Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March right in!


I love March! March means that April, May, and even June, are right around the corner...and winter is really almost over. It also means that we celebrate all things Irish...and I LOVE me some Irish. The hills here have their green on like crazy and it makes my heart sing!

It also means that it's time for St. Paddy's day....one of my favorite holidays.
Here are the best ways to get your Irish on:

1. wear green! As I said before...Green makes everything feel alive, so first thing is to put on something green..."No Mattie...it doesn't count if your underwear is green"...(cricket sound)....just kiddin...(more cricket sound)..moving on.

2. watch Irish movies
The Quiet Man is one of my all time favorites! John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are the best....and who can resist Tom and Nicole in Far and Away....this was when Nicole was not ruined by plastic surgery. Love this movie....especially when Nicole's mom says: "This is no longer the Ireland of my Barth"....Huh...I love that.


Or how about a little Darby O'Gill...do you remember Sean Connery being in this? Who knew....and of course... Brigadoon. (sigh)...I love it that the guys go hunting in business suits...



3. hang out with redheads
Here are a few of MY favorites:

See how much fun they are?



4. wear plaid:

and who doesn't like a guy in a skirt?....

5. Talk with an accent. Kindle is really good at this....on the other hand...I suck at this. It just comes out like an english/mexican something....that's why I thought of number 6.

6. If you can't do #5 then say everything with an "O" or a "Mc" in front of it.
Like this: "Please pass the O'pepper and the McSalt."
(Oh yaa...we're havin fun now...)

And finallly and most importantly...eat "Carned" Beef and Cabbage. Every year we would make a huge crockpot full of corned beef cooked in beer with cabbage and roasted potatoes. It is SOOOO good. I'm tellin ya.... it is addictive. You'll want to start your own tradition with this one.

I wish you all a wee bit o' luck and let me know how you get your Irish on!

Love you,
McNeisy McConnell

7 comments:

Chase and Katie said...

I'm always a fan of Waking Ned Devine.. One of my favorite Irish movies :) That, and Evelyn.. I love that movie!!!

Neisy said...

That's right! I LOVE Ned Divine! thanks for reminding me.

KIT said...

Brigadoon takes the cake! AND all those red heads!

JulieBelle said...

Far and Away!
loooove that movie.
in fact. i think i might go watch it tonight. just because i want to.

and i made it onto your blog!! (thanks for the pic by the way...oh the memories!)

I love you Denise!!

Happy St. Patty's Day :)

JulieBelle said...

oh and here is an idea...
let's just go to Ireland?
i've got a couple familial connections we need to take advantage of :)

Neisy said...

I knew I liked Redheads!!!

Cyndi said...

"The Secret of Roan Inish" and "Darby O'Gill" are at the top of the list. We always have Irish Stew made with beer and this year I went with green hair for the day and played our cd of Irish pub songs all day---even at the daycare. I showed the kids Darby and now I can scare them easy by making a sound like a Banshee! Good times.