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From poetry and povertyTo wealth and technology --It's all downhill for Ireland.
OK, OK, now let's all celebrate the Irish and go out and get drunk.
I'm curious; in New Orleans, both St. Patrick's Day and St. Joseph's Day are celebrated, with Irish parades and Italian parades. The Indians ("tribes" of African-Americans who dress in elaborate Native American costumes and chant) have their big meet-up of the tribes on St. Joseph's also.Any other cities have the Irish and Italian celebrations, or is it all St. Paddy?My officemate, who's Cuban-American, has joined the St. Patrick's marching club, so Saturday I'll be out drinking Guiness and watching him strut with his buddies. If a gal doesn't mind smooching a drunken marcher on the cheek, she'll get a cheap, green paper flower.
..and here in Madison, today is the first morning that feels totally breath-of-fresh-air Spring like. Clear, sunny, calm, birds chirping, melting snow rushing in the gutters, puddles to jump over.Aah, Spring.
Corned beef and cabbage! Yum, Yum.
as a boston--actually cambridge--cockroach let me tell youst patricks day is huge around herebut if youre wondering about italian saints daysthings just havent been the samein the italian part of the city of bostonsince it was paved it over by the big digmayor menino is of italian ancestryin case you wouldnt knowhe pronounces 'city' with an 'sh' soundbut i wont spell it out for you as this is a family bloghis nickname is 'mumbles'and hes been mayor forever by defaultbecause no one gives a cit about boston these daysanyway i always look forward to soda bread crumbsnot to mention the odd scrap of corned beef that comes my wayonly problem is that mom is frenchso you can imagine what she does to corned beef and cabbageand she serves it with that french amora mustardahoooahthey didnt call it mustard gas in the great war for nothingso culinary-wise st patricks day has its ups and downs for meyou know i was terrorized last sunday by the step dancersthey brought in at the local parish for the st paddys day bashi mean 16 slightly beefy oirish-american lasses in clunky shoesand weird outfits not to mention the very weird hairand stiff postures going clompty-clompalmost on top of little meyeieeeei was outta thereone of the priests is an irish guy from brooklynhe says theres nothing as weird as the boston irishbut around here he mumbles that under his breathwhich proves you dont have to be italian to mumble
blogging cockroach,You'd enjoy a vacation excursion during this Lenten season. During the weeks leading up to St. Joseph's Day, Sicilian families create altars to honor the saint for his intercessions on their behalf. These home altars piled high with dried fruit, homebaked breads, pastries and cookies, dried fish, pasta, beans, meats and cheeses. The altars remain on display for several days, and people, and no doubt cockroaches, come to visit and pay homage.
hi bethyum that sounds much better than corned beef and cabbagei hear new orleans is cockroach heaven tooexcept they are really really big down therebig as in giganticim not sure i could competeits bad enough when east cambridge punk cockroachesshow up here in haavad squeahthey are a bunch of hoodlumsbut at least ive read james joyceand they haventwhich does me a lot of good when theyre ripping off everything ive gotanyway the family here has several irish friendsirish as in from irelandthey all say they never heard of corned beef and cabbageuntil they came to america
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