painting the roses red (in ireland)

Thursday, April 5, 2012


^^  i call this one:  “some flowers, and my sister.”  ^^

you know that episode of ‘the hills’ where the snooty intern from new york walks around the flower shop, pointing at exotic flowers and saying things like, “oh, that’s a credenza!” and “would you just look at that abyssinian shrivelfig!?”  well, she’d love ireland!

and did you know?  that same intern is the cousin of a guy who studied abroad with me in salzburg.  he told me they (mtv) offered her her own spin-off reality show about her life in nyc but that his aunt and uncle (i.e. the snooty intern’s parents) were very opposed to it and thought it’d compromise her studies.  they made her turn down the offer.  and she was quite bummed, evidently.  and then they offered whitneythe city’  and look what happened!  (i loved that show!  i was so sad when it got cancelled.  bring it back, mtv, bring it back!  we’d so much rather watch shows about fashion interns and models and their hot australian boyfriends than shows about pregnant oompa-loompas running around new jersey!) but anyway… i know him!  that intern’s cousin!  if that’s not a claim to fame, i don’t know what is.

so in conlusion, ireland has the best flowers.  and that’s that.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Beautiful shots Jenni :D

Christi Lynn said...

i am ever more excited for ireland thanks to you!

Cassie @ Live.Laugh.L0ve. said...


Maria Larsen said...

This is SO beautiful. I think the last picture is my favorite, just because those are my favorite flowers.

Also, the city may be one of my favorite shows. no lie. I love Whitney so much

Taylor said...

cool connection! my cousin's friend's cousin is anne hathaway :) haha. but i have never SEEN or met a real celebrity, oh well! it's okay. i am still so envious of your travels. i want to contact you about fulbrihgt very soon! i emailed you and i am not sure if it went through.

if you get the chance before i do, you can contact me at!

have a happy time in ireland!

Jeneric Generation said...

Only you could draw a connection between Ireland and the Hills. And make it hilarious.

Also, I cannot get enough of that first picture!! Ah!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE THIS POST. the flowers. the she'd love ireland. the back story about that intern. excellence.


Candice said...

love love love!
I need to go there and walk around pointing out the pretty flowers like her... minus the attitude.

Unknown said...

What beautiful flowers. The colors are so vivid. I would love to visit Ireland someday. It looks so colorful.

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

Gorgeous! Love the one of the Dahlia :) Dahlia's are my favorite!

Sara Louise said...

That intern was SO snooty! And I'm with you... The City needs to come back! Love me some Whitney.

Loulou said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the one of lots of flowers and a little bit of sister!


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