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An Irish man walks into a pub. The bartender asks him, “what’ll you have?” The man says, “Give me three pints of Guinness please.” So the bartender brings him three pints and the man proceeds to alternately sip one, then the other, then the third until they’re gone. He then orders three more. The bartender says, “Sir, I know you like them cold. You don’t have to order three at a time. I can keep an eye on it and when you get low I’ll bring you a fresh cold one.” The man says, “You don’t understand. I have two brothers, one in Australia and one in the States. We made a vow to each other that every Saturday night we’d still drink together. So right now, my brothers have three Guinness Stouts too, and we’re drinking together. The bartender thought that was a wonderful tradition. Every week the man came in and ordered three beers. Then one week he came in and ordered only two. He drank them and then ordered two more. The bartender said to him, “I know what your tradition is, and I’d just like to say that I’m sorry that one of your brothers died.” The man said, “Oh, me brothers are fine – I just quit drinking.”

The local District Judge had given the defendant a lecture on the evils of drink. But in view of the fact that this was the first time the man had been drunk and incapable, the case was dismissed on payment of ten shillings costs. “Now don’t let me ever see your face again,” said the Justice sternly as the defendant turned to go. “I’m afraid I can’t promise that, sir,” said the released man. “And why not?” Because I’m the barman at your regular pub!

Well now St. Patrick’s Day wouldn’t exist if
not for the man himself! But how much do we know about him? Did you know that he spent six years of slavery in Ireland until he escaped and undertook religious training abroad?
Read more about this great man!Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig is the Gaelic way of expressing a wish that you have all the blessings of St Patrick’s Day and the “luck of the Irish” to go with it. There are many humorous explanations for this expression. One comes from the legend of the ‘Little People’ of the land, know as leprechauns. Finding or catching a leprechaun (who would then give you gold) was a lucky event that could only take place in Ireland ! The Irish are descendants of great Celtic and Viking fighters and invaders. Their natural fighting skills often ensured survival & hence they became known as the ‘lucky’ people .a classic case of making your own luck ! But then “The Luck of the Irish” may all be legend.

Saint Patricks Day Parades Worldwide, Irish Pubs all around the globe, Fun Runs, Irish Associations, Irish Music Festivals, Irish Names, Irish Dancing Schools,Irish Music Irish Roots, Irish Festivals,Scottish Highland Games USA & Canada, as well as, Scottish Pipes & Drum Bands.

St Patricks Day is for thinking about our Saint as well as a time to think of loved ones across the water.


So, why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.




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pic 1One of the many blogs that I visit often is CyberAmbient, and since his post on August 22, 2009 on Personas. I’ve been having lots of fun on the  MIT student project site. I should warn you know that the site is addicting. You will find your self passing the site along as well as entering all the names that you know! I would love to interview the creator of the site, Aaron Zinman. Zinman is a “third year PhD student in the Sociable Media Group under Judith Donath currently putting together my thesis proposal.” 

Picture 10Personas is how the web sees you. It mines all of the information attached your name (or someone with the same name such as John Smith). You can put in fake names, but it doesn’t produce real results unless you have posted under that name. 

This short little video is how the web sees me. The sound is how my professor sees me. Last semester, Frank DuFour asked has to create our own personal soundscapes. In turn he created one (or two in my case) for each student in the class. Below is a short little clip from one of the two Wendi soundscpaes.

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perfectly random

I’m not really sure where I’m going with this blog or really why I felt the need to have it. I just decided one day that I would start a blog and stick with it. Which is not always easy to do. I’m constantly wondering what to post about. 

I wanted to start a blog about work and all the crazy little things that go on there. I didn’t think that was the best idea, I could post something that could lead me into trouble. Honestly, talking about what new hire is going to last and how long isn’t very welcoming. We haven’t done that in a long time, people come and go, so it’s kind of boring now. In the four years, that I have worked there I’ve seen and heard some really interesting things. Half of us say, we should write a book, but then we know it wouldn’t get past the first chapter. 

Yesterday, I  bought a domain name. wendikavanaugh.com which redirect here. I tried to buy redpipes.com but sadly it’s not available. Which brings me to my next point. Yes, I sort of have a point – although it’s random. 

Should I change redpipes.wordpress.com to wendikavanaugh.com. I’m not really attached to redpipes in anyway other than that is what I call my podcast. Which I have yet to post! I’m just not sure the world is ready for that….

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