Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ba mhaith liom beoir HNT

By the time that some of you read this, I'll have already had my first green beer at O'Toole's to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I'll probably have a shot or two of Jameson Irish Whiskey, and maybe splurge on a pint of Guinness. Then I'll have to go to work. I won't make it to Butte, where the big celebration happens in MT. But back in the day...

I don't often talk about my Irish roots, primarily because I don't know a great deal about them. They come from my mother's mother's family--the Milligans and O'Hearns. She has attempted a bit of genealogy, but that was before the days of the internet. I think we need to get her interested in that again. After all, she did find we were somehow probably related to John the Warrior, who lived in the 10th century!

But for now, I raise my beer to you. Beannachtam na Feile Padraig!



UPDATE - HA! In 2005, I posted that I spent St. Patrick's Day in Butte, which is where all of Montana celebrates SPD. I even scheduled an appearance on the webcam at the M&M Bar, so that people could see me. Take a look at the number of people who still end up on my site after doing some sort of search for the M&M webcam! For those of you who are looking for this year's link...go here!

For those of you wondering about my day so far...I did, once again, get the first green beer out of O'Toole's tap at 8AM. Along with a couple of shots of Jameson, a Bailey's, many more green beers, but no Guinness. Yet. Work, however, seems to be dragging along...











A perfect pint of Guinness is
(Let me shed some light)
A perfect pint of poetry
Metaphorically it's right.

Guinness is a mood
Not prejudiced by class.
Waiting with a poem inside
Inside of every glass.

For each it has this mystery
Like the sea that calls one's name,
On a night when dark its fingers reach
Through foam and soul inflames,

And be it weather warm or chill
The thirst of one each glass will fill,
For none can match the essence still
That a perfect pint of Guinness will....


Our lovely beer girl will be revealed on Thursday afternoon. Or you might be able to find her as our St. Patty's girl from years past...
Our Guinness girl is Maggie, of course! If you haven't been by, you need to...her video HNT is a hoot! If you want to see her last SPD MG appearance, check out the 2009 archives.

There's a bit of Irish spirit over at "...the Other HNT" this week, too! And most definitely NSFW. Stop by and leave an Irish blessing for your fellow HNTers!
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.

38 comments:

V said...

We’re up! This week we took a shot at something a little different. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Chapter Two said...

Love the MG's creativity! (and sexiness)

I am up with a little HNT video for St. Pat's day!!!!!!!!!!

9 pics for the price of one, now if I could find a beer special like that on the 17th I'd be sitting pretty

Vixen said...

Fun pic! I will definitely be celebrating tomorrow. WOO HOO!!!

I'm up, Magically Delicious! ;)

xoxo

Sadie said...

Great pic! Looks like the celebrations have already started.

I'm up.

xo~Sadie

JM said...

Cool pic Os, Cheers, and I'll raise a glass to your good self also! To be sure!!!

I'm UP with a little help from Jas as we shed some layers....

Sugarmag said...

I love your St. Patrick's day theme! So creative and the pic of you reflected in the glass is so cool. Lovely guest!

Anyway I played today, first time in forever. Happy HNT!

Daisygirl said...

ah beer...magic juice! Great pic! Fun MG too!

Happy St Patricks Day
I'm up
http://www.thedaisyapproach.com/2011/03/hnt-pinch-me.html

Emmy said...

I always love dropping by here on St Patty's Day!

Love the MG and not just because of all the Guinness!
I'm up as well!
Happy HNT!
~Emmy

The Smoking Redhead said...

Awesome shot of you!!

Polt said...

How about THIS for a blast from the past? :) I'm up again, kids, for the first time in a year!

HUGS...

SapioSlut said...

I'm up and playing with my butt plug...

Happy HNT!

Lusting Lola said...

I'm up!
Happy St Patrick's Day...and HNT!

Midwestern City Boy said...

We'll share a six-pack with the mystery guest anytime!

Enjoy your St' Patrick's Day festivities. We've made special plans to be ready for tomorrow's celebrations.

We are up at Married In Ohio with a non SPD-related post.

Cheeky Minx said...

Love your shot once again - and the sexy MG of course.

Happy St Patrick's Day (or is that Happy Green Beverage Day)! :P

I'm up.
xx

Gucci Mama said...

Love the MG! You're not so bad yourself, either. ;-)

I'm up and my face is as bare as the rest of me. No make up at all. Oy.

Mr. Smith said...

Happy HNT - and Happy St. Patrick's day! Were up.

13messages said...

Another quality post from a great guy. I'll raise my Irish stout to you, my friend.

I'm up. Well, not me actually. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you and yours.

pocket rockettz said...

Mine is posted!
Nothing green so I am deserving a pinch.
Happy St Patrick's Day!

http://pocket69rockettz.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/my-2nd-hnt/

heelsnstocking said...

I'm up and playing with my lucky charms :)

Happy St Patricks day HNT

Joanna Cake said...

With the move, I have had no time to do something special for St Paddy but shall be thinking green thoughts. HHNT and I'm up x

A Daft Scots Lass said...

99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer...altogether now...

Mrs Discontented said...

I'm up. Happy HNT and St Patricks day!

Molls said...

Such a fantastic picture, Obasso!

I'm up.

MinorityReport said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
and HHNT.

I'm up. :)

HyperSexualGirl said...

Happy St. Paddy's Day everyone. If you can't be good today, be careful.

I'm up!

viemoira said...

Happy St Patty's Day!! We will be celebrating low key with beer and green buttermilk pancakes. MG- love it!! Love Guinness!

Os- I am jealous and wish there was a place around here like that so I could enjoy your "breakfast of champs".

I'm up with cheesy photoshoping but nonetheless...

~vie

Tigress said...

HAPPY ST PATS DAY!!!!!

I'M UP!!!

TIGRESS

thesecretivewriter said...

Happy St. Patty's O's!!

Jobthingy said...

I love the beer shot! Happy Green Beer day hun!

I am up XO

Maggie said...

I was hoping you'd do that shot! Love it!

I'm up.

mina said...

Happy St Paddy's day and I thought I'd come back again. Happy HNT!

xo mina

The Hippy Dom said...

here we go......for all it's worth. great shot O! Happy St. Patty's Day all

the eternal list said...

i'm up...and late

happy st paddys, everyone

i need all the luck i can get

Silly Mistress said...

Cheers with a shot of whiskey!!

Happy St. Patrick's and Happy HNT ^_^

((And don't forget to be safe tonight!!))

Mit©helangelo said...

I could do with one of those myself... Happy Paddy's Day all...

faeteardrop said...

A day late, but I'm finally posting my second hnt

Master's Azra said...

Great shot osbasso!!

Happy St Pat's and HNT to all!

I'm up~

Bad Bad Girl said...

It's late but it's still thursday. I'm up...