I know it has been a couple of years….amazing how time flies….but I wanted to post a picture of a Guiness I had at the factory on St. Patrick’s Day two years ago. Our trip to Ireland at the time was amazing and I hope to get back there again soon sometime. Have something green and wear something green in honor of the day and in honor of our friends across the pond!


43 Responses to “HAPPY ST. PADDY’S DAY!!”

  1. And I sure do remember when you were there~ it was a great time for all of us on the instant posting news… I learned so much about Northern Ireland as LDG was my teacher. But, alas, I forgot everything he taught me but I did remember this-

    4 Green Fields-

    (Wasn’t Shaffer posting his stories at that time to occupy us?)

    And Karen 2 never did get her special greeting for having guessed the two places you had not been to. Wales and Northern Ireland? ๐Ÿ˜€

    I forgot to wear green but my fingernails were green after pulling more weeds! LOL

  2. @All

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



    You are a silly… but a very good friend. thank you.

  3. doggies all over Says:

    Adam, that’s just beautiful! And I don’t even like beer. Looks like some of the art they put on the cappuccinos in the coffee houses. Now I know where they got the idea.
    Good morning, everyone.

  4. LDG-

    Back at you!!! amigo! compadre!

    Adam– I tried to post a comment on the California/Iran’s pocketbook thread– but I wasn’t allowed to- is that thread closed? (Since you wrote it over a month ago)
    So here is my comment- Interesting article as I was not aware the insurance companies in CA had indirectly so much money going to Iran- Are they going to cut them off? As your thread made mention of this possibly happening!

    The Chelsey thread had close to 500 comments and Iran’s had one! Just goes to show what people like to comment on- ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. – I should talk about what people like to comment on— because the only story I remember from all the ones which were wrtitten by Shaffer is the puke story (where he described in great detail about the food served that day with the VIP Iraqi guys and how they ate it… to which ended in him puking!) ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    And all the history LDG taught me and all remember is the drinking song!

    But you did meet Max~ that was cool! I remember that- ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. oops– all “I” remember ….

  7. oops-mistake on my part~ it should have read Chelsea thread– I just read all the comments on the news blog- wow! many emotions!

  8. Susan…………….If all you can remember from history are the drinking songs, then that is a good thing. It’s healthy to remember only the good things in life. Heck, even a battle scarred soldier after time has trouble remembering all the events of a fire fight, but he can most likely recall all the details of the nights he and his buddies were singing drinking songs………….with some exaggerations, of course. LOL

    And Doggies…………….You don’t like beer? That almost qualifies as blasphemy…………..Contrary to belief, Jesus was a beer drinker. No matter what the Catholics say, even he thought it was disgusting to drink one’s own ‘blood’.

  9. John-

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. doggies all over Says:

    Well, John, that’s the way it is. I’m a cheap date until it comes to alcohol.

  11. Adam Housley Says:

    Everything in moderation people…..even Susan….we have to take her in moderation….although she seems to be moderating herself these days!
    John, I happen to like Anchor Steam, Murphy’s, Sierra Nevada and lately a new beer brewed in Napa in an old Saki factory…called Napa Smith. It is very good.
    I actually don’t drink that much and one of my close friends doesn’t drink at all, so he can relate to Doggies!
    Speaking of Saki….I wonder what type LDG consumes?


  12. Adam

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. @adam–

    how come my comments are not coming up on the news underwater trash thread?

    One of my posts told John the study done by NOAA was legit as he questioned it and I just posted what was written on the article I found and when. I guess this study was a 14 year old study. Nothing offensive.

    The other post asked about whatever happened to the Clean Water Protection Act? Nothing offensive either.

    So am I only allowed two comments? LOL

    (John– in my reference to John above, I am referring to a John who posted on the news blog questioning the validity of Adam’s story)

    The one and only comment on the Iran thread was way rude!!!! Good thing it was closed down because I wanted to post something and not so nice.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. @Adam Housley

    “Speaking of Sakiโ€ฆ.I wonder what type LDG consumes?”

    o-sake? I’m for the various “karakuchi” (sour; dry) types of nihonshu (rice alcohol) in the junmai shu (pure; only rice, ferment and water) formulation. Then again, I’m a bit spoilt as Mrs. LDG is from Niigata, which is the premier region for sake brewing in the entire country. I’d be happy to recommend specifics if anyone is daring enough to try getting some imported to where you live.

    of course, as “sake” as a term just means any retorted alcohol drink, I do have to comment that I’ll still prefer a snifter of Quarter-Cask Laphroaig or other specialty Scotch Whiskey for the constitutional… nihonshu is better suited for social events, just as wine seems best with food if you know what I mean.

