Bucket List!

Tursday, 25th May 2017

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I feel like everyone has some sort of bucket list, whether or not it’s intentional or not. We all want to do things and have experiences to look back on, right? So I thought why not make my own little official bucket list. A small one.

 

  1. Travel – I have a giant list of places I want to travel to. I think it probably deserves a post of it’s own. Haha!
  2. Live outside Ireland for at least one year
  3. Swim with dolphins
  4. Rock climbing – actual rock climbing
  5. Feed sharks
  6. Go skydiving – as terrifying as this sounds it’d really be quite the adventure (and a good story too!)
  7. Zip lining
  8. Go on a date
  9. Donate Clothing
  10. See a ‘play’ on Broadway
  11. Write & Publish a Novel
  12. Learn to use Chopsticks
  13. See a ballet
  14. Get a tattoo
  15. Participate in a 5K race
  16. Go to an aquarium
  17. Visit a pyramid
  18. Go on a Road Trip
  19. Be an extra in a movie
  20. Attend a Masquerade

 

Is any of this even achievable? I guess we’ll see! Any suggested additions? What’s on your bucket list?

 

Until next time, warm hugs!
Morgenstern!

A Day at Fota Wildlife Park

12th May 2017

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I went to Fota on the 10th! I know I’ve a post months ago about Fota, but I couldn’t help posting another one. Fota is located on an island off the coast of Cork, Ireland. On the island is Ireland’s only wildlife park and there is also a house and gardens and there is an island resort.

 

I got a new camera recently. A nice swanky camera. So, going to Fota was an excellent opportunity for me to test drive the camera. I think I’m getting the hang of it. Hahaha! Aside from that, the Lions had arrived at Fota – and I was super excited about that and there was a baby giraffe!

 

There are so many birds at Fota (there was even a sunbathing crow). There was also quite the collection of Ostrich eggs.

 

The tropical house was one of my favorite areas. It was so hot in there though – I’m sure I was sweating before I left.

I really just wanted to show off the photos I’d taken on my new camera. Honestly, for a noob I think their not too bad. Maybe… kinda.

Until next time, warm hugs,

Morgenstern

November Adventures!!!

Tuesday, 1st November 2016

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November already! How the hell did the year go by so quickly? What happened!?! With nothing to report for the month of October I figure it’s time to delve into the discussing the goals or adventures to achieve for November 2016. As per usual there will be three. I wanted to think of something I could easily discuss in a post, with something to show for my actions. Am I gonna succeed? Probably not. *coughs* Yes, definitely! Yep, yup, yip… totally.

 

  1. Eat Better: Over the process of the month, I want to make better food choices, I want to eat healthier.
  2. Read More: I love reading, but I don’t spend enough time actually reading. So, that is going to have to change immediately!
  3. Exercise: Well, for any healthy lifestyle exercise is important. Very important, so I’m going to set up an exercise plan (and follow it).

 

Over the course of the month, I do believe we’ll see what happens. Heh. Side note, now that it’s November, I’m totally okay with thinking and/or talking about Christmas.

 

Until next time, warm hugs

Morgenstern!

October Adventures!!!

30th September 2016

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It’s the end of September. 2016 is absolutely flying! But I’ve been thinking, what do I need to do this month? What sort of ‘adventures’ can I undertake? Realistically. This month there are a few things I want need to do. This year was meant to be a year of doing, a year of change and achieving things I should have done long ago. So, it hasn’t been that. But in the three months left of 2016, I can start – it’s not too late. So, with that noted, I have decided that these will be my aims for the month:

  1. Weight loss: I am forever putting off losing weight, but I can’t do that any more. Not changing things now – while I can and before things get any worse, now is the time – I need to act. So, I am going to set out a plan and a target for October.
  2. Start Driving: I haven’t driven in ages – and I need to get behind the wheel again and start driving regularly. I hope that by the end of October, that will be made a reality.
  3. Take up a sport: I want to do something fun and active. Sport is active and engaging in a sport is much more fun than passively watching it. Never thought I’d say that!

 

Until next time, warm hugs

Morgenstern!

Adventures!

25th September 2016

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I felt the need to address an error in particular choices for these adventures I intend to actually complete: I’m not prioritizing or making choices that are particularly smart and potentially not feasible in my current situation, so while they may be things I want to do, it seems some of the things might not be possible right now, so as of October, I shall start anew with a better system of carrying out these ‘adventures’ in a meaningful and more feasible manner.

Secondly to that, I want to post content more often – not just of one type of topic – but multiple topics, I particularly like the notion of sharing knowledge and information I gain on my journey through this ridiculous existence that is my life. As such, I’m hoping that October will bring better, more regular content that will be informative and enjoyable.

Until next time, warm hugs!
Morgenstern

Adventure One: Fitzgerald’s Park

Thursday, 22nd September 2016

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On Tuesday (20th September) I went to Fitzgerald’s Park (yay!). I think I spent about an hour there. I even went into the Public Museum (I fully intend to visit said museum again to spend more time there) and perhaps go to the park more often to walk around.

 

The contents of Museum were all relating to Irish history, like the 1916 rising. There were samples of clothing and other memorabilia of past times and it extended to an upper floor. I legitimately just ‘flew’ through the place – I didn’t really stay long enough to get as much as I’d have liked out of it, which is a great warrant for a repeat visit. I know the post is short, but perhaps sometime in the coming weeks I’ll be able to post a more detailed description of the contents of the museum.

