Blarney.

17.3.06

Well, Happy St. Patrick's Day, internet friends! It's almost noon. Are you drunk yet?

I had a thought this morning as I was getting dressed in my distressed looking, faux vintage St. Patrick's Day tee shirt. It's meant to look old and funky and it should be worn under denim jackets or blazers. You know the kind I mean. Like this:


It says "I'm excited about this holiday, but I'm still cool". I bought mine (which says "Luck o the Irish" on it) a couple of years ago when I was doing a lot of stand up comedy gigs in bars and clubs around town and when I was drinking more beer. I must have been under the influence. I'm not that kind of cool. I'm not convincing anyone. Not even myself. It's complete blarney. I'm one small step away from being a kindergarten teacher with bad, holiday themed earrings here. This is me, inching towards a future that has a Christmas sweater in it. Somebody stop me!

Themed tee shirt aside, I am proud of my distant Irish heritage. Did you know that St. Patrick was the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland who is credited with bringing christianity to Ireland? And with it, one assumes catholicism. And with that guilt. And with that - drinking! The holy trinity of the Irish people!

And that's no blarney!

6 comments :

  1. Anonymous11:45 AM

    BT says: Trust me, you'll love your Christmas Sweater!

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  2. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Yes, you will!

    Or else you could go with the musical Christmas socks and blinky light earrings combo. A friend of mine wore them to a major rehearsal (choral) and got in big trouble 'cause the socks "went off." The conductor (a known grumpy sort) burst out laughing.

    Besides, what's GROUNDHOG DAY without an official Punxsutawney Phil Groundhog Hat?!!!

    e.c.

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  3. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Yo might enjoy this "St. Patrick's Day is actually Indian" post from Sepia Mutiny. (They're joking, but they've got some good points!)

    e.e.

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  4. You know what you two are? ENABLERS! ;)

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  5. Anonymous4:19 PM

    Ahh... just tryin' ta give ya some material fer yer act, mon. [Chuckling in background.]

    e.c.

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