Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year. I have always loved St. Patrick's Day. Probably because it is the day before my birthday- yes that means tomorrow is my birthday. That's not the reason for this post though...

I love St. Patrick's Day, I really do. It is one of the funnest days of the year in this country; everybody wants to be Irish for the day and wants to have a good time. It's kind of like New Year's Day, without the fireworks and ball drop. For those who imbibe, it's a great time to toss back a few pints and eat anything died green. Wearing green is cool (or even cooler) and too many people try talking with bad Irish accents... ok, so that's one of the bad parts.

I'm a tiny bit Irish, probably a lot more Scottish, but predominantly Finnish (1/4). Still, that tiny bit of Irish blood is probably the loudest. I can drink Guinness like it's water and I have been known to get a little of the Irish temper. My wife on the other hand... 100% Irish. Boston Irish even. Unless you're from Dublin, you can't get more Irish than Boston Irish. And she is Irish... very Irish. Hot blooded, long curly hair and hazel green eyes. Yes, that also means that I worry sometimes that she could kill me in my sleep if I really tick her off. BUT that also means that she has a zest for life and an enjoyment of fun that can not be killed.

Happy Saint patrick's Day! Whether you're even a little Irish or not, I hope you have a great day. I know I will. Be careful though, since this is a "drinking holiday" and on a Friday, I'm staying off the streets tonight.

Here's to the road rising to greet you, the wind always at your back and may your pint glass always be full!



Anonymous said...

To all my masiguy's friends, I hope you have a peaceful St. Patrick's Day.

I saw a stranger today.
I put food for him
in the eating-place
And drink
in the drinking-place
And music
in the listening-place.

In the Holy name of the Trinity
He blessed myself and my family.
And the lark said in her warble
"Often, often, often
Goes God in the stranger's guise."

O, oft and oft and oft,
Goes God in the stranger's guise.

Celtic Rune of Hospitality

Anonymous said...

The reason the Irish like St Patrick is that they love the contrary:

He was a nobleman who left England and was brought to Ireland as a slave

After he escaped, he came back to Ireland by choice.

He gets credit for banishing the snakes…of which there were none

And there’s a drinking religious holiday for both his birthday and his death.

'Tis sure, he was in heaven an hour before the devil knew he was dead.

Donna Tocci said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and Masiwife!

Tim Jackson said...

Ain't she grand?

Dang I love my lilttle Irish girl...

steelrider2 said...

Happy Birthday!! Will you be getting a new Masi for your birthday?

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