Mike is 25% Irish, and I’m a whole mess of Irish, Scottish, English, and German. But on St. Patrick’s Day, we take our Irish heritage even more seriously:

In a bar in 2004!

In a bar again, in 2006!

St Patrick's Day
Maddie’s first St. Patrick’s Day

Kiss Me, I'm Irish
Maddie’s second St. Patrick’s Day

sleeping in the warm sun
Annie’s first St. Patrick’s Day, passed out like a good Irish babe

I loooove me some St. Patty’s day. I’ll start with a breakfast of corned beef and eggs, move onto a lunch of a corned beef sandwich, and finish off with a dinner of corned beef and cabbage. And, as always, a Guinness with every meal. Ah corned beef, the greatest of the salted meats.

I’ll also spend the entire day speaking in an Irish accent, which I’m sure will delight Mike, and I’ll pick a fight with my dog. She has it coming.

Anyway, I want to do a contest in honor of one of my favorite things: limericks! And blah blah blah, I don’t care that they started in England, HUMOR ME. There is a town in Ireland called Limerick so go with it.

In case you are like Mike and had an English teacher who failed you (and Mike WAS an English teacher, tsk tsk), a limerick is an awesome poem. I am not an English teacher, so I direct you to Wikipedia.

OK now that you’re back, details!

To enter the contest, all you have to do is leave a comment with your limerick. The limerick with the most votes via “reply” comments underneath it will win…fifty bucks! Fifty bucks will buy so much corned beef, you guys. The contest is open to anyone that has a pay pal account, because that’s how you’re going to get your prize. The contest closes at the end of St. Patrick’s Day pacific daylight time.

Here is a limerick I just wrote:

My dog Rigby is quite small
But acts like she’s six feet tall
At our front door she’ll bark
Like a vicious white shark
She’s got some serious gall.

Not my best. Here’s another!

Annabel is a drama queen
Like an actress on the big screen
First she will shout
Then she will pout
I fear for when she is a teen.

These are easy. You all are so funny and creative, I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Oh and, no limerick restrictions – if you want to be inappropriate, go for it. It’s what St. Patrick would want.

Let’s rhyme, people!


Annnnnnnnnd….The Winner is commenter #1, Kate! Kate, I’ll be emailing you to make sure I have the right pay pal email for you.

Thanks for playing, everyone! You are so funny and awesome.