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Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day . . .


Those charming elfin ears, the green scarf, the crystalline green eyes. Well, Happy St. Paddy’s Day, Gorgeous!

So far in his aquatic adventures, Mr. Armitage has not had to dive into water dyed kelly green. The Chicago River on Saint Patrick‘s Day. This is the real thing, not a Photoshop image, a tradition that started nearly 50 years ago. Image from inspiredwater.com

Like many southerners, I actually am of Scots-Irish ancestry on my father’s side (my dad always talked about the sensitivity  of “fine Irish skin”) and English on my mother’s side. So I don’t have to just pretend to be Irish today.  I found some clever images on Freakingnews.com from a St. Patrick’s Day Contest and thought it would be fun to share them with you on this St. Paddy’s Day. And don’t forget to wear green today, lest you be pinched! (assuming, of course, you don’t want to be pinched . . . wouldn’t mind it if Sir Guy–or Lucas–or Porter–or some other delectable RA character wished to give me a pinch)

Tigerprincess's take on Mona Lisa, who looks a bit different than I remember . . .


OK, it's not kelly green, and he's not a leprechaun, but I would be happy to find this elfin-eared creature at the end of any rainbow.

bmr102 of The Democrats created this lovely St. Paddy's geisha.