Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's Day HNT

I've always been one to celebrate my Irish heritage on St. Patrick's Day. In spite of not having that outward indication that I've got any Irish blood in me. No O'Hara or Flanagan or Faherty as my surname. The Irish part of my family comes from my mother's mother's family, so the surnames have gotten buried. The Milligans and the O'Hearns.

Sadly, I've never really dug into my heritage. Mom started years ago, and was able to go back a couple of generations, plus some references to being related to "John, the Warrior" from the 11th century. No one famous, that we could tell, but there were a couple of ministers that popped up.

I've always wanted to go to Ireland, though I'd have to do some real studying of my ancestors, so that I could really enjoy the history of my lineage. I'm hoping that, somehow, that lineage includes the Guinness family. To that end, I celebrate each year with my favorite Irish drink. And while I don't quite do the presentation as well as last year's SPD Mystery Guest, the sentiment's the same!

I hope that you all had a great St. Patrick's Day!




The Aries:

"Aries is the first sign of the western zodiac - untested, unsophisticated and genuine to a fault. Aries charges through life, bumping into obstacle after obstacle then getting bravely up, only to wonder where the lumps and scrapes and bruises came from."

This week's Mystery Guest will be revealed Thursday afternoon. It's her birthday this weekend too!

The birthday girl this weekend is Stealth, who's come back after a long time away. Stop by and wish her a happy birthday (Saturday)!



Something had to give way today amongst all the things going on (see my previous post), and "...the Other HNT" is it. It'll still be going up, but not until later tonight, and possibly not until after midnight sometime. But be sure to check it out! Your fellow HNTers would appreciate it! Definitely NSFW this week.

Another adventure of the OsShirt has been posted. It's slowly getting caught up over there!
I've got that "ask me a question" thingie over there in my sidebar. So much easier than coming up with a new meme! Try it out--it's anonymous, too!
As a special Irish treat, we've got a second Mystery Guest! Enjoy!




"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time --
a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic."
~~Adrienne Cook

This week's second Mystery Guest will also be revealed on Thursday afternoon. But if you know her, you might be able to see her with even a little less green!

This Irish lass is Minority Report! Be sure you stop by her place too!

84 comments:

Elle said...

What an awesome picture, Os! Makes me want to celebrate with you and a Guinness :)

I'm up. Wasn't celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I'm sure the more than half-nekkidness makes up for it...

Barefoot Dreamer said...

Vixen is out and asked me to "up" her... oh the possibilities ;)

http://blue-eyedvixen.com/2010/03/it-takes-a-long-time-to-grow-an-old-friend-hnt/

Barefoot Dreamer said...

I too am up - enjoying the sunshine for the first time in months. Happy st.pats to the amazing guests too.

Os you are looking a bit thinner my man.

Southern Sage said...

Guests of course are stellar!! Gotta love the Irish!

I have two guests this week too!!!! They are coming in faster than I can post them!

Mines up with guests, trophies and pigs!

Stealth said...

I love the saint paddy's day hnt there os, and your saint paddys day mg is hawt!!!

Happy green beer day old friend...

oh...and

happy HNT :)

the eternal list said...

now those are some festive pics, festive

i'm up

happy st. paddy's day to all

Sexie Sadie~ said...

Happy St. Patty's Os!

I am up!

xo~Sadie

Luna Mauvaise said...

Too much Bailey's and caffeine this fine Irish day.

And the Devil is here.

HHNT!

Loverboy said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Os!

Crikey I'm up~!

Polt said...

Not much on the Guinness myself, Os, but I'm glad you enjoyed one! Maybe you even enjoyed one for me too, eh?

At any rate, I'll be up shortly after midnight EST, and it'll be my final regular HNT. Stop by, read the explanation and leave me some goodbye love. :)

http://poltspalace.blogspot.com

HAPPY HNT!

His Dirty Girl said...

Guinness is a must on St. Patrick's Day! Love the Mystery Guests today, too...especially the shot with the Irish scarf!

I'm up! Happy HNT!

Anonymous said...

The always excellent Jobthingy is up with some Vampires!

http://jobthingyhnt.blogspot.com/

Petal said...

Gotta love a day that encourages you to drink good beer! HHNT to ya Os

I'm up

http://secretlifeofaslummymummy.blogspot.com/

Emmy said...

Love your picture this week! And not just because of the beer ;-)

And your mystery guests are gorgeous too.

I'm up!
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

MIbowhunter said...

Two mystery guests what a treat ,i clicked on them w/o even thinkin! im up .thaks a buch HHNT

Pink Vixxxen said...

Happy HNT!
I hope you all enjoyed your St. Patty's Day.

We are up @ www.thekinkchronicles.com

HNTCAS said...

It's been a while, but I'm up.

Daniel said...

Tasty beverage, Os! Like you, what little Irish heritage I have is well buried. But wasn't really feeling celebratory today...

Anyway, we're up! Happy HNT, all.

-d.

13messages said...

That might be the coolest shot of you yet. I'm drinking Sam Adams tonight, but I'm wearing my Guinness hat at least.

