Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day part 2

One of my most popular blogs since I started "Another Day in Catasauqua" is  St. Patrick's Day Trivia that I posted last year, it has almost 6000 hits - you can find it here:;postID=7197431007522557707

So while the corned beef brisket cooks on the stove and before I add my potatoes and cabbage I thought I share some Irish one-liners with you.  I had come across them when I was getting ready for my Friendship Circle earlier this month.

my favorite part of St. Patty's Day - The Shamrock Shake
Q: What is out on the lawn all summer and is Irish?
A: Paddy O'Furniture 
Q: What do you call a fake stone in Ireland?
A: A sham rock. 
Q: Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?
A: Regular rocks are too heavy. 
Q: Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A: Because they're always a little short. 
Q: How did the Irish Jig get started?
A: Too much to drink and not enough restrooms! 
Q: Why do leprechauns have pots o'gold?
A: They like to "go" first class! 
Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: He's Dublin over with laughter! 
Q: What would you get if you crossed Quasimodo with an Irish football player?
A: The Halfback of Notre Dame! 
Q: What would you get if you crossed Christmas with St. Patrick's Day?
A: St. O'Claus!
Q: Do leprechauns make good secretaries?
A: Sure, they're great at shorthand! 
Q: What do leprechauns love to barbetrcue?
A: Short ribs! 
Q: How did the leprechaun beat the Irishman to the pot of gold?
A: He took a shortcut! 
Q: When is an Irish Potato not an Irish Potato?
A: When it's a FRENCH fry! 
Well that's enough blarney for now,  Happy St. Patrick's Day and that's another day in Catasauqua.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Batter Batter Swing in the Snow

Parke, with snow on his hood at Coca-cola Park
Woo Hoo it was time to pick up our 18 game plan tickets for the Iron Pigs with only 19 Days until the first game and IT'S SNOWING!!!!!!!

Yup, snowing, now my grandfather would call this onion snow, because it is time to plant the onions which he always did around St. Patrick's Day, which is tomorrow.

However, did you know the term is basically only used in Pennsylvania.   I didn't know that; and it is defined as a light snow in late spring, after onions have been planted.  So I guess this isn't onion snow after all.

Well, there's only 3 days to spring so I guess - let it snow - for it shall melt quickly.  Spring is just a hop around the corner in Catty and so is baseball at the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  I can't wait!

So batter, batter swing and this is .....another day in Catasauqua