Monday, March 17, 2008

That Corned Beef....

Well, the corned beef is as good as if God made it. Not saying he/she didn't, but boy, this is some sweet shit. And the cabbage...ah, well, you don't even have to like cabbage to like it when it's sitting in corned beef fat for three hours...Potatoes? Thank you Peru for bringing potatoes to the Irish. And thank you Peru for corn, tomatoes, chocolate, manioc, sweet potato, cucumbers, vanilla, most hot peppers, most beans in the market today...and thank you Irish for being tough enough to withstand assaults from a dozen peoples over a thousand years. And thank you for producing my grandparents etc., else I wouldn't be here to celebrate anything.
Madeleina has been a wonder in green all day, from her two-foot leprauchaun hat to her Pulcallpa Indian woman green shirt. "I'm celebrating being Irish and Amazon Indian in the same day! Whew! Thanks dad for making me so different from most people!"
And I have not had any green beer and only a sip of a bud someone left in the fridge. But I did finish a story and make this month's mortgage and will finish another and make next month's mortgage tomorrow.
So here's to all of you. Here's to your health! Raise a glass like there's a war tomorrow so you'd better kiss your loved ones twice tonight!
And to your, Mike Gleason, a very very special hello. And to all you Gormans, a lot of love and hope and foregiveness. And to you, my Gorman children, sweet, sweet dreams.
Up the Irish!


Morgan said...

When law can stop the blades of grass from growin' as they grow,
An' when the leaves in summer time
their color dare not show,
Then I will change the color, too,
I wear in my caubeen;
But till that day, plaise God,
I'll stick to the Wearin' o' the Green.
~Author Unknown

Saol fada chugat
Long life to you


seb said...

happy paddy's day to ya peter

more power to your irishness

it's the second biggest piss up of the year in ireland. the first is good friday. you don't tell the irish not to drink:)

all the best from the emerald isle