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Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! While that isn’t an Irish accent so much as a Lucky Charm’s accent, I still think that it’s necessary to bring it up on St. Patty’s day, that day that has become so far removed from the original feast day of St. Patrick that few people still consider that connection as relevant.

What do little dancing leprechan's have to do with St. Patrick? No idea.

I didn’t do a lot to celebrate. I didn’t even wear green. But what I made sure to do was eat a potato. I baked some potatoes and at them while watching Selection Sunday. I didn’t go to any parties (it’s a Sunday for goodness sake!) and I didn’t watch my favorite Irish themed movie, Boondock Saints.

All I did for my St. Patrick’s day was to prepare for the coming week. It’s going to be a busy one, so I didn’t have time for superfluous celebrations. Plus, how can I top my St. Patrick’s celebration from two years ago, when I saw Flogging Molly in concert. That’s the best way to celebrate Irish-American culture.

Assisi: The Villages of Umbra

Why would someone want to study in Perugia? The city is about 200,000 people large, holds a good amount of history (a wall runs through the city that was constructed by the Etruscans, a civilization preceding the Roman Empire) but Perugia is a drop in the bucket when compared to metropolises like Rome or Florence.

The great thing about Perugia is that it is located in Umbra, the heart of the country. Drive in any direction a half hour, and you will arrive at a city that is small, quaint, and evident of the beauty that exists in the hill country of Italy.

One famous example would be Assisi. The city is a perfect location for a day trip. Last Thursday, I finished class at noon and hopped on a train to Assisi for the afternoon. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy! (Note: This phrase is only used because my Italian amico Leonardo finds no end to the hilarity of this phrase).

Tell me this isn't cool.