Weekend Winks – Luck of the Irish My Ass

My St. Patty’s Day weekend proved I’ve become a leprechaun in reverse with no overflowing gold in my pot.

Who's got my pot of gold?

No gold? No problem. Let’s party!

Ever have multiple seconds turn into minutes that roll into hours and then days that make you wanna pull your hair out strand by strand?

Friday morning started with this lovely event…


All aired out in less than two minutes flat.

A second punctured tire in the last three months requiring me to purchase yet another brand new fucking piece of rubber. Thank you streets of Nashville.

Luck of the Irish my ass

Luck of the Irish my ass.

While I was quite the damsel in distress (let’s remember my nails are “jewels not tools” so no I don’t know, nor care to know how to change a flat tire), I luckily work in a warehouse full of knights in shining armor.

My hero.

My hero to the rescue!

Adding to my mounting car frustration was the fact that I just spent $1000 on brakes last weekend. So between dropping a cool thou enabling my car to halt and throwing another $250 into the wind for a new tire I thought about to pushing my car into oncoming traffic.

Then I remembered I’m not done paying for it.

And I need transportation to and from work in order to pay for my piece of shit vehicle.

Knowing I just drained my entire year’s worth of spending money in two weeks on a hunk of metal about sent me over the edge…all before noon on a Friday. But the fellas at the warehouse know how to take care of an edgy gal – with endless compliments (your day sucks but you look really nice!) and a cigarette (if I’m smoking, it’s bad as I smoke one cigarette every 1,789 days).

Yep. I needed a cig.

Thankful for nicotine, my resident tire expert and the coat he let me borrow.

In order to get my heart rate, blood pressure and sanity back in order, I drove across town to visit Ted, the little fur ball love of my life.

Little lovin'

Just what the doctor ordered.

Why is my beloved on vacation from yours truly?Β  Because New Cat, the stray we opened our home to in January is sick (and pretty pathetic looking in his cone).

SIck cone head.

Wallowing in the window pane.

Saturday fun was all about New Cat visiting the vet where we found out his eye is not only worse, he’s somehow developed an ear infection, which means another week away from my precious Ted and $100 less grocery money for moi. I feel like the appropriate name for New Cat is now Money Pit.

Pink eye

Poor, pitiful, pink-eyed pussy.

Finding out that my nephew is a mini LeBron James lifted my saggy Saturday spirits.

Palm It!

Palming it in Iowa.

Michael Jordan

Seriously. Check out his biceps with an easy slam dunk.

What made me want to do happy cartwheels around my mini manse? Seeing a photo of my niece, a budding shoe hoarder….

Yep. My niece for sure.

Yep. My niece for sure.

The final act in turning my frown upside down included the main squeeze in my liquor loving life. Captain Morgan.

Taking the edge off

Doing an Irish jig for my Skinny Pirates.

Luck of the Irish my ass.

Who needs rainbows and leprechauns when you have rum?

Turning my pissy pants into party pants was complete with my concoction of green holiday treats.

Happy St. Patty's Day to me!

Filling my pot with Jell-O shots, naturally.

With a little hitch in my kick, I’m happy to say this Nashville gal has the leprechaun spirit in overabundance today.

Who needs a pot of gold?

Luck ‘o the Irish breakfast…and lunch…and dinner.

Here’s hoping some Irish luck finds you, making this a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!



56 thoughts on “Weekend Winks – Luck of the Irish My Ass

  1. The Regular Guy NYC says:

    Happy St Paddy’s Day you sexy lass! May you find that pot o’ gold to help pay for a new vehicle!

  2. markbialczak says:

    That Luck of the Irish My Ass shot is your new Best. Look. Ever. CBXB. It deserves a place on the drama school wall with the classic horror portrait. Flat tires suck. Cat infections suck. Green Jell-O shots on St. Patrick’s Day do not suck, even a little bit. Have a blast, my friend.

  3. Jolene says:

    hahaha….poor little “Money Pit” although I know the feeling, our little Penny (the stray) cost us a pretty penny too..haha….from getting her fixed, buying her new toys and plus her increased appetite, I tell ya that girl can eat!!! it’s her birthday today !

  4. ksbeth says:

    looks like you did a great job turning this all around. happy irish day to you and yours ) beth

  5. Well you got your green treats in the end. Mine was good old Guinness, and plenty of it!

  6. Phil Lanoue says:

    St. Patty Patty’s Day here is such fun! The only thing better then an old tourist with handicapped plates driving erratically, is a drunk old tourist with handicapped plates driving erratically.
    I just got back from running the gauntlet out there. Lucky it’s been pouring rain here though, because this is not a day to be out on a motorcycle.
    Oofff, I need a green jello shot.

