Trouble With Toast

“Irish I Was Drunk”* | March 14, 2008

* Actual shirt worn by MANY runners at last weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day 8K. Sheesh.

Despite my partial Irish heritage (my grandmother’s maiden name is Halligan), I’ve never gotten really jazzed about St. Patrick’s Day. One year I went to Savannah, GA, with some buddies–they go ALL out down there, making it the second-largest celebration in the country, after Chicago (I think). Other than that, the holiday usually passes without me noticing.

This year, however, will be different. In addition to eating Irish Beef Stew at Sunday’s Food Blogger Potluck (yay about that, by the way), I will be spending tomorrow at Shamrockfest. My friends who went last year said it was a really good time, so I’m definitely looking forward to it. I just hope the Irish part of my liver decides to show up.

Have a great weekend, and Happy St. Patty’s, everyone!



  1. Um, what about Boston? Don’t they tend to have a pretty decent showing?

    Comment by secularfriend — March 16, 2008 @ 5:05 pm

  2. Boston has the longest-running celebration (it started in 1737). New York’s parade is the biggest. But Savannah has one of the largest (if not THE largest) turnouts. I think they had over 750,000 people in 2006. Craziness.

    Comment by