Jump Start Your Brain: Kiss Me I’m Irish!

JumpstartTop of the Saturday morning to ya, Modern Philosophers!

Don’t worry, Seamus isn’t writing this post, but he is running around The House on the Hill, singing the Notre Dame Fight Song and decorating the place for St. Patrick’s Day.

Yes, that is what I had to wake up to this morning.  My brain is still in a fog, and there’s way too much green in my line of sight.  I’m confused, sleepy, and oddly craving corned beef and cabbage.

I think I need to jump start my brain.  How about you, lads and lasses?  Anyone else need a 1000 volts of Deep Thoughts to get the ole Irish gray matter smilin’ this morning?

What’s the allure of St. Patrick’s Day?  Do you love it, too?  Are you just itching to wear something green on Monday?  Will you be pretending you’re Irish even if you aren’t?  Will you demand that someone kiss you because of this heritage?  Are you going to pinch total strangers for not wearing green?

Why does this holiday appeal to the masses, and not just the Irish?  Can everyone really be Irish just for the day?  Does green beer really get people that excited?  Are people just loving an excuse to drink in the middle of the month?  Maybe people just believe that green is their color?

Did St. Patrick really drive the snakes out of Ireland?  Or is that another of those biblical metaphors?  Can we ever really know for sure?  Where did he put all the snakes?  Do you think the Leprechauns helped him with this task?  Did the snakes ever try to get their revenge?  Would St. Patrick and Lord Voldemort be natural enemies because of the whole snake thing?  In what Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat have put St. Patrick?

Speaking of Leprechauns, do you have one who practically lives in your house like I do?  Does he get drunk and put your guest bathroom out of commission for days at a time?  Does he keep his pot of gold hidden in your basement?  Is he a huge fan of Notre Dame?  Do you think some Leprechauns are better behaved than Seamus?

What will you be doing to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day? Do you get all hard core and eat corned beef and cabbage?  Have you ever eaten that meal on any day other than March 17?  Does corned beef even exist outside of that day?

What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done to celebrate this holiday?  Have you ever been to the St. Paddy’s Day Parade in New York?  Does your town hold a parade?

Do you think St. Patrick drinks green beer in Heaven and smiles down at everyone celebrating the day in his honor?  Or do you think he wants us all to get our acts together and lead a less wild life?

So much to think about regarding St. Patrick’s Day.  Hope all these questions have jump started your brain.  I know they’ve made me crave a Shamrock Shake…

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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15 Responses to Jump Start Your Brain: Kiss Me I’m Irish!

  1. When I was a very young man (18 or so), we went to a pizza joint in Dallas that had green beer on St. Pat’s Day. Ten. Cents. A. Mug. $2 got me plenty plowed.

  2. List of X says:

    That’s waaaay to many questions to ask of those who may already be celebrating St. Patrick’s day. 🙂

  3. I never attend or partake of official shenanigans… but I enjoy partaking of unofficial ones (ones I create).

    Green is a colour which is hard to avoid unless you live in a black and white TV, but even then… there is the accidental colouring which occurs when the mind colours black and white in because it likes crayons and using them.

    Happy shenanigans day to you! Fun shenanigan filled post!

    I forgot it was close to that time of year 😉

  4. It’s the one day that “ups” my Italian friends who never let you forget how superior they are.

    • Austin says:

      I believe St. Joseph Day is March 18. I grew up in an Irish and Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn. The Irish kids wore their green on the 17th, and the Italian kids wore their red on the 18th. Good times!

  5. ksbeth says:

    i love, love, love it and am half irish.

  6. floridaborne says:

    That’s easy, I’m 3/4 Irish and my favorite color is–and has always been–green. But not just ANY green. I’m not all that fond of Olive Green and institutional gray-green is the pits left over from the olive. My favorite is the color of new leaves peaking out of branches in the spring, and rye grass that grows in Florida in the winter.

  7. I see someone who looks sad or unhappy, close your eyes and see them surrounded in pink light. Imagine you are sending love from your heart to bless them.

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