Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top of the Marnin to Ya!

It's Saint Patrick's Day! {doing a little jig} I have absolutely NO Irish blood in my veins, but that doesn't ever stop me from celebrating this holiday! The girls are all dressed in green down to their socks and hair accessories. I am going to be wearing my green sweater. Jeff better find something green, he'll regret it if he doesn't...{pinch pinch}

Tonight we'll have a "traditional" Irish dinner of Irish stew and soda bread. I know that the jello will be green as will the lemon-lime koolaid. We are going to have strawberry shortcake for dessert. I'm not quite sure what part of that will be made green though. There is only two options, the shortcake or the whipped cream. One or both will be the emerald tone.

Basically the only point of reference that I had to go on for knowledge of the Irish culture would be this guy.

Or this movie.
Americanized parodies were all I had. That's OK. I love them. I'm sure today will be filled with sayings like "Don't steal me pot'o'gold!" or "Blarney" or "Don't be makin me wack you with me Shelaleigh stick!". Ya, pretty much the my's will become me's. There will be bad accents thrown around all day today. I will love every minute of it of course.

I leave you with a little clip of one of my favorite childhood movies. I know I'll be singing this ALL day too! Sorry about the quality, but it's short. :)


12 comments:

:Jan the crazy lady: said...

I didn't buy Lucky Charms today. Bummer. Not an ounce of Irish blood Heidi? I think you might have a smiggin. I feel lucky knowing you :)

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

I love Darby O'Gill!! And I also say that the whipped cream must turn green! Whipped Green!!

KaTrina said...

I'm with Mike, I too vote for the whipped cream to be green.

David said...

I almost did a darby o'gill post today! but it's been so long since i watched it that i wouldnt have remembered enough detail to make it sound good. it's a great movie. 'for she's my one my darling one her eyes so sparkling full of fun.' is that how it goes?

David said...

i was right! about the lyrics, that is. just watched the clip you posted. what a great song.

SuzanSayz said...

Ah, twas never a feinier movie than that of Darby O Gil!

Mike Brinkerhoff said...

Not to say that it's necessarily in the same highly acclaimed category as Darby O'Gill, but the other day I realized that I haven't seen, or even thought about, The Gnome-Mobile in YEARS!! Is that even available these days??? Sure, I could look, but ... umm.. I'm asking here instead. Because this is where I am while thinking about it.

andrea said...

Lucky charms - awwwww the memories ;) (not of eating them mind you - but the wee fella on tv!)

Happy St Paddy's Day to you and yours - and thanks for popping over to my blog to make me feel all better - that in itself was it's own awesome thing for the day!

Blogger is being a wee bit uncooperative today but as soon as I can you can be sure I'll linking up to my newest blog buddy ;)

thanks

Jennifer said...

we got the gnome mobile from netfix a while ago. we're gonna watch darby o'gill tonitgh too!

dani said...

"my darlin' (not so) irish girl", i love that too!!! it's funny; i was thinking about growing up and the americanized irish to which we were exposed...
i, too, thought of lucky charms and darby o'gill... as well as irish spring soap and the green milkshakes mcdonalds always sold for the holiday ( i wonder if they still do??? now, i want one:b)
i hope your st. patty's day was a wonderful one, heidi:D
love,
dani

Lisa said...

Oh good! I can leave a comment now! It wouldn't let me earlier...

Anyways, thank you for that movie clip! That is one of my favorite songs...EVER!!!! And now I have been humming it all the day long :)

And let's talk about how dreamy the yound Sean Connery was.....

Jeanette said...

I am Irish and love Lucky Charms. I buy the generic though. Love St. Patty's Day too.