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Michael’s Top Ten Green Things

Today’s post is dedicated to a weekend of post St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and all things eco-friendly. It may seem like an odd marriage, but they share a common theme that is so central to both Irish culture and environmentalism that it absolutely must be recognized. That crucial link is the color green, and it is on display in each of the items below.
10) Men’s Suit Coat
No one likes it when an excuse to celebrate falls during the work week. You’re faced with a difficult choice: do you go out and enjoy yourself, knowing that tomorrow will be H E double hockey sticks, or do you miss out on the fun for the sake of responsibility? Thankfully, we’re all in the same boat, and to remedy the problem we can collectively decide to push the celebration to the following weekend. Seeing as most of us missed out on Wednesday’s St. Patrick’s Day, the de facto celebration will take place this Friday and Saturday, so grab a green coat and get ready for the party.
9) Ty Beanie Babies
Remember these? Beanie Babies swept the country in the late 90’s with their cute exteriors, beanie insides, and incredible resale value. They may not be worth a thousand dollars anymore, but optimistic investors with a flair for St. Paddy’s may want to invest in the Shamrock Bears and hope for a resurgence in popularity. It happened to Pogs, right?
8) Campfire Nightlight
It’s the perfect centerpiece for your Irish party and the perfect nightlight for your kid’s jungle themed room. Though, if you plan on watching Leprechaun you may want to use it as a nightlight yourself. Just sayin’.
7) iPod Nano
What’s more important to a celebration than music? Not a lot, I’d wager. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or relaxing at home, show your Irish love when you plug in your playlist to the nearest speakers by ensuring that your hardware matches the balloons.
6) Peridot Ring
Celebrations are often accompanied by gifts, and while St. Patrick’s Day may not lend itself to extravagance, it’s always an option. If giving is your style, we’ve got you covered with a peridot ring.
5) Leather Sofa
Sofas are an essential ingredient to any household. They help to create a comfortable forum for conversation and appies, and are perfect for watching your favorite film. Make sure you have a comfy one this weekend when you’re serving up green cupcakes or watching The Boondock Saints.
4) Green Cheeke Conure
If you’re not into the party scene you may want to spend the weekend at home, but that doesn’t mean you want to spend it alone. You could always curb your loneliness while adhering to the green theme by investing in a parrot. You better be serious though. They’re quick to fall in love, so don’t come running to me when it clings to you like Pepé le Pew.
3) Beach Dress
Check your local forecast because it’s almost that time of year when you can comfortably don your beach attire. Spread the green love with a dress that’s time relevant on St. Paddy’s, Earth Day, and every afternoon this Summer.
2) DJ Laser
What could be a more fitting addition to a list of green things than a machine that makes green itself. Great for raves and Usher music videos, this laser will project Irish environmentalism on anything you fancy.
1) Monkey Puzzle Tree
Yup, the #1 green thing is a tree. They’re certainly not unique to Ireland, but they do a pretty good job of converting carbon dioxide into oxygen, which is cause for celebration in itself.
Have a great weekend!

As the social media and community coordinator at, Michael is the voice you hear when you phone our 1-800 number and the text you read skim three days a week on our blog. Keep up with his antics on Twitter @MrConkin.

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