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Irish Coffee and Luck of the Irish

When we visited San Diego, I had a list of places I wanted to visit, and one of them was the Japanese Friendship Garden. In college, I did my Language Arts Concentration in the Japanese language, and so I thought it would be really neat to see a beautiful, Japanese-style garden.

Not being used to the traffic, I got lost several times on the way there…and when I finally made it to the park and made the long walk from where I was to the garden (I wasn’t sure where to park, so I was about a mile away), it had begun to drizzle. As I approached the counter to purchase my ticket, I stopped short as I saw the sign with pricing information, and realized I was a dollar short and had no credit cards on me. Feeling defeated, I had just turned to leave when the woman at the counter asked me if she could help.

I told her my story…and to my delight, she graciously offered me the student discount – which was one dollar less – and let me right in. By that time, the drizzling had stopped and the sun was poking out from behind the clouds. Feeling refreshed and thankful for my good fortune, I enjoyed the peace and beauty of the garden.

Today, International Delight has asked me to write about a time when good luck was on my side. For St. Patrick’s Day, they are throwing a Luck of the Irish Contest on Facebook! One grand prize winner will win a trip for two to Ireland, and fifteen runners up will win a year’s supply of International Delight. I don’t know about you, but I could do a lot with a year’s supply of creamer – for instance, in making this delicious Irish coffee. You’ll need:

Pour the coffee into your favorite mug. Stir in the creamer and the whiskey. Top with whipped cream. Makes one serving.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is join the conversation and tell me about a time when good luck was on your side! Also, for a chance to win a Keurig coffee maker and a year’s supply of International Delight creamer:

  1. Share the Luck of the Irish Facebook Contest with your friends.
  2. Leave a comment letting me know that you’ve invited your friends to enter the contest, and also describe a time when good luck was on your side.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight.  The opinions expressed by me do not necessarily reflect the view of the International Delight Brand. Official Contest Rules. Official International Delight Facebook Contest Rules.


Posted by on March 13, 2012.

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