Friday, March 17, 2006

Happy St. Patrick's Day

My new favorite I-Live-in-a-College-Town experience: while I was driving through U of M's main campus (to get the cashiers' office and get my psych experiment money), I saw four guys at an outside ATM, all completely ridicu-fied for St. Patrick's Day. One guy was draped in an Irish flag, and at least one of the others was wearing a Guinness t-shirt. What time did I witness this amazing display? 10 AM. I bet that these guys started drinking at midnight, if not before, ran out of cash, and had to hit up the ATM to get more money for more green beer. Good for them, I say. I endorse drinking in the daytime. It makes it seem more illicit, and that's fun!

Last St. Patrick's Day, I had two Killian's with lunch (which was cheddar ale soup and and battered artichoke hearts stuffed with cheese), then went bowling, where I proceeded to drink two or three more beers. I then went to Traverse City's "Irish pub," where I puked in an alley in broad daylight. This made me think that I should go home and grab a nap before I began work at 9 PM, and on my way to my car, I puked again, this time in a parking structure... so while I endorse daytime drinking, I also endorse more than a bowl of soup and some fried battered artichokes for the meal on which the alcohol rests.

This St. Patrick's Day, I am staying home and doing laundry.

St. Patrick's Day - B+

6 comments:

Chargenda said...

I am having a few people over and making green drinks. And then calling it a night at like 10:30.

equippedtofascinate said...

I love that you drank before going to work. You're my hero.

Bethro said...

awesome

grandbigdaddy said...

These are the stories a daddy loves.

Ashley said...

My St. Patricks day: Performing jiggs to get 3 free rounds of shots, losing my metro card, geting on the wrong train in midtown, drinking lots of guiness, trying, and failing to pick up a cute out of towner from Cali, walking 20 blocks by myself to the train, buying new metrocard, falling asleep on the train, and walking up one stop past mine--in the Bronx, waiting 15 minutes to get a train back in Manhanttan and chosing not to risk the squat and pee because i figured I would be lucky enough to get arrested for public intoxication. Awesome.

Dustin J. Harder said...

I was jealous on my break between shows on Friday because we are in downtown minneapolis and all these guys were already going from bar to bar and I still had a nother show to do....I made up for it later.