Thursday, March 17, 2011

Saint Paddy’s Day

I love this episode of the Simpson’s. 

This episode is, sadly, not that far from the truth. Local parades had extra police officers on duty because of that fact. I know it’s an Irish parade, but they have other things! Like…potatoes. And really bad food. Like, epically bad. My grandfather is Irish and my mom speaks in horror of the stuff he ate, including corned beef boiled cabbage, meat and potatoes ad nauseum…Needless to say, I’ve never seen her produce one of these recipes. Nor do I wish to. 

But you don’t see parades where people whip tasteless food at each other. And we aren't even taking into account the religious component of the holiday.

Okay. Rant is done. Just please-please-please don’t celebrate the day by drinking a beer.


  1. Good for you I hate beer. I may have wine at the end of the day, but not because it's St. Patrick's Day.

    I live near Boston. I'd like to go to the parade, but I hear it's pretty rowdy.

  2. You'll be pleased to know ... I did NOT drink a beer yesterday. :) Glad I could help.

  3. Theresa: Yep, it's supposed to be crazy. The Simpsons actually did a pretty good job of showing what it's like.

    Margo: Yay!

  4. I was looking for that clip for my St. Patricks' blog!

    I didn't have any beer, green or otherwise, but then I don't drink to begin with....

  5. I didn't. I barely knew it was St. Pat's day.

  6. No beer, I didn't wear green and not one green morsel passed my lips. I may have gone a bit farther than intended in the anti-celebration spectrum


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