Friday, March 16, 2007

Living Life As A Palindrome

Some 30 years ago (plus a little), I gave up my given birth name (McL*******,- YES, it is Irish) and starting Living My Life as a Palindrome (A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that has the property of reading the same in either direction). NOTE: Bear with me, I don't know how to link yet !! Frontwards and Backwards, my last name is spelled the same way - *19, *20, #1, #1, *20, *19 - hopefully, you can figure out my "logic" on that one. It has been interesting that's for sure. When I got divorced, I kept the name, well, because it was easier and I didn't want to have to explain to my very, young boys why their last name was different than mine.

We would be at a medical facility, and from time to time, an announcement would come over the speaker (something like "Dr. So and so, please report to room whatever - STAT). They would ask me - why are they calling out our name? Do we have to go to room So and so?

Being at a sporting event was also full of questions. The announcer would from time to time (and quite often) announce the "stats" of the game. Again, it would be "Mommy, why is that man saying our name?"

They are grown now and I often wonder if their young kids ask them the same questions.

Today, being St. Patrick's Day eve and I truly have Irish blood, my choice of attire today (Friday casual at work) was a kelly green t-shirt that says:


Irish You Were Rich,
Irish You Were Cute,
Irish You Were Smart.

If you have started celebrating a little early, Please, be responsible and Don't Drink and Drive.

Gotta go and get the corned beef and cabbage ready to be cooked tomorrow.


CPA Mom said...

mmmm....corned beef and cabbage...wish I lived near you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

And thanks SO MUCH for the March of Dimes donation!

SJINCO said...

March 17th is my favorite holiday.....and duh! It's because we are Irish!

I'll be wearing my green for sure.

Anonymous said...

Hey I was going to fix that too. I dont think I have any GREEN to wear. Hope you have a good day.
From another MCL.