Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Get Your Green On



Happy St. Paddy’s Day to all you lads and lassies! I’m decked out in green today and that’s probably the extent of my celebrating, given that we have kid commitments tonight. Speaking of the kids, they have a Leprechaun hunt at school today, so hopefully they’ll come across a Leprechaun who will lead them to a pot of gold. Hey, whatever helps pay for college.

Hubby has a pair of friends, twin brothers actually, who celebrate this day like nothing I’ve ever seen. Both brothers take the day off work. They invite friends over to one of their homes for an early morning viewing of “The Quiet Man” and a breakfast of Lucky Charms. Then around 11 a.m., it’s off to the bars. Seriously. They hit two or three Irish pubs in one neighborhood and then make their way to a few more in another area of town. Then, the day ends at one of the best Irish pubs in town, The Irish Rover, where there’s a huge tent over the parking lot, music, dancing and plenty of Guinness flowing. I’ve been to a couple of St. Patrick’s Day events there and it’s such fun. You end up seeing every Irish Louisvillian you knew growing up. It’s basically a homecoming. A very drunk homecoming.

If you’re celebrating today, have fun and be safe. Erin go bragh!
Images courtesy of history.com

15 comments:

Trish said...

Leprechaun hunt? OMG cutest thing I have ever heard of. Hope they find that pot of gold! Happy St. Patty's Day to you :)

Metropolitan Mum said...

Happy St Patrick's day! I think I would like to join these brothers ;)

James said...

I'm with MM sounds like a great day! Happy St Patrick's Day to you and your wee ones!

Main Line Sportsman said...

I for one will be hoisting a few pints at Roache & O'Brien...a true Irish tap room in Bryn Mawr PA. We'll watch the Quiet Man as well upon returning home...a great movie that earned Ford Oscar for best director.
Happy St. patty's to you dear!

pve design said...

Did you know I was born on this day in Louisville, KY!
I have always had green cakes and a parade in my honor!!
Enjoy the day!
pve

JMW said...

Main Line,
I did not know that about "The Quiet Man." Good piece of trivia. I have a photo of myself standing on the actual Quiet Man bridge during a visit to Ireland, but our scanner is on the fritz, otherwise I would have published it today.

PVE - Happy Birthday! We share the same birthplace - who knew? Hope you have a wonderful day dining on green cake!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

I am hoping for the pot of gold too! xx

Chic Coles said...

Happy St. Patrick's day. Sounds like fun.

bevy said...

J. (8) just told me that St. Patrick's is the third most important holiday of the year after 1. Christmas, for Jesus's birth and 2. Easter, for his death and "coming back to life". It's number 3 because St. Patrick "went to church and was a saint and liked Jesus". And no, we are not one bit Irish or Catholic! LOL

Short Southern Momma said...

What a cute idea...The Leprechaun hunt! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

Amy R. said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you dear! I hope our CATS win tomorrow:)

A Refocused Life said...

It all sounds fun for all ages. Happy St. Patrick's Day.

Southern Aspirations said...

funny how the events at the end of the night involve lots of "comings together".

Happy St. Patty's Day!

annechovie said...

That cracks me up about the "Quiet Man" viewing and the lucky charms...how fitting!

Housewife Bliss said...

happy to hear that the art of the pub crawl is part of their tradition, I will miss the 'ordinary' fun of being on a pub crawl. The image of the little girl you have is stunning.