Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Being Irish

1) You will never play professional basketball.
2) You swear very well.
3) At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner,painter
or holds political office. And you have at least one aunt who is a
nun or uncle who's a priest..
4) You think you sing very well.
5) You have no idea how to make a long story short!
6) There isn't a big difference between you losing your temper or
killing someone...
7) Much of your childhood meals were boiled. Instant potatoes were a
mortal sin.
8) You have never hit your head on a ceiling.
9) You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer.
10) You're strangely poetic after a few beers.
11) You are, therefore, poetic a lot.
12) You will be punched for no good reason...a lot.
13) Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past generations.
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 .
15) Someone in your family is very generous. It is more than likely you.
16) You may not know the words, but that doesn't stop you from singing.
17) You can't wait for the other guy to stop talking before you start talking.
18) You're not nearly as funny as you think you are ... but what you
lack in talent, you make up for in frequency.
19) There wasn't a huge difference between your last wake and your
last keg party.
20) You are, or know someone, named Murph.
21) If you don't know Murph then you know Mac. If you don't know
Murph or Mac then you know Mick. Then you probably know McMurphy.
22) You are genetically incapable of keeping a secret.
23) You have Irish Alzheimer's... you forget every thing but the
24) 'Irish Stew' is a euphemism for 'boiled leftovers.'
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.
26) Your skin's ability to tan.... not so much.
27) You met your husband/wife/significant other/accountant/plumber/gardener/etc.
in a bar/pub.
28) Childhood remedies for the common cold often included some form of whiskey.
29) There's no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minutes.
30) At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking to each(not fighting mind you,) just not speaking to each other.


Julie said...

Funny, reminds me of some of my Irish friends to be sure.

garnett109 said...

Sassy says thank you for her B-day Wishes.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!
By your list I'm a True Irishman

Tabby said...

Love it!

Jody V said...

This was very funny and unfortunately for me...a lot is true!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day to you!


Hollie said...

Hilarious! Happy St. Patrick's Day

Chubby Chick said...

That is hilarious! Thanks for sharing! lol

Jimmy's Journal said...

I feel like I just read my autobiography. Thanks for the laugh.


Deborah said...

Very cute!!

JCWillow99@gmail.com..( Cassie) said...

I am glad you MRI came out ok.
I had one not long ago, and it was an horrible thing, I felt like I could not breathe. I need one that is more open if I have to get another one.
Cute list about the Irish..lol~