Sooo wish I was drinking one of these right now instead of sitting at this desk!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!
Or, as we call it in Boston, the useless holiday that only city and state employees in Boston get to take off AND get paid for it......
St. Patrick's Day is a big deal in Boston. We have a HUGE Irish population, and Irish pride is everywhere. Even the Red Sox and Celtics get in to it. The Red Sox, though they are still in spring training, will don St. Patrick's Day ball caps. Even throughout the season you will see many a Sox fan at Fenway not wearing a blue or red Sox hat, but rather a green one.
The Celtics, whose colors are already green and white anyway, will wear a specially designed green and gold jersey between March 15 and 17.
Boston is also home to the longest running St. Patrick's Day parade in the US. It dates back to 1737. It is usually held the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day. This year, despite torrential rain and flooding, the parade marched on!!!
All day and well in to the night Guinness will be free flowing from every bar and tavern in the city. For those that feel a straight up Guinness just isn't enough, Irish Car Bomb will be the drink of choice!
Just what is this wonderful concoction, you ask? Pour a half-pint of Guinness and let it settle. Fill a shot glass with 1/2 oz Jameson on the bottom and a 1/2 oz of Bailey's Irish Cream on the top. Drop the shot glass in to the Guinness and chug!!!
(and my Irish friends wonder why we think they are crazy drunks!!!)
I went to college in Boston. St. Patrick's Day (week) was a lot more enjoyable then...
Still, this Greek girl is wearing her green today....even if I am stuck being a grown up and having to go to work and all.
Are you wearing (or drinking!) your green today?!?