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March 17, 2004

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Today is the 5th anniversary of meeting my wife.

We met at my favorite pub in Mississauga, the Fox & Fiddle. I was out with some co-workers and she was with a group of girlfriends. Fabulous Babe and her posse weren't able to get into the ritzy Irish pub, Failte, because the line was too long so they came to the English pub that was just a couple of blocks away.

If 5 years ago you would have said that we would be married, expecting and living in Minnesota I would never have believed you. Fabulous Babe would have laughed out loud at the very idea. Life works in strange ways.

She made fun of me that night and we traded phone numbers before we all split up and made our separate journeys home. I remember getting home, looking at her card and thinking she was really cute. I also thought there might be some hope since for all the teasing she ended up giving me her work AND home phone numbers. As it was she was headed out of town for the weekend so it was a few days before we spoke again.

Here's to a Happy St. Patrick's Day for all of you everywhere. I hope that whatever your dreams are this day (and night) they come true beyond your wildest expectations. Maybe this sums it up better:

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.



P.S. If you're inclined, raise a Strongbow for us tonight while you are at it.

Posted by Jim at March 17, 2004 07:26 AM


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