Slice of Life 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Snacks #sol24

17 March 2024

There once was a rainbow minty way
to make special treats for midday
the luck of the Irish
will come right beside us
on this colorful and fine holiday

Green apples and caramel, Reuben pinwheels, Thin Mints and Caramel de-Lites, veggie rainbow with a pot of gold.

Today at Ethical ELA, we wrote poems inspired by “mondegreen”, which is “a series of words that result from the mishearing or misinterpretation of a statement or song lyric.” Mondegreen is a new word for me, and I realize how often I experience it. (Do come and share your poem about mondegreen or anything else about some song lyrics you’d like to share.)

Here is my found poem from the article “Lyrics to 60 Famously Misunderstood Songs” How many lines can you sing along to?


Hold me closer Tony Danza
We built this city on sausage rolls
There’s a wino down the road
Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul
The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind
Wrapped up like a douche another lover in the night
I can see clearly now, Lorraine is gone
Saving his life from this warm sausage tea
This is the dawning of the Age of Asparagus
I remove umbilicals
Elton John “Tiny Dancer”
Starship “We Built this City”
Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven”
Uncle Kracker “Drift Away”
Bob Dylan “Blowin’ in the Wind”
Bruce Springsteen “Blinded By the Light”
Johnny Nash “I Can See Clearly Now”
Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Fifth Dimension “Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In”
Hot Chocolate “I Believe in Miracles”

March 19 – A Photo Album of our St. Pat’s Dinner at Home

March 19, 2023

I finished painting this morning. (By the way, this morning ChatGPT wrote a poem about my painting. I was a bit rattled, and wrote about it here.)

First photo of our new door
This is how our door has looked for the past year.

We finished up some home improvement jobs this week and looked forward to sharing the updates and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with my brother, sister-in-law, and sister, who fortunately all live close to us.

Belated St. Patrick’s Day jewelry making station
My husband did all the cooking and preparing. I was the occasional sous chef today.
Guinness on ice
I suggested we only put green veggies on the veggie tray, but he added a little color too.
Our new benches and table
We had a traditional St. Patrick’s Day meal.
The best picture with these special people

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March. Thank you, Two Writing Teachers!