Saturday, March 15, 2014

Surviving on Desert Cactus

 Saturday 9: Unicorn (Click the link to join the meme.)

"The Unicorn" was selected because Monday is St. Patrick's Day. Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here. (It's an Irish band with an Irish tune.)

1) This song was recorded by The Irish Rovers. While it's said that on St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage?

A. Yes, I can. My father's side of the family came from Ireland. They immigrated over here in the 1800s. Many settled in the area where I live now, as well as West Virginia.

2) According to the 2000 Census, Massachusetts is the state with the largest percentage of residents of Irish descent. Have you ever been to The Bay State?

A. I have not been to Massachusetts. I have been to New York. That's as far north as I have gone.

3) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for?

A. Potato famine, leprechauns, Celtic druids, green clovers, and whiskey (not whisky).

4) St. Patrick's Day is celebrated the world over. They even watch marching bands and wave Irish flags on St. Patrick's Day in Moscow. Does your town have a St. Patrick's Day parade? 

A. The nearest city has a big parade. I have never been. It's usually cold and far too windy for my tastes.

5) "The wearing o' the green" is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Will you wear something green in honor of the day?

A. If I do it will be by accident.

6) Have you ever had green beer?

A. Can't say that I have.

7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake at McDonald's?

A. I don't eat at McDonalds unless I have been surviving on desert cactus for four weeks and there are none left in the immediate vicinity and McDonalds is the only eatery within 10 miles.

8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm? 

A. Nope.

9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious.  What brand of cereal is in your kitchen right now?

A. Cheerios.



  1. Good to see you! It's been a while. It's not going to be too bad today, so I think we are going to head to the parade. It'll probably be packed though.

  2. You should go to MA. It's fun :) And so is green beer!

  3. I read your answer of the Celtic druids, then it suddenly clicked with me--ah, is that why the basketball team is the Boston Celtics? Because MA has the highest percentage of Irish people? It just made sense! duh!

    I don't care for McDonalds as much, too, but I don't think I'm that extreme! haha! There are just so many around (my town has *three*) and the toys are appealing to the kids. Otherwise, I'd avoid McDonalds totally.

  4. It's been a long time since I've eaten at a McDonalds. Probably on a road trip

  5. When we travel we have gone to McDonalds for the eggwhite mc muffin.....pretty good and their McCafe coffees are good and cheaper than Starbucks.....other than that....I agree with your assessment of MCD.

  6. I haven't ordered food at McD's in such a long time. I do like their smoothies in the summertime.

  7. I have to admit we hit McDs quite frequently, more for the beverages than the food. Can't beat $1 for and iced coffee or sweet tea, and I do love a Shamrock shake once a year!

    My Saturday 9

  8. I pretty much feel the same way about McDonald's. ;o) Wow, so many things for Ireland. You are good!

  9. Wow, I haven't heard that song in ages. Now I have the chorus playing in my head. I love McDonald's Shamrock shakes, but didn't get one last year, and have yet to get one this year. There is a St Paddy's parade here, but I have never been to it. Usually much too cold and windy.


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