I took some photos of him with the intention of doing a painting of him...which I WILL do, someday.
St. Patricks used to be my second favorite holiday. (Halloween being #1 of course!) I no longer go out and celebrate. Now that I am older (OLD) I just don't (CAN"T) deal with the hangover problem the next day.
But back in those days, I'd join my friends (mostly Irish Catholics) at one of the local Irish spots (BAR) and celebrated the holiday on March 17th! The actual day. Who cared if it was in the middle of the week!
This is one of MY major pet peeves. I argue about this with some of my family and friends all the time!
WHAT exactly is the pet peeve? - I say that you can't just change EVERYTHING to make it more convenient! I think that people need to get their birthday calls, cards and gifts ON their BIRTHDAY!
Not the next weekend or WHENEVER! I don't think you should celebrate Christmas in January. (unless someone is very ill or was off in a war!) I even heard that some people wanted to change Halloween to the last Saturday in October! WHAT!!!! It HAS to be October 31st.
At the risk of sounding ancient and just plain cranky, I think that our lives have become entirely TOO convenient! Nobody wants to take a moment and slow down. I am very guilty of ALWAYS multi-tasking and doing everything I can online to save time and cash but sometimes you have to STOP and say - "Hey, TODAY was the day YOU were born, let's stop and celebrate! Or Hey, today's St. Paddy's! Let's have a wee bit of that Irish whiskey.
So, am I making too big of a deal out of all this? Let me know if you think I need to just chill out.
I just think that we lose the magic of the day if we have to schedule it to a more convenient time.
HAPPY ST. PATRICKS DAY!