Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patricks Day!
We here, being mostly on the Mc
side of Irish, wish all of you a lucky day..
BV and I will be taking the lil Mc's to the local Irish pub-restaurant
to drink (for the kiddies) green milk till it comes out the noses of the little tots, and
purely set a bad example by imbibing a little too much adult bevs ourselves.
tis love and beer that keeps us here. Heres some cabbage for ya!

Being Irish Means.......
* you will never play professional basketball
* you swear very well
* at least one of your cousins holds political office
* you think you sing very well
* you have no idea how to make a long story short
* you are very good at playing a lot of very bad golf
* there isn't a huge difference between losing your temper and killing someone
* much of your food was boiled
* you have never hit your head on the ceiling
* you spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling
* you're strangely poetic after a few beers
* you're poetic a lot
* you will be punched for no good reason...a lot
* some punches directed at you are legacies from past generations
* your sister will punch you because your brother punched her
* many of your sisters are Catherine, Elizabeth or Mary...and one is Mary Catherine Elizabeth
* someone in your family is incredibly cheap
* it is more than likely you
* you don't know the words but that doesn't stop you from singing
* you can't wait for the other guy to stop talking so you can start talking
* 'Irish Stew' is the euphemism for 'boiled leftovers from the fridge'
* you're not nearly as funny as you think you are, but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency
* there wasn't a huge difference between your last wake and your last kegger party
* you are, or know someone, named 'Murph'
* if you don't know Murph, then you know 'Mac'
* if you don't know Murph or Mac, then you know 'Sully'
* you'll probably also know Sully McMurphy
* you are genetically incapable of keeping a secret
* your parents were on a first name basis with everyone at the local emergency room
and last but not least... Being Irish means...
* your attention span is so short that---oh, forget it.


Michelle said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day, Lisa! But did you know that it was actually on Saturday? Uh, I didn't until my husband told me. Apparently, when March 17 falls on a holy day, the church moves it; in 1940 St. Patrick's Day was celebrated on April 3rd to avoid Palm Sunday, and this year it was moved to March 15th to avoid Holy Week. We drank our Guinness and Irish whiskey and ate our Chocolate Guinness cake on Saturday, but we would have anyway, since celebrating on a weekday would have been such a drag for my 9-5 husband.

But whenever, wherever, however you celebrate, I hope you have a fabulous St. Paddy's Day!

PLO said...

Jesus, Mary and Joseph happy St. Paddy's day. My hubby told me it was really Saturday, but I did not believe him. St. Patrick is my confirmation Saint!

Irish Goddess said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love this list... I didn't realize you knew me!