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Until we meet again. :) Which will you know.. hopefully be tomorrow. [Mar. 17th, 2008|12:06 am]
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"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of his hand" - An Irish Blessing, that once upon a time, I could sing, and do American sign language for. ;)

Did anyone do anything for St. Patricks day over the weekend? Any plans for today/night?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IodFq4uyzQg&feature=related

And the Mousercise record commercial. :)
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-03-17 05:15 am (UTC)
Well I went out on thursday to the bar, but that was mostly over woman troubles, though the bar was called the shamrock. and I actualy had a man tell me the first part of that saying the other day when I was out on a walk
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-03-17 05:15 am (UTC)
oh and I got first, yay!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:19 am (UTC)
Sure did. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:16 am (UTC)
I've always been very fond of that saying. I think it's really lovely.

Did you have any green beer or anything?
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[User Picture]From: insane_hope
2008-03-17 05:17 am (UTC)
no green beer, only cheep pitchers.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:20 am (UTC)
Well, can't go wrong there either. ;)
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[User Picture]From: toothlesshag
2008-03-17 05:28 am (UTC)
I went to Shamrock Fest in Washington DC. It was a huge huge beer and irish music (sort of) festival at a football stadium parkinglot.

My favorite band, Scythian, a traditional irish fiddle/ rock band was playing. Once they played I was happy. The beer and the other bands (and awful cover bands!) I could do without.

And Russel Crow made an appearance with the band: great big C.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:31 am (UTC)
That's so cool! I've never heard of them. Do they have any cd's available?
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2008-03-17 05:36 am (UTC)
I work at the library on St. Patrick's Day, so I've got my green sweater and a little button that says, "Irish for the day!" all ready.

We're going to give out little shamrock stickers to the kids that check out. ^___^ We also have a green ink pad for some shamrock stamps. *grin*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:37 am (UTC)
That's awesome! =) Very cute.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:39 am (UTC)
You had that record? That's awesome! I need to find one on ebay for my kid, because he'd love the hell out of it.
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[User Picture]From: sly_cult_race
2008-03-17 09:51 am (UTC)
I have that Irish blessing on a locket that my great aunt gave me. I filled it with special things, and since she died it has more meaning now.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:36 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: jehannamama
2008-03-17 10:41 am (UTC)
The extent of our celebratory day is a crock pot full of corned beef with cabbage.
*grins*
Have a grand and lucky day with your wee random leprechaun.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks love. ;) I think we're going to color some leprechans in a bit here.
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-03-17 11:45 am (UTC)

LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

saint patrick was a gintleman
he came from dacent people
he built a church in dublin town
and on it put a steeple
his father was a Callaghan,
his mother was a brady
his uncle an o'Shaughnessy
and his auntie was a brady

so success to brave saint patricks fist
he was a saint so clever
he gave the snakes and toads a twist
and banished them forever

one hundred thousand vipers blue
he charmed with sweet discourses
and dined on them at killaloo
with soups and second courses
the toads went hop, the snakes went pop
jump haep into the water
and the beasts commited suicide
to save themselves from slaughter

There's not a mile in Ireland's isle
where the dirty varmint musters,
Where'er he put his dear fore-foot,
he murdered them in clusters;
When blind worms crawling in the grass
disgusted all the nation,
lie gave them a rise, that opened their eyes to a sense of their situation

The Wicklow hills are very high,
so's the Hill of Howth, sir,
But there's a hill much higher still,
aye, higher than them both sir;
Twas on the top of this high hill
St Patrick preached his sarment,
Which drove the frogs into the bogs,
and bothered all the varmint
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-03-17 03:55 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

What is this from or who wrote it?
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-03-17 10:50 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

its from zozimuz aka michael moran. a blind uneducated 19th century dublin busker and my favourite poet

http://www.chaptersofdublin.com/books/General/zozimus.htm
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 10:51 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

It's awesome.
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-03-17 11:25 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

Thanks, I'll have to look him up. Do you mind if I add you? Finding someone who likes poetry is fairly rare.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 11:28 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

Aww yay!! New LJ friends. :)
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-03-18 12:07 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

yay!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:38 pm (UTC)

Re: LA PADRAIG SHONA DAOIBH!

Ooh! I've never read this before! Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: frontdoorangel
2008-03-17 02:18 pm (UTC)
There is a church song..I don't really know what else to call it..that always reminds me of that blessing. It was the bane of my existence for most of middle school because the vp at my Catholic School fell in love with it so we sang it ALL the time. It's called Eagle's Wings I think and the chorus goes: "And He will raise you up on Eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun...and hold you in the palm of his hand."

