Come celebrate the darkness by bringing your light.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Starin' o the green.



Slainte'!

A foine, foine day to be in a pub, aye?

And let's not be forgettin' that the Irish, upon coming to America, are most responsible for giving us Hallowe'en as we know it.
 

Ireland and All Hallow's -- it's almost like you can't remove the one from the other...

 

... and it might be exceedingly dangerous to try...

I found him! O'ZOM-BEEEE!

Happy Feast of Saint Patrick, dear S&P patrons; green-dyed libation on the house!


And Happy Birthday, Julie.

O'ZOM-beeee!

5 comments:

  1. And a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! :D

    A good day indeed to remember the origins of many of our Halloween traditions. Yet another reason to celebrate my (imaginary) Irish heritage. :D

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  2. An' a top o' the mornin' ta ye! An' ain't ye the finest pub landlord there is! And glad to see O'ZOM-beee lookin' so good! What a find!

    And Halloween Spirit: When I was in Ireland many years ago, I was informed that there were two types of Irish: Irish by blood and Irish by Inclination!

    And by way of offering an addition to a real Ceideigh, here is a link to the Chieftains, Altan and The Corrs. "Toss the Feathers," "Sweeny's Polka" and "Dennis Murphy's polka." Once 'round the parlour and mind the cupboard!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtp4adNTP0Y

    Slainte!! And Erin go bragh!

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  3. Excellent link, Fester! The Chieftains, the Corrs... does me ol' heart good!

    Hallowe'en Spirit, Fester's right -- for some, the Irish is always in the bloodstream, for others it's only temporarily coursing through (ahem!), but today of all days, we're *all* Green.

    And certainly, anyone who celebrates Hallowe'en (especially as much as WE MANIACS do!) has to have at least a nip of real Ireland in there somewhere, all the year...

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  4. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too!

    LOVE that zombie leprechaun - oh my that is fantastic.

    Cheers!

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  5. That was a actually a birthday cake made by Karen Portaleo -- click the 'source' link under the image for the story. I found it and thought it was hilarious!

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