Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

When you live in Brooklyn, there seems to be a never ending amount of surprise just waiting to be uncovered. For instance, did you know there was a huge Irish population in NYC and still is apparently.

When I was walking R home from school today with S and T in tow we were passed by a car booming Irish music. The only other time that I have seen this happen is when I was growing up and was passed by one of those cars that was booming distasteful (at least to me) music. Then I would turn the speakers up in my car, turn it to the classical station--which sometimes played Irish music-- and boom it right back (as much as a minivan could, of course). I couldn't help but smile to myself.

There are people all over the place just plastered with green. The high school kids seem to really take this to heart--they are the pride and joy of the area where I live. Green glasses, neon green tight pants, green shirts, headbands, lipstick, eyeshadow, shoes, earrings . . . you get the idea.

We also went to one of my favorite stores, Trader Joes, and they had Irish music playing inside. When I walked to school with one of the other mothers, originally from the Philippines , asked me if I was from Ireland or England because we are so fair. "Mirror, mirror, on the wall . .." :)

For some reason I can't get the Irish accent in my head. Sometime while I am fixing dinner, I plan on using it and fixing something Irish--like green waffles. :) Okay, maybe just green. :)


Lindsay said...

We had our green waffles tonight. Mmm...delicious.

Thanks for the trip to Trader Joe's today! Garrett and I had lots of fun!

Chelise said...

How fun! I wore a completely green dress today, along with tons of girls on campus. I had no idea there were so many combinations of green.

...And yes, you definitely are the most fair!

Camille said...

I should live in New York, Or Ireland... see blog... :)

Tyler-n-Terrah Harper said...

How fun! We had corned beef and cabbage for St Patrick's Day, and it was fantastic!

Two years ago, Natasha and I went to the St Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan. I've never seen so many drunks at 10 a.m.!

Christy said...

That sounds like a great idea. Your kids are getting so big. I also wanted to let you know that the reunion people are looking for you. Do you have a facebook account I think that is how they are getting the word out for now and through email.