Virtual GNO - St. Patrick's Day Edition

Yes, St. Patrick's Day is on Tuesday... but I need some time to warm up! My grandmother was Irish (she married a Scotsman, Oh the family drama), and my family honors our heritage. I wear my badge of the Boland family proudly. So let's get our Irish on and have some fun!

This is our Virtual Girls Night Out (boys welcome too). Our social, blog-hopping party. A way for us to meet others without having to get out of our footie p.j.'s. The Virtual GNO is your chance to hang out with blog friends and hopefully make some new friends as well:-> So sign Mr. Linky below and join in the fun!

Time To Get Our Jig On!

The High Kings "Rocky Road To Dublin"

Yeah!!! There's no way for me to stay still when I hear these guys! :-> This music makes me thirsty.

Time For A Cocktail!

I'm going budget friendly with this recipe. (And it's not difficult to figure out how to make this alcohol free - if need be ;-> )

Jameson and Ginger
1 1/2 parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
ginger ale
squeeze of a lime wedge

Pour the whiskey into a highball glass filled with ice.
Fill with ginger ale.
Squeeze a lime wedge over the drink and drop it in.

Straight and to the point. I like that! And after chaperoning a class of 2nd graders on a wilderness field trip I desire a bit of Jameson and Ginger right now! We did have a good time. It's just that 8 year old energy times 25 can wear you out. The kids were able to look for meta-invertabrates and plant syllariah. (A.K.A. look for little water buggies and plant shrubs :-> ) This adventure inspires this weeks...

Party Game!

Being out in nature, and Tuesday being St. Patrick's Day, has inspired the name of this game. let's play...

The Shamrock 3

Name 3 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
1.) Calistoga, CA
2.) Ireland
3.) Gigantic hot bath filled with bubbles

Name 3 Things You Will NEVER Drink Again:
1.) Gin ~ Ugh! 'The Night Of Gin' I will never forget, unfortunately
2.) Anything blue
3.) Buttermilk

3 People You Would Like To Pinch (for not wearing green of course!):
1.) Sting
2.) George Clooney
3.) Matthew McConaughey
Only 3?! Man. I wonder what your Shamrock 3 will be?

We don't have a giveaway this week. However, if you would like me to hostess your giveaway at the Virtual GNO, a virtual goodie bag, let me know :->

Now go have fun! Sign in with Mr. Linky below to join the Virtual GNO. Visit those that sign-in! Go blog-hopping! That's what it's all about. And I would love to meet your blog friends. Post A LINK to our party on your blog and hopefully they will join us:->. Send it out into the Twitter world. The more the merrier!

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  1. I'll see you in a few hours. Ahhhh, that was a nice hearty song. I work with a lot of Brits and every now and then I get some Irish and some Scottish. The Irish always sound so very friendly, and Scottish have an accent so thick I can't understand them. But when you hang around with either or, you are bound to have tons of fun and LOTS of drinks!!! So here's to the green in ya.

  2. I'll be posting my VGNO post in a little bit.

    In the meantime... For fun, I'm hoping some VGNO bloggers post a picture of themselves at the party! Don't know what I'm talking about? Stop by and I'll tell you!

    Hopefully I'll "SEE" everyone later!

  3. Happy GNO!!!! I can't believe it's Friday already! :) I am loving the idea of regular giveaways!!!

    The Shamrock 3
    Name 3 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
    1) Mayan Riviera
    2.) London
    3.) Anywhere in Italy

    Name 3 Things You Will NEVER Drink Again:
    1.) Vodka (The only time I've gotten sick from drinking!)
    2.) Prairie Fire shot (Vodka with tabasco... it was my 21st bday and that was the shot of the day! Nasty!)
    3.) Tomato juice. (Yuk..)

    3 People You Would Like To Pinch (for not wearing green of course!):
    1.) Orlando Bloom
    2.) Dave Grohl
    3.) Jake Gyllanhaal (I know people think he's gay but I need to check for myself. LOL!)

    See you a bit later. :)

  4. I will be putting my post up later, probably after the Little Man goes to bed, he isn't allowing me much "blog time" today, only took a 45 minute nap! "See" you later!

  5. Wow, where did the last week go? See you later on tonight at the party!!

  6. George Clooney! Woot Woot!

    TGIF and Happy VGNO!
    Thanks for throwing another par-tay!

