I had dinner tonight with a friend of mine from Ireland. Oh, sure, by gosh, I did, *heh* and it was lovely. Vancouver is just too hot right now, so we sat outside on a patio and tried to keep cool. My friend said when she had first heard about Vancouver, she imagined the "land of ice and snow" and was shocked to find when she first got here that it was nothing as she imagined. In any case, right now it's too darned hot to sit at my computer.
I have always loved everything Irish, and my favorite song is one that was originally Scottish, but it was "borrowed" by the Irish and they made it theirs. Scottish, Irish -- it's a beautiful song.
I will be back to visit you all soon, and I promise I won't be AWOL for long. Cheers!