Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Irish In Me . . . .

There's so much to like about St. Patrick's Day and the Irish in general. Here are some of my favorites.

Waterford crystal: it's just so darn beautiful, no?

Potatoes: fried, baked, mashed, soup, hash browns - you name a way to make it and I'll eat it!


There was a young fellow from Leeds
Who swallowed a packet of seeds.
Great tufts of grass
Sprouted out of his ass
And his balls were all covered with weeds!

Belleek porcelain: another bit of beauty.

Danny Boy: brings a tear to the eye every time...

Shamrocks: they are beautiful plants.


1) Two Irishmen, Patrick Murphy and Shawn O'Brian grew up together and were lifelong friends. But alas, Patrick developed cancer, and was dying. While on his deathbed, Patrick called to his buddy, Shawn, "O'Brian, come 'ere. I 'ave a request for ye." Shawn walks to his friend's bedside and kneels.

"Shawny ole boy, we've been friends all our lives, and now I'm leaving 'ere. I 'ave one last request fir ye to do."

O'Brian burst into tears, "Anything Patrick, anything ye wish. It's done."

"Well, under me bed is a box containing a bottle of the finest whiskey in all of Ireland. Bottled the year I was born it was. After I die, and they plant me in the ground, I want you to pour that fine whiskey over me grave so it might soak into me bones and I'll be able to enjoy it for all eternity."

O'Brian was overcome by the beauty of it and in the true Irish spirit of his friend's request, he asked, "Aye, tis a fine thing you ask of me, and I will pour the whiskey. But, might I strain it through me kidneys first?"

2) A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink.

"Why of course," comes the reply.

The first man then asks: "Where are you from?"

"I'm from Ireland," replies the second man.

The first man responds: "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of Course," replies the second man.

Curious, the first man then asks: "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin," comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first man.
"I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replies the second man.

Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks:
"What school did you go to?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second man.
"I graduated in '62."

"This is unbelievable!" the first man says.
"I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '62, too!"

About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar.
"What's been going on?" he asks the bartender.
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The O'Malley twins are drunk again."

Green: it's one of my favorite colors!

Corned beef: mmmmm, so delicious...

Yes, it's an acquired taste, I admit, but I sure do enjoy me a guinness now and then. It'll cure what ails you!

Did I miss one of your favorites? Do tell!


LUCKY said...

Cornbeef rules, guiness is great and the green beer that flows is great too but turns yer poop black! Happy St. Pattys day!!!;-)

happyian said...

Good list!

There is a version of Danny Boy sung by the muppets, and it is my favorite thing.