Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

How fitting that St Patrick's Day falls on my blog day. With a maiden name of McGarity, let the party begin!
My dad was half-Irish, my mom a little, too. So, today is a big event for me. And it doesn't hurt that I'm living in an Irish community, where the town hall closes for the day, the bars open early, and everybody gathers at 11am in Erin, a small town down the road, to watch the St. Patrick's Day parade. Floats, dancers, horses, and more green beer than you could imagine.

I even bought a box of Lucky Charms for breakfast.

After the parade, shuttle services will begin transports to the bars for more drinking and live music. Later, those still standing will dine on corned beef and cabbage.

St. Paddy's day wouldn't be complete without a good luck toast:

“I've drunk to your health in company,I've drunk to your health alone, I've drunk to your health so many times, I've darn near ruined my own! Here's to me!”