St. Patrick’s Day!


Happy "Wear Green or Get Pinched" Day! I’m working from home today, so I don’t have to worry about random pinches from co-workers. But I’ve always loved the festivity of St Patty’s Day. It’s a no-pressure holiday. Unlike the winter celebrations, Valentine’s Day, Halloween (my own personal favorite) and other holidays, there’s no stress to put on big feasts, to be in a relationship, to honor gods. Even though it’s a celebration of a Christian saint, it’s  not a particularly religious holiday. And there’s no stress about getting the perfect gift for Uncle Guido.

So I like St. Patrick’s Day. (Uncle Guido’s hard to buy for.)

Here’s something a lot of folks don’t know: St. Patrick wasn’t actually Irish. He was English. As a teen, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. After several years, he ended up back in Britain and went into the church. Then he came back to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity. Interesting, huh?

Later today, I should have another SoJ for you. Things are coming down to the wire for my revisions for SHU, so posts may become a little more sporadic for awhile. The final due date is April 10, I think. I suspect I may have a heart attack before then. But we’ll see!

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    Venessa G.
    March 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Jewelry absolutely counts! Whew, you made it! 😉

    I don’t think I’m wearing one single bit of green right now. Hmm… I wonder if chewing gum counts?


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    March 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    I’m unfamiliar with this “Wear Green or Get Pinched” concept. It’s a good thing my coworkers seem unfamiliar with the concept, too, or I’d be black-and-blue by now. 🙂

    Wait. Does jewelry count? I spontaneously grabbed my mood ring (a mood ring? who wears mood rings!) as I was getting dressed this morning and it’s a very pretty shade of green right now.

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    Ken Armstrong
    March 17, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    He was Welsh, I think (from Wales, hell you knew that… sorry).

    Here’s a virtual pinch, non-threatening, kinda nice and gentle (‘too much pinch-info? sorry again) and a cordial St Paddy’s day greetings from deep in the Emerald Isle.

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    March 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    All this time, despite how obvious it sounds, I never considered St. Patrick’s Day have any connection to Christianity! lol

    I think I just had one of those moronic moments when I realize that no matter how accomplished I am, what credentials I have, I’m a moron for not recognizing this sooner. hah. I think it’s b/c I’m so paranoid about being pinched! 😛

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