Too late.We Finns have to get in our licks before the Irish do.
http://www.kstatecollegian.com/news/fake-patty-s-day-celebrating-before-break-1.2510371" [Broken]Manhattan's popular annual Irish celebration, Fake Patty's Day, is March 12 this year, with the extravaganza taking place a week before spring break begins.
If you are asking about the link I posted, both I guess. I just happened to see it on the local news about how this year they were better prepared; more potties, more cops.Is this also an excuse to get blind drunk, or more of a cultural event?
*glug glug glug* *BRAAAAAP* *wipe mouth*If you are asking about the link I posted, both I guess. I just happened to see it on the local news about how this year they were better prepared; more potties, more cops.
You see, this is at Kansas State University (a rivalry of "my" Kansas University), drinking is probably the biggest part of it IMO.
"...Instead of digging praties I'll be diggin' lumps of gold!"Here I am, all crippled up, icing my ankle when I should be dancing to St. Urho! Maybe I can wait up another hour and 10 minutes and hoist one to St. Paddy.
Both sides of my father's father's family came to Maine during the potato famine. Orrs and Baileys, and they ended up in two geographically separated homesteads, based on whether they wanted to fish or farm. My great-great grandparents were a farmer who married a fisherman's daughter from the coastal group.
That was difficult to read but well worth it (even though I couldn't understand it all). :rofl:Ode to St. Urho:
Ooksie, kooksie, kollme vee
Santia Urho isa poy for me.
He sase out ta hopper as pig as birds,
Neffer peefor haff I hurd dose words!
He really told dose pugs of kreen;
Braffest Finn I effer seen.
Some celebrate for St. Pat unt his snakes,
Putt Urho poyka got what it takes.
He got tall unt strong on feelia sour,
Unt ate kalla moyakka effery hour.
Tats why dat guy could sase dose peetles
What crew as thick as chack bine needles.
So let's give a cheer in hower best vay,
On the sixteenth of March - St. Urho's Day!
Translation:That was difficult to read but well worth it (even though I couldn't understand it all). :rofl:
That's awesome, a completely imaginary hero, instead of the usual, taking an ordinary person and making up an imaginary event (or embellishing something trivial to the point that the known event has little or nothing to do with the original).
One of those towns listed as having a parade, Finlayson, is where my parents were born, and I still have quite a few relatives there (in fact, a local road bears my family name).