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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patrick's Day

In days of old, right about now I'd be in party panic mode. It had been weeks in planning. Homemade corned beefs would be cooking, food rolling out of my kitchen to fill the groaning dining room table, and I'd start happy hour while putting the final touches on another huge St. Patty blowout. A quiet moment in the pantry by the bar, then the guests would arrive, Camster always the first in the door.

We haven't done big parties in a while, my crew and me. Oh, yes, get-togethers of a dozen or more, but not the 40-50 people coming and going with dancing and antics and embarrassing stories to tell afterward. It's 7 years since I threw the every St. Pat's and every Halloween fests of hilarious insanity.

I miss that. So next year, I'm commandeering Brian's house and we're doing it. Enough of this sanity. If we can't pull off one big blast a year we might as well curl up and die.

Raise your glass:
"Here's to you and here's to me,
And may we never disagree.
But if we do,
Ta Hell with you,
And here's to me."
Happy St. Patrick's Day.

8 comments:

Geo. said...

Great toast! My own favorite confusion-inducer is,"Here's to all of us who are less fortunate than ourselves!" Happy Pádraig Day!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Love that toast. Ah..but we never disagree...do we?

Austan said...

Geo- That's the spirit! And Lá Shona Naomh Padraig ar to you!

Austan said...

Lawless, we never do! :)

The Elephant's Child said...

A truly wonderful toast. Shades of 'all the world except thee and me is mad. And sometimes I have doubts about thee'....

The Elephant's Child said...

A truly wonderful toast. Shades of 'all the world except thee and me is mad. And sometimes I have doubts about thee'....

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Fun toast. We haven't had any big blow-out parties for quite a few years, but I can't say that I miss them. We had lots of fun, but now I'm happy to be sitting here next to my hubby, just the two of us. He's still eating steamed crabs, (the corned beef is just gonna have to wait!)and I'm feeling quite mellow after a couple glasses of wine. (Some pretty interesting stuff... chateau elan wine infused with peach ... yum!)

Austan said...

Susan- Chateau Elan infused with peach? hmmm... have to look for that and see if I can try that. Intriguing. Have you ever had Framboise? Raspberry beer. Delicious!!!!!