Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A BIT OF BLARNEY



Not being even a wee bit O Irish that I'm aware of, I still like to celebrate the occasion and extend a very HAPPY ST. PATRICK's DAY to you all! As a kid, this day carried the most important task of wearing something green so that you wouldn't be pinched. I wonder if kids still do that? As an adult and the bit of a bore PARTY ANIMAL that I am, I already have my corned beef, cabbage and potatoes in the crockpot so they will be ready to "party" with us tonite if when I get home from work. This post will be short as I have to ransack my closet to find something green to wear (in case there are some BIG kids in my office who might pinch me.)

I would like to wish a very special Happy St. Patrick's Day to my one and only real Irish friend, Tessa of Nuts and Mutton and The First Husband who is Irish by marriage. Tessa has written of her experience meeting a Smart Mouth Broad in Florida while on vacation. I am happy to say that she was too kind and didn't even mention that I'm a weirdo. During our "bloggy friend" date, TFH asked me how we managed to pack all of our belongings on our bike trip. I explained that was a problem as I am one who likes to be prepared for every occasion. I even packed a sundress. Some might say that wasn't a very practical item of clothing for a bike trip but I wore it. So there, BIKER NAZI!

After our swim to cool our over-heated bodies in the Badlands, we were somewhat late for dinner. There was no time to take a shower and since we had been chlorinated for over an hour in the pool, MHS and I decided we would wait until after dinner to shower. On a bike trip, with limited space for luggage, one has to conserve on clean clothes. I told My Harley Stud that I didn't want to waste a pair of clean underwear just for a pre-shower dinner but I certainly didn't want to put on the dirty ones either. He suggested that I go "commando." I laughed. He dared me. Uh oh! I'm like a 10 year old boy when it comes to a dare. I don't even need the triple dog dare. I have to take it. So "commando" it was for the next few hours. We walked to dinner (a few feet away from our room) me in my sundress and nothing else and I giggled all the way there. I laughed more than usual at dinner feeling like I was doing something oh so naughty. It is very unlike me to do such a thing. Of course, I never mentioned it to The Saint and certainly not to the Biker Nazi who would have never let me live it down. And that my friends, is my TMI story for the day. Happy Saint Paddy's to ya!

And for TFH, here's a picture of what our bikes looked like all loaded down with luggage. Ours is the one in front.

22 comments:

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

You certainly get some great photos from the back of a bike Little Miss Commando... lol

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Auntie, aka cagny said...

Three cheers for commando!

JOE TODD said...

thanks for the post.. I sure would like more followers http://www.myqualitytime.net/

joe todd

Gaston Studio said...

Went commando, did ya? Did a bit of that in my younger, more daring days so good on ya, girl! Everybody should do something daring at least once.

Jan said...

I'm part Scots-Irish, and what did I post today? A recipe for taco salad. And we're having Italian sausage, mac 'n' cheese and fried cabbage for dinner tonight.

Because I'm a rebel that way.

LOL@ Di's "Little Miss Commando." You may have a new nickname!

Tessa said...

Yikes. Didn't you feel a draft?

Beannachtai La Feile na Padhraig to you too.(Blessings of St Patrick's Day in Gaelic.)

Lo said...

yay! you're my hero- i can't go commando, i'm always thinking, waht if i have to go to the er, omg i would get SO RED trying to explain that one!!!!! and i love love love that pic of the bikes. it just looks so, warm, inviting, free-spirited. very cool that you followed thru and let your free spirit shine thru. with no undies. hehehehehehe

only a movie said...

Oh, I love the story.
My students all came in wearing green. Nobody wanted to be pinched. They had to remind me of the *rule*. Too cute.

Debbie said...

Happy St. Paddy's to you and yours! Another really funny story...you must be a riot to hang out wtih! Beautiful bike...I showed my husband the photo and he was impressed! We used to ride years ago until I was in a bad car accident and got a little freaked out about riding. I am actually a danger to the driver! Great stuff on your blogs...I thouroughly enjoy coming here!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Happy St Paddy's Day SMB! I am a quarter Irish, and my maiden name was very Irish.

Loved you outing your commando afternoon ; -)

LiLu said...

Happy St Paddy's day!!! I will be drinking green beer in just a few hours- woot woot!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a cute motel! And...um...going commando ..well..now...does that mean...umm..
OMG! I bet it does! :) WHATAGAL! Everyone needs to be a bit daring from time to time..and I will just bet you were not the only one giggling. Ok..maybe not giggling... :)
But we won't go there! It sounds like you had a wonderful time!! What did you find green to wear to work? Just please don't tell me they had to go looking for it..ok? LOL
HUGS!!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

About the bike..naw...that's ok..I'll just be content to watch the fast moving films..hang onto my rocking chair and dream. You know how us old folks are....zzzzzzzzz Oh..no..what was I saying...I musta dozed off for a second...oh yeah. Have fun, kids! :)

blueviolet said...

I would have taken weeks just to pare it down to the bare minimum. I'm a horrible decision maker.

Debra said...

Is that a blue Harley Ultra Classic? Looks like my hubs blue Street Glide!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Di-I didn't ride like that! LOL

Auntie-Hip, hip, hooray! *giggle*

Joe-Okie Dokey

Gaston-*blush*

Jan-You're a rebel and my hero! Let's hope not about the nick-name. Yikes!

Tessa-Of course, that was the whole point. LOL Thanks for the Irish blessing. *muah*

Lo-I'm finding it hard to believe that I'm bolder than you. LOL

Movie-I'm so glad they're still doing it. Although D2 told me that the kids in her class thought they were supposed to kick, hit and punch people who didn't wear green. Ouch.

Debbie-Thanks so much. So sorry about the accident. That is my biggest fear.

Pseudo-Oddly enough, I've fretted about it all day.

LiLu-Have one for me. I'm drinking wine and it's not green because I'm too lazy to get off the couch for the food coloring.

Mona-You crack me up. *muah*

BV-It's probably the only time in my life that I packed ahead of time.

Debra-MHS has a Softail Deluxe. Biker Nazi's is a Street Glide.

Fragrant Liar said...

Commando,

You brazen hussy! :) I am proud of you for taking that little dare. I would have been giggling about it too. You had this secret nobody else but HBL was privvy to. Love it!

We had our cabbage tonight too. Very Irish, we are, lassie. Irish, Scottish, French, German, Cherokee, and Danish (but mostly in the butt).

thistle said...

Hey...finally got back up to speed on whatcha been up to...i can't believe you got to meet Tessa!!...that's great! i haven't even met her yet and i'm just over on the left coast from her...

Canadians, you gotta love 'em eh?

The biker adventure pics as always were great, and the beach shots once again made me feel desperately in need of a vacation...you live in a beautiful place.

nothingfancy1 said...

Yay for commando!

midlifeslices said...

What does Fragrant Liar know that I don't know?? HBL is the only one who knew you went commando??? You and I need to talk, girlfriend!! It's just not right to let another friends husband in on your dirty little secrets.
*wink*

goodbadandugly2 said...

Wow, you always have fun! :)

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Liar-I am quite the hussy, no? My family is a little bit of everything too but as far as I know: No Irish.

Thistle-I love, love , love Tessa. Glad to see you oot and aboot again.

Fancy-You just never know what you might do on a bike trip.

MLS-Oh and here I was hoping you wouldn't find out.

GBU-I don't know that it was always fun but it was always interesting. *wink*