Friday, March 16, 2007

St. Patrick's Day

As many of you know, the 17th is St. Patrick's Day. This is a serious holiday in my family. My father is first generation American, the rest of his family directly from the island.
My husband and I visited Ireland a few years ago. It was wonderful to meet some of my relatives and see where my father came from. We even visited the family home, where 3 generations were born.
Every year, I make corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes. Sometimes I whip up a loaf of Irish soda bread (usually just buy the damn thing at the store b/c while I CAN cook, I CANNOT bake).
This year will be different. My SIL is coming from San Fran for a girl weekend. She and I and one of my other friends will be going out dancing. I've rented a hotel room across the street from the club in preperation for a very jumbled walk back!
Girl's night is the time to dress like a diva, wear glitter, get our drink on, and pretend we're hot, young, single bitches again. Occasionally, we designate someone as the bachelorette and shamelesly solicit drinks all night! It's good clean mischief I suppose. We always have fun.

This is Veto, doing what I so lovingly refer to as his hooker pose. He's bigger then this now, but still finds the time to make sure he positions himself in such a way that everyone who enters the room knows if he's a boy or a girl.............

This is Veto playing with our friend's dog, Che Che. They are like brother and sister, always agrivating one another. They snarl and look ferocious, all the
while tails a wagging. I LOVE this picture
b/c they look absolutely insane.
But here's the reality of the two of them~
Can you tell I'm just starting to figure out how to add pictures?


Baby Blues said...

I love girls' night outs! And getting your drink on. We also usually check in a nearby hotel so we could conveniently crawl back. Come to think of it, it's been awhile since I've done that. Sounds fun!

Your dogs are cute! But those are ferocious fangs. Keep on posting pictures.

elly parker said...

Princess, hope you and that wonderful hubby have a great St Patrick's Day, I'll raise a Guinness for you when I'm in Dublin this afternoon!

wzgirl said...

Hoorah for the black n' tan. Sounds like a great time. So, are you the volunteer batchelorette this time?

Pics of the new painting going to make the Shiny Pages?

OHN said...

Love the dogs! We always laugh when ours lay that way thinking they must be cooling off where there balls used to be :)

Hope your trip across the street is a safe one ;)

Anonymous said...

The kids are adorable!