Saturday, March 17, 2012

St Pat's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to my Irish heritage readers. Well, I have one at least.

It takes quite a lot to make someone stop and look at another person's outfit in Prahran. People who frequent the area have seen it all. But perhaps lads dressed in green are a bit different, even for Prahran. They are no doubt going to drink some green beer at some point during the day and they will probably turn green at some point too.

15 comments:

  1. My son is on duty at a city backpackers today - he's not looking forward to the green-gilled drunken mob staggering in tonight.... Happy St Patrick's Day indeed!

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  2. He has my sympathy Catherine. I can think of nothing worse. Although, aren't the Irish supposed to be happy drunks? Not so sure about that.

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  3. I learned what it felt like to turn green when I was drinking and went out on the SF ferry to the other side of the GG Bridge (the ocean)many years ago. San Francisco is big on St. Pat's Day.

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  4. Am a foine mixture of the Orange and Green myself and can be a very happy drunk for half an hour - then I go to sleep - wasted on me - The Japanese have their Sake, the Russians their Vodka, the Italian, Greeks, french and the rest of us wine - we all have days of celebration and no doubt some are disgustingly drunk...

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  5. I'm green with envy! or as Kermit The Frog said its not easy being green! :-).

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  6. Well, Andrew you have another besides the Middle Child! My Scettrini even married an Irishwoman- I guess both were Catholic. Irish ancestry is indeed quite prominent in my heritage. And like Middle Child- "I am a baby boomer, with four sisters." But I am the Eldest child.

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  7. Anonymous4:23 pm

    My Irish friend - you met him - emailed me this morning with Happy St. Pat's Day greetings. I think he'll enjoy a Guiness or 3 tonight... V.

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  8. Rubye, I can well imagine. I bad combo. I remember some fuss in NY from a few years ago when gays wanted to march in the St Pat's Day march.

    Damn you MC. You know what song just sprang into my mind? It is gonna hang around for a while. 'Well, it was the biggest mix up, that you have ever seen....' I think I posted it once.

    Of course KN. Your last name is Irish as the proverbial Paddy's pigs. Funny saying, that.

    Ah yes V. As dutifully as he attends all the Japanese ceremonies, he will let his hair down tonight.

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  9. That photo looks like a painting jointly done by John Brack and Geoffrey Smart.

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  10. It is a cropped and reduced mobile phone photo. Sometimes you get lucky.

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  11. My Nan asked me the other day why we celebrate St Pats Day so much yet other days, St Georges, St Andrew's Day, Manx National Day go pretty much unnoticed. Surely the alcoholics would like to embrace them all!

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  12. Good question Fen. I celebrate St Andrew's Day.

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  13. I was out on my bike yesterday and passed a couple of pubs, but didn't see a single green person. I was a bit disapponted.

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  14. River, they were saving themselves for the long night ahead.

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  15. So what's strange about this then haha!

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