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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Me Irish? How'd ya guess?

I was on the phone with a lady the other day (booking a little mini vacation for the hubby and I, but that's besides the point) and she asked my name.  I told her and her response was "well you're going to have a good week aren't you?".  Huh?  I asked her what she meant and she just said "being Irish and all... must be a big week for you". I smiled... I guess.

Yes, my name is Colleen.  It is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Colleen is "girl".  And although Kingery sounds Irish, it's actually German and well, I'm married into that name anyway so it doesn't really count.  My mom's maiden name is Lynch.  Okay, so that's a bit more Irish.

I love St. Patty's day, but I'm not an Irish freak or anything.  I don't drink green beer (usually) and I really can't stand corned beef and cabbage.  But, in spirit of the holiday, I did my best to represent the green on my ride outside today (yep, you read that right... I rode outside!)
 Check out the socks.  Can you see them?  They look like this up close (and yes, my legs look really gross from that angle - it's hard to take a picture o:f your cute socks by yourself!)
Thanks to Chrissy at Chrissy's Knee High Socks for them.  Too cute!

And then this little blinged out gem that my sister-from-another-mother Kristin bought me!  I love it!  Pop over to her blog (here) and send her some love.  She's awesome!

And of course I needed to show you my awesome Kestrel bike just once more because I was so happy to be able to ride him today.  Definitely going with Papa Smuff as his name!  He rode like a machine today!  So impressed. 
I'll leave you with this... my favorite Irish blessing! Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!


28 comments:

Kristin Deaton said...

So glad you were able to get outside and ride like the wind!!! I can't wait to get on mine and do the same thing. Thanks for the love :-) And I love that Irish Blessing. Smiles and hugs

Ryan said...

I didn't even notice you were standing in that first picture... Ha! I LOVE your bike!

Mer! said...

Awww! What a cute post!! AWESOME socks and great bike :)

I am actually waiting for our corned beef and cabbage to cook :)....I know, not the healthiest of options, but once a year!!!

Hope you had a great ride on Papa Smurf today!

Alisa said...

Oh honey please your legs are fab, even more fab are the socks and watch.

Jealous you rode outside!!! I wanna ride outside!

Happy St Patty's day irish girl =).

Aimee said...

Love the green accessories!

I love the quote too...it's one of my favorites!

My Life and Running said...

So awesome you rode outside today! Go you! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

tri like mary said...

Cute socks! Paul is making me eat corned beef and cabbage today and we're not even remotely Irish.

misszippy said...

You celebrated in style! Happy St. Patty's day. And I am seriously GREEN looking at that bike!

Jamie said...

Sweet socks! And i'm VERY jealous that you are riding outside. Hopefully I can sneak a ride in this weekend and disconnect from the trainer.

Ironman By Thirty said...

Way to rock the green!

I would have totally guessed your last name was Irish. Irish/german is a good mix though. :) I'm the same.

Glad you got outside on a bike ride. This weather is awesome. Your bike is pretty sweet looking!

Ps: you are welcome to send me any unwanted corned beef and cabbage. I LOVE it!

Melissa C said...

You look so cute! Yeah for riding outside today!

Copychic said...

Yay for riding outside. That bike is beyong beautiful!

Allison said...

Yay for riding outside!! And I love the name Papa Smurf...he's so...handsome? I want to say pretty, but am not sure if that's an insult to him :)

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Love the bike, now I have to keep the names straight, yours is Papa Smurf, Matts is Smurf and I race with both of you, I dont want either bike kicking me in the shins for calling them the wrong name

Christi said...

I love all the green! I love that you got to ride outside on that beautiful steed!

Matty O said...

Ummmmm HOLY FLIPPING AWESOME BIKE!!!!! drool drool drool!

Love that you got out to break him in. Papa smurf has to meet Smurf one day... they will be friends, I KNOW IT haha.

We have that Irish blessing on our MS Pedal to the Point jerseys every year. Love it.

Molly said...

love all the green (I'm the Irish freak variety : ) )

yay for a nice ride OUTSIDE!!

Andy said...

Loved the theme riding day! We will have to schedule more of those throughout the year ;) I'm Irish as well (Mom's side is German) and although this year I did not get crazy (had an accouting exam last night) last year I got a kilt to wear for the event! Glad to see that Papa Smurf is about and about as well! Have a great weekend!

Jeff - DangleTheCarrot said...

Very jealous of your oval aero bars - they look so sexy. And I like the black bar end tape - I went with white and am now regretting it - but I got a white Adamo too so it does match!

Have a good weekend!

Heidi Austin said...

love love love all the green :) glad you got to ride outside too! that watch is especially sweet

Caratunk Girl said...

Yay for riding outside!! Your bike is HOT!!

I am an Irish/Russian/Arab/Englishwoman Hows that for being a mutt?

Matthew Smith said...

I'm so glad you got out for a ride on Papa Smurf! That's got to be an awesome feeling. You've got such a sweet bike.

Nice socks, by the way!

Carole said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was laughing out loud at your outfit(s). Seriously. Good Lord that was funny. :)

Good on 'ya - the luck of the Irish, indeed.

Jon said...

That bike! SEXY!

I love the socks. Looks like you had some nice weather come your way.

Anne-Marie said...

Love the St. Patty's day outfit!

Isn't it THE BEST to ride outside after being cooped up inside all winter?! :)

Emz said...

You
Rock
The
Sock.

The socks rock.

And seriously......... type 1 diabetic that finished a 100 miler in 17.5 hours).....freaking. Amazing.

Marci said...

Love love love the bike and most of all the socks!

Sara Cox Landolt said...

good-lookin' Papa Smurf & love the socks as well, I have tons of tall socks. Fun!

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