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Having Deep Thoughts (or more correctly I'am in over my head)

Romancing the Stone (With Tact) 
Aug. 7, 2014 4:28 pm 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2014 2:17 pm
Quote(s) of the Day:

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis.
Brendan Behan

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yea

Yelling Irish, you can sound like an angry Leprechaun.
Norman Reedus

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
Winston Churchill

The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scotts as a joke, but the Scotts haven't seen the joke yet.
Oliver Herford

If you are like me and see a John Wayne movie you start looking for Maureen O’Hara.

Joke(s) of the Day:

When I was stationed in Ireland near Cork, home to the Blarney Stone, I was assigned one day to guide the Admiral’s visiting wife and her friends around Cork to see the sights.  Our first stop was for breakfast where she ordered (against my advice) Gurty Pudding, the Irish version of haggis.  This she found very disgusting and blamed me for the poor breakfast.

After a few stops in local shops and seeing a few sights we went to a pub for lunch where again she was disappointed with the food and was insulted by the fact that ladies were required to sit a table and were not allowed to order at the bar.  Again I was berated by the Admiral’s wife for my bad choices.

By now I was really feeling sorry for the Admiral as after just 4 hours I was fed up with the woman.  Vowing to make the rest of the tour memorable I told her we would go to see the Blarney Stone.  This seemed to quiet her down and she told me that she was of Irish decent and was a dream of hers to kiss the Blarney Stone.  So off we went to Blarney Castle.

We made the long climb into the battlements of the Castle and we arrived at the Blarney Stone, but as luck would have it the Stone was undergoing maintenance and no one could perform the ritual that day.  Totally frustrated the Admiral’s wife again turned her anger on me.  Admiral’s wife or not I have now had my fill of this woman, but just being an enlisted man and her being the Admiral’s wife I had to tactfully smooth over the situation.

So I said to her “Do you know that it almost as good to kiss someone who has kissed the Blarney Stone as to actually kiss the Blarney Stone itself?”

To which she replied “I suppose you have kissed the Blarney Stone.”

“No ma’am” I said “but I have sat on it a time or two.”

Hint(s) of the Day:  When dealing with a superior’s wife be tactful!

Recipe(s) of the Day:  A day in Ireland

Breakfast – Boxty (recipe on AR), serve with fried eggs, thick bacon, tea and/or Irish Coffee Cocktail (recipe on AR).  Note.  Hey it’s a day in Ireland it should start with a nip of Irish Whiskey.

Lunch – Coal Miners Pasties (recipe on AR).  Serve with a fine wine (just kidding), Guinness Stout of course.  I would substitute chuck roast for the top round remove all fat. 
Supper – True Bangers and Mash with Onion Gravy (recipe on AR) serve with Guinness Stout.  I usually cook this with Guinness Stout, but I am very careful not to get any in the food.

Theme for Tomorrow:  TBA

Aug. 7, 2014 6:59 pm
Love the story and the recipe. Thanks for sharing!
Aug. 7, 2014 7:46 pm
Thanks for the comments. I (a half Italian) was married to and Irish Woman. No kids lasted 18 months. Married Blond texan (2kids) lasted 32 years. I guess kids are worth 16 yrs of marrage per. By this calculation Manella you must have 2.5 kids (the national average) :)
Aug. 7, 2014 8:06 pm
sorry manella deleted your comment by mistake, forgive me.
Aug. 7, 2014 8:59 pm
love this- i will forward to my irish hubs-- i am pround to be 1/2 greman-- and the best half--- italian!!:-)
Aug. 7, 2014 9:00 pm
darn kindle- sorry- proud to be 1/2 greman and the best half is italian:-)
Aug. 7, 2014 9:01 pm
once more- german-lol
Aug. 7, 2014 9:02 pm
darn thing usually works the third time 'round just like everything else round here-lol
Aug. 7, 2014 11:58 pm
I know what you mean, nanny129. I got my IQ from my Italian mother and my looks from a German father. Some DNA's don't work well together but at least I'am not part French.
Aug. 8, 2014 11:32 am
I (heart) you, Speedy! Great sense of humor and not bad on the computer for an old fart! Keep on blogging - you're getting a fan club...
Aug. 8, 2014 2:17 pm
Thanks for the encourgement, I have ahard time sleeping at night so I get up and blog till I am tired. Or is it I drinkup and blog till I pass out. It gets confusing.
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