Next week is St. Patrick's Day, a national holiday celebrating Irish heritage . . . or a really fun day of green beer, pinches, and kissing. You may be getting inspired to plan your own themed party, but I'm thinking about the myriad parties in movies I've watched over the years. The wild college party in Old School with an appearance by Snoop Dogg (and streaking), the graduation bash in Can't Hardly Wait, and the Valley party in Clueless are just a few of the onscreen celebrations I wish I could have gone to.So for this week's Movie List Challenge, I want you to come up with a few of your favorite party scenes from movies. First join my group in the community, and then title your list "Favorite Party Scenes." The best posts will be featured here on Buzz!
The result wasn't too good to be true, but it was admittedly way too easy. If you can chop vegetables and place them with meat in a bowl, then you can make a St. Patrick's Day spread of meltingly tender corned beef, braised cabbage, and root vegetables. Consider it your veritable pot o' gold — just remember not to peek! For the recipe, read more.
While downing green drinks or beer cocktails is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, sipping a fine, Irish whiskey is a low-key way to mark the occasion. Like wine, there is a special technique to enjoy the potent caramel-colored spirit.
- Make sure the whiskey is at room temperature. Pour into a clear glass with a narrow mouth and wide bottom.
- Examine the color of the liquid. The darker the whiskey, the longer it has been aged.
- Warm the glass with your hands and smell the whiskey's aroma. Note any fruit, spice, or other flavors, like butterscotch.
- Before tasting, add a tiny bit of water to dilute the concentrated spirit. You will be able to better taste the whiskey without a harsh burn from the strong alcohol.
- Finally, sip the whiskey like you would a wine, and be aware of its body and flavor.
Do you enjoy whiskey? Have you ever been to a whiskey tasting?
I'm loving the matching green ties President Obama and Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen wore today during a shamrock ceremony at the White House. It seems a little strange to me that Irish leaders come to America for St. Patrick's Day. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
Either way, it's obvious that St. Patrick's Day celebrations aren't confined to Ireland. For example, New York City held its 248th annual St. Patrick's Day parade today. Check out how the world celebrates the traditionally Irish holiday!
Happy St. Patty's Day, everyone! Since the four-leaf clover is one of this holiday's mascots, I thought it'd be a good time to talk about luck. While luck is really just triumph or failure determined by chance, it seems as though some people have it on their side and some don't. There are those who are typically lucky in love, lucky in their career, and lucky when it comes to taking risks, but then there are those who always seem to get the short end of the stick. Of course we all have our good days and our bad, but tell me, do you consider yourself to be lucky?
Shamrocks are very easy to grow, though they prefer cool air, moist soil, and bright, but not direct, sun. Have you ever bought shamrocks for your home or garden?
Openfan knows how to get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day without losing an inch of style. This St. Patrick's cutie did everything right. She jazzed up her ensemble with oxford booties and a fedora, then topped it all off with an adorable green cardigan. More than well done!
Here's what she has on:
- Top: Forever 21
- Leggings: TJ Maxx
- Cardigan: Forever 21
- Hat: Urban Outfitters
- Bag: Sabina of New York
- Shoes: Linea Paolo
Congrats to openfan!
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