Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

How do you rank our 12 months?  I’ve always thought that February was clearly the deadender in the group, the 12th best month of the 12.  That was particularly true this year with Snowpocalypse.  But at the top of the list it’s a close call between October and March.  October has the great weather, the break from the searing Texas heat, college football in full swing, including the Texas-OU game, which Texas occasionally wins, colorful leaves, the baseball playoffs and World Series, all topped off by Halloween.

But March has spring, longer days, more sunshine, open windows, Texas Independence Day, bluebonnets, March Madness, Spring Training, Spring Break….and St. Patrick’s Day.  Today, in honor of my Irish heritage, I offer a sampling of Irish Blessings:

May the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.

May the roof above us never fall in and may the friends gathered below it never fall out.

Here’s one that plays to stereotypes:

When we drink we get drunk. 

When we get drunk, we fall asleep. 

When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. 

When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.  

So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven.

And speaking of heaven, here’s my favorite:

May you be in heaven a full half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.


Tomorrow: student artwork on the wall.  Legal issue?