Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The Luck of the...Who?

I've gone green today (at least the background). Who-so-ever coined the phrase "luck of the Irish" hadn't read much Irish history. Maybe he/she was trying to be ironic.

My wife is 1/2 Irish (we even visited some cousins in Ireland on our honeymoon), so we enjoy the day (read: drink green beer and gorge ourselves on corned beef & cabbage). The whole family gets to march in a parade later--the first time for me since 8th grade band.

In other lucky news, Catherine J. Gardner has a contest up at her blog. In full disclosure, I'm making a vain attempt at landing the "booby prize" by listing the contest here. Good luck to ye.

Here's to having acceptances in all your in-boxes on this St. Patrick's Day.

9 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm about 1/16th Irish, so a Happy St. Patrick's Day to you.

I see your reading John Wyndham - he's my favourite Science Fiction author.

Catherine J Gardner said...

Ooh, and thanks for mentioning the competition. Your name is in the hat.

Aaron Polson said...

The movie version of Triffids was a little silly, but the book is nice thus far.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I am not Irish at all, although I do enjoy a good St. Pat's day. I know what you mean by 'luck of the Irish,' potato famine, plague, civil wars, and never mind the discrimination they faced when they came to America. Truly a blessed people.

Bobbie Metevier said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I wanted to enter that contest but so far can't think of a good scenario for Mr. Wolf.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm dressed all in green today (I own ONE green shirt, I discovered when I looked in the closet this morning--fortunately it was clean) and I've been eating corned beef and cabbage like it's going out of style. I love that stuff! I made a huge brisket Sunday and put in six carrots and a whole head of cabbage. Yummmmm.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! My people are all Scotch-Irish on my mother's side and (Welsh on my father's side), so I feel pretty solidly comfortable wearing green. Although no green beer for me, ick. I will not drink it, SamIAm.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I got a rejection, but it was a VERY nice one : )

katey said...

Hope it's a good one, Aaron! Luck of the Irish indeed-- but I guess some good books came out of it, just the same.

Have fun in the parade!

L'emma Dinosaur said...

Enjoyed seeing you in the Parade, Mr. P, it was a nice change to the Girl Scouts who wouldn't share their cookies.

(I'm French, so I spit on all Americans who enjoy Green Beer!)