this might be my least favorite holiday
1. St. Patrick's Day
2. New Year's Eve
Too many amateurs. On the other hand, I will be having a nice boiled dinner and chill time with the wife tonight.
post-high school through mid-to-late twenties.
day drinking and watching march madness games all day.
better than Christmas.
haven't had the interest (or had the opportunity) to "celebrate" it in a long time
when I was a bartender at the Madhatter on the upper East side. Every asshole drunk from New Jersey and Long Island came to Manhattan to puke on the side walks! Dreadful day for those of us that lived there.
was started by Nads O'Leary - I really miss old Nads around here
So much of this day is ruined by few. Other than an evening of corned beef and cabbage, it is reported as negative and shouldn't be. Having a couple of beers toasting ancestors is replaced with drunken behavior and puking on the sidewalk. The parade which has a wonderful intent is filled in the headlines with groups that aren't allowed to march or those that insist on marching. All political crapola.
I'm not Irish but do enjoy the positives of their day.
Sun is out, birds are singing, U2 blasting on the stereo, everybody wearin' green, basketball all day. Even the ocean was greenish blue this morning.
It you can't smile today, you never will. Enjoy the party.
the Irish (and I married one)! Happy St Patrick's Day!
to all the Irish brethren.
Stay safe out there.
& one of the few days I'll drink only Guinness. It won't compare to the Guinness in the home country, but I gotta respect my heritage.
guy #1 - "its nice that they finally let the Gays have their own section in the march"
guy #2 - "true"
1- "I mean, there is always a contingent in any human group, but if they want to match and have rainbow banners, why the heck not"
2- "I agree"
"now, can we let the Irish Protestants march as well"?
"nah, dat would be goin a step to far, arg"
I love everybody, especially the Irish!
who enjoys the day. Not so much to those who feel compelled to crap on it.
and don't drink and drive!
Expecting a bigger turn out than last year. More people on the roads this year down here. Partying about to go up as the evening comes on. Full Staff here.
Have a safe and fun night people
God invented alcohol so the Irish wouldn't take over the world !