Friday, March 15, 2013

"Got Green" Blogfest 2.0: "Comb'n For Me Clovers"


As yiou can see by the lucky badge to your left, I'm participate'n in the second annual "Got Green" Blogfest, thanks to our Hawaiian O'Irish host Mark Koopmans. The trick of this little game is to tell an Irish story, imagined or real. Last year, I shared a story about Cassidy's Deal with Desmond O'Neil, but this time, I'm plowing into new territory, about two young lasses who be a'search'n for a good luck charm. There's a dance tonight, to be sure, and they need all the luck they can get, if they are to win the eyes of a handsome lad.

But it's not luck they'll be get'n ... and here we go!


Comb'n For Me Clovers


"What are you search'n for, Christy?"

"Just comb'n for me clover, Fiona."

"What business have you to be comb'n for that little weed?"

"You mean you don't remember? Tonight is the 'Got Green' Blogo'hop dance, and I don't plan on leaving it unless I find an escort home."

"It's luck to find an escort for you then, is it?"

"Aye!"

"You have a smarter head on your shoulders than that, Christy. No plant is going to guarantee a man who will offer you his arm."

"At least I'm not search'n for leprechauns, as we did as children."

"True, be that gold is more useful than luck ... Who are you want'n at the dance? I saw the Linky Link. It'll be mostly other girls there, you know ... I take it those few men have already been spoke'n for."

"Who are they, Fiona?"

"Stephen Tremp, David Powers King, and the host, Mark Koopmans."

"Saint's have mercy! That leaves me out in the cold, now doesn't it?"

"Aye. I hear David's wife is one fiery red head. Best not be mess'n."

"And that Mark is said to run in the streets, wear'n a cape ..."

"They mean well, Christy, but no measure of luck will help you."

"What a cry'n shame ... oh, look! I just found meself one."

"Good catch, Christy! Listen ... do you hear that?"

"What is it that you're hear'n, Fiona?"

"Sounds like someone's sing'n, over by the river."

"I'd better be sure there's no shenanigans about."

"Good idea. Don't be forget'n your basket, Christy!"

"Thank you, Fiona. Escort or no, I'll be see'n you tonight ... What on earth can that sing'n be come'n from? Must be around this bend ..."


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I'm David, and Sean Connery can sing!

36 comments:

  1. Only three men? Now I feel bad that I didn't sign up.

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  2. "I hear David's wife is one fiery red head" LOL That was great, loved it!!

    And who knew Sean Connery CAN sing. Amazing how some people get all the talent, huh?

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    1. I had to throw a little fan service in there. Thanks! :)

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  3. HAAHAAAA! That was great! Who knew Sean could belt out a tune that way?!?! I sure didn't, and I never knew Mark ran the streets, wearing a cape either. I'm glad I stopped by because I'm a lot smarter for having done so. :) I look forward to reading more of your posts.

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  4. I watched that movie when I was a little girl. It scared the pants off of me and I hid my eyes in the back of the theater seat. Oh, good times! Thanks for sharing! (and great piece too!)

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  5. I really want some Lucky Charms.

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  6. So Sean Connery really can sing?
    I thought it was just a rumour! Haha:D

    Great post, David.
    Really made me laugh!!

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  7. I am older than you - I remember that movie and him singing - what do you think of Pierce Brosman on Mama Mia?

    Sandie

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    1. I know he's typecast as the spy type, but it works. :)

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  8. But of course he can sing - he's oirish! Fun post! I enjoyed your story a lot:)

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  9. Ha! That was awesome! Their voices came out very Irish. :D

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  10. Lol, great:) BTW, Darby O'Gill is an awesome movie and one I still watch...oh, yeah I admitted it:)

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  11. Trust me, you don't mess with a fiery redhead!

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  12. I wouldn't mind finding Sean Connery singing by the river. Ha!

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  13. This was fantastic! Oh, shenanigans with Sean Connery. ;)

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  14. Darby O'Gill is an awesome movie and we try to watch it every year on St. Paddy's day. But we watch Groundhogs day every year too. We like to celebrate the little days.

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  15. I haven't seen that movie in years! I'm going to have to rent it and make my kids watch it with me. I totally loved it when I was a child!

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  16. Heh, great post and I had totally forgot about one of Sean Connery's greatest films....Darby O'Gill and the Little People :)

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  17. Sean Connery does sing indeed and I'm surprised, but then again after hearing Lee Marvin singing "wondering star" I am not surprised of any other actor trying to sing.

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    1. Forgot to tell you, I awarded you with the Sunshine Award. You may check at the Cave, Sunshine, hahaha!

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  18. Dude,

    That was O'awesome and I can't believe you even got SIGGY in there for a cameo:) Wait till Morgan & Leigh read this!!

    Just thinking that you, me and the Tremp-meister can be called "Los Tres O'migos" - at least until midnight :)

    Great job - and thanks for participatin' again :)

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  19. Hahah! So funny, and I loved the clip. And I'm not surprised Sean can sing, he's Bond, and Bond can do anything. (;

    Happy St. Paddy's day!

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  20. Lol! Mark wears a cape and wanders the streets? Who knew?

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  21. I found a four-leaf clover once, and a superstitious woman stole it from me to horde for herself. True story. Who does that? Steals someone's four leaf clover to deny them luck and give luck to themselves.

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  22. lol, it's true that the hop is rather female-dominated. Maybe the cape has something to do with that? :)

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  23. That was fun :)

    Happy St Paddy's David.

    .......dhole

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  24. Very funny tale. Thanks for sharing. Heather

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  25. I enjoyed reading that. Wow that dance would be super competitive for the women.

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  26. LOL! Dude, this song has been running through my head ALL week! I love it! He most certainly can sing!

    Brilliant story DPK! Love it!

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  27. Definitely don't mess with a fiery redhead!

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  28. Aww, I love Darby O'Gill - once went to see it at the cinema when I was a kid.

    Happy St Patrick's Day

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  29. wooo that was fun..
    I saw this movie on cable a year or two bck

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  30. Very fun story! Though now I want to listen to someone talk in an Irish accent.

    That is Sean Connery?!! (I haven't really seen him in anything when he was younger. He is one of my favourite actors, I love his voice, but I've only seen him...well, as an older man I guess one could put it. Indiana Jones movie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen...and so forth.
    Also, didn't know he could sing! Very cool

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