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Friday, March 17, 2006 

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

In my time at Syracuse University (which has a fairly large population of Irish- particularly Tipperary Hill- home of the famous 'upside down' traffic light)

We typically awoke on St. Patrick's Day bright and early to get into the bars on Marshall St to partake of the Lucky Charms and Green Beer tradition...

-the soaking of lucky charm cereal in green beer for breakfast?? Who the hell thought of that?!?

It typically resulted in the perverbial 'tossing of the cookies' onto whatever midterm they sadistically scheduled for this day each year. It was always the German professor performing this scheduling sac-relig.

This is where my memories of St. Patrick's Day during my college years ends... with the exception of one...

That was the year we painted ourselves green, dyed our hair green, and went to a David Copperfield show at the Landmark Theater after a long day of *ahem* celebration of Ireland's patron Saint.

We just happen to be sitting a few rows back from the front where Claudia Schiffer was seated. We spent more of the show pledging our undying love for Claudia than we did watching Mr. Copperfield... If he was a REAL magician, I'm sure he would have made US disappear!

Witnesses will testify to the fact that the lovely and talented Claudia did manage to turn her head and smile at us at one point... Really! Ok, so she was Laughing at our drunk green butts...

Man this going no where fast...

I'm off to go hang with da boss at Fadó's...

Pionta Guinness, le do thoil!
An bhfuil tú ar meisce fós? (I'll let you figure that one out)

And if you see me you better- Tabhair póg dom, táim Éireannach...
(Kiss me, I'm Irish!)

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!
(Happy St Patrick's Day to you all!)

Mensa Barbie wonders- When was the last time you opened the Duir?
Never a dull moment in NYC at this time... from Pamela.
Diane sent me this cool St. Paddy's Day Card.
You think you're Irish? Take this quiz I found at United Irelander.
The Rooster is looking for someone to pinch... easy big fella!
Michael at A Word From The Right busts out a history lesson... H/T TUB!
Chrys at Pettifog links to some awesome Irish Blessings...
CrazyJo's Beer Personality is... get this... Guinness!!! SHOCKING!
Lingo is Slingin some kewl Irish gear.
Dyslexia, did I spell that right? ...reigns supreme at Passionate America when he made his St. Patrirck's Day Banner...
Don scans the Best Of St. Patrick's Day Posts...
Jo's Cafe has her daily specials.
Cross Posted at NoisyRoom.net- Thanks Terresa!

Now if only I can get lucky and have blogger connect sometime today so I can post this freaking thing before the Guinness gets to me! (Post was written at 8am but couldn't post it until noon! stoopid blogger!)

Oh I almost forgot to Mention!

My wife and I celebrated our 8th Anniversary by going out to an amazing dinner at Hugo's Cellar in the 4 Queens on Freemont St. and then seeing an amazing Irish dance and music group from the Aran Islands- off the west coast of Ireland- called Ragus (rah-goose) at the SunCoast Casino. What an amazing night!! If you love authentic Irish music (and who doesn't??) check out their CD... It's excellent!

It's doesn't get more Gaelic than these lads.

This was originally going on my site, but Blogger crapped out on me this morning and just came back up.

So I hope you don't mind me posting it here.

My favorite non-dirty Irish Gaelic saying:

"Dé cúig bí fadó tusa."

Loose English translation:

"God's love be upon you"

A very happy St. Pat's Day to you Peakah.

Happy St. Patty's day! *raises pint of Guinness*
Loved the Claudia story...

rooster: those non-dirty sayings are few and far between eh?

crazyjo: *raises glass back* I'm sure Claudia will remember us forever...

ok, free beer at BloggingMan 2007 to anyone who translates:

An bhfuil tú ar meisce fós?

Diane grabbed the best way to get your your Guinness! Smart woman. Great post Peak! Love your stories.

Níl mé are meisce, ach is Éireannach mé ar aon nóis. Bhíos rugadh in Baile Átha Cliath!

Happy Irish Day.

Blogger ate my Pat's Day post. Yeah I forgot to save to draft again. lol

Anyhow, lots of fun reading yours, full of laughs and linky-goodness, thanks.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ;)

chrys: that card is cool... That's exactly the kind of dog I want!

marie b: Uhhh, I'm not a Gaelic Translator, but I play on on the blogosphere... Ok, I'm stumped, I can make out a few of the words however... Naturally I know Eireannach *grin*

Uber: thanks! U2 my honorary Irish sistah from anothah mistah!

Heh, it basically says "I'm not drunk, but I'm Irish just the same. I was born in Dublin."

marie: you get free drinks all night long if you happen to make it out to BloggingMan!!!

I love your site by the way! Got'cha listed as a sistah from anothah mistah if you don't mind.

Ah Ha - according to my last comment - something similar to Guinness hit me and I don't even drink?! "Your Your?!?!" - "Got YOU your Guinness" would have been better! ;-D

Of all days, you pick St. Patrick's Day to proofread anything written on my site? This is the day of the year that my brother in law use the terms "lets go to lunch" when everybody knows that means "lets go to the pub and pound a few" Proof readers take the day off that day... You're secret is safe with me!

*sigh*
Claudia...

And a happy late St. Pat's to ya!!

A belated blessing upon ya lad, on the celebration of Saint Patrick. A Guinness and a Tullamore Dew to ya!

And be sure to stick around for April 6th - Tartan Day, a day of international celebration for those of us with Scot blood in our veins. It celebrates the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, which was signed on April 6, 1320. One day, maybe in our lifetime, Scotland will return to an independent nation.

Another day to lift a fine toast to all things Gaelic, my brother!

*CHEERS* CUG and Shamalama!

I hope you two had a wonderful anniversary dinner.

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Happy belated anniversary and St. Patrick's day!!

Musta been a good Guinness. LOL. How was Hugo's? I'm eager to try it but it's rare that I get out to Downtown.

God love the Irish!!! Green beer & Lucky Charms... Yah... I'm gonna need to check that out.

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