Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saturday 9

"The Unicorn" was selected because Monday is St. Patrick's Day. Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This song was recorded by The Irish Rovers. While it's said that on St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage? A wee bit. My grandma was 1/2 Irish, which makes me 1/8th.

2) According to the 2000 Census, Massachusetts is the state with the largest percentage of residents of Irish descent. Have you ever been to The Bay State? Yes, twice. I really enjoyed it. A charming, historic and very walkable city.  I would love to go back!

3) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for? Belleek pottery and china, wool sweaters.

4) St. Patrick's Day is celebrated the world over. They even watch marching bands and wave Irish flags on St. Patrick's Day in Moscow. Does your town have a St. Patrick's Day parade? Puh-leez! I live in Chicago! The river is dyed green, there are Irish dance demonstrations and jig lessons under the Picasso at the Daley Center, and there's a parade through the city.

5) "The wearing o' the green" is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Will you wear something green in honor of the day? If I remember. So many celebrations are going on this weekend it may slip my mind that Monday is the actual day.

6) Have you ever had green beer? No, and I'm not interested.

7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake at McDonald's? Just had my first one at work on Friday! (McDonald's is a client and they sent shakes and apple pies over for Pi Day.)

8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm? Yes, and it's literally a charm. It's small and poorly made, but it depicts the Virgin Mary holding Baby Jesus. I found it on the carpet as I was waiting to board a recent flight. I fingered it during take off and landing and it really made me feel better.

BTW, I'm a white knuckle flier, and this Malaysia Flight 370 story is frightening and fascinating me. WHAT HAPPENED? Who would kill 239 people that way? Why?

9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious.  What brand of cereal is in your kitchen right now? Rice Krispies.


  1. Chicago sounds like a fun place to be for St. Paddy's!

  2. I'm fascinated by the whole Malaysia flight as well. It's just bizarre, and if it was hijacked - by whom? And when will they tell people that they have the plane/people and what they want? And if it did land, why isn't anyone's cell phone working? Just crazy. Enjoy the river, I plan to get down there one of these years and enjoy it!

  3. They are going to find the plane at The Emila Parking Lot and Bar...

  4. wow, that's cool about getting apple pies & shakes for pi day. was the shake good?

    gosh, where have i been? i haven't heard of that malaysian airline? sounds like lost!

  5. Had no idea they turn the river green. I hope it's not that way normally!

    I agree, the Malaysia flight thing is definitely strange. Like Bermuda Triangle stuff.

  6. Apple pies are about the only thing I really like at McDonalds.

  7. Every time I put the news on there is some new theory about that plane. Every expert seems to say something different. My mind keeps going back to 911 with this one.

    That is so sad about your childhood home. I know what you mean about having to move on from the memories. There are a lot of those kinds of communities around here.

  8. Oh my goodness thank you for the picture of the green in the river. Wow.

    And yes, the Malaysia flight is bizarre. Everyone is waiting to hear something, anything!


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