Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Top of the Mornin' to Ye...

And the Rest of the Day as Well! 

Happy Saint Patrick's Day to one and all! On this special day, everyone is Irish, so get out there and celebrate! Celebrating on Saint Patrick's Day for most people naturally involves the time honored rituals of dressing like a (green) horse's ass, going out to a traditional Irish pub (TGI Friday's or Chili's) and drinking until you are unsure of exactly what you are celebrating. I am not certain of how these traditions got started, but they are traditions, so who am I to argue?

Actually, I am not  really one to go all out "celebrating" the day. Having Irish blood coursing through my veins means I don't have to  prove anything to anybody. Usually, my humble St. Patrick's day revels are limited to wearing something green (this year, my underwear, >blush<), eating some traditional Irish cuisine (Lucky Charms™, they are, after all, magically delicious.) and singing "The Unicorn Song" until friends and family beg me to stop. Or a least learn more than one of two lines of the song.

However you choose to observe the day, please keep it safe, and keep it legal.

Unless you are absolutely sure you can get away with it.

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Blogger MikeH said...

I actually haven't touched any booze in weeks. The only way I could think of to celebrate this pointless holiday would be to watch "Braveheart" (there, that's my entry for Dumb Comment Of The Day).

March 17, 2010 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger Sharon G. said...

Funny how traditions get started. I spoke to a client today who is from Dublin, and he said he has no idea where the "Americanized" traditions come from. He said he never ever had corned beef and cabbage before he came to America, although everyone assumes he is thrilled with this dinner choice. He also avoids the Southie parade because he said people in Ireland don't act like crazy, drunk fools. He said his family didn't have the money to do anything but go to church (it is a religious holiday after all) and see a small parade in Dublin.

He didn't mention anything about leprechans though...

March 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

Folks in Ireland don't even celebrate St. Patrick's day. Then again they get to be Irish 365 days a year. Or is the 360 days? I always get days-in-a-year confused with degrees-in-a-circle.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

March 18, 2010 at 3:52 PM  

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