I'm up.

Babe Lincoln said...

Love, love, love me some Guinness!

I'm back... and up!

James said...

Yeah for Guinness and TWO mystery guests!

I'm up.

Evening said...

Happy St. Patricks Day Os! You are looking great in Green!!

I know that first MG and I am so glad to see her here!!

Mr. Smith said...

Happy Patty Day - were up - I'll drink to that!

Sweet Tart said...

Up, and serving sushi naked.

Happy HNT!

Curvaceous Dee said...

I'm up with the last set from my train adventure - Splash HNT. And an early happy birthday to the first MG :)

xx Dee

Mistress Kay said...

Up, and enjoying my St. Patricks day. Awesomely cute picture on my blog.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Coy Pink said...

My green HNT is up! http://www.coypink.com/2010/03/17/hnt-st-patricks-day/

Richard, Shhh... said...

Begorra, I'd be seeing Double with the MG today! I'm in my Guiness trim, too! But my Full Monty is postponed a week since that's a Royalist plot. Come see the Half-Nekkid colleen I got ALL-finished on my arm today! She's totally GORGEOUS now, & I'm taking her to bed in about 10 minutes!
Happy St Patty's NIGHT, too! Yumm-yummmmmm!

Margaret said...

I love your freshly shaved head. :)
The MG's - perfect.

I am up.

peace...

Bad Bad Girl said...

Happy HNT and Happy St Patricks Day!!!

I'm up!!!

isadorablaque said...

Hello! Happy St Patty's Day. Nothing green, but mine is up

http://isadora-blaque.blogspot.com/2010/03/hnt-3.html

Cheeky Minx said...

Happy St Patrick's Day... What is it about a man in a green shirt holding a pint of Guinness?!

While no green fun from me either, my second attempt is up.

Loved the MG pics!

Joanna Cake said...

Happy St Paddy's Day!!! Loving what you're doing with your own pics atm. Can you tell me what programme you are using?

The Aries quote is sooooo ME and both MG's look fabulous.

And Im Up!

moresexchocolateandredlipstick said...

Two gorgeous MGs? We're spoiled!

I was wearing green underwear yesterday but didn't have a chance to take a photo! I reposted my first HNT if anyone remembers that far back...

Happy HNT!

---Amy xxxx

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

Okay, let's try this again.

I'm up!

Midwestern City Boy said...

We are up at Married In Ohio with our Saint Patrick's Day HNT.

I hope that you did not drink too much green beer.

Laura said...

As an Irish American girl, I love the St. Patrick's Day post. And I had my Guiness tonight, too.

I'm up...

Aurore said...

I'm up!

Happy Belated St. Paddy's Day!

Hubman said...

Sadly, I didn't celebrate SPD at all, even though I'm 1/4 Irish (like you, it's a maternal link, so my name doesn't reflect it) AND in Boston.

Double MG, sweeeeet!

I'm up and in moving in a blur I'm so busy!

http://hubmanshangout.com/2010/03/18/hnt-blur/

padme amidala said...

Happy HNT Os. We are up with a sexy spanking picture! Happy HNT!
http://darkside-journey.blogspot.com/
Hugs,
padme

not2shy said...

I'm up. Playing with myself, and my basso.

Pure Temptation said...

I've got a wee bit of Irish in me but it's so small I think tracking down my heritage would be difficult.

I would love to go to Irland some day as well, but that won't be for a while.

I'm up:)

HHNT

Another Suburban Mom said...

Great pictures Os and a Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day to you.

I am up (well actually lying down) today over at http://anothersuburbanmom.blogspot.com/2010/03/hnt-babys-got-back-edition.html

Maggie said...

Great color in your photo and you did a nice job recreating the one from last year. ;)

I'm up!

Bianca of The Zaftig Chicks said...

Oh duh, we didn't even think if doing a St. Patrick's Day theme. We just put our hands on a couple of naughty places. Oh well.

http://www.zaftigchicks.com/home/2010/3/18/half-nekkid-thursday-jazz-hands.html

Autumn said...

gosh, i'm so late! my sons had sleepovers last night and i fell asleep on the couch after the young ones went to sleep. oops! i realized when i woke up in a disoriented state at 3am that i had also set my post to auto at 12 noon. i fixed it and am up!

interesting about the irish heritage. i think it would be very cool to see ireland for sure. i remember last years SPD mystery guest. dreamy like these 2, and i love your picture. hope your busy day went well.

HyperSexualGirl said...

I've never really dug into my heritage

I think that's true for many of Irish ancestry. I'm the same way, and I'm mostly Irish with an Irish surname. The answer may have something to do with the fact that the Irish were so discriminated against in the past, so they tried to downplay their Irishness so they assimilate more. That became part of the immigrant cultural mindset.

I'm up!

scintillectual said...

I'm finally up and now I have to go wake the kiddo, too. No green for me...it's all wine and silver. HHNT!

http://scintillectual.com/?p=424

Genevieve said...

