Celtic through and through...even my maiden name was a Gaelic word and married to a fine Irish man with a hollow leg for Guinnessyaff said:So, Today many folks broke out their kilts and bagpipes and drank green beer, etc.
Any St Patty's Day revelers here? :-#
May the road rise up to greet you all and may the wind always be at your back ;-)
I use "lack of an outdoor life" here lately. I also use "developed a preference for not living too far south -- those sunburns from walking out to the car is just a killah". And I have long joked that I have two shades: ghostly white and lobster red. Which is a slight exageration. I do tan. But no one else on the planet would notice when I am merely white and not just a shade shy of 'could be an albino, if it weren't for the hazel eyes'. :-DJNA said:if out in the sun to long you go from pale to burnt.
Bet you use at least spf 35 ?
'straddle'? Is that what they're calling it these days? ;-)mendelman said:No Irish here. Not even close. I'm of half Polish and half German ancestory.
But my wife's birthday and mine straddle St. Pat's day!!! :-} :-D
Actually, my mom is German. I thought that part was a "military brat" thang. :-DMaister said:'straddle'? Is that what they're calling it these days? ;-)
I am Irish by marriage only (she's maybe a quarter Irish) and I'm half German half Polish - must be a midwest thang...
Especially if your native to Michigan.Maister said:I am Irish by marriage only (she's maybe a quarter Irish) and I'm half German half Polish - must be a midwest thang...
No doubt one finds a disproportionate amount of German mothers among military brats...and Korean....and Japanese (among Marine dependants).Michele Zone said:Actually, my mom is German. I thought that part was a "military brat" thang. :-D
No Irish here, but I've never understood the Black Irish thing. Do people know they have a different background, or do they just assume it because they're darker complected. What other nationality was typically brought into the mix?Trail Nazi said:We have a lot of Celtic blood. My grandfather was 100% Irish, and we have quite a bit of Scottish and some English as well. One branch of our family is Black Irish so there are some dark headed and dark eyed family members although I look like the Swiss Miss.
Besides Trail Nazi, has anyone heard of Seven Nations? They are a great celtic rock band. Check out their intro at www.sevennations.comDowntown said:I'm mostly English and German, with a wee bit o' irish blood and mostly irish looks - reddish brown hair, pale skin, freckles. I'll be busting out my Hair of the Dog CDs to listen to at work on Wednesday in honor of the occasion. We would have gone to the parade Saturday, but it was too damn cold.
She is not kidding when she says she is short...Makes one think of the Randy Newman song (which she hates)...Short people....Zoning Goddess said:I'm short. I think my heritage is Pygmy and I don't drink beer. Definitely not Irish.
From my understanding, the term Black Irish comes from the legend/story that a fleet of the Spanish Armada were shipwrecked off the shore of Ireland and assimulated into the population. Therefore, you will get some black headed, not necessarily darker complexions, people. I have also heard the legend that the Black Irish are descendents of the silkies, the seals that became human and only stayed human if you kept their skins. But if they found their skin, they would immediately return to the sea, leaving all of their loved ones on the shore.Seabishop said:No Irish here, but I've never understood the Black Irish thing. Do people know they have a different background, or do they just assume it because they're darker complected. What other nationality was typically brought into the mix?