Friday, March 17, 2006

March 17th

Today is St. Patrick's Day. I am Irish on my mother's side of the family and English on my father's. Probably some other ethnic groups were tossed in along the way, but mostly it's Irish and English.

More interesting is my wife’s connection to the date. Her dad, whose ancestors were Mexican, was born on St. Patrick's Day, so they named him Patrick. As far as I know, there were no Irish in the family tree, but they always ate corned beef and cabbage on his birthday.

Personally, I do not care for corned beef and cabbage. But I do like Guinness. And as it turns out, Guinness really is good for you. Check it out here. I’ll bet you knew there would be a health item in here somewhere.

Happy St. Patrick’s day!

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