Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Barb's Day Off at the Big Irish Fair

Barb and her crew went to the Big Irish Fair at Irvine Lake Sunday. Here she is with Roxy and Hannah (their names today.)

3 swinging chicks about to get rowdy
Sunday was the only day I had leisure time the entire weekend - Irish Fair on Father's Day! Daddy-O wore his new olive green utility kilt and looked very studly. I LOVE a man in a kilt! If more men wore kilts, they would get a lot more action!

Kilts, kilts everywhere!
The Irish Fair was such a blast! Irvine Lake was the perfect place for this fun event. They had incredible bands like The Fenians and California Celts, as well as bagpipes, harps, herding dog competitions, Irish Wolfhounds, tasty fair food, cute shops and Irish folk dancing competitions. Beer was an important element to the afternoon too, not to mention hot guy people watching.


Video Credit: California Celts at the Irish Fair 2012

One booth had a lot of cool merchandise in which the sales went to benefit POW/MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action). A 19 year old Army sergeant named Bowe Bergdahl from Idaho was captured on June 30, 2009 and thought to be held in Pakistan and they are asking everyone to press congress to bring him home. Call 202.224.3121. Help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and your other social networks.

Bring Home Prisoner of War Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl!
I hope to take Barb out more often for leisure activities since she tends to be such a workaholic. Similarly, I've been trying to make a concerted effort to fit leisure and exercise into my work/home life too. Last week I did yoga, glute camp, took a core fusion class as well as a day of freestyle gym. On Friday I even took my mountain bike to work and rode it along the nearby trails on my lunch break. That pushed me out of my comfort zone but I was psyched to actually do it. So liberating!


  1. If you can't get rowdy at an Irish Fair, where can you? Yet another event I wish I'd known about, but then probably wouldn't have had time to go to anyway because I'm a workaholic, too!

  2. Sounds like fun!

    Good for you for finding that balance and pushing through your comfort zone!

  3. That sounds awesome! Do they do that every year? I wanna go next time!! Good for you for all that awesome exercise!

  4. I came upon this event when I was doing my fathers day activities roundup but couldn't quite figure out what was what from their website. I'm so happy that I know someone that went, even if she is a closeted lover of men in skirts! lol ;)

  5. Shannon CollearyJune 20, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    This is a revelation for me. I didn't even know they HAD Irish fairs. This is now on my bucket list!