Saturday, March 17, 2007

Luck O' the Irish

Today is March 17th, so we at Fuel the Rebellion will be for wishin' you, "Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!" Which is, of course, Gaelic for "Happy St. Patrick's Day!"

It's not inconceivable that on a day such as today you might consider celebrating by having a wee drink or two. Tell the bartender, "Píonta Guiness, le do thoil!" and he'll bring you a pint of Guiness on the double. Once he does, you'll want to make sure you thank him properly-- wish him good health and much wealth, "Sláinte is táinte!"

It could be argued (especially once you've had that pint) that on St. Patrick's Day, we all have a bit o' the Irish in us. Try telling the pretty waitress, "Tabhair póg dom, is Éireannach mé!" (Kiss me, I'm Irish!) and you just might get lucky. If she doesn't slap your face, and you're working up a bit of Irish courage, try shouting this out when it's time for the next round, "Tabhair dom a rud céanna mar atá ag an fhear ar an urlar!"*

However you celebrate, be careful getting home. Happy St. Patrick's Day from Fuel the Rebellion!

*Give me the same as the man on the floor!