Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Happy Irish Heritage Day!


As I've mentioned before, pagans are ambivalent about celebrating St. Patrick's Day because St. Pat "drove the snakes out of Ireland" (i.e. ended paganism in the Emerald Isle) and we still resent it. However, I have no trouble celebrating Irish Heritage Day on this date! I've got a bit of the blarney in meself, after all.


In addition to sharing some Irish LOLs with you, I want to post this St. Paddy's Day limerick that my sister wrote especially for me last year. As you can see, she and I share a similar poetic sensibility and appreciation for the finer things in life:

                       There once was a man from Dover
                       Whose dating life was over.
                       He tried and he tried,
                       But finally he cried:
                     "Will no one stroke me clover?"

So with that image fresh in your minds, here's some more LOLs --



In all seriousness, there's no accent I like better than the lilt of the Auld Sod. So musical and beautiful to the ear!






30 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Sorry to say I am not much of an Irishman. Not one item of green in my closet and no corned beef and cabbage tonight.
Mary

anne marie in philly said...

british, czech, and austrian here. and I don't like beer. just another day for me.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Happy Lakota, English, Irish, Scottish and French madwoman Day!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Snap said...

YeeHaw! Erin go something....;) ;) .....

DEZMOND said...

poor Irish people really hate the way Americuns see St. Patrick's :( But then again, Americuns see everything the wrong way...

Jeanne said...

Happy Patty Day to ya! :o)

Guillaume said...

Off to the pub right now. Happy St Paddy's Day to you!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

happy st. pat's day!!!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

HAHAHAHA! This post was great. I don't even know what to choose as a favourite. Although your sister's limerick had me laughing out loud. Looks like you've both got the 'nutty' gene :)

mistress maddie said...

The only celebrating I'll be doing is having a gin tonight and wearing my navy blue boxer briefs with green covers on them, and let the Lad try to find the four leaf clover!

Mary said...

Best limerick ever! Lol

And I'm not at all into Saint Patrick's Day. In fact, I'm tempted to be a soaking wet blanket and wear orange.

JACKIESUE said...

pffft to Saint Patrick..ha

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I love the 6 beers and a potato meal. I wouldn't be able to walk after 6 beers but it would certainly be entertaining to try!

Lois said...

Well, I usually pass on St Patrick's Day, cause of the snake/pagan thing, but today was such a horrific one, I am getting an Irish beer after work and drinking it with a straw. And I wore green today, not even on purpose.

Dawna said...

So funny! happy St Patrick's day!

Jim said...

Being one quarter Irish....kind of....long story.....a Happy Irish Heritage Day to ya, Debra.

psychelyn said...

But that St. Patrick's Day explained is the best! :)

Adam said...

I'm half irish. Wore green, didn't get drunk

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Dam(n) it woman, I think I wet myself!!

Professor Chaos said...

Being of German extraction myself, I must say I'm glad Oktoberfest never caught on here the way St Padrick's day has.

The Happy Whisk said...

Hey Debra, thanks for the funnies.

janzi said...

What a great sense of humour you have, so pleased to have read this latest blog, keep on writing in the same vein.... much fun..x

Jono said...

What's wrong with snakes?!?

Missy George said...

Not a fan of the food..Loved Ireland and have some truly Irish friends..Fun funnies...

G. B. Miller said...

What? No Irish Spring soap? The horror. :D

Michael D'Agostino said...

I celebrate the day by rewatching the episode of Scrubs with Colin Farrell.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Poor Medusa. It's not fair. I hope she at least got to drink a nice, cold Irish dinner.

Empty Nest Insider said...

With so many funny things to choose from, it's hard to narrow it down, but I laughed the most at your sister's limerick, and the 6 beers and a potato meal! It's great to meet you Debra, and I look forward to getting to know you!

Julie

Dexter Klemperer said...

Spent St. Pat's Day in Las Vegas this year. It was very disturbing. Not sure what people are celebrating. Drinking maybe but then I get the feeling those people do that everyday anyway. Well I do too.