Friday, March 16, 2012

Gettin' Freaky Friday: Goes Green for St. Patty's Day!

Note on giveaway with this blog hop: You have to comment AND subscribe to enter the giveaway. Which green is your favorite?
1. Spring?
2. Money?
3.  Or knowing you're the envy of the party?

First prize winner gets a copy of both Down the Yellow Brick Road: Finding Home and A Zombie Hunter's Holiday
Second prize winner (randomly picked) will get a character spot in the sequel Down the Yellow Brick Road: Mind Games

PLUS We have TWO Grand Prizes for TWO different winners! *gasp*
Grand Prize 1: Winner's Choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
Grand Prize 2: Winner's Choice of a $90 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card
Isn't that exciting? LOL. So you as a reader - what do you have to do? Well, come on over to these websites on Friday March 16th and comment on as many as you want. The grand prize winners will be chosen at random from the commenters - meaning you can comment on EACH blog - meaning 120 entries to the grand prize.

Sounds great right? Come on over and wear your green and win some prizes!!!

Green, the color of spring, money, and envy. All three of those, with the inclusion of green beer, complete the story I am going to share, when I first convinced my husband to join me for a St. Patty's Day party.

I met my husband in college, ten years ago, and on, Valentine's Day. Yes, really. He was pure, innocent and naive. His clothes were pressed, with a crease in the jeans. All in all, my new man was dorky, a true nerd to the very meaning of the word. And I, Miss popular, had somehow come to find his comic book loving, quietly shy ways endearing. By the time March rolled around, I knew I lusted for him, and was trying hard to get him into my bed *wink wink nudge nudge*.  He wasn't budging on that, and honestly, it was driving me mad, not to mention I couldn't get him to do anything out of the box. Not even cuss! But finally, I had an excuse. My coed fraternity was having a party for St. Patty's Day, and after begging in the cutest of ways, I got him to come with me.

He hated it, as there was a cover, which he paid, but thought was stupid (see money), and it was pretty dang warm out, a sign that spring was coming. And we all know what happens when the weather changes, people get crazy, and this party was no different. By this time, I was on edge with lust, needing him in a way I've never needed another human being. But I couldn't seem to seal the deal. As the party continued, I drank, mingled, and spoke to my male friends. I have a lot of male friends to this day, as I seem to relate to them better, and while I enjoyed the festivities of shamrocks and drunken Irish songs, I didn't notice my boyfriend standing against wall, seething with envy.

Suddenly, the typical, testosterone need to impress took over his normally, logical mind, and he grabbed up a plastic cup, filled it with green beer, and chugged it down. The whole room went quiet. I stood shocked by what I witnessed. Here was the sweetest, anti social guy, drinking his first beer, becaue he thought he had to keep me. It was funny, adorable, but funny. I grabbed him up, told him he didn't need to do that, and practically growling at me, told me that we needed to go. NOW. Excited, I ran out of the party with him in tow, got back to my dorm, and stripped faster than I thought possible. Naked, feeling randy, and oh so sexy, I turned, but instead of seeing him joining me, he actually looked a Then, before he could utter a word, or reach the trash, he spewed his green beer all over me, crying how he would never drink again, and after cleaning us up, I tucked him into bed, cuddled him until he slept, and sighed in the dark.

And yes, ten years, and three kids later, my husband has not laid his hand on another drink. The mention of green beer, makes him frown, and he is even more antisocial than ever before. But it works, and I think that night helped me realize the lust I felt was love, because I had no problem just holding him close. It was a turning point in our relationship. And don't worry, I got him a few weeks later in my bed. Muahahaha!

So that's my story, I hope you enjoyed a look into my crazy life. Enjoy your St. Patty's Day, and hey, have a green beer for my hubby. since he won't!



Eva's Flowers said...

Awwww...I loved that story. I'm not a beer drinker at all, just don't like the taste, but I do drink wine and mixed drinks! So maybe I'll have some margaritas, they are green after all ;)


Catherine Lee said...

Erin Go Bragh!
I'm a GFC Follower: Catherine.

I have to say I like the green on money. Spring is nice, but winter and autumn are my favorite seasons and spring green signals the end of winter! Boo Hoo.

catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

angelasstone said...

What a great story!! Love it! And he kinda sounds like my man.......

Angela S Stone

Hillary said...

I definitely have to say Spring! I have the look of the trees in winter, they look so naked and pathetic. Spring time they get all green and beautiful again, and it's also just kind of an uplift in spirits too.


*Sara* said...

I like all three :D...ok so I can be selfish sometimes :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


Jean P said...

Would have to say Spring.
Thanks for the story.
Happy St. Patrick's Day
skpetal at hotmail dot com

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! carrieannryanwrites(at)

debbie said...

I would have to say spring. It is coming so early this year. Right now it is 80 degrees, and it is only supposed to be 45 degrees out.
I am a gfc follower

Sarah said...

