Randomness on Friday

25 May

I should be cleaning.  Or at least picking up the house.  Or at least taking underwear off the radiators. (Hey, we’re potty training, we don’t have a dryer, and I needed stuff dried quickly!)

So instead, I’m sharing random thoughts and pictures…

After yesterday’s unveiling of the full moon, my friend and I decided to walk down the pier in Dun Laoghaire .  It wasn’t as sunny – in fact, it was very hazy out this morning, maybe the closest thing to a humid day I’ve had here when it hasn’t been raining.  But it was okay, because just like every other pale Irish person here, I got sunburned yesterday.

So today, sprayed down in SPF 50, I went walking with the friend.

Yesterday, we saw dolphins.  Today?  We saw jellyfish.  Yep, jellyfish.  Little pale things bobbing along under the water’s surface.  I guess there are a lot of them in town to lay spores or something, but moreso, upsetting people used to their daily swim in the different coves.

But we’re just a couple of gauche American gals, going “Oh look!  Jellyfish!  How cool!”  Because this Midwestern girl has never seen a live-in-the-sea jellyfish before.

It was because of the jellyfish that I found myself keeping an eye on the water.  Which is why I noticed this little guy on the rocks.


Can you see him?  The little baby sea lion?  Hanging out on the rocks, waiting for mum to come back with breakfast.  And a nice crane hanging out with him.  He was adorable, all big brown eyed, playing with his flippers and rolling about.

I will admit, the mom in me got a bit “Oh, I hope he’s okay, where’s his parents?” but another woman came by and was all “Oh! Isn’t he adorable?   He was over there yesterday.”  assuring us that the baby wasn’t abandoned.

So on our way we went.  Now, it’s a harbor, and there are boats, and I have to admit, I got a giggle out of this boat’s name.  So I took a crappy cell phone picture of it to share.

Dick Dastardly – Boat


At this rate, my friend and I are going to end up on a nude beach with unicorns frolicking or the like.  I promise to take pictures if we do.

And now, to pick up the house before a gaggle of tween girls arrive.


5 Responses to “Randomness on Friday”

  1. Karen May 25, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I’m enjoying reading about your walks….the seal…adorable…and watching you. But my memories went way, way back when I read about the radiators. When my daughters (now in their 40’s) were in diapers, I didn’t have a dryer either and on rainy days, when I couldn’t walk to the laundramat, I would hand wash the diapers and lay them on the big floor registers to dry. You just took me waaaay back and I thank you. 🙂

    • Karen May 25, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      Just for the record…that far back there was no such thing as disposable diapers…chuckle, chuckle (I’m really old)

      • phoebz4 May 25, 2012 at 9:54 am #

        Oh I know – Pampers started making diapers in about 1972…I was my mom’s 3rd child in 3 years and she bought the first package she could get her hands on, lol! And they still had to be pinned!

      • Karen May 26, 2012 at 8:05 am #

        And my poor babies got stuck with a pin more times than I can count…sigh

  2. Sharon Hoover Weidemann May 25, 2012 at 9:31 am #

    Lol… I wish I could walk with you:)


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