'Nah...' your man says, ' I'm preferrin' that ye bring 'em three at a time. You see, me and me two brothers would meet at a pub and drink and have good times. Now one is in Australia, the other in Canada and I'm here. We agreed before we split up that we'd drink to each other's honour this way.'
'Well,' says the bartender, 'that's a grand thing to do, all right. I'll bring the pints as you ask.'
Well, time goes on and your man's peculiar habit is known and accepted by all the pub regulars. One day though, he comes in and orders only two pints. A hush falls over the pub. Naturally, everyone figures something happened to one of the brothers. A group of the regulars corner the bartender and finally persuade him to find out what happened. With a heavy heart, the bartender brings the two pints and says, 'Here's your pints... and let me offer my sincerest condolences. What happened?'
The Irish man looks extremely puzzled for a moment, and then starts laughing.
'Oh, no, no, no! 'Tis nothing like that. You see, I've given up drinking for Lent...'
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss Paper: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss
Since I'm Irish, I can get away with that!! :) Today's card was inspired by a Martha Stewart email where she creased her heart shapes to make shamrocks - I thought it really added something. So I stamped some Kiwi Kiss with the Bella Toile background and punched with my Heart to Heart Punch. Then I scored them and sprayed them with Smooch for that gold at the end of the rainbow look. The background I did with Julie's Delft Tile technique. So easy & pretty!
I hope everyone has a fun St. Patty's Day! Here are some of my fave Irish things.
My fave Irish food - soda bread
My fave book about Ireland - Trinity
My fave Irish object - my Waterford seahorse
My second fave Irish object - my shamrock Beleek luminaria
My fave Irish celebrity - Ronan Tynan
My fave Irish movie - the Secret of Roan Inish
My second fave Irish movie - the Commitments
My fave Irish lore - the banshee
My fave Irish golfer - Padraig Harrington
My fave Irish art - the limerick
My fave Irish trait - humor! So I leave you with this...
May those that love us, love us.
And those that don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if he doesn’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we’ll know them by their limping.