Thanks for the story.

miki said...

Spring is more lovely ( and we are sure to get it at least once a year^^)

all the best and Happy St Patrick day


Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!!
Spring is always a plus but living in canada is just sucks when spring appears cause it isn't all that hot XD

GFC: red_tigergirl2

Fierce Dolan said...

Not to hurt its feelings, but I've never been a huge fan of green =) Still... Come by my Hop stop if you get a chance =)

VanillaOrchids said...

As much as having money is great. I'm going to have to go with Spring. :)

GFC: VanillaOrchids

Happy St. Patrick's Day


menina.iscrazy said...

Thanks for being on the blog hop!

That story was pretty funny! I don't drink either and probably would have done the same thing. LOL

menina.iscrazy @

Kym said...

SPRING, it is my fav season ! I just loooove to see my garden come to life each SPRING :)

Happy St Pattys Day !!


Mary D said...

Well who doesn't want some green money, but I just love Spring. Thanks for the giveaway!

Na said...

I love Spring because it means I can spend more time outdoors and money comes in close because it would allow me to do the things I enjoy.


Heaven O'Shey said...

Love the story of how you to got together! Thanks for sharing.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the rainbow lead to your success!

Liese2 said...

That's a great story! I love beer, but my husband has never even tasted it!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Anne said...

Spring Green is my favorite. I'm not fond of beer at all.

eriktiger said...

Money lol


balitiger at yahoo dot com

Rhonda D said...

What a wonderful story. My husband is antisocial too. My favorite green - emerald. Although eriktiger's money is appealing too.

Rhonda D said...

What a wonderful story. My husband is antisocial too. My favorite green - emerald. Although eriktiger's money is appealing too.

June M. said...

My favorite would have to be the money (need it to buy books, lol).
Happy St Patty's Day
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

bas1chs said...

I follow you on GFC.

Thanks for sharing your story. Green makes me think of spring because I usually haven't seen a lot of green over the winter months.

Thanks for the giveaway!
bas1chsemail at gmail dot com

Shadow said...

Great story! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Happy St. Patrick's Day! Green makes me think of spring. The grass growing and the flowers popping up everywhere, the trees growing leaves. So pretty!
gfc- shadow_kohler

Sue Sattler said...

That story was great. Your poor husband, but it did make me laugh out loud.
FB - Sue Sattler


Cathy M said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us. Have a fun weekend.

Cathy m
caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Bonnie Bliss said...

What a fun, cheeky story! I will drink anything that will allow me to relax and have a little fun. I don't drink green beer because I am very visual lol! But I will drink a green girlie drink so that could work!



Unknown said...

I LOVE your story!! How wonderful is it when the nice guy wins?! And you must be very, very special :D

Spring is my favorite Green - Money is the bane of my existence...there is never enough of it, lol.

Thank you so much for participating in this hop - it has been so much fun, and I've found a new to me author. So happy to have found you, with your wickedly wonderful humor :D

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Gena Robertson

Nikki said... didnt have beer so I'll go with money!! LOL!

GFC Nikki

~Enamored Soul~ said...


Thank you for your generosity, and for participating in this blog hop! :) My favorite would have to be the greens of SPRING. It signifies RENEWAL, new beginnings, and is SO beautiful after the stark winters...makes me think of LOVE!

I'm a GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~

Name: Hira Hasnain
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

Andrea I said...

Money's my favorite green. I don't drink beer so no green beer for me.


Lauren Mackesy said...

I like the green leaves of spring. I am a GFC follower-Lauren Mackesy
Lmackesy at gmail dot com

Mel B said...

I like your story! I love stories of how people get together.
I follow via FB: Mel Bourn

bournmelissa AT hotmail Dot com

wanda f said...

Spring time the weather is just wonderful perfect for sitting outside on the porch with a glass of sweet iced tea and a good book

wanda f said...

Spring time the weather is just wonderful perfect for sitting outside on the porch with a glass of sweet iced tea and a good book

desitheblonde said...

thanks for the hop and h appy st pat day

desi the blonde at msn dot com

Krysykat said...

Awesome story :) Thanks for the chance to win.


Tina B said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Great story. Your poor hubby. Thanks for sharing.
I would pick Spring. Although I live where it is green all the time, I still like the idea of Spring with the flowers blooming and all. Thank you for the giveaway and HOP!

trb0917 at gmail dot com

BookAttict said...


Happy St. Patrick's Day & thanks for the amazing giveaway!
elizabeth @ bookattict . com

thefishingwidow said...

^__^ Happy St. Patrick's Day! Spring (when it finally gets here ... we're still waiting!)


thefishingwidow (at) akmarshall (dot) com

M. Williams said...

Spring is my favorite kind of Green, but not green beer. Loved the story, thanks for sharing.

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