st. patrick's day

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I’m spending this month building a buffer of new comics.  It’s been dizzyingly wonderful to have time to spend on the comic after so long, and this’ll be the first time I’ve had a buffer of any sort.  New updates begin in April.

Meanwhile, here’s something of a rerun, though I’ve never posted it here before. (Modified a bit for tumblr-friendly viewing).

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

if you didn’t wear green today they say there are mischievous leprechauns sneaking around setting pranks and making your life difficult. well it’s almost march 18th, so here’s to you dodging those pesky leprechauns if they haven’t caught up to you yet. we believe in you, because you are real. unlike them. but if somehow they are and they’ve turned your home into some mouse-trap style obstacle course, you can come to denny’s where we’ll protect you, and never pinch you. unless you want to be pinched? but maybe not then either, probably just give you some pancakes or something. 

Celtic Animal Astrology

So the animal zodiac in Celtic astrology is based on their lunar calendar which is why the animals might not match up with the tree astrology. I wonder if you could even view this as their version of a moon sign! More information about the Celtic Animal Zodiac can be found here.

Stag/Deer
Patient, persistent, hard working, proud, and sometimes feels entitled. “When others have long given up, Stags buck their way past boundaries.” 

Cat
Quick-minded, witty, intellectual, aloof, a visionary, sometimes artistic, and observational. “They have a knack for seeing the underside of things, a “sixth mental sense if you will.”

Snake
Has a cool exterior but is lively underneath, is curious, communicative, persuasive, enthusiastic, can be passionate about a cause, and can be unpredictable and uncooperative if pushed into a corner.

Fox
Cunning, funny, sexy, is a good story teller, can have an adventurous side, is energetic, loyal to loved ones, has a tender heart but rarely shows their soft side, and can be a untamable force.

Cow/Bull
Strong, loving, stable, the person you turn to when you are in trouble, stubborn, classy, and trustworthy.  “Because they’re highly intuitive, they can be misunderstood as moody or over emotional.”

Seahorse
Flexible, resourceful, can be good with money, has great memories, is changeable, versatile, and is charismatic. “They love being adored, and easily reciprocate affection.”

Wren
Is a natural caregiver, is responsible, can be calm during stormy weather, can be self-motivated, secretly wishes to have a gypsy life but usually ends up involved in their community. “The wren Celtic animal sign is associated with freshness, and opening  to new insights, and sunnier dispositions.”

Horse
Good leaders, is powerful, exuberant, gregarious, flirty, is good with strategies and navigation, can be competitive, and is headstrong. “They make grand appearances, and know how to carry themselves with style and authority.”

Salmon
Is artistic, has a unique view of the world, can be intuitive, is deep, introspective, but can easily become isolated. “Salmon signs dive deep in their inner waters for inspiration, bright visions and dreamy perspective.”

Swan
Has high standards, is discerning, is refined, noble, can sometimes be detached, is a lover not a fighter, and can be natural aristocrats. “Spiritually evolved, and eloquent in expressing themselves, the swan swims in a class of their own.”

Butterfly
Social, gentle, loves to share ideas, is cheery, youthful, and brings a sense of wonder to others.

Wolf
Has a strong sense of purpose, is strong, uncompromising, fearless, you always know where they stand, and some can be “lone wolves”.

Hawk
Is focused, goes after what they want, can easily get bored, likes to share their knowledge with others, is open-minded, can be philosophical, and opinionated. “Hawks have a keen sense of balance, and they navigate through life with an internal "true north” that creates an uncanny integrity within them.”

Imagine Person A waking up to Person B pinching them all over. A quickly asks B why they’re pinching them, to which Be responds “It’s St. Patrick’s Day and you’re not wearing green.” A then says “I haven’t even had a chance to get dressed yet!” then starts to pinch B back and they enter a playful pinching war.

Is the media gonna talk about these white dudes brawling in the street or not?

I told y'all I don’t even entertain the notion of St. Patrick’s Day.

A violent St. Patrick’s day brawl among white adult men in the middle of Manhattan – which was caught on video – has resulted in no arrests, and only one news report of the incident.

That’s compared to the reams of articles and the five arrests resulting from a video last week of a fight among a group of black teenage girls in a Brooklyn McDonald’s.

(source)

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Irish Slammer Cupcake Minis

I think I’ve finally perfected the recipe… which is good because St. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday!

[EDIT: Name change due to the insensitivity of the original title “car bomb” - “slammer” is the most common substitution I’ve found. Call ‘em a slammer and enjoy your cupcakes (and beverage) guilt free]

Cake

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 full cup Guinness Beer
  • 1 half shot Jameson whiskey
  • 1-1 and ½ cup flour (add until desired batter thickness)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil

Mix and bake at 350 for ~14 mins. Hollow out (I use piping cap to make the holes then a knife to hollow them out). 

Whiskey Ganache

  • 2/3 can condensed milk
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2-3 shots Jameson whiskey

Melt the chips and milk on the stove at a med high heat just until smooth. Cool for ~5-10 mins in a different bowl then start folding in the whiskey. Don’t let it get too runny. Pipe into the cake hollows when fully cool. 

Bailey’s Frosting

  • 1 tub frosting
  • 1-2 shots Bailey’s
  • 1 stick butter (soft, not melted)
  • 2-3 cups confectionery sugar (add until stiff)

Mix together until a stiff frosting is achieved. 

Whiskey Detail Frosting

  • ½ stick butter (soft, not melted)
  • 1-3 cups confectionery sugar
  • Green food dye
  • 1-3 shots whiskey

Start with the butter then add sugar and whiskey alternating until you have a stiff enough frosting and enough to make your clovers. Add green food dye until satisfied with the color. Pipe into 3 leaf clover shapes!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For more cupcake recipes, check my tag!