  7. HERES to the money and the pits! CHEERS! as I sip on my glass of bubbly..and may all be GREEN with envy.

  8. Mitzie Mee says:

    Wheels are so expensive! Sometimes I consider getting a horse or maybe a camel instead:) Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  9. JMC813 says:

    Hope your Irish Holiday brings you much relief from recent stresses of life. I gotta ask. Are you borrowing St Patricks Day like so many others who are Irish for a day, but usually green for a week? LOL. Or are you a true card carrying member of the Irish Luck Club as I am? Either way, everybody is Irish today so Here’s to ya!!!!

    • Well, supposedly I am Irish. But I’m a gal who jumps on any kind of bandwagon with a celebration attached to it. Surprising, I know!

      • JMC813 says:

        Supposedly? And nothing wrong with bandwagons as long as sports teams aren’t involved. Not ever have I been a bandwagon fan. Niners and Sharks forever. Good times and bad. Even a Bills fan, so you know I stick by my teams when I will openly admit that. LOL. Glad to hear you have some Irish in ya. I am quite proud of mine. Be well my friend.

      • Well supposedly as in I’ve been told I’m Irish. So yeehaw, I’m Irish! And I’m not a bandwagon fan – the Iowa Hawkeyes are my college team and I root for the Titans so…I hear you on being a tried and true Bills fan!

      • JMC813 says:

        Yes even the Sharks (NHL-Huge hockey fan) and Niners have had years where it has been tough to watch. But I will always hang tough with my teams. Stanford is my college team so We are having a nice little run of success with my teams, but nothing lasts forever. Nice to hear ya share the irish blood. Or so your told. It’s gotta be true just based on your personality. We are a fun loving bunch for sure.

      • I’m full blooded Irish if they’re known for being fun loving. And all of my teams are sucking ass…Predators, Titans and the Hawks have all been testing my patience as a true fan these past few years!! But I still wear the colors proudly (and the games are still fun to watch…I mean, there’s always tailgating)!

  10. Now I totally have a taste for green jello shots. Thanks!

  11. No words. Just wishing you endless green Jell-O shots, healthy kitties and maybe an iron on machine as I feel that tshirts might be a quick & dirty route to more spending money, despite the lemon mobile!

  12. Aussa Lorens says:

    I hardly knew that it was St. Patrick’s Day until this old ogre of a nurse hobbled into my office and handed me a prepackaged shamrock cookie from 1998.
    Yes, I ate it.
    That is waaay not cool about your car :-/ I’ve been there… more than once. Hopefully that thing gives you a proper return on investment and starts working like a charm. <— badum-ching!

    • I am very proud of you for eating the cookie from 1998 because I would have done the same thing. Do you carry a jar of Nutella around with you to mask old tasting food items?
      My car can suck it but loving your charming joke! πŸ™‚

  13. Rum should fix most of the issues πŸ˜‰ Well wishes for kitty!


  14. elkee says:

    Oh Megan!! I’m sorry you were driven to the point you had to smoke! Fucking cars dude! Anyway…glad to see little money pit is still with you. Hope that’s the last of his ailments as I’m sure you are itching for some retail therapy after all of these $$$ sucking events!

  15. “Irish” you had a more relaxed weekend, but this made for a delightful read!

  16. Teddy looks so sweet in the photo, I know he misses you. New kitty, I’m sure, is grateful though he is getting such sweet care from you.

    • Teddy is so sweet and I’m missing him so! But New Cat (aka Money Pit) is awfully cuddly and appreciative of his new home, especially while he’s not feeling well. Which makes everything seem worthwhile. πŸ™‚

  17. Looks like you had a very interesting St Paddy’s Day. πŸ˜• Hope your poor kitty recovers soon. That pot o’ gold is far too elusive, isn’t it? 😦 Your nephew and niece are such cute little munchies. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks for the compliments on the twins – they are divine munchies and so much fun!
      The kit cat is coming along well…I’ll be over the moon (as will he) when I don’t have to medicate him every day in the ears, throat and eye. He’s hanging in there though!

  18. rebecca2000 says:

    haha looks fun except for the tire. But if it hadn’t been flat you’d never have gotten to rock the borrowed jacket.

  19. Sorry darling things will get better soon. Hugs! Your nephew’s picture with the ball is adorable. What are you feeding him? He looks so muscular :).

  20. kellisamson says:

    Hoping your luck is changing!!

  21. SerachShiro says:

    Happy St. Patrick’s day and New cat is so incredible sweet ! love all the photos of your nieces, cat, your funny expressions and natural the Yell-O shots, cheers πŸ™‚ !

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