Monday, March 17, 2008
St. Pat's Seasonal Post #2: Happy St. Pat's
Well, this year's St. Pat's Day was nothing like last year's, but it was nice none-the-less.We went to Conor O'Neill's for dinner last night, but they had their smaller, busy night, menu going so I had to go without the Maeve's Button Mushrooms which are oh so good. This morning, as I woke up, I remembered that we used to put Chocolate coins in the kids' shoes which is apparently some old Irish tradition (they are supposedly left by the Leprechaun... in some sort of Santa Clause type gift-giving). I went upstairs to get the kids up and immediately Aiden said he forgot to leave his shoes out for the Leprechaun. Solstice quickly responded by saying she remembered and was looking forward to the chocolates. My 1st thought was "You really believe in that stuff?" She's been rather skeptical about Santa Clause so the fact that she still buys this whole Leprechaun thing is pretty weird. I suppose she'll discard them all @ once some time soon. I quickly covered my forgetful tracks by saying, "Don't be too surprized if you go downstairs and find that the Leprechaun was a bit forgetful this year." I then suggested that maybe he's come tonight since today is actually St. Patrick's Day. Solstice liked that soluiton (I think she would've accepted any solution that meant she was getting chocolate), Aiden didn't buy it though. He saw through my less-than-clever ruse & shot me a knowing look.Saturday night was Rachel's 40th B-day party. Good times were had by all. We drank lots of wine & ate lots of good cheese. Steve made his soon-to-be-famous shrimp cakes & convinced me to try them. They were good, but his logic was a bit flawed. We got around the vegitarian issue by remembering that shrimp don't have faces (although that really isn't the case) which implied they shouldn't count. Having eaten seafood occasionally, I wasn't that opposed to trying them, but based on his logic, I could have been eating that dude who used to walk around town looking for change after he blew the front of his face off. I have a feeling the whole "face issue" is a bit of a cop out. Then again, it was the same type of leap in logic that led Ben Franklin to eat fish after being vegitarian for years... "So convienent a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do." it was this same logic that nearly led me to order a Reuben last night @ Conor O'Neill's.As for the rest of the St. Pat's weekend, I scored 2 sweet sweet goals on friday, but te fact that I always refer to my goals that way sort of undermines the actual sweet sweetness of these 2. The 1st one was after a great through ball from Cal when I faked right w/ a step-over & went left before rocketing it into the right corner w/ my left foot. For the 2nd, I took the ball on my chest and spun while side-vollying it through the goalie's legs. Futhermore, I only yelled @ the ref once so over all, I have 3 goals & the refs haven't learned to hate me yet. Pretty sweet. I guess I'll have to raise a stout to that later.