Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Walkabout Wednesday... The Holiday of Coolness

It's Wednesday. Let's go walkabout.
(I'm bringing along a few of my mates as I wander through the vast wilderness of the publishing industry, learning the ins and outs, and having a grand adventure.)

Walkabout, Week 28:

The Holiday of Coolness

I love St. Patrick's Day. This particular love of mine dates back many, many years--my entire life, in fact. I can site a myriad of possible reasons:
  • I love the color green.
  • My mother saw to it that every single bite of food we ate on March 17th was green: green kool-aid, lime jell-o, mashed potatoes with green food coloring...
  • I'm not only Irish, but also look like I am!
  • I have an oddly deep attachment to Irish drinking songs, despite not being a drinker myself.
These are all really good reasons. They are also not the real reasons.

You see, St. Patty's Day is my holiday. I firmly believed growing up that my friends all wore green to school on March 17th in honor of me. No, I wasn't a horribly conceited child with overblown ideas of my own significance. March 17th is.... my birthday.
<-----(My brother and I when I was just a little, bitty baby. [I'm the one with the groovy pink pants.])



Yep. I LOVE St. Patrick's Day!


An Irish Blessing,
in honor of the coolest holiday of the year

May those who love us, love us.
And for those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he can not turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we may know them by their limping.

Happy Holiday of Coolness, everybody!



[Don't forget to come back for I Need Friends Friday--My mom's gonna join us (and she's a funny lady!)]

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11 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

That Irish blessing cracks me up.

I hope your holiday of coolness is as cool as cool can be!

Sarah M Eden said...

That is one of my favorite Irish blessings!

Amie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope I never limp. I didn't know I loved the Irish till I visited their beautiful country. I ate some of the best food I have ever eaten there. They aren't kidding when they say there are 40 shades of green in Ireland.

Tanja said...

I am afraid that there would be a lot of people limping. Your a funny lady and I love your posts. Happy Birthday to you. I hope the day is filled with fun and the leprechauns don't create to much trouble for you.

Krista said...

How fun! Happy Birthday! I hadn't heard that Irish blessing before. I was ready for a more serious tone (you'd think I never visited your blog before), and then busted up laughing. Happy St. Patty's!

Sarah M Eden said...

I think Krista wins for the comment that made me laugh the hardest.
There is very little around here that is serious in tone.

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope it's GREAT!! We are all wearing green in honor of you today.

M. Gray said...

That's hilarious, you love Irish drinking songs. When I hear them now, I'll think of you!!

Rebecca Irvine said...

Today is also my DH's birthday, so we are celebrating over here too. Have a fabulous St. Patrick's Day (not to mention b-day).

Aubrey said...

Hope you had a most excellent Holiday of Coolness yesterday. I wanted to buy you some green Cheetos, but I guess that trend hasn't really caught on yet because I couldn't find them anywhere.

I spent three hours at the dentist yesterday getting a crown, and I think I may have seen an actual leprechaun. It was probably just the nitrous. But that's a whole different story.

Sending many belated but well-intentioned birthday wishes your way!

Kim said...

Happy late birthday. I hope it was great. I enjoyed meeting you the other day, at your book launch. Looking forward to a great read... :)

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