The President and I, Part Two

Just chillin with President Higgins and his wife. Casually.


Still meeting the President.


The reception at Aras was wonderful. Delicious finger food and tiny Guinness glasses and wine abounded. The President gave a nice speech and mingled with everyone. He and his wife were absolutely lovely and very friendly.  My only moment of panic occurred when sometime during the President’s speech (I was standing in the front row of people surrounding him) I realized my very loud alarm would be going off on my phone soon. I shuffled around my giant purse and managed to find it and deactivate it before I embarrassed the entire United States of America. I’m pretty sure that if I had put my hand in my purse like that around Obama I would immediately have been taken down by 5 different bodyguards. Fortunately, there don’t seem to be many assassination plots against the Irish President, so the crisis was averted. The reception was definitely one of my favorite moments of the whole trip.



ps. be back in the States tomorrow. yay!

pps. I still have like 5 blog entries I need to write. So there will be more, don’t worry.


see you soon!



The President and I, Part One

Meeting the President of Ireland tomorrow at an official reception at the Irish White House, the Áras an Uachtaráin. DON’T KNOW WHAT I’M WEARING YET AHHHHHH.

Also, Happy Fourth of July. Today a plane was flying an American flag over Dublin. I like to think our government sends those planes to every country on the Fourth. Wish I could be celebrating with all of you!