Monday, March 18, 2013


Hey, it's St Patrick's day! Or was yesterday anyway....

Erin go Brauh, leaping leprechauns, kiss me I'm Irish, and all that. And I mean that, I'm Irish.  Half. On the poor, Catholic side ;) I love my Irish roots --  my dad and uncles looked like adverts for the old country if in their tweed caps. I would post a photo proving my claim, but they are boxed away for now.

Instead I will post a video of a family friend, relatively recently departed, singing a beautiful Irish classic right down the road from my home town, in a church belonging to the same parish I used to attend when a wee cailĂ­n.

Closer to home today, we did get a visit from the trickster leprechaun. He was up to his usual shenanigans, maybe not as much as last year, but still mixing it up.

Nice of him to at least leave a pot of gold under the rainbow

When it was finally time for me to have a St Patty's Day beer, I opted for a local brew, yes, American, but, not without ties to the Emerald Isle, albeit loose ones.

I was planning on opting for an Irish beer, I really was, but I simply could not turn down my favorite type, an India Pale Ale, with the juicy name of Kismet. I mean, after all one of the word's meanings is luck, and those Irish have it, or so they say, so I say it counts - a totally Irish brew.

Plus, with a leprechaun name like Daffodil O'Rainbow, I'm not immune to the marketing tricks like: "The cosmos have aligned and fate has brought us together."

Yes, indeed, belated Happy St Patrick's day and Kissy Irish kismet to you.


Pat said...

Tis a sad song..but brings back good memories.
Love, Mom

Me, You, or Ellie said...

And back to you! What a great day it is; how I love that day.

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya!


Me, You, or Ellie said...

lovely indeed! the rainbow and pot of gold is my absolute favorite thing ever.

I miss you, when can we eat/drink/merry?


Mom C said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Beth. Loved Danny Boy.. xo Mom C