  7. YEAH I made it!!!!!!
    Go Virtual GNO!

  8. Love st. Patrick's Day!! I am Irish (as well as many other things) so I celebrate every year. The Shamrock 3:

    3 places I'd like to be:
    1. Ireland
    2. A spa
    3. with some friends having fun

    3 Things You will NEVER drink again:

    1. Jagermeister (just gross)!
    2. Gin
    3. Can't come up with a third right now..

    3 People I'd like to pinch:

    1. David Cook (he's just cute)
    2. Guy Fearri (love his spunk)
    3. Chris Daughtry (I'm really into music guys I guess)!

    Happy St. Pat's everyone, I'll be posting a bit on my blog!

  9. Did somebody say Clooney? Aaaahhhh!
    I'm part Irish, so I have to join in tonight. Great to see ya!

  10. It seems like we were just here and it's already Friday again! Love the Irish bit, Ann!

  11. Did you have to mention George Clooney........ah.....he's so great.

    I'm on a blog tour checking out the VGNO ladies--sitting in a rollerskating rink while the kids attend a party. Wi-fi at the roller rink! YAY!!

    Ann..hope to stir up some interest in a GREAT parenting site called FISHFUL THINKING. Attended the symposium this past weekend and the site is full of great interactive info for parents and kids. A new storybook feature coming soon! Sorry to blab, but I'm already enjoying the site with my kiddos!

  12. this is my first GNO. Hopefully it will be fun.....so what we suppose to do?

  13. Ok, I finally made it back and got my new VGNO post up, make sure you stop by and take a look! =) Happy VGNO, this is my fav theme so far!

  14. I just put my post up...I need a break from all the working I've been doing this week - this is just the ticket! :) But first I need to feed my peeps, so I'll be back in about an hour to start partying with y'all! ;)

  15. Yay! VGNO!

    I totally did not mean to spam your linky with my giveaway. I forgot it saved my info. bah.

  16. 3 Places: Paris; Aruba; Key West
    3 Never drinks: tequila, spinach smoothie, v8
    3 to pinch: why am i drawing a blank here? i just keep thinking babies. hmmm too much mommy time. i'll get back to you.

  17. Happy VGNO, I need to go clean a piggie cage, but I'll be back as soon as I 'm done!

  18. I'm so bummed, I have to pass this week. I had so much fun last week. We had guests in tonight and I'm working to get the wild monkeys in bed. I'll have to catch up with you all next week.

    Have fun ladies!!

  19. Happy VGNO,ladies!

    3 Places:Italy,Paris,Steamy shower w/hubby
    3 Drinks:Petron,Gin,cheap vodka
    3 People:Hubby,Hubby,Hubby (all in the right places)

    Whew! Ann, I think your Jameson and Whiskey is making my head spin.

  20. CRUD!!
    I didn't get the email reminding me..... so I am late and probably everyone else is asleep by now....


  21. lol...you're right, their music does make me thirsty!!! lol... I've got a bit 'o the Irish in me as well!

  22. My Hubby will enjoy the Jameson and Ginger! He is a Jack and Ginger Imbibber! (hey, it rhymes)


  23. Just stopping by (a little late...i was out for dinner) but wanted to wish everyone a Happy VGNO and a wonderful weekend :O)

  24. Just arrived, fashionably late, unless you're on the west coast like me. Thanks for hosting. First time here so go easy on me. Angela told me about it. Looking forward to partaying wit all you!

  25. I want a tall glass of that drink!!

    OH and did you see my boy George C. on ER Thurs? I might be the only one watching ER anymore, but he did a cameo and I had to freakin fan myself. That dude truly gets hotter and hotter with age!!!!

  26. Well, sounds like fun!

    Here's my Shamrock 3:

    Name 3 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
    1.) London, England
    2.) Toronto, ON
    3.) Getting a massage

    Name 3 Things You Will NEVER Drink Again:
    1.) Apple Schnapps
    2.) Apricot Schnapps (yes, it was a bad night for me as an exchange student in Germany!)
    3.) Beer

    3 People You Would Like To Pinch (for not wearing green of course!):
    Well, let's keep it Irish, shall we?
    1.) Ciaran Hinds
    2.) Liam Neeson
    3.) Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

  27. Yeah!! They are great. I thought I might have had my fill at the parade today but I definitely did not.

    I too would pinch Matthew McConaughey (along with other things!!)

  28. I'm going to start before St. Patty's day. What a wonderful way to get to know other bloggers. Thanks.


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