 

Until Next time, warm hugs,

Morgenstern!

September Adventures!!!

Thursday, 1st September 2016

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As an entire failure of a human being I’ve done virtually nothing for another month. As always, this month will be different, I vow to be less lazy and work on something that is not procrastination. (If not I’m sure I’ll find a willing volunteer to give me a kick up the ass).

 

  1. Fitzgeralds Park: Fitzgeralds Park is a public park in Cork City with a museum on it’s grounds and I really want to go there at least once during the month of September. It’s a very nice place.
  2. Blackrock Castle & Observatory: I can’t ever remember being here and I know very little about the place. Might be fun!
  3. Walk or Cycle Frequently: I’m forever intending to do more exercise and I never actually do it. So, this month I want to set a goal of taking around 10,000 steps (hopefully) daily by the end of the month.

 

Until Next Time, Warm Hugs

Morgenstern!

August Adventures

Wednesday, 31st August 2016

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This month I actually thought I’d get up of my lazy, procrastinating ass and do things. Hahahahaha! Yeah, didn’t really happen. However I did go to Dublin for a weekend, so that counts for something, right? Right?

 

Anyway, the reading is going slowly but is actually going. I’ve even set myself a target on Good Reads. (I don’t know if the link will work as intended, but we’ll see). I aim to have read 50 books before the end of the year, which is a positive start in my opinion.

 

As for the writing, that’s progressing slowly also. I have some plot ideas in mind – I feel like the next step is to flesh them out a little and develop them and then characters as much as I can before I start to write. While a minor development, it’s never the less a step in the right direction.

 

I didn’t go anywhere near a museum so, perhaps when I’m a Fitzgerald’s Park that’ll be a thing that will occur? You might be surprised. Haha!

 

Until next time, warm hugs,

Morgenstern!

Billy Elliot The Musical & Dublin Zoo

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

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Had a great weekend! Traveled to Dublin by train on Saturday and returned Sunday evening. Went up with a few friends to see Billy Elliot the Musical and also went to the zoo. Met goat bae (his name is Goaty McGoatson) at the zoo. Good times, good times.

 

Billy Elliot The Musical

Saw Billy Elliot the Musical on Saturday!!!! Surprise? Honestly, I had high expectations – but they were, without a doubt surpassed. I’m not a musical theater expert – but I am judgmental. I would highly recommend it to anyone! Back to the point, the musical – to my knowledge – is the musical based on the film (please don’t quote me on that).

Set in a northern mining town during the miners’ strike of 1984/’85, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s fight to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever.

I’ve been wondering how I’m going to be able to articulate my thoughts on the performance in a comprehensible manner. But I’m not sure I can. I was one of those lucky bastards with a front row seat – for me the close proximity to the stage really added to the experience. The music was fantastic, the story was intense and funny and outright awesome and the cast, oh the cast – let’s say I’m super jealous of their talent, perhaps I could steal it? Go see it, right now! I mean, finish reading this first, but afterwards – off you go. An amazing experience that was legit worth the money. To prove how awesome it is, here’s a link to the song Electricity! Also, anger dancing! Lastly, for your enjoyment (and I really couldn’t resist) one of the funniest scenes/songs of the musical! Anyone else seen it live? Did you enjoy it?

 

Dublin Zoo

Sunday be zoo day! Spent hours walking around the zoo, quite literally. There were some quite funny and memorable occurrences during those few hours. Like the goat bae! Also Whale Skull!

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Whale skull. Much big, So huge, very awesome! At the zoo we saw some orangutans and other primates, birds and other animals generally seen on farms. There were primates trying to steal blankets from each other and elephants playing in the water with branches. Both were adorable! One of them struggled to get rid of said branch while getting out of the water and actually got very frustrated. Both adorable and terrifying. The seal enclosure had an area where one could view them underwater (which was so cool). Photo’s didn’t do it justice (probably because I have a terrible camera).

 

 

Aside from being tired and somewhat sore/stiff from walking so much, the weekend was amazing and I really hope I get to do it again. Genuinely! As soon as I can go back to Dublin to see a live performance and perhaps go to the Zoo again, I’m there!

 

Until next time, warm hugs,

Morgenstern!

AUGUST ADVENTURES!!!

Since July was a complete bust (I literally did nothing for a whole month), I’ll have to actually put some effort into what I do this month. Since I didn’t complete last months adventures, I’ve decided to make them my adventures for this month. Well, two of them anyway. So, for the record my three decided adventures for the month of August are:

  1. Visit a Museum: As I said a month ago, I’ve never been to a museum before and I really want to go to one. So, August is the time for this adventure! And I know just the place to go!
  2. Read: I love reading, but I haven’t been reading all that much over the last few months, so it’s time to change that!
  3. Start Writing a Novel: Yeah, said this before but, I know, without a doubt, that in my lifetime I want to get at least one novel published. So, this month, I intend to get that ball rolling and set aside time, every day of July to write and see how things go. Maybe by the end of the month I’ll have something significant to show for my work, because I certainly didn’t last month.

 

August is gonna be a great month, I feel it… in my belly! (10 points to you if you get the reference).

Until next time, warm hugs!

Morgenstern