March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day and Other

St. Patrick’s Day was never really celebrated at all in our house, except that Mom would make corned beef and cabbage. In school, people made a big deal out of wearing some green. And partying on March 17th was never planned.

So I can’t say this is a big celebration day for me. The kids couldn’t really care less. They’re too young for Guinness.

I found this list of 10 must-drink Irish whiskeys on Forbes. Whoo - I think you have to “must afford” them first. I’ll have to content myself with a couple of ounces of Jameson late tonight when I will still be working on this software demo for Atlanta.

I raise a toast to my readers (even you lurkers who pretend not to visit, but show up in the server logs). And seeing the tired old toasts searchable online sorely lacking, here is my original toast to you:

May the path of your life wind through beautiful and wondrous places.
And may you see misfortune coming soon enough to get out of its way.

Sláinte!

In other news, the anniversary of my date of hire passed without fanfare at work (it’s the Ides of March). I’ve been at my current job for 13 years. Lucky 13! Woo!

And, Chuck’s Blog turned 3 years young yesterday (the 16th). Let’s hear it for Unbecoming Levity!

Now, about that Guinness…

Posted by James at March 17, 2007 4:09 PM
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There is always a few Guinness (Vitamin G) in my fridge and a bottle of Midleton in my house (saved carefully for special occasions). Midleton is hands down my favorite whiskey. My "everyday" favorite is Jameson (or Southern Comfort if I'm REALLY broke).

Slainté!

Posted by: leslie at March 17, 2007 4:56 PM

Since I have a special scotch in the house, I guess it behooves me to have a special Irish whiskey at some point. But I'm not rushing out to buy anything really expensive anytime soon.

ADDITIONAL FUN FACT:

We can thank Jewish Americans for the corned beef. Apparently the Irish Americans were looking for a substitute for their traditional St. Paddy's Day dinner and corned beef was yummy and available.

So, an additional L'Chaim!

Posted by: James at March 17, 2007 5:36 PM

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