A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Ireland: Drombeg Stone Circle

Hmm... Where to next?
How about the Drombeg Stone Circle?
I was taking pictures setting up my camera on different rocks, pushing the timer and running like hell to get into the frame. One guy seeing this decided he'd help out and offered to take a picture for us. 

Here it is:
Thanks dude. I appreciate the "zoom in" so it looks like we're in the middle of any random field or park, instead of the DROMBEG FREAKIN' STONE CIRCLE. 
Good job not getting a single stone in the damn picture. 

Guess I'll have to take the sacrifice picture my way.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Nunu's favorite spot

Here you can see my dog's favorite spot in the living room. 
The spot may move but it's always the same. 

More Ireland:random pics

I guess to make sweater-making easier sometime the wool is dyed while still on the sheep.Too easy

Saw a lot of signs that said this. But we read the word "toilet" every time.
What the hell is a "sextant?" (Sounds dirty)

Yup sure enough. Look dirty too.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008



Hey remember when I started telling you guys about my trip to Ireland. Seems like forever but here's some more.

After Waterford our next stop was CORK. The two greatest things about cork are:

Cork has a BUTTER MUSEUM. 
That's right. A museum dedicated to butter. 

Right next to The Firkin Crane
 (which I said over and over again - Move yer FIRKIN CRANE!)

Like the Moloka'i Museum 
the Butter museum also starts with a video. Let's just say it was no Iron Man.
But the walls are made of real butter. 
By the way you can get more gold if you use a bigger pan. (little tip)
The second greatest thing about Cork was this dog we saw wandering the streets. 
So cute we almost put him in that green bag and took him with us.

Monday, August 25, 2008


When I plan my own trips to California I usually have to rent a car. And to save money I went with a "cheaper" company. You quickly notice the little things that the less expensive companies do (or don't do) so that they can actually charge a hundred dollars less a week for the same car. 
For example not having air conditioning in the office. Which brings me to the shuttle. It's out of focus but, check out the seat on the right. 
Now this is just one of many seats on this bus that had a ring of sweat (We're going with sweat. Please say "it's sweat." I mean even if it isn't sweat, say "it's sweat" because I can't imagine how I would handle anything grosser than a sweat stain on a seat.) I blame the (no) air-conditioning. 
And I went with my parents to Little Saigon and was browsing the aisles. Um, is this candy?

Sorry been busy

My mom reminded me today that I haven't blogged in a while. 
I got back to Hawaii. Moved. Turned around went back to the mainland for the ALMA Awards. Won it. Came back to Hawaii to start working on LOST the same day. So between work and trying to settle in to my new digs I've been busy. I should be catching up on emails but I'm going to do this instead. 

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Band From TV

I had a blast last night. I sang with the Band From TV. The stage was awesome. The crowd was great. A lot of fun. I hope to do it again.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Ireland: Waterford

So we stopped in Waterford for the night. It has this tower from the old viking days. We went to this pub because it said they had live music. We got in and it was packed. Beth suggested I duck into this smaller room on the right to avoid getting too much attention. Of course just our luck the first guy who sees me starts freaking out, "IT'S HURLEY FROM LOST! IT'S HURLEY FROM LOST!" so pretty much the whole bar knows now. We snuck up to the second floor but it was too late really. Sitting there became a parade of photo ops for people so we decided to call it a night and went back to our hotel. 

On the road to Waterford though we passed a cool church. This is one of my favorite shots of the trip. 

Monday, August 4, 2008

Ireland: Random Shots

Now offering patio seating. (Or should I say Paddy O' Seating)

Guinness Storehouse: I knew hiding here was a bad idea.

Why do Irish children look like this? Maybe it's time to think twice about the whole give Guinness to babies thing.

Ireland: Dolmen I

This was the first Dolmen of the trip. 
The Brownshill Dolmen. Not the most popular Dolmen. But these rocks are freakin' huge.
A dolmen is supposed to be some kind of portal tomb.
Woah. Did you feel something?

Friday, August 1, 2008

Ireland: Kastles [sic]

The first two castles we saw on our trip through Ireland were Kilkea and Kilkenny.
Kilkea was sweet and had a creepy legend about a wizard turning into a raven and now he returns every seven years. 
We had tea there. (Oooooo scary!)
Kilkenny was a pretty cool castle but we got there too late for the tour. 
No biggie (literally) wasn't as huge as it looks. 
But apparently the mice are huge. Check out that hole