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Hare Rama

Two wonderful things, both connected, happened today. First - we confirmed "Govinda's" in Middle Abbey St is a Hare Krishna restaurant and second- I bought dinner for us there, and shouted myself a Carpe Diem Kombucha carbonated herbal tea drink. This drink combined several of my favourite beverage qualities: it's Asian-inspired (or so the label says), it's it healthful (or so the label says), it's carbonated (I can confirm that), and it's exotic/strange. It was delicious. It had just the right amount of sweetness (5.3g / 100g).

This was the first real meal that we've bought in Dublin. We are on Lidl rations until we are earning €s. For example, for lunch today I enjoyed a microwave tortilla which had discharged 60% of its filling onto the microwave plate while it was cooking. As a final indignity, what little filling remained had the salinity of sea water.

Our apartment really is in an amazingly central location. Today we went to the Garda immigration building, a bank, the IRD-equivalent, and the social security building. They are all within 5 or 10 minutes walk. Unfortunately, every visit was unsuccessful for one reason or another so we still can't legally work, open a bank account, and Laura better not leave the country or she might never get back in. (Also, what it lacks in blue-skyness and warnmess, the city centre makes up for in complete flatness.)

A couple of bites on the job hunting front for me today thanks to extremely tradeable commodity known as .NET developer. A quick and unscientific survey revealed about twice as many job adverts for .NET as J2EE.

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