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…