Friday, March 14, 2014

Wishing You the Luck of the Irish

by Dwight Sonntag from Zydeco Cakes
The Piece of Cake Mystery Series
by Jacklyn Brady

I'm not Irish, but I'll confess that I enjoy celebrating St. Patrick's Day as much as the next guy. Maybe a bit more than some. 

Here in New Orleans, it's an excuse for another party (and, really, who doesn't love a party?) It's also an excuse for more parades. Give the people of New Orleans an occasion and we'll put on a parade to celebrate. That's just the way we are.

This year St. Patrick's Day appears on the calendar about two weeks after Mardi Gras. That leaves barely even time to haul away the trash from that city-wide party before we start decorating all over again. But you won't find us complaining.

I mean, seriously, what's not to like? You've got your green beer, people dressed in green, faces painted green. You've got funny hats and corned beef and cabbage. There are friends and neighbors to hang out with and parties on almost every block. It's the ultimate (and original) way to go green!

Around here, everyone gets into the act. Seriously. But, then, we'll jump at any excuse for a party. Maybe some people think we go overboard, but it sure keeps life interesting.

What's St. Patrick's Day like where you live? Is it an all-out celebration or is the day nearly forgotten?

Morning is the time to pity the sober. 
The way they're feeling then 
Is the best they're going to feel all day.
     --Old Irish Saying


Jacklyn Brady lives on the Gulf Coast and writes the Piece of Cake Mystery series which is set in New Orleans and features cake artist and trained pastry chef, Rita Lucero.

Rebel Without a Cake, book #5 in the Piece of Cake Mystery Series, is available for pre-order now! Jacklyn loves to hear from readers. Connect with her on the web: Website | Facebook | Twitter

photo credit 1: Bill Selak via photopin cc
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  1. We like parties in tiny Threadville, also...

  2. My fingers are crossed that everyone in New Orleans and elsewhere, including here in L.A., have a wonderful and lucky St. Patrick's day! And I love that doggy's d├ęcor, even though I'm not sure he does.
    --Lauren Vancouver of the Pet Rescue Mysteries