Living with the lucky Irish on St. Pat's

"In heaven, there is no BEER...that's why we drink it HERE!" husband-head sang along to his favorite Irish Drinking Songs CD blaring on the stereo.
With that, he plopped on a large green felt hat with shamrocks all over it and did a little jig.
Husband-head always gets excited about St. Patrick's Day - his favorite holiday of the year.
"So, if you're half Irish, what's the other half?" I asked suspiciously.
"German," he smiled. "I'm half Irish and half German."
And I wondered why he likes beer so much...
In preparation for the big day, husband-head had hung a green "Erin Go Braugh!" flag outside of the house with a "Happy St. Patrick's Day" banner alongside.
He had even taken St. Patrick's Day off from work and had some friends coming in from Wisconsin for the weekend to help him celebrate.
"Hey, why don't I make you guys a green breakfast in the morning?" I suggested to husband-head. "That would be fun!"
"Yuk," husband-head said with disdain. "Green eggs and ham?"
Sam-I-Am liked 'em in the Dr. Seuss book...
"Actually, I was thinking about making green Hollandaise sauce on the eggs Benedict," I explained.
"Whatever," husband-head said doubtfully. "Just don't put it in our beer and turn everyone's teeth green like you did that one year. People were pissed."
A little later, I found husband-head rummaging through his drawers. Thankfully, they were the ones in his dresser...
I asked him what he was looking for.
"I'm getting my St. Patrick's Day outfit ready," he informed me. "I've got my lucky undies, my lucky socks and THIS!"
He held up a large green Lucky Charms T-shirt with the famous little cereal leprechaun on front.
"They're always after me Lucky Charms!" husband-head echoed from the TV commercial.
"Because they're magically delicious!" I wholeheartedly agreed.
But the wearing of the green is serious business for husband-head. In fact, he came home with a gift for me several weeks ago to ensure I had the proper attire.
It was a green beaded charm bracelet with silver shamrocks, leprechaun hats and four-leaf clovers.
"It's beautiful!" I gushed. "I'll wear it every day!"
It didn't matter that it only cost $1.99...
"And now you need a green shirt to wear," husband-head said wisely, in a voice one would use to advise someone that they needed to enroll in their company's 401K plan.
However, unlike husband-head, I don't have a wardrobe full of green clothes.
"Here," I said, pulling out the only green shirt I could find. "How's this?"
The shirt had the name of the newspaper I work for with the slogan, "I Get It Daily."
"Ummm, I don't think that's exactly appropriate and your newspaper probably wouldn't like you wearing that, either," husband-head warned. "I was thinking more of a 'Kiss Me, I'm Irish' type of shirt."
That slogan was clearly made up by an intoxicated individual who wasn't Irish at all...
But the Irish are fun people and St. Paddy's Day is a hoot - with the little green leprechauns and pots o'gold, a Blarney Stone, shamrocks, corned beef and cabbage and Guinness Stout beer...not to mention the good luck and fun music.
Husband-head was excited about St. Patrick's Day and when I looked into his twinkling green eyes, I knew the words from the song were true.
"When Irish eyes are smiling, sure it's like a morning spring;
In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing;
When Irish hearts are happy; all the world seems bright and gay;
And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away."
OK kids...altogether now...
ERIN GO BRAUGH! (Ireland Forever!)