yaff 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 ;-)
JNA 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...
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
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.
Downtown 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.
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?