Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Elementary, My Dear St. Patrick

#1 Daughter got me hooked on Abbott Elementary. I’m not certain if it’s an Office-like “documentary” in progress or if the characters just break the fourth wall a lot, but I enjoy the side-eyes and the back-pedaling when a character realizes what they just said in front of witnesses.

You can always count on the show to be wholesome yet a bit edgy, which is a very fine line to walk, indeed. As the widow of a teacher, I appreciate the portrayal of the staff’s struggles to provide a quality education in an underfunded, “at-risk” school.

Oh, and did I mention that it’s funny? Well, it’s funny!

Abbott Elementary airs weekly on ABC, and streams on HULU, which is where I watch it. #1 Daughter watches it on ABC, because she says she looks forward to one little guaranteed bright spot in every week. I stream it, because I’m greedy.

So it was St. Patrick’s Day, and I did St. Patrick’s Day nails. Very happy with how they came out.

The base color is kbshimmer’s Say It Ain’t Cilantro. I alternated this polish and clear polish, and achieved a slight 3-D shimmer effect which OF COURSE doesn’t show up in a photograph. The stamping was done with Maniology’s Coconut. The plate was MoYou London’s Festive Collection – 21.

Oh — And here’s my favorite St. Patrick’s Day cartoon ever:

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: What kind of elementary school did you go to? What details can you remember from it?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Monday Recommends and Nail Art: Elementary, My Dear St. Patrick

  1. Holly Jahangiri

    March 21, 2023 at 10:41am

    Lovely as always, Marian! And what parent can’t relate to that cartoon? Did he let them off in England, perhaps? “Enough! Out! You can WALK home!”


    Permalink  ⋅ Reply

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.