Friday, March 17, 2023

Saturday 9: The Rocky Road to Dublin



Saturday 9: The Rocky Road to Dublin (2008)
Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This song is about a young man who leaves home to seek his fortune. How old were you when you first moved out on your own?  I was 17, just starting college.  I turned 18 in September, but school started in August.  I lived in the dorms that year.

2) He leaps onto a ship but the captain makes him sleep in the hold with pigs. Have you ever taken a cruise? (If so, we hope you had better accommodations.)  I have never been on a cruise.
3) This recording of the song is by The High Kings. Well established in Ireland, their career reached new heights in March 2012. Right after playing for the Lord Mayor of London's St. Patrick's Day celebration, they flew to Washington to perform for President Obama at the White House St. Patrick's Day concert. Tell us about a time when you were so happy, you had to pinch yourself to make sure you weren't dreaming.  When I became a mom, when I got my teaching job, when I got married, graduation from college.  The big moments in my life.
4) This song was chosen because Friday was St. Patrick's Day. Do you celebrate this holiday?  Not really.  If I am going to be out, I will try to wear green.
5) Leprechauns are a symbol of St. Patrick's Day. These small Irish fairies are said to live in the forest, guarding their gold. Do you often wear gold?  Not really.

6) McDonald's has made Shamrock Shakes a St. Patrick's Day tradition. McDonald's began adding the drive-thru window to their restaurants in the 1970s. Would you rather order from the restaurant counter or the drive-thru?  I like the drive thru for fast food.

7) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm?  I don't think so.
8) Thinking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious. What breakfast cereal is in your kitchen right now?  I don't think we have any cereal.
9) Random question: Think of your upcoming week. Which day will be the busiest?  It looks like Thursday may be my busy day.  We are meeting for Pre-K graduation.


  1. I know this is probably the most inconsequential answer, but I'm glad you don't have any cereal. I was afraid I'd be the only one!

  2. If I had to do it all over again, I would have lived on campus. Glad you got to experience that!

  3. I sometimes think that we are going overboard with graduation parties. Kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, high school, and college.

  4. I don't eat fast food often, but it's always the drive-thru for me.

  5. I was about 2 weeks past my 18th birthday when I headed off to college. I remember feeling so grown at the time. Looking back...what a babe in the woods!

  6. For me living out on my own didn't include college because I was surrounded by people and there was no element of scared evenings alone in an apartment. I do not do well by myself. OH, Lord, please take me first!!!

  7. Wow, pre-k graduation already?!?

  8. Looks like most of us prefer the drive thru option.

  9. Several of us didn't have any cereal. It's just fine! And, I LOVE THE New wall paper for Easter. So adorable and sweet.

  10. Drive =thru for me, too. I enjoyed your answers, Lori!


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