Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You know you are Irish if:

  • You will never play professional basketball
  • You swear very well
  • At least one of your cousins holds political office
  • You think you sing very well
  • You have no idea how to make a long story short
  • You are very good at playing a lot of very bad golf
  • There isn't a huge difference between losing your temper and killing someone
  • Much of your food was boiled
  • You have never hit your head on the ceiling
  • You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling
  • You're strangely poetic after a few beers
  • You're poetic a lot
  • You will be punched for no good reason... Some punches directed at you are legacies from past generations
  • Your sister will punch you because your brother punched her
  • Many of your sisters are named Catherine, Elizabeth or Mary... and one is named Mary Catherine Elizabeth
  • Someone in your family is incredibly cheap It is more than likely you
  • You don't know the words but that doesn't stop you from singing
  • You can't wait for the other guy to stop talking so you can start talking "Irish Stew" is the euphemism for "boiled leftovers from the fridge"
  • You're not nearly as funny as you think you are, but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency
  • There wasn't a huge difference between your last wake and your last kegger party
  • You are, or know someone, named "Murph" If you don't know Murph, then you know a "Mac" or a "Mc"
  • If you don't know Murph, Mac or Mc, then you know "Sully"
  • You'll probably also know Sully McMurphy

~Wish I was back here with these cool peeps~


Friday, March 6, 2009

Odds and Ends

Crazy week. Enough said. These are some things I have been looking at and thinking about this morning:
-The fantastic stuffed peppers I made the other night and the even more fantastic company I had. An oldie but a goodie :)

-How odd I find this family to be. I appreciate difference and respect when people choose to be different but after watching a couple episodes of this show I find the family dynamic to be completely suffocating. It is one thing to invite your children to live a certain way but it is another to not encourage them to experience any sort of diversity. They are told that their way of living is the best and that is that. The kids, (all 17 of them) have a warped vision of what the "outside" world - they are home schooled and seem to only be friends with others whom are part of their congregation. I think they preach ignorance, not acceptance. However, I am mesmerized by the show and will most likely continue to watch it when its on, what does that say about me...
I need a life???

-And how much I have been enjoying this mans photography,

Photography by Daniel Cuthbert