Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Secret Sun Classic: St. Patrick's Day (UPDATED)

It's St. Osiris, er, I mean St. Paddy's Day- don't forget to read (or re-read) The Not-so-Secret History of St. Patrick's Day!

Me, I'll be fixing up the boiled dinner for the brood and hoping that nothing too heavy is rolled out today. I gotta admit I had some pretty disturbing dreams last night. Too bad I don't drink anymore...

UPDATE: Michelle Obama has the White House fountain dyed green. I'm sure that's to celebrate her Hibernian roots...

UPDATE II: Quoting the above-linked post:
General George Washington issued a proclamation during the Revolutionary War, declaring March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army, then stationed in Morristown, New Jersey, in honor of the many soldiers of Irish ancestry and those born in Ireland. It was reported that this was the first holiday granted the troops in two years.
In this light, don't forget the recent earthquake/UFO activity in Morristown.

UPDATE III: Also, don't forget my childhood encounter with a leprechaun, which I also linked to on the Satellite.

UPDATE IV: Here is some tragic St Paddy's Day news- Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson and member of the Richardson/Redgrave acting dynasty has been declared brain dead after a skiing accident. Richardson first became known to American audiences in her portrayal of Patty Hearst, whose comrade-in-arms in the SLA Sara Jane Olson was released from prison today. UPDATE 16:58EST- Richardson not brain-dead, flown to new hospital. Hmm...