Being Irish means…

* you will never play professional basketball

* you swear very well

* at least one of your cousins holds political office

* you think you sing very well

* there isn’t a huge difference between losing your temper and killing

* much of your food was boiled

* you spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling

* you’re strangely poetic after a few beers

* you’re poetic a lot

* you will be punched for no good reason…a lot

* some punches directed at you are legacies from past generations

* many of your sisters are Catherine, Elizabeth or Mary…and one is
Mary Catherine Elizabeth

* you don’t know the words but that doesn’t stop you from singing

* “Irish Stew” is the euphemism for “boiled leftovers from the fridge”

* there wasn’t a huge difference between your last wake and your last
kegger party

* you are, or know someone, named “Murph”

* if you don’t know Murph, then you know “Mac”

* if you don’t know Murph or Mac, then you know “Sully”

* You’ll probably also know Sully McMurphy