count2infinity wrote:So it's St. Paddy's day coming up... huray for people celebrating that 1% of their genes that are of Irish descent and then forgetting that their Irish again for another year. Honestly if your great great grandfather was the only Irish blood in your family, please don't go around celebrating St. Paddy's day like it really means something to you. P.S. I'm no where even close to Irish. I don't think I have any Irish blood in me at all, and thus I don't celebrate St. Paddy's day.
it gets pretty dark with me and my wife around this time of the year. She's irish catholic - me irish protestant. Throughout the rest of the year it's normally just punches and head locks, but St Paddys day brings out the handstone and shillelaghs. What's worse is all my kids are baptized catholic so they are all on her side. This year, I've brought on board my Norse–Gael family for a little Gaelic warfare, wife is unaware of this, planning on catching her and the kids off guard. It will be a bloody weekend, but by Sunday night we'll all be laughing over some local morning dew while gathered around singing There were roses. Good times indeed.
My dislike for people in general does increase over this holiday, especially working on a college campus. I'm really not sure if people celebrate because it means something to them, it's just an excuse to party hard anymore.