’s worth of college stuff. This summer, though, is slightly different to the normal as I’m not at home with the family, rather down in Cork. Things are quite different to the normal, that’s for sure…
I’m not sure if you have picked it up from Twitter, or somewhere else, but I’m staying down in Will’s place in Fermoy, which he very kindly offered to let me stay in.
Lifestyle is definitely different. My sleep routine is royally ruined and there’s no light sleeper trying to sleep during my "golden hours" who constantly complains that I’m talking too loud while playing my video games at what are considered to be reasonable hours in the US Pacific timezone. So, generally I’m going to bed while it’s starting to get bright, and I’m waking up while it’s still bright out. Hopefully that will change soon (the brightness, not my sleep schedule).
I’m able to get a lot more constructive Internet-related work done, since I’m practically online all day, obviously excluding the times I sleep. It’s leading to a much greater release of Platinum LP videos, Halo 3 maps, unrelated websites, and other stuff. Although it does seem to be detracting from blogging stuff, which is kinda odd given that I have MORE time to be online, rather than less.
However, shopping is now made slightly harder. The distance from here to the local supermarket feels about twice, if not three times as far as it was from the house to Eurospar back in Dunboyne. Which is probably why I try and stock up on what I can when I do get to the shop so I hopefully don’t have to go again for another fortnight. Or I revert to my Santry ways and order takeaway every other night, which is now very viable since the local chipper/pizzeria combo place does online ordering via JustEat.ie. My bank balance is going to be annoyed with me soon.
I really do want to work over the summer to try and save up a bit so that I have a lump sum to be able to pay for some decent accommodation near college next year. Problem is, it seems like there is very little work available around here, I think it was snapped up by everyone just finishing secondary school before I managed to get down here. If I was any good at web development, then I’d try to use that as a source of income, but I think I have quite a bit of more talented and skilled competition out there.
I really should get out and start making day trips to Cork city centre soon. It’s just a case of going into the middle of town, standing at the bus stop, and hope that a bus for Cork comes by within the next two hours. I managed to get a look at the frequency of buses that service Fermoy, and it makes the 70 seem like the most frequent service possible.
I’m planning to make a trip back up to Dublin for a while soon, sometime within the next couple of weeks. There’s a few things going on that I want to go to, and besides, I’m sure the extended family (and possibly some of you guys) will be wanting me around anyway.
Now back to my Big Brother and BT Experiment-esque living!