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Ookapalooza - Day 3

It's day 3 of Ookapalooza and I have learned the following things:

1. The Toyota Yaris is a sucky arse car. Seriously, which design genius decided to put the spedometer and fuel guage in the middle of the dashboard so that you have to take your eyes off the damn road to check your speed? And as if this isn't bad enough, the car itself handles like an apathetic slug. Gnuh. Horrible.

2. Ireland is very beautiful and its long, narrow and winding roads are designed to allow you to take in that beauty - even if that means potentially dropping you off a cliff to do so.

3. No one in Ireland likes to stick to the speed limit. Especially Mercedes drivers (all of whom seemed to be riding my arse from Knock Airport to Ookapalooza Central).

4. The Irish like to put their road signs on the actual junction, rather than giving you advance notice. This explains why Ireland has given the world so many razor-sharp racing drivers with reactions like steel traps.

5. In Ireland, you really can have 3 completely different types of weather happening at exactly the same time.

Ookapalooza itself is going well. The writing is a struggle, but I'm slowly getting into it. Although I'll probably go for a walk after this to clear my head and buy some more Coca Cola in.

Last night we MSTed a DVD of Flash Gordon and I got to do my Brian Blessed impersonation. "GORDON'S ALIVE?!!" I think that all were impressed with my skill.


I'd forgotten how absolutely awful Flash Gordon was as a movie. Hopefully we'll be having Nazi zombies tonight in Dead Snow (at least, that's the one that will be getting my vote).


Sep. 2nd, 2010 07:44 pm (UTC)
Heh. NJ does the same thing with signs only telling you about things right when you're on top of them. The funny thing is that when I was driving in California where they warn well in advance, it totally screwed up my driving cause I'm used to immediately swinging the car around in a sharp turn once I see a sign, not counting to thirty before the actual road/turn etc shows up.