Smear on the Blarney and watch for Dirk the Leprechaun to show up at The Blarney Stone Pub in El Cajon, California. True blarney this time. Dirk Wallace, as described by Toby Smith, a Blarney customer, is a short man who will dress up as a leprechaun this next St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th, 2013.
When you ask Toby or Val Palkowski, another Blarney customer, how tall Dirk the Leprechaun (real name Dirk Wallace) is they only indicate with a hand held at stomach level. Depending on the size of the man Dirk’s height can change from a very short leprechaun to a taller leprechaun.
What is known in the folklore and blarney world is that in previous years Dirk has dressed up in a “little green suit” as Smith states and that the self-proclaimed leprechaun has stated that “every woman is after me.” This is here-say and a secondhand quote from Smith. Potentially big blarney.
Rumor has it that Dirk the Leprechaun cracks short jokes, is perhaps 63-64, is a lifetime member of the Elk’s Club, and chases EVERY woman in the bar when he comes in. Rumor mind you.
As is fitting of anyone who uses their God or nature given gifts Dirk also dresses up as a New Year’s Baby on, of course, New Year’s Eve, and cupid on Valentine’s Day with a bow and arrow. A true inspiration for using your physical gifts if ever there was one.
It is undetermined what the Leprechaun will eat and drink that night-perhaps he’ll knock back a Four Lokos Lemonade, or bring his own green popcorn. Visit www.blarneystoneec.kk5.org/ to see what the establishment has in mind for this Irish day. No telling if the live band, Bedpost Buzzards, will be playing a mandatory Irish jig or just bring out the Celtic music D.V.D.s.
While Dirk may consider bartender, Paige, his Pot O Gold, rumor has it as well that Dirk may be end up hog tied to the pool table by her. Once again ---this is speculation only.
Palkowski also stated that Dirk has a dance card lined up if he wants to go to 6-7 other fine drinking establishments on St. Paddy’s as well. Obviously Dirk is a popular leprechaun filled with plenty of photo opportunities for other patron’s smart or dumb phones (only Dirk's phone number could be added to the dumb phone).
Anticipation, indeed, in waiting for the little green man to show up this year at The Blarney Stone. Sort of like waiting for a unicorn to show up – unique, maybe some real Irish blood in his d.n.a., and plenty of Boyle’s Irish Scream Hot Sauce in Dirk’s veins. Get lucky Dirk.