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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:
An Irish Blessing

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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mech
BRONZE Member since Jun 2003

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Posted:thankies kat kiss

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st. patricks day, and im at work the first time in 5yrs when i aint gone out to get drunk and stone frown


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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Location: London, Wales (UK)

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Posted:Sucks doesn't it! This year will be the first in ages that I have not organised a ceili or some form of entertainment! However I will stick on some trad CD's and make some Irish coffees tonight to have a mini-celebration!

Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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gita
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

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Posted:happy st pat's day!!!

i really wish i could afford to go out tonight! unfortunately, being in sydney for 3 days has drained my finances!! grr! frown so i used my last few $$ to get some bundy's & i'm drinking at home...alone rolleyes but i'm only alone cos my flatmate just went to bed - piker!! (well, she does have to be at work at 7am!!)

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Posted:beerchug
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY beerchug


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Dunc
GOLD Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:Even google has a special logo for today! Personally the only christian celebration I get involved in is Xmas being the non-religious sort so I'd love to wish you to have a good one but I don't actually understand the historical point of celebrating St Paddys and who celebrates it. Excluding the drinking part of course!!! beerchug biggrin

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Dunc
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Posted:oh and I meant to say that's a lovely liddle poem there Kat...cheers!!

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Rossco


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Posted:Happy St Paddys Day
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Guinness all round for everbody today! Woo hoo. The Guinness is good and the glass is always half full! Hopefully there will we fine young guinness ladys in a pub near you lavashing you with free pens and keyrings and all importantly... free pints of guinness!
Now thats how to celebrate St Patricks Day!
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Kat
BRONZE Member since Dec 2000

Kat

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Posted:Quote:
but I don't actually understand the historical point of celebrating St Paddys

Um I don't think many people do biggrin When I first suggested holding a St. Patrick's Day festival in Japan the local Board of Education were 'ooh er, I don't think so as they had a policy of not promoting religions' however when I explained that St. Patricks Day had evolved into a celebration of Irish culture, music, dance, and of course DRINK, they were all for it! It has evolved into a celebration of 'The Craic' rather than of Paddy himself - who wasn't even Irish, and I bet he never touched a sup of guinness in his life wink

Every country should have a national holiday that celebrates, um celebrating!


Come faeries, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame.

- W B Yeats

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Rossco


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Posted:Every country should in fact have about 5 national holidays that celebrate celebrating! or maybe they could have one about once a month! that would be nice, and not quite so guinness or shamrock orientated!
That is a nice poem too Kat... the bit about my purse holding a coin or two was the only discrepancy that seemed a little optermistic for this stage of the week! smile
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Dunc
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Posted:YeY monthly celebrations for celebreating celebrating. What a great idea!! I'd happily celebrate celebration biggrin

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Kit


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Posted:yeh paddys day is ace in edinburgh EVERYONES irish there!! its great everyone just drinks and says its grand!
whats the craic? ah tis paddys day to be sure...


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BELTANE FIRE FESTIVAL. 30th april ~ Calton hill - Edinburgh
SAMHUINN FESTIVAL. 31st October ~ Royal Mile - Edinburgh

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Kidda


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Posted:Quote:
but I don't actually understand the historical point of celebrating St Paddys









To get drunk of course biggrin

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Hope everyones had a good'un smile


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Posted:OK we might be on to something here! If you send an email to whoevers in charge of the united kingdom of america and i'll get on to my boss at the welsh assembly i reckon we could have a monthly "Celebrate Day" going in time for the summer. all we need is enthusiasm, optimism and maybe a large quantity of sedatives!
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Dunc
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Posted:rosco bosco I like your more every time you post! beerchug And if we can get the green party in (or anyone that's not labour/conservative) at the next elections we've got it made!! biggrin

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Rovo
GOLD Member since Jul 2003

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Location: Austin, TX, USA

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Posted:Happy ST. Patricks Day! smile

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originalsmit
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

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Posted:st patricks day means :
people drunk on guiness shouting in mock irish accents and wearing stupid guiness hats
black pavement vomit to step over on the way to work
more shamrocks than you can shake a stick at
hangovers.
i dont even like guiness.
still happy wenesday everybody.
i might nip off and set up an im hungover from st patricks day thread.


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ieuan
BRONZE Member since Sep 2003

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Location: Upstate, NY, USA

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Posted:Happy St Patty's Day to all and happy birthday to me! I am going out tonight and celebrating to the proper way-lots and lots of meade and lots of baileys. I think I need on of those signs too. Someone cue the drinking songs biggrin

Gather your harps from the willow trees, dust off the ancient strings. Call the bards and prophets, let them sing healing and freedom. Let light and love flow from the strings, colors of revelation.

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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:So far so good. Trying to get my head and body together to go to Kila tonight. Pheeeww long day so far. We went to the parade and are now watching the resulting vid, including my sister who was the best in the whole parade. I'll post picture some other time hopefully......ahhhh the joy.... biggrin

Gotta run happy burpday....err, I mean paddy's day.... beerchug


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Posted:We sing this song round campfires, tis beautiful (but I can't sing so it will be typed!)

Irish Blessing (tis called)
May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sunlight shine upon your face
The rain fall softly on your feet
And until we meet again some day
May god hold you in the palm of his hand
May the memories that we have shared
Linger on and on

(Very special song for me, lots of lovely Austrian campfires)

Happy St. Patricks day, and Happy Birthday Alicia! wave


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fNi
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

fNi

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Location: New York, USA

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Posted:Heh....St. Paddy's day in Boston biggrin
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pounce
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Posted:i prefer this Irish blessing:

may those who love us love us,
and may those who don't love us,
may god turn their hearts.
and if he cannot turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles so we know the bastards by their limpin'

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happy st. patrick's day!!!

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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

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Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

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Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

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Posted:One of the attending physicians is walking around wearing a BRIGHT GREEN sweater and a big, tall, sparkley, green top hat.

Oh, he's 6'2" (about 2 meters) tall and the hat adds about 8 inches (~20 cm). ubblol


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King Of Bongo


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Posted:mmmm...
Guinness...
beerchug

no!!! "slaps himself on the wrist", must work!!!

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happy St Patrick's Day


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arsn


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Posted:oh, stroke me lucky clover....

Happy st. patty day everyone...


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Trillian
BRONZE Member since Feb 2004

Trillian

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Location: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Total posts: 319
Posted:Happy St. Paddy's! and to all you over in Oz & Nz,etc. good luck getting over your hangovers! I cant celebrate w/ beerchug(stupid drinking age), but I have spent a fun day pinching people who aren't wearing green. I'm off to see some Irish dancing...

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DuckKarma
GOLD Member since Mar 2004

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Location: Glasgow, Scotland (UK)

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Posted:Pounce, where'd you get that Irish toast from? It's one of my favourites, me being a nasty sort 'n'all! wink You ever read any books by Jonathan Carroll?



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Gnor
BRONZE Member since Mar 2003

Gnor

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Location: Perth, Australia

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Posted:Walk on the Hill of Tara, cruise through Slane abbey where St Patrick is meant to have lit his light then firespinning and a few pints.

St Patricks day will never be the same again.



Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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pounce
SILVER Member since Jan 2003

pounce

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Posted:my close friend is irish, and she always does that toast, along with another one i can't remember right now. tongue

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Rossco


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Posted:i think the other one goes
To be sure, to be sure mmmmmm Guinness to be sure!
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