As promised, a few more favorites from the weekend on the West Coast.
Below, the gang saddling up to the second bar. Ultan (or Encyclopedia Ultannica as we like to call him due to his freakish depth and breadth of knowledge for all things) and Shane (also ridiculously smart).
Hello delicious friend.
Tobie and I attempting to be the biggest cheese-balls in the pub. We did not succeed however because the band was playing "Leaving on a Jet Plane" at that moment and winning the cheese competition.
Ryan and I have an uncanny ability to pull the same face in photos, unaware. More proof that he's my brotha' from anotha' motha'.
Enough alcohol and self-loathing will cause one to eat this salty treat known as "Bacon Chips". Yup. Little strips of hydrogenated corn meal dyed to look (and taste!) like bacon. I think we ate about 8 packs in 1.7 mins.
My favorite pub of the night. We were sitting at one of the 3 tables.
And what photo essay of a weekend away would be complete without photos of Ryan's bed head in the morning? Truly formidable I say.
And a little music making.
The "breakfast baguette" or perhaps "meat in a vessel". Sausages, bacon, black and white pudding, and bread. I should have snapped the photo after Ryan added mayo and ketchup. Actually.
Sigh. The road back to reality.
This photo reminds me of B.C. *Sniff*.
And naturally there were some sheep on the side of the road.
I then arrived home and had a melt-down of stress related blubbering as I shuddered at how much work I didn't do over the weekend.
That is something I miss about working. When my shift was done as a nurse, it was done. My days off belonged to me, not this annoying voice in the back of my head reminding me that I should be doing practice questions, reviewing notes, etc.
I need to get better at switching out of school mode when I am taking a break or taking the day off, otherwise it isn't really a day off. This is clearly a work in progress. All I know is that the only days I feel good are the days that I run/train and the days I get a few hours of really solid, quality studying in. Now to figure out how to do those things 6 days a week, and I'll be sorted.
And on the 7th day, I'll rest.