  15. Happy St Patty’s!

  16. LDG–

    You totally blow my mind! I am laughing so hard here- dare not ask you a simple question because a dissertation will follow! And OMG– so funny too!

    And I came on here to apologize for making fun of Shaffer and his meal in Iraq because I sort of went through this today.

    My friend, from Iraq, whom I have known now for four years, who owns the convenience store across the road from me and a bunch of homes which I clean and also show for renting, invited Ken and me over to his house today for lunch so I could see his house and take care of his pets when he goes to San Diego two week-ends a month.

    I had never been to his house.

    So we went over there to check out the house and get the instructions on what to do when he is out of town.

    I did not see what he was cooking in the kitchen as I was outside with the dog.

    OMG- when it came to sit down and eat, I could not help but think of Shaffer. There was a plate of fish, I think, swarming in bones and grease-
    Another dish with chicken floating in grease and a plate of white rice swimming in grease. Nothing of color!

    And when Leon was eating, he had grease all over him- he used his fingers!

    I put some stuff on my plate to be nice but I had to ask him what one thing was because I thought it was a fish tail but I wasn’t sure and it was a tail. From where, no clue!

    Ken was not touching anything and I had to encourage him to eat some rice because I just gave him a dose of insulin.

    And what made it worse, I kept thinking of Shaffer and understood how and why he got sick! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

    Make a long story short… I ate whatever I ate and helped with the dishes. We came home and I gave Ken some colorful food without the grease to cover the insulin. LOL And I am not eating for a few days! LOL

    And to make things worse, I turned on FOX to catch Pelosi talking. She stumbled on her words and when not talking, she kept biting her bottom lip. Is she on anti-anxiety drugs?

    After that meal and watching/hearing Pelosi, I am so ready to be sick!


    Happy St Patty’s to you! xxxx

  17. The lemon dill salmon I made for dinner last night was very good. No bones, no tail, no grease.

    As for beer and sake…..I’ll leave that stuff to you guys! Kind of reminds me of cough medicine!

  18. doggies all over Says:

    Me, too, Sylvia. Yuck.
    BTW-I bought some S&W brand green beans w/dill the other day. They were good warm, but I think they’d be even better in a 3-bean salad. Your salmon sounds delicious.
    I’m up early this morning. Don’t know why, but I’m sure I’ll be ready for a nap later, lol.
    Ya’ll have a good day. Hugs.

  19. Adam Housley Says:

    LDG- I obviously had too much Sake since I spelled the dang stuff wrong throughout my entire post. Sad thing…I knew how to spell and spellcheck didn’t catch it!

    Sylvia-…that sounds good…the fish not the medicine.

    Max- …what up?! You need to update us all on your latest and greatest.

    Susan-…hmm, maybe I should turn off the Susan filter! LOL I will check.

    Doggies-… MMMMMM 3 Bean salad

    I leave you with this as I head to bottle wine. OH..and I might try and stream some live pics. That would show up on Qik.

    America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
    -Abraham Lincoln

  20. Sylvia-

    your salmon sounds good- love salmon with dill… i am a fan of your spinach squares-

    Adam- nice quote and so true!

  21. @Adam–

    you didn’t spell it wrong (sake)– on a internet search, it shows up as sake or saki. (I had to look)

    And thank you, my posts are on the underwater trash thread.

  22. Adam, O’le Abe was a wise man, but here’s a qoute from someone who was just as wise…………….if not more so. He seemed to understand who could, and eventually would, destroy the country from within………….

    ” I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. ”

    Thomas Jefferson
    3rd president of US (1743 – 1826)

  23. Sorry, I meant to post the entire quote by Jefferson above. Here it is………….Look how eerily this describes the situation we have created for ourselves today.

    ” believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. ”

    Thomas Jefferson

  24. And just for fun…………Do you think this still holds true if we modernized this quote and substituted the words ” watches ” for ” reads ” and ” newspapers ” with ” TV news “?

    ” The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. ”

    Thomas Jefferson

  25. @Susan

    “…on a internet search, it shows up as…”

    ~ and an internet item is never wrong, right? Google *is* the best spellchecker ever made, right? sure… ๐Ÿ˜›

    The English language word that means “japanese rice drinking-alcohol” is spelled s-a-k-e.

    The historical renderings of the Japanese word (้…’ : sa ke; shu) into English have been an example of how you can’t trust phonetic spellings… ever… sake sahke sakay saki …have all been seen, because after all the word “sake” (sayk) already exists in English as the spelling of a vastly different word. But just as if I insisted upon spelling your name “Suusan” because that’s what it sounds like is not really a big problem, it is still mistaken.

  26. @Adam Housley

    I admire your line of thought as to the Republic and liberty being in danger, but… given the way things look from here, you guys better reach down deeper and come up with something that really applies. I’m thinking something along the lines of “Carthago delenda est” with certain political factions playing the role of Carthage…

  27. Max…?


    Good to see you, my fine fellow. Trust all goes well, yes?

  28. re: Carthago delenda est!, above

    seems there is a case of similar thinking wandering around the ‘blogosphere.


    The “must be destroyed” line of thinking is pretty powerful stuff… and being neither Luddite or Anarchist, it doesn’t come naturally to me as a political thought. Traditionally, I’d save that sort of thing for external (to politics) enemies. This time seems a bit different. More like how I feel about ZANU-PF or Castro’s thugs.


  29. Ah, here we go.

    In Dana Loesch’s piece (linked from the Dan Riehl link, above) she ends with:

    โ€œIf ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.โ€

    – Samuel Adams

    here’s the direct link to her article:


    The time to fight has just begun, folks.

  30. LDG,

    WOW. I saw her on O’Reilly last night and had never heard of her before.

  31. @Sylvia

    She’s one of the good ones.


    If you didn’t see it, and can tolerate a little B O’R…

    …here’s the YouTube of Dana Loesch on The Factor that Sylvia mentioned.

  32. Why does the Beatle’s song “Revolution” keep popping into my brain?
    Strangest damn thing…..

  33. LDG–

    I think it was Bing- it just showed how sake is saki too= probably as it is confused as that- but I comprendo what you are saying and of course you are correct– ๐Ÿ˜€

    I watched Dana last night and of course O’Reilly interrupted and concluded with he didn’t agree with her completely.

    I enjoyed her article- thanks for the link!

  34. and of course I looked up Carthage must be destroyed-

  35. @LDG–

    ๆ—ฅๆœฌ้…’ (hai)

  36. @Susan

    Way to go! That’s just right.

    ไนพๆฏ! (kanpai; a toast, “Cheers!”)

  37. Adam Housley Says:

    Man!! I leave for one day….well on the road working again for one day…there’s a shocker….and you guys go off and end up posting in Japanese!!!! ( I think) John also throwing in a good quote for good measure.

    Hey….the Polar Bear story drew quite a crowd over at foxnews.com
    today’s story is about cyber warriors. It’s my new posts here in the pen!


  38. To all if you come back here: yes all is well, still in Canada with Jessica, will go to Wyoming in the summer. Busy at the moment doing college work online, preparing myself for doing it on campus. I hope you are all well too.

  39. LDG—

    ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  40. smiling โ”ใ€ๅฝขๅฎน่ฉžใ€‘ (hai)

  41. @Susan, you silly…

    yours of the 27th, 9:13 am reads “smiling – {adjective} ” …from the beginning of the e-j dictionary entry, I’d bet. Just FYI, ๅพฎ็ฌ‘ใ™ใ‚‹ is “to smile”, and it forms all the usual “smiled”; “smiling”; and so forth by modifying the su ru at the end.

  42. @Max

    Good luck go with you, my friend.

  43. @LDG—

    dang! I just did a search for smiling in Japanese and I found that one-

    copy and paste!

    I can barely speak and write English much less Japanese~ ๐Ÿ˜€

    HI Max! xxxxx

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