Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patty's Day!

I'm part Irish. But then again, I'm also part Scotch-English, so I guess they cancel each other out. But everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, huh? I wore my green today--an olive colored hoodie with a sage colored tank top underneath. And my camo-colored Converse kicks. Other than eating shamrock shaped cookies or drinking green beer or watching a parade, there's not much to the celebration of St. Patty's Day. So instead of eating green colored food (I had a salad tonight, does that count?), I thought I'd make of list of Irish things to be thankful for:

First off, the brothers Affleck. Both Casey and Ben are of Irish descent as evidenced by their gorgeous peaches and cream skin. Doesn't it just suck when guys have nicer skin than you do?

And then there's George Clooney, who not only has the gorgeous Irish skin, but beautiful thick black eyelashes to boot! Gah! If I didn't love him so much, I'd probably hate him.

Add to the list of Irish hotties: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jim Caviezel, Jerry O'Connell (that pudgy little kid in Stand By Me sure grew up nice, didn't he?), Dylan McDermott, Gabriel Byrne, Patrick Dempsey, all the Baldwin brothers and Luke and Owen Wilson. And speaking of talented Irish families, there's John Cusack and his siblings. Who doesn't love Lloyd Dobler?

We have Ireland to thank for Stephen Rea and Neal Jordan who combined talents for one of my all-time favorite movies, The Crying Game. Irish American comic Denis Leary makes me laugh like no other and the music of U2 and lead singer Bono can bring tears to my eyes.

I'm not a beer drinker, but back in the day I'd have many a drink made with Baileys Irish Cream. Mudslide, anyone? Yummy.

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