Tuesday, March 17, 2009

La Fheile Padraig Sona

Happy St. Patrick's Day! And yes, I know the Irish in the title requires accents, but I don't know how to make them on blogger.

How are you going to celebrate today?

After I get home from work, I figure I'll drive all the snakes out of Glenside, Pennsylvania. If that proves too difficult or dangerous or time-consuming, I'll take the wife to a pub somewhere where we'll eat some greasy food and drink our fair share.

Once we get home from the bar, we'll probably turn on an appropriately-themed, albeit historically inaccurate movie and continue drinking.

Meanwhile in sunny Florida, my parents will be busy celebrating their 31st anniversary!

And while all that is going on, my buddy, Nate Green, will be treating lucky bar patrons in Reading, PA to his mad skills on the bagpipes!

I really do plan on going in to work on Wednesday. Really, I do...


seanag said...

I'll be meeting with my book group and discussing Kidnapped. Sure, it's Scotland, not Ireland, but I think it will still feel appropriate enough. Especially if I bring some Irish beer instead of the usual wine.

Yeah, I do have to go to work on Wednesday. And yeah, I do have to be pleasant. Sigh.

Nathanael Green said...

And of course, we'll also be working on our respective novels as much as possible ... right, Brian?

Brian O'Rourke said...


Sounds like fun to me. I absolutely loved Kidnapped when I read it in college.

Brian O'Rourke said...


The hour-and-a-half commute this morning kind of messed up my schedule. So who knows what's going to happen. There are an awful lot of snakes in Glenside.

Rita Vetere said...

Happy St. Patty's Day, Brian!

May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.


Brian O'Rourke said...

Happy St. Patty's Day to you too Rita! Tell you what, let's both raise a pint at 8:00 PM EST tonight, so we can share a toast across the many miles separating us.

Rita Vetere said...

Yer on!

Nathanael Green said...


The Keswick mongoose is already a rare species, and driving the snakes out of their natural habitat will only endanger them more.

So please, this St. Paddy's Day, think about the mongooses before you act.

Brian O'Rourke said...


How environmentally thoughtless I was going to be. Thank you for reminding me of the importance and sanctity of the Keswick mongoose.

Guess I'll have to go drink instead.