March 18th, 2009

snarl, friendly hostility

Writer's Block: A Little Green

Top o' the morning to you! Has anyone ever pinched you for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day?

In grade school, of course.

Not since I turned 25. I advise the more insistent clawfingers that if they pinch me, I will punch back, so that we'll both have a nice bruise. I once wore orange, deliberately to annoy the more self-righteous not-really-Irish.

I'm Scots, by predominance, with some Norman and some Welsh, but my mom's second husband was Irish, and so my half brothers are part Irish.