Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

I may be Irish, but historically I haven't really celebrated today, other than wearing green, obviously. Half the time I don't even do that, claiming my green eyes count. Lame, right?

This year I decided to pay homage to my roots with a little Guinness. In a stew, that is.

So, tonight Scott and I are feasting on Guinness Beef Stew and Irish Soda Bread. I even rented Once, which I have been meaning to see for a long time. Once-upon-a-time in Italy I imagined the music was my personal soundtrack. So already Once has a special place in my heart. I debated about renting Michael Collins or the Secret of Roan Inish or even Waking Ned Devine, but decided to go with the love story. And right now I wish I was back in Chicago. One of my life regrets is never seeing the parade when I lived there. Every time I think  of it though, I think of The Fugitive. Do you remember that part?

Anyway, here's to St. Patrick's Day, my Daddy-Daddy McDermott (who was so proud to be Irish), myths, the gift of gab, emerald green, and Guinness.


EMS said...
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EMS said...

Congrats on your Irishness! I'm not that much Irish but I'm making shepherds pie and Irish soda bread tonight. Should be good. :)

P.S. I saw Once awhile ago. I remember I liked. And it does have great music.

Anonymous said...

How was the stew? I failed miserably this year, and I'm not sure I cared. I loved your Irish Pride. -Mom