Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luck O' the Leprechaun

Happy St Patty's Day!

I was sitting here thinking about a quiz I took a few weeks ago. It was one of those email things I think... and one of the questions was 'whats your favorite holiday'. I had the hardest time deciding on my favorite holiday because it used to be Christmas... until the past few years and now I hate Christmas. I hate how stressful it is and the demands that people put on you to give and gift and party and donate, and get here and get there, etc etc. Its too much and too long and following Thanksgiving and New Years is shortly thereafter.

I don't think I have a favorite holiday. Until today. I realized that I really love St Patty's Day. It's just a fun little day where we sport something green. If you're a beer lover, you can join the festivities downtown or any sports bar really, and drink the green beer. How fun! It's just a fun, lighthearted, holiday. Love it! How about an appletini. That's green. Margarita's can be green. I guess we can make anything green. We should have had green eggs and ham for breakfast!

Green is my favorite color, so I'm declaring St Patty's Day my favorite holiday!

Did you know:
The leprechaun is related to the clurichaun and the far darrig in that he is a solitary creature. Some writers even go as far as to substitute these second two less well-known spirits for the leprechaun in stories or tales to reach a wider audience. The clurichaun is considered by some to be merely a leprechaun on a drinking spree


Grant said...

That's how I feel about Halloween - pleasant weather, booze, none of the angst but just a lot of fun. Of course, Halloween is the devil whereas a holiday celebrating alcoholism and magical midgets in the name of a Welsh saint who supposedly chased non-existent snakes from Ireland is perfectly acceptable to the xtian community.

Big Ben said...

I like green as well. I even have green dress pants!

What about Valentine's Day? Ground Hog day? CInco de Mayo?

TC said...

St. Patty's Day is my second favorite holiday of the year. Halloween is my first :)

Circe said...

Kerbear, why am I not surprised that you picked this? And yes, you love green! I am sticking with New Year's not for its rampant debauchery, but because I love clean pages and new beginnings.
Not to mention sparkly tiaras but I digress...

Kerry said...

Never thought about it that way, Grant. Hmmm... Halloween fits you :) I like the baby candy bars I get at Halloween. So it's my second favorite.

Valentine's Day.. Love the chocolate! Cinco De Mayo isn't that a good drinking day? and Groundhogs.... nope never celebrate. The little bastard never works to my benefit.

TC: You like the candy bars too!?!?

Circe, I can see you picking New Years. The new beginnings and champagne! hahaha ;)

Bone said...

My favorite holiday is Festivus.

Also, once and for all: Leprechauns. Not really real. Right?

Angela said...

And if you don't feel like taking part you aren't considered a scrooge