What a terrific post in honor of St. Patrick's Day! I'm Irish on my Mom's side too.
Nice pictures. Very lovely MG's!
Happy HNT.

I'm UP
and wanting to go back on vacation....

Genevieve said...
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Hopeless Romantic said...

St. Patrick's Day is in our rear view!! Neither Jen nor I like corned beef and we don't have a drop of Irish blood betwixt us. And besides -- March Madness tips off today and at least Fooled Around and Fell in Love has THEIR head in the game...

We're up and running a fast break!

IveyLane said...

Lovely MG's today Os.

Up and relaxing over on Ivey Lane!

Kimberly said...

I hope you enjoyed your St Patrick's Day - the kids were fairly horrified with the green food I served them...

I am up....

Androgynonamous said...

Scintillectual wrestled the camera from me and I'm up with my very first (and rather SFW) HNT. Hope you enjoy!

http://androgynonamous.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/hnt-coerced/

Tepid said...

Guinness is my favorite beer to smell--it's gorgeous!

I'm rusty on my genealogy studies, but if you get a hankering drop me a line...i can at least get you started.

lovely MGs. i'm up as well. LOVE the auto-post option!

pathofpassion said...

Would love to share a Guinness with you all.

We´re up

Black Matrixx

Cute but Evil said...

I posted some pics yesterday! I'm going to use them as my HNT this week! I'm cheating! hehehe

I'm up!

Great pics

HHNT

Kyle said...

mmmm yummy beer.. great pic, Os

Here's mine.. something from my softer, gentler, sweeter side

http://www.butchtastic.net/?p=3177

Molls said...

I'm up!

Dick said...

Great St. Patty's Day picture Os! I wonder if that is the first or last bottle of beer from the wall. ;o)

We're not green... but we're up!
Dick-n-Jane.com

Happy HNT!

Westopher said...

Love the St. Patty's theme!

This week I broke the "rules" and posted a half-nekkid VIDEO

Ohh la la!

http://betterby30.blogspot.com/2010/03/hnt-bed-head.html

Mistress L said...

Somehow I knew Os would like the liquid bread haha! Happy SPD!

Crystal Girl said...

First time here. Love it!

http://www.crystalscravings.com/2010/03/hnt-half-nekkid-thursday.html

Crystal Girl said...

Oops, forgot the photo.

http://www.crystalscravings.com/2010/03/hnt-half-nekkid-thursday.html

His marie said...
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His marie said...

Looks like you had fun celebrating! We stayed in...not even any beer, just corned beef and cabbage. And some celebrating upstairs later.

My St. Patrick's Day HNT contribution is up.

BTExpress said...

Even though I'm Scottish, not Irish, I really look forward to St. Patrick's Day. Seems like ever bar within crawling distance, serves free corned beef & cabbage & inexpensive beer. Last night we had some and again this Sunday after the parade.

I was up last night, but fell asleep before you opened for comments.

thedirtysideofus said...

We are up and I'm in green!!!

TUG said...

I'm finally up, but I stuck with the green theme!

Os, despite your restrictions I hope you indulged in the Guinness.

Master said...
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Master said...

It's good to be Irish! Happy morning after.

My first HNT post is up.

Ms Scarlett said...

I was up last night - but not around to say so... ;-)

You look great Os - that black and tan suits you!!

Lovely MG's this week.. *drool*

XO

Salt and Pepper said...

We're up.
Happy belated St. Paddy's.

Jobthingy said...

i finally made it. you know, i have a friend whos ancestry is Guiness :) she is quite proud of that.

2 MGs! whoa! thats luck of the irish for sure :)

HHNT and we all know im up

xoxo

Chickie said...

Two MGs for the price of one - sweet!

Your photo reminds me that I've never done anything "special" on St. Patrick's Day. I don't even bother wearing green. I dare anyone to try and pinch me!

MinorityReport said...

Happy St. Pat's :)
I'm up. I've been up since last night, but I didn't get a chance to post.

raspberryswirly said...

I totally don't have any green or anything. but I'm up anyway!

Violet Vamp said...

Irish like pink, right?! So I'm up showing off my pink!

jesseebeth said...

yay it's up on time this week! LOL
http://jesseebeth.wordpress.com/2010/03/18/hnt-3/

Semi-Celibate Man said...

Hi Os. Happy belated SPD.

It's been a while, but I'm up.

Hoochie Mama said...

I made a small come back for Stealth... or should I say big since it's my butt? Hmmm... LOL!

Happy HNT!!! :)

The Covert Lover said...

Really great pic Os! And the MG pics are great too of course!

My grandma researched our family back many, many generations - it's pretty neat to see - but I would *not* have the patience to do it myself.

Oh, and I'm up. I've been up, I just couldn't come tell 'ya. ;)

PandaDementia said...

Just over an hour left in Thursday, but I finally got my #hnt up. Please check it out? :)
http://pandadementia.com/?p=467

rage said...

Happy belated St. Patty's Day O!

Just look at the differences in your picture from this year and last year.

How are you feeling?