Hey Hey - It's St. Patrick's Day!!
Yes, it's the day for non-Irish people to proclaim their love of all things Irish! LOL. Rather hypocritical, don'tcha think? I mean, I just keep it real and consider it a day to head to the pub and drink a green beer :) Not that I'm a beer-drinker, mind you, but I'm sure I'll drink something that's festive, green and contains alcohol cuz today, WOOHOO, yes siree Ricky Bobby we are leavin on vacation!!!!
And go ahead, admit it... you love my flashing, light up, shamrock, tiara, don't you? Yup, I knew it! I knew it! Your eyes are turning green with envy :) I'll have you know I paid quite the pretty penny for this beauty... $1.49 at my local party store. I know... it's a lot... but I threw caution to the wind and told the cashier "ring 'er up, baby, cuz this one is mine!!!".
Yes indeedy I'm leavin on a jet plane... er... well, no really I'm not. I'm leavin on a big ol cruise ship later today. Being the responsible blogger that I am, I have to leave you with one final post... something to tide you over while I'm gone... nothing fancy... nothing ornate... just something to keep in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day. Oh, and I have to show ya some sugar porn too! LOL Yes, that's what I call it... sugar porn. Got a problem with that? Hehehe Didn't think so :) Okay, so go grab a towel cuz I can't take responsibility if there's a bit of drool happening as you look at some St. Patrick's Day sugar porn made special-like, just for you...
Ahem... so now that you've checked out St. Patrick's balls, let's get back to St. Patrick's Day.... shall we? Sheesh, you guys need to getchur minds outta the gutter! heheheheh
Let's see... where were we? Oh yes... St. Patrick's Day. Well, according to this website: Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year on March 17th. In Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is both a holy day and a national holiday. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland as he was the one who brought Christianity to the Irish. According to legend, Saint Patrick used a shamrock to explain about God. The shamrock, which looks like clover, has three leaves on each stem. Saint Patrick told the people that the shamrock was like the idea of the Trinity – that in the one God there are three divine beings: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The shamrock was sacred to the Druids, so Saint Patrick’s use of it in explaining the trinity was very wise. Although it began in Ireland, Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated in countries around the world. People with Irish heritage remind themselves of the beautiful green countryside of Ireland by wearing green and taking part in the festivities. Saint Patrick’s Day is usually celebrated with a parade. The one in Dublin, Ireland is known to some as the Irish Mardi Gras. But the one in New York City is actually one of the biggest. It lasts for hours. Two Irish wolfhounds, the mascots of the New York National Guard infantry regiment the “Fighting 69th”, always lead the parade. More than one hundred bands and a hundred thousand marchers follow the wolfhounds in the parade.
Eh, yeah, okay, whatever.... If you ask me it's just an excuse to drink a green beer... but hey, if ya have any interest in the History of St. Patrick's Day or the History of Shamrocks, Leprechauns and the Blarney Stone click on those links and have a great read.
Well, lovies, there's a ship in the harbor and it's got a front, starboard, Lido-deck cabin with my name on it (uhm... yeah... DJ's name too). As any good vacationer, I'm taking my cameras... and my husband! LOL... and as any good blogger I'm taking my laptop, too. Hopefully I'll have something interesting to post about... and even if it's not interesting, I'll probably blog about it just the same cuz no matter what I write about, it'll be of interest to someone... even if that someone is only me :)
So what're you doin today? I mean, I'm goin on vacation and all but what about you? Got any cool plans for St. Patrick's Day? If not... and even if ya do... why don't you make these treats? Then you, too, can say "Psssst.... wanna check out St. Patrick's Balls?" and roll on the floor in fits of laughter. Laughing is good... it's fun.... it's not fattening and usually it's not illegal :)
St. Patrick's Balls
The recipe is in this blog entry... I just used Golden Oreo cookies (pretty much they're basic vanilla sandwich cookies) and added some green food coloring. Play around with it... add mint extract... or tint the coating green... or do both. Hey, it's St. Patrick's Day... if anyone has somethin' snarky to say, just tell em you were drinkin' green beer when ya made these ;-)
I'll be back in a couple of weeks... if I don't get a chance to update while I'm gone. Use the contact-me info at the bottom of the page and let me know what's goin on with you. Or just leave a few comments. It's always nice when I get comments. =)
Be good... be happy!!