What it means to me…

17 Mar

What it means to me to be IRISH


I found this list and thought it was pretty hilarious and although I am not %100 percent Irish many of these ring true with me & my big loud Catholic family.  I think that our heritage consists of the myths about luck, rainbows, leprechans, and gold?? All of the “Kiss Me I’M IRISH” buttons?  And who thought that Irish individuals look great in green?? Really?? What is THAT all about??  All fun aside I am truly blessed to have my entire family and I am very proud to be Irish and part of this family.  And as all Irish individuals I am thankful for the luck of the Irish and of course the green beer…

And like all Irish people I had to put my two cents in about this list {listed in green of course!}

1.  You will never play professional basketball. {true!}
2.  You swear very well. {true!}
3.  At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner, or funeral home owner or holds political office. And you have at least one aunt who is a nun or uncle who’s a priest. {nope!}
4.  You think you sing very well. {of course!}
5.  You have no idea how to make a long story short! {hahaha..TRUE!}
6.  There isn’t a big difference between you losing your temper or killing someone… {haha true}
7.  Much of your childhood meals were boiled. Instant potatoes were a mortal sin. {true!}
8.  You have never hit your head on a ceiling. {nope!}
9.  You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer (Catholic guilt forever!). {true!}
10. You’re strangely poetic after a few beers. {isn’t everyone?!}
11. You are, therefore, poetic a lot. {oh back in the day…}
12. You will be punched for no good reason…a lot. {i hope not!}
13. Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past generations. {probably!}
14. Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or Eileen…and there is at least one member of your family with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen. {Catherine does exist in our family!}
15. Someone in your family is very generous. It is more than likely you. {big hearts…yup!}
16. You may not know the words, but that doesn’t stop you from singing. {seriously you are reading my mind! YES!}
17. You can’t wait for the other guy to stop talking before you start talking. {isn’t that going on in everyone’s head??}
18. You’re not nearly as funny as you think you are…but what you lack in talent, you make up for in frequency. {I AM FUNNY! COME ON PEOPLE!}
19. There wasn’t a huge difference between your last wake and your last keg party. {nope!}
20. You are, or know someone, named Murph. {nope!}
21. If you don’t know Murph, then you know Mac. If you don’t know Murph or Mac, then you know Sully. If not, then you certainly know McMurphy. {yup!}
22. You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret. {I try real hard!}
23. You have Irish Alzheimer’s…you forget everything but the grudges! {ask my husband about that egg roll from 2003!}
24. ’Irish Stew’ is a euphemism for ‘boiled leftovers.’ {hahaha yesssss}
25. All of your losses are alcohol–related (loss of driver’s license, loss of money, loss of job, loss of significant other, loss of teeth from a punch…), but it never stops you from drinking. {nope!}
26. Your skin’s ability to tan…not so much. {thanks to my puerto rican side…better than most Irish peeps!}
27. You met your husband/wife/significant other/accountant/lawyer/landscaper/whatever in a bar/pub. {nope, but it did involve drinks}
28. Childhood remedies for the common cold often included some form of whiskey. {haha have to ask my mom and grams about this one!}
29. There’s no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minutes. {oh of course and multiple rounds of kisses!}
30. At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking to each other (not fighting, mind you, just not speaking to each other). {sadly, yes!}

yay Chicago for turning your river green!


now I must be going to eat my corn beef and cabbage with my carrots and boiled potatoes and a side of Guinness please…



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