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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:05 am
by silver_fox_rival
Ah yet another year has gone by and the luck of the Irish is upon ye once again! *dances a merry little jig*  :nanadance:  :nanadance:  :nanadance:  

So then for today eat, drink and be merry! Don't get caught not wearing green....there will be consequences.... :mockery:  :ninja:  
If you happen to find little Leprechauns running about the place, that means one of two things:

1. You might just get his lucky Pot O' Gold

2. It's time for you to go home and sleep it off :mockery:  :floorlaugh:  

Try and check every end of the rainbows around here....you'll never know what you'll get! :twothumbs:  


But all in good spirit folks have a very safe and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:15 am
by Gren
Top o' the mornin' to ya, from this part Irish gal :)

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:35 am
by Kiteflyer61
Happy St. Patty's Day! :D

Being half Irish and half Scottish has it's perks on occasion. :)



KF

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:14 am
by Skydye
I'm 1/4 Irish and I didn't know it was St. Patrick's Day. See how much I pay attention to life.
Thanks for reminding me Silver Fox.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:19 am
by Jac
My great-great-grandfather was 100% Irish, but we never celebrated the holiday. I have red hair in my beard. Does that count?

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:23 am
by peachykeen
Not Irish at all that I know of, but I still like to take the day and watch Boondock Saints and have a beer or two.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day, all!Image

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:39 am
by Elaura
I have a shamrock tattooed on my butt.  It was my first tattoo; I was tired of getting pinched for not wearing green.  The red-hair seemed to draw people's attention and then they would scan me for green.  It isn't that I don't like St. Patrick's Day, it's just that I always forgot until I saw all the green beer.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:56 am
by Earth Wyrm
By blood, I am 50% English and 50% Danish. By my own word, I am 100% English.
I am not religious.
I prefer Scotch to Irish Whiskey and I don't drink stout.

I want to put on my favourite waistcoat, but I can't because it is green and people would think I'm wearing it to celebrate.
As I don't want to give anyone the wrong idea, I'll have to put on the blue one, even though I've no shoes that match it. :sad:

On the bright side, maybe there is some nice Irish Whiskey on sale today.
I prefer Scotch, but I won't say no to a Jameson or a Bush Mills at the right price. ;-)

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:10 pm
by Elaura
Can't stand Scotch.  Jac and I have a bottle of Johnnie Walker Green Label that we just can't bring ourselves to drink.

I prefer Irish Whiskey to Scotch, but my personal preference is Kentucky Bourbon.

Personally, I think it's great that people know their lineages and celebrate their heritage, but by the time I get to my great-grandparents, I have non-English-speaking ancestors who are French, German, Delaware Cherokee, as well as two who were born, raised and died in England.

Seeing as how I don't speak French, German, or Delaware Cherokee and have never set foot in England, I consider myself 100% American (of the US variety).  Being Protestant as well, I only celebrate St Patrick's Day because I like the color green, clovers, drinking, and little men with lots of gold.  I try very hard not to discuss politics, religion, and history on days when people are having a good time.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:53 pm
by silver_fox_rival
Skydye wrote:I'm 1/4 Irish and I didn't know it was St. Patrick's Day. See how much I pay attention to life.
Thanks for reminding me Silver Fox.


Your most welcome Skydye! :sheo:

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:04 pm
by Earth Wyrm
Elaura wrote:I try very hard not to discuss politics, religion, and history on days when people are having a good time.

Absolutely - I'm not a protestant, but I look forward to Guy Fawkes night every year. Definitely one of my top 3 days of the year. :-D

England never has been Ireland's favourite neighbour (or Wales' favourite neighbour, or Scotland's favourite neighbour... are we doing something wrong? :lol:) - seems kind of disingenuous for me (in particular) to celebrate their patron saint.
I'm only excluding myself; I'll leave St. Patrick's to the rest of you. Happy day, all. :-)

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:40 pm
by Dragon_Lance
:orcsword:  I always have green on. Not into the green beer though..

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:43 pm
by Jac
I'm not into any type of beer because it doesn't agree with me.  :bones: One of the great things about my great-great-grandmother being a full-blooded Cherokee.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:43 pm
by Chazz of Blades
I'm 1/8th Apache actually, so i get to run around in a leather and furs and scalp people.



Serious about the eigth though, it's pretty neat.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:28 pm
by Dragon_Lance
Jac wrote:I'm not into any type of beer because it doesn't agree with me.  :bones: One of the great things about my great-great-grandmother being a full-blooded Cherokee.



Ah yes, the known term of 'Firewater'. I hail from the Sioux tribe. Maybe 1/8th or 1/16th..

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:48 pm
by Kiteflyer61
I defy you to show me a native American who can out drink an Irishman. It can't be done. :D




KF

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:00 pm
by Elaura
That just depends on whether you're talking binge drinking or constantly drinking.

My grandfather, half Delaware Cherokee, drank from the moment he got home until his head hit the pillow every day and drank every waking moment on the weekends and then was up bright and early for work every weekday.  He was a true alcoholic and probably never had a BAC under the legal limit.  In my drinking days, I could drink a bottle of Mescal in one sitting, walk away and make it to class at 8 the next morning.  I drank many many men under the table with that trick, but the thing is, once you've drunk everyone under the table, it gets very lonely in the pub and you're the only one left to pick up the tab.

Re: Happy St. Patrick's Day!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:22 pm
by Kiteflyer61
I didn't mean to say Native Americans can't drink. In fact, they're quite good at it usually. I was pointing out that the Irish are world famous for their drinking ability. I was a full blown alcoholic by the time I was 15. Before I quit, I was downing a fifth of Jack every night, and still held a full time job. It was only by a miracle that I made it to '90 (when I quit). I wouldn't wish those years on my worst enemy. :D




KF