I swear I could probably sing it in my sleep, we sang it that often.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh. I don't know this one.
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[User Picture]From: marguerlucy
2008-03-17 02:28 pm (UTC)
here's an old irish CURSE:

May those who love us love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limping.

this of course, is nothing personal, and purely FYI.
more at
http://www.corsinet.com/trivia/irish_curses.html haha
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[User Picture]From: sensibleken
2008-03-17 03:11 pm (UTC)
heres another one "DRINK! FECK! ARSE!"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Father_Jack_Hackett
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:40 pm (UTC)
Ahh, an old friend. ;)
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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-03-17 03:34 pm (UTC)
This blessing is actually from Iona in Scotland,(my most favouritist wonderfulist place in the UK!)and really is a beautiful celtic blessings, its so...earthy and natural!

The Monks who brought the Celtic Christianity across to Iona came from Ireland so it bears huge similarities.

I bet it looks lovely in A.S.L. Do you sign? I'm learning B.S.L.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:41 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Thank you! It was always called Irish Blessing when we sang it in choir, and I don't sign much. A tiny bit. I mean I can get by, but not very well. I taughtmy kid some sign when he was little so we could communicate before he started talking, so my sign vocabulary is very limited. And it was very beautiful in sign. *nod* How long have you been learning?
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[User Picture]From: itsjustc
2008-03-17 07:20 pm (UTC)
I go for 3 hours on a Monday mornings and have been learning for six years - if I pass next year, I qualify as an interpreter.

Baby signing is taking off in a big way over here. Also sign language became an officially recognised language last year (some old law of the 19thC stated that only spoken languages could be recognised). So from 2012ish it will be taught to all new school children at 5 years old.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 07:24 pm (UTC)
That's SO cool! I've always thought it would be nice to be able to interpret musicals, plays, operas etc. Having performed in many that have been interpreted for those who use sign, I've always found it so beautiful, and just fascinating to watch.

And that's SO cool! That's wonderful. I think that kids are smarter when they learn to communicate in more languages, be they sign, or spoken languages beyond their own native language. I think it's so great for kids. :)
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From: theeinherjar
2008-03-17 03:37 pm (UTC)
Mocked my friend. For the last four years the night before St. Patty's day he panics searching for something green. Last night I pointed out his tattoo is green. The one he has had for the last four years.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 05:41 pm (UTC)
hahaha. ;) Niiice!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2008-03-17 08:55 pm (UTC)
I totally forgot it was St. Patty's today. I didn't even wear green.

Its ok though, because I'll make it up tonight by driving all the snakes out of my apartment complex.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 08:56 pm (UTC)
lol, that's an awesome tradition. ;)
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[User Picture]From: dobrze
2008-03-17 09:08 pm (UTC)
I laid on my couch and begged my throat to stop hurting. Surprisingly, it complied! I am bummed that I missed out on one of the most fun going out weekends all year. Doh! My friends kept texting me all night to rub it in. Oh, well. I will make up for it over my spring break :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 09:11 pm (UTC)
Aww! *hugs* Glad your throat is feeling better, babe.
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[User Picture]From: queenofdebt
2008-03-17 11:01 pm (UTC)
I marched in the parade in Boston yesterday. You can imagine the blisters I have
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-17 11:01 pm (UTC)
But I bet you had a blast. :)
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[User Picture]From: falseprophet_
2008-03-18 11:39 am (UTC)

St.Paddy's the recovery

I decided to go to the pub and drink my fill of Guinness and Smithwicks
eat cornedbeef and to much bushmills so i hope yours was filled with fun and friends
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-18 04:48 pm (UTC)

Re: St.Paddy's the recovery

Thanks babe. :) Pretty lowkey St Patricks Day over here. Hopefully next year will be a little more exciting.
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[User Picture]From: actionjack
2008-03-20 07:35 am (UTC)
I went up to Oxford with some of my co-workers last Thursday for "Green Beer Day" (a holiday Miami students established because St. Patrick's Day is over their spring break).

I never celebrated it when I was in college, and, in a double dose of irony, I didn't actually drink anything all night! Either because there was too much crowding around the bartender, I was about to need to drive, I would have gotten hurt dancing drunk, or I was on the verge of having a difficult conversation that required me to be sober.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-20 02:11 pm (UTC)
Nice. ;)
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