Saturday, March 23, 2013

We're Moving!

Hello Friends! We're moving Random Acts of Weirdness to another site. 


Today's post: My niece's pet snake was issued a credit card! I hope you'll check it out and sign up to follow me at my new place.



Hope you have an awesome weekend!


Friday, March 15, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day - Photo Essay

Happy St. Patrick's Day, friends!

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This guy in the camouflage kilt showed me some funny poses for a couple of random photos.

Our family celebrated St. Paddy's Day a week early at the Los Angeles County Irish Fair and Music Festival at the L.A. County Fairgrounds in Pomona, California. It was a blast, so I'm sharing some photos with you.



A family affair at the Irish Festival with my husband, three of our four kids, their spouses, and our two grandchildren

My grand-leprechauns loved the Irish Festival, too.


For your listening pleasure, here's a YouTube video of Comedian 
Johnny Bagpipes Johnston. Amazing!
He plays the Star Wars Theme by John Williams
 I Was Made For Loving You by Kiss
Do You Think I'm Sexy by Rod Stewart
 Thunderstruck by ACDC
The Lion Sleeps Tonight by The Tokens



Entertainers and visitors alike wore kilts. 


Color this day green! 
In the fountains, in the beer, 
on shirts, baby strollers, and people's hair!




This was our first Irish festival and it had everything we hoped for (lively music, dancers, good food) and then some: Carnival rides, ponies, elephants, a petting zoo, and sheep herding demonstrations.


The Irish tunes worked their magic on some of us, so we danced a jig or two!
I added to my bucket list: Learn how to Riverdance.


Do you know the history of Saint Patrick? If not, watch this cute video.


I was going to save this fun video for next year, 
but for those of you who enjoy Irish dancing as much as I do, 
I hope this will lift ye spirits and bestow the luck'o'the Irish upon ye, too!
You're not buying that accent, are you? 
I didn't think so, but, hey, I tried. 
Saint Patrick's Day 2011 - Riverdance Flashmob
(Central Station, Sydney, Australia)




Closing time drew near, and my husband mentioned there was a little Irish village we should check out before we left. 

I love miniatures, so I definitely wanted to see it. He pointed the way so I headed for it with my daughter 'Lily' while the others straggled along here and there. I spotted vendors selling beautiful period clothing, jewelry, hair accessories, pirate booty, medallions, home decor, and other merchandise. So many things caught my eye, but I didn't want to miss out on the little Irish village. 

I told my daughter, "Dad said the little Irish village was somewhere over here, but I don't see it. Where do you think it is?" 

She gestured to the vendor booths with their elaborate fabric walls and the merchants wearing historical costumes. "This is it, Mom."

"Oh." Duh!

I was disappointed for a second, then busted up. Merchants in a nearby booth overheard us and had a good laugh, too. 

So, we left without a pot of gold or a peek at a miniature village. I'll get over it. Memories of our first Irish Fair make me smile each time it comes to mind. We're looking forward to going again next year. We'll have two more grand-leprechauns in tow for the 2014 festival. As the old saying goes, the more, the merrier!

I bid you farewell with this Irish blessing: 
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks.
May your heart be as light as a song.
May each day bring you bright, happy hours
That stay with you all the year long.


Do you have any special plans for Saint Patrick's Day?    

Have you ever been to Ireland, or would you like to go there? 

Would you kiss the Blarney stone?
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