St. Patrick’s is also well known for being the most gaseous day of the year. With everyone eating Corned Beef & Cabbage, drinking green beer, and topping it all off with a Shamrock shake, the ozone probably gets more damage in one night than it’s had from the past fifty years of aerosol hairspray–and that includes the bouffant 60’s.
Everybody knows that St. Patrick’s Day is about green Shamrock shakes, green beer, and wearing green clothes so you don’t get pinched by a Leprechaun. It’s just common sense to go along with tradition. Right? I mean, even as a kid I knew that Leprechauns weren’t the only little people who pinched if you didn’t wear green.
The problem is, I just heard that Blue is actually the little magical creatures favorite color and is the color we are supposed to celebrate the day with. Somewhere along the line, over the years and through the woods to grandma’s house and across the ocean, blue got changed to green. Those Irish ancestors that came to America so many years ago were apparently misinterpreted. In Irish, blue is “gorm” and green is “glas.” You see what happened in the translation. We are drinking the wrong crapola color of shakes!!
Okay, calm down and take a deep breath…close your eyes and think of four-leaf clovers floating down from heaven, unicorns running over rainbows, and little people frolicking in a meadow, throwing gold coins into the air and catching them in their…pots. That’s just weird.
Anyway, blue it is. Actually, blue is my favorite color and I think it would make a fabulous St. Paddy’s Day shake. I also look pretty good in blue, so the clothing color change is quite nice. I can’t say I’ve ever been tempted to try green beer, so don’t know if blue would be better or worse. To be quite honest they both sound gross.