Good morning, Friends!
Today's forecast is mostly sunny, here in California!! Highs from the upper 60s at the beaches to the upper 70s inland.
Matthew, Michael's brother, is out visiting for Spring Break... I believe we're going to fill today with some Venice Beach Fun!! They both played college ball, so I'm looking forward to them kicking some beach-bum butt on the courts!! I didn't cheer in school, but I'll be doing my best to celebrate their awesomeness in the bleachers.
I'm also looking forward to the Boardwalk. It's the most visited destination in Los Angeles... 16 million visitors a year! Over a mile of it is lined with funky shops, cafes, and vendor booths. Colorful street performers, artists, and hard-bodies running around in weird spedos at the Muscle Beach outdoor gym are only SOME of the main attractions.
Seeing as how today is St. Patrick's Day, I'm sure the madness will be amplified! yay!
FYI- One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. I read this and thought it was interesting...
This stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.
The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in this country, in Boston. (Shout out to Catherine!) Today, people celebrate the day with parades, wearing of the green, and drinking beer. (Seeing as how we'll be in Venice, I'm sure they'll not only wear it... many will be smoking it...) One of the reasons St. Patrick's Day might have become so popular is that it takes place just a few days before the first day of spring. One might say it has become the first green of spring.
This video is just a little something fun the boys and I did late afternoon, Sunday. We'd never done it before, but thought we'd record it for kicks. The best part is Frank with his arms in the air at the end... "woooh!" It's an awesome original by the eldest of the Monroe boys, Michael. It's called "Last Kiss" ... Enjoy & Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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