Life with the Irish


Having married into a proudly Irish family, March 17 is marked more boldly on our calendar than on the average one.  I threw on a Roughriders t-shirt today to enter immunity from the “pinch the guy who’s not wearing green” rule, I’ve listened to “Danny Boy” a couple times before lunch already, and the shamrocks are happily blooming in the sunroom. 

I mean how can you not love a day rooted in the land that gave us the Irish Tenors, the Irish Rovers (“could’ve been a party”), Irish Setters, four-leaf clovers, Lucky Charms cereal, stones to be kissed, potatos to be fried, snakes to be serenaded, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Farrell, Kathy Ireland, the Corrs, Liam Neeson, Enya, Boyzone (Ireland’s national boy-band), Bono and U2, and “Waking Ned Devine”?!

Ireland… today we salute you.

On a March Madness note… (Yes, I realize the cartoon below is not basketball–but thanks for checking.)

The Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish have once again fizzled out before St. Patty’s Day even arrived.  I fully agree that the Irish are feisty (some might say “rammy”), but that team should probably change its name already.

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