Saturday, March 17, 2007

Happy St. Patrick's Day

It's just not a holiday without a T-shirt to celebrate.

Today I recommend reading "How the Irish Saved Civilization" by Thomas Cahill. I am also having corned beef and cabbage with my Guinness.


The Virtual Ranger said...

God blass ye, surr. The top o' the leprechaun t'ye.

All this St Patrick stuff is a mystery to us on this Island. A few pubs give out green balloons and the chavs drink Guinness-based cocktails, but otherwise there's no sign of the huge to-do that seems to go on over the water. But then, there are not actually that many Irish living here.

Maybe if we had more parades and inflatable illuminated crock-o-golds they'd feel more at home.

Lisa B said...

Another good read is How the Irish Became White, by Noel Ignatiev.