Happy "Being Irish" Day

Over the weekend I was reading some of my fave blogs and John from Storytime with John wrote an article on how funny it is that this week, all Americans turn Irish. I think this fascination is hilarious. And it's not a myth. On this post I mentioned how I worked in an Irish restaurant, and it used to puzzle me, and crack me up at the same time, how everyone seems to be Irish because their great, great, great, great grandfather 5 times over was Scottish married to an Irish woman, or something along those lines. I for once could say I'm Irish because my mother in law was Irish? Ha, I actually never thought about that before. It sounds funny, even just writing it.

Seriously now, no, I'm joking, I don't consider myself Irish or ever will, besides the fact that Paul would make so much fun of me, that it would become too unbearable.

Anyways, St Patrick's day is a party day. I'm all for a good party and the Irish know how to party. So, I'll celebrate it, be it going to a parade, a pub, a party, Count me in.

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St Patrick's Day all Around

I took Victoria to see the parade today. It was fun and short, but nice because the weather is turning hot, oh nooo, I can't think of the hot weather... so let's talk about St Patrick's Day! The first time I actually paid any attention to St Patrick's was when I lived with a couple of Irish girls and we hung out in an Irish pub, of course. Then I managed an Irish restaurant/pub and there was no forgetting St Patrick's then. I know one year I worked for about 20 hours, got in to work around 7am and left about 3am the next day. Exhausting, but fun!

I was looking through my photos and I couldn't find any from my past life in the DC area, which I'm shocked about honestly...


Last year we were in Dublin! Seriously, what better place to spend the day?  03.15Dublin72


















And this year, we were in sunny AZ, we didn't even have to hurry too much in the morning... got there, it had started, but we could choose a place (shade please), to sit down, yeap! The whole Irish community came out to celebrate :-)

This was our St Patrick's day in Phoenix:

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