Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gratituesday - Irish Edition

Céad Míle Fáilte! That means 100,000 welcomes!! Today I am just about as proud as an Irish girl can get, after all it's St. Patrick's Day and I'm 100% Irish. My Dad was born and raised in Ireland, and my Mom's parents were also born and raised there. So I'm no poser ;)
Here's some great
(for your amusement!)

Murphy's Law:
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Everything takes longer than you expect.
And if anything can go wrong,
It will, at the worst possible moment.

Irish Diplomacy...
is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.

The Mouse on the Barroom Floor:
Some Guinness was spilled on the barroom floor
when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
and stood in the pale moonlight.
He lapped up the frothy brew from the floor,
then back on his haunches he sat.
And all night long you could hear him roar
,'Bring on the stinkin' cat!'

An Irishman's Philosophy:
In life, there are only two things to worry about—Either you are well or you are sick.
If you are well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you are sick, there are only two things to worry about—Either you will get well or you will die.
If you get well, there is nothing to worry about,

But if you die, there are only two things to worry about—Either you will go to heaven or hell.
If you go to heaven, there is nothing to worry about.

And if you go to hell, you’ll be so busy shaking hands with all your friends
You won’t have time to worry!
Irish Blessing:
May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!
Saint Patrick was a gentleman
Who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland
Here's a drinkee to his health!
But not too many drinkees
Lest we lose ourselves and then...
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see them snakes again!
Anyone acquainted with Ireland
knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day
consists of the night of the 17th of March
flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th.
Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover?
You don't want to press your luck.
There are only two kinds of people in the world,
The Irish and those who wish they were.
There are many good reasons for drinking,
One has just entered my head.
If a man doesn't drink when he's living,
How in the heck can he drink when he's dead?
An Irishman is never drunk
as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.
St. Patrick's Day Toast:
Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and an easy one.
A pretty girl and an honest one.
A cold beer – and another one!
It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow
than to spend tonight like there's no money!
May the good saints protect you
And bless you today
And may trouble ignore you
Each Step of the way.

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.

May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now
And bless you evermore.

Like the warmth of the sun
And the light of the day
May the luck of the Irish
Shine bright on your way.

May your troubles be less
And your Blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.

May the good saints protect ye
And the Devil neglect ye!
May your pockets be heavy-
Your heart be light
And may good luck pursue you
Each morning and night.
May you be half an hour in Heaven
Before the Devil knows you’re dead.
And now for two of my favorites:
May those who love us, love us
and those who don't love us, may God turn their Hearts
and if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles
so we'll know them by their limping.
If you're lucky enough to be Irish,
You're lucky enough!

Sláinte (cheers)!


  1. I like seeing the post from last year linked on the bottom of that page, and to see how all the kids have changed-especially Ms. Maggie!!

  2. Happy St. Patrick's Day Colleen. I liked your Irish sayings - so funny!


  3. After all of those, my favorite is still Irish Diplomacy. :)

    I couldn't fit my 'Everyone Loves an Irish Girl' tee over my big round belly this year! :(


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