Monday, March 17, 2008


This was reported on today:

Ireland's leaders urged the nation on Monday to honor its "most famous immigrant" -- and avoid drinking too much alcohol -- as an estimated half a million revelers lined the sunny streets of Dublin for St. Patrick's Day.

Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern called on people to drink in moderation..."There's no reason (why) people can't enjoy themselves and be part of the celebrations without going over the top," he said.

To this, the Irish people laughed and shouted in unison, "Aye, right! Have another, Bertie!"

In other news, I'm gonna try to sneak out for an hour "lunch" today to go check out a wee bit o' the parade. I just hope I'm strong enough to return to the office.

And here's a song I'm sending out to me da - Bing Crosby's version of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." (Click to download.)

For the rest of you, here's a stupid song that I made up two years ago. There's no music, just lyrics. So, I hope you're familiar enough with the Led Zeppelin catalog to get a laugh out of it. But just to be on the safe side, why don't you have a few pints of Guinness before reading it?

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone!


CDP said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Anonymous said...

It's so good to be Irish!


Writeprocrastinator said...


Happy Saint Patty's Day!

Scott Booker said...

I am not on this day...I wear my button that says "Kiss Me I'm Scott" :)

pistols at dawn said...

Aren't all white people Irish? All the ones I know are.

Moxie said...

I tagged you for a meme, dahling. Happy St. Patrick's Day (aka the holiday that everyone uses as an excuse to get rip-roaring drunk)!

Beth said...

When I worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in the early 1990s, we used to host several Irish cabinet ministers at the wild and wooly St. Pat's celebration in Savannah so they could party with abandon.

Me? I'm going to an Italian restaurant with the girls ... and I have the freckles to get me into any pub.

I must be getting old.

Anonymous said...

This warning doesn't apply to Americans does it?

Bond said...

So, did you end up back at work?

We put Bing on The Couch today...

M@ said...

I'm a wee bit hungover. Happy St. Paddy's Day, you.

Bubs said...

I love seeing the words "Irish" "drinking" and "moderation" in the same sentence. I remember seeing a study a couple years ago that found average "moderate" consumption for Irish men was something like 25 or 30 pints a week.


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