Mar 17, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

The luck of the Irish! We have sun and warm weather!!! :D Spring is almost officially here, trees are budding, and the 70's have arrived. Granted, they're not sticking around all week, but we're gonna stay in the 50's. I'm happy with that.

Unlike my college neighborhood, I don't tend to go out and party on St. Paddy's day any more, which is fine. I'm sure I have traces of the Irish in me, tho I've been told...and shown, I have more Scottish n' meh. If you're ever able, visit Ireland or Scotland, you'll thank yourself for the rest of your life!

St. Patrick Irish Facts
Even Saint Patrick liked a tipple. It was once popular in Ireland to pin sprigs of shamrocks on your coat on Saint Patrick's day in remembrance of his using shamrock leaves to illustrate the idea of the holy trinity. At the end of the day, one would "drown the shamrock" by putting a few shamrocks into a glass and covering them with whiskey.

Historians believe St. Patrick’s real name was "Maewyn Succat."

St. Patrick introduced the Roman alphabet and Latin literature into Ireland. After his death, Irish monasteries became Europe’s leading intellectual centers.

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Candace Trew Camling said...

it is seriously the nicest day yet for 2009! loving it soooo much!! Cute little irish pig!

Dawn Obrecht said...

It's been so nice!! I really hope Spring is here to stay!!