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March 9, 2015

Share Your World 2015 – Week #10

Another Monday, and another exciting Share Your World!  Candles, money, memories and sleep. Just a few questions to get the week started.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own? I have both. Just don’t ask me how many of each and I am sure the flashlights need new batteries now that I think about it. We also have a little faux fireplace that you can light a little can in. It gives off a little light.

You are given $5,000 and the chance to exchange it for one of two envelopes. One envelope contains $50,000 and one contains $500. Do you make the trade? Why or why not? I wouldn’t make the trade. For the simple fact that the $5,000 could help me so much more than the $500. Now if I didn’t need the money, I would trade it in. It’s free money.

What’s your first memory? I don’t know. Much of when I was younger is a complete kaleidoscope and while they are not all bad, sadly it seems the bad ones hold the greatest impact, or they tinge the good ones with grey making them not so happy. The first one’s all swirl around kindergarten, my grandparents farm, my aunt and uncle’s farm and horses and sheep.

What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something? Toss and turn? No, if I truly cannot sleep I will try reading, sometimes I fall back asleep sometimes the alarm goes off and I suffer from needing to finish the book.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? My post for Absolute Write is up. It’s on Ireland, while I am not totally pleased with it I am happy that it is done. As for looking forward to things this week? My son’s band concert is tomorrow and it will be fun to go listen and see how they have improved. 😀

Ireland

Is fearr Gaeilge briste, na Bearla cliste

"You know I'm Irish when I can shoot rainbows from my hand :-) "
“You know I’m Irish when I can shoot rainbows from my hand 🙂 “

Land of Lucky Charms, Rainbows with pots of Gold at the end, Leprechauns, and green. Oh did I forget Potatoes?

This month’s Absolute Write Blog Chain is on St. Patrick’s day or Ireland.

Who doesn’t like the Irish, laid back unless you get their temper. Beautiful people and beautiful minds. No I have yet to go there. It is on the bucket list along with my three month walk about in the UK. Just a short hop skip and a jump across the Irish Sea.

I grew up reading about the Irish in all of my romance novels, I devoured quite a few. And I have yet to decide with is better the Irish accent or the Scottish brogue.

I will give this, they have good recipes, Potato and Leek soup. Was actually really good. There are a few other recipes that I have to try.

But the way they speak?

Where are the “th’s” ? Yes, that sound seems to be missing from their everyday speak. But it sounds wonderful. Thursday is just T’ursday. And a tongue twister of all “t” words? Brilliant.

I went looking for things that the Irish say that we in America don’t. And some of them I get, some well…. It’s a thingy…

1. “Sure look it” : If you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re not sure what to say, use this phrase.

2. “the jacks” : This be the restrooms (evidently they don’t use ‘restroom’ over there).

3. “Arseways” : yeah, I hope ye can figure it out. Basically it was buggered and went the wrong way.

4. “the press” : the cupboard. I don’t get it? cupboard = press ummmm….. no

5. “wrecked” : very tired. I think we use this here too when someone was out a little to late and isn’t completely functioning in the morning. 😀

6. “Minerals” : equals soft drinks or soda. hmmm another one to think upon.

7. “I will yea” : means I definitely won’t. Oh I love this!!

I am linking the pages I found them at, but…

http://www.ireland-information.com/irishphrases.htm

irishcentral.com 35 Irish sayings and phrases you need to learn before you visit. 3.2.2015

irishcentral.com Top ten words the Irish use that confuse Americans 2.4.2015

I also went looking for some famous people in Ireland… (http://www.imdb.com/list/ls000036352/ ) (http://news.moviefone.com/2010/03/17/irish-actors-in-hollywood-movies/ )

I found some I know.

Colin Farrell,

Pierce Brosnan,

Liam Neeson ( Oh, I am including him I know he’s from Northern Ireland, but forgive me?)

We all know Devon Murray… Harry Potter anyone?

James Nesbitt as Bofur… oh… The Hobbit anyone?

Gabriel Byrne

Oh. There are so many actors and actresses… That could be a long list. Love them all. It’s the accent I tell ya. And maybe the countryside?

Top of Galtymore Mountains
Top of Galtymore Mountains

March 2015 Blog Chain
This month’s prompt: St. Patrick’s Day or Anything Ireland (Irish)
Each post should be less than 1000 words if possible. Read and comment on other participants’ posts if you possibly can–they’ll be doing the same for you!

Participants:
BBBurke http://awritersprogression.blogspot.com/
Syrup http://asimplesyrup.com
Springs2 Www.jozebwrites.blogspot.com
Layla Lawlor http://www.laylalawlor.com
LeighAnderson http://leighandersonromance.com/
Sudo_One http://sudoone.wordpress.com
RAstarligh www.improveomatic.com
WerbyG wrgingell.com
Aheila https://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com

All photos care of Instagram: JayCottz1988 with permission for this blog only.

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