Thursday, March 17, 2011

A great holiday!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, everyone! Whether you are Irish or not, you have to admit this is a great holiday. There are no gifts to buy, and you have permission to pinch people. What is better than that, huh? Tell me. There's no smooching from lovers that you just want to smack. There's no discrimination against those who don't have children. (Yes, I get offended when going out to eat on Mother's Day and they give me a flower ASSUMING that I'm a mother. Well, now Bailey counts as my baby, but still..) It's an excuse to go out drinking with your friends, although we don't get off work for it.. or rather, off work the day after.

I don't drink beer so the green beer thing has never been a draw for me. I just have never been able to acquire a taste for it. I don't drink coffee either unless it's flavored coffee with some yummy caramel vanilla (or other yummy) creamer in it. Yeah, that's really fattening, so it's not often I do that either. But still...

I think most of us in the US have roots that go back to any number of countries. It always cracks me up when people try to define themselves by their ancestors. If that were the case, I would be an Irish-German-Yugoslavian-Czech American who was born in Panama. Is that a mouthful or what? This country was founded by those leaving other countries, so I'd just rather call myself an American. That's what we all are, right? Granted, we'd sometimes like to send people back to where they came from, but it's the land of the free whether we always like that or not.

In Columbia, SC, they do a weekend long event that will be this weekend. They kick it off the weekend before by dying the fountain at Five Points near the University of South Carolina green every year. I have never been, but I've heard it's a real blast. They even have their own website for the event. Apparently, they take their Irishness a bit more seriously than I even realized.

They have a race, bands, a parade, a beauty pageant, dancing competition, and all kinds of other fun things to enjoy. Now that I've looked all of that up, I think I need to go next year! (I will be so glad to be done with school so I can stop saying, "I'm going to have to do that next year.")

Do your states do similar fun things? I know Chicago dies their river green. What do you all do? Is St. Patrick's Day a fun thing for you? Some lifetime I am soooo going to Ireland. That is one of the places I always wanted to go, but we never did when we lived in Germany. From everything I've seen, it's such a beautiful country. And who can't love a country known for enjoying their spirits? I mean, I'm not going there to find a new liver.

By the way, did anyone have trouble logging in to Blogger yesterday? I couldn't get on to save my freaking life so I couldn't respond to comments or anything. Very strange, I thought. I was just wandering if it was my internet world that was screwed up or if everyone's was. I didn't want you all to think I abandoned you.

And stay tuned for a new look here at Talkative Taurus. I am so excited that it's about to roll out anytime now! I can't thank the ladies who have been helping me enough, but I will attempt to by pimping them now and later..

Go show Amy at This House Gets Crazy At Three O'Clock
and Amber at Amber LaShell Rants some serious love. These ladies have been putting up with my pickiness and helping me above and beyond the call of duty. Thanks so much, ladies! It truly means the world to me that you'd help pretty up this joint.

So everyone, enjoy your St. Patrick's Day! Have a cocktail or green beer in my honor, as I plan to do the same for you. I'm a giver like that. (Notice I showed you the pooch way to do St. Patrick's Day. You knew I had to be original about it!)


Oilfield Trash said...

Happy St Patty's Day to you as well.

J.Day said...

I did have some trouble yesterday logging in. But after awhile it seemed to fix itself after awhile.

Happy St. Patty's Day! :o)

Abby said...

And Happy St. Pat's Day to you!
I'm Polish, not Irish, and I prefer vodka to beer, but still...animals in clothes? I'm all about it.

I look forward to the new look, although I will admit I'm a bit "green" with envy over your mad skills (groan.) Had to get a "green" reference in there...

Heather (aka Sugar Free) said...

If you ever get the chance to go to Ireland, DO IT!! I'm Irish and got to even live there for a while. If I hadn't come back here and met my husband, I would be right back there living. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you and cheers!!

becca said...

happy st. patrick day

Jumble Mash said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Can't wait to see the new look

Katsidhe said...


You must go to Ireland one day. It's beautiful. Particularly the north (Ulster area).

I can't wait to see the new digs, dear.~

Krissy said...

OT... Thanks!

J.Day.. It never did for me. I'm glad we are back in action though!

Abby.. You liking Vodka makes you Irish enough for me! Cheers. You will definitely be green with envy when you see it. :) I hope. Btw, Bailey won't let me dress her up. She won't even let me put a bandanna on her. She is not prissy at all!

Heather.. I am so jealous! I'll have to do that. Cheers!

becca.. Thanks!

JM.. I'm excited for the finishing touches to be put on it. Thanks!

Kat.. Finally! Not being able to blog or comment was killing me. I'm jealous that you've been to Ireland. Can't wait to show you the new digs. :)

Bouncin' Barb said...

Savannah,GA goes all out too. The south is a party place!

Krissy said...

Barb... I forgot about Savannah! I love that city, and they have the stinky waterways to do green proud. :)

Yvonne said...

Hope you had a great St. Patty's day!

Don said...

Gotta' love the Irish. May they all enjoy a wonderful day named for their patron saint.

Cheers, bottoms up, or whatever.

Don said...

Krissy, we should all be just plain un-hyphenated Americans.....even those of us who may have skin colors different from mine.

My paternal grandfather deserted from the German army after being physically abused by a superior, stowed away on a cattle boat bound for the USA, and became an American who never learned how to speak English. My mother's ancestors were in the Netherlands and Britain.

I'm an American, pure and simple, and damned well proud to be one. My wish is that God will bless you, America and all Americans.

Krissy said...

Yvonne.. It was pretty darn good. Hope yours was, too!

Don.. I totally agree, Don. My paternal side came from Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia (at the time), and my maternal side is Irish and German. The maternal side has been here a lot longer though, so I'm not sure when they came over.

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