Wednesday, March 17, 2010

You know you are Irish when...

  1. You will never play professional basketball
  2. You swear fluently
  3. At least one of your cousins is a fireman, cop, bar owner, funeral home owner or holds political office
  4. And you have at least one aunt who is a nun or uncle who's a priest
  5. You think you sing very well
  6. You have no idea how to make a long story short!
  7. There isn't a big difference between crying and laughing
  8. You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer
  9. You're strangely poetic after a few beers
  10. Some punches directed at you are from legacies of past generations
  11. Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or Eileen ..... and there may be one with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen
  12. You may not know the words, but that doesn't stop you from singing
  13. You can't wait for the other guy to stop talking before you
    start talking
  14. You have Irish Alzheimer's... you forget everything but the grudges!
  15. Childhood remedies for the common cold often included some form of whiskey
  16. There's no leaving a family party without saying goodbye for at least 45 minute
  17. At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not speaking to each other. Not fighting, mind you, just not speaking to each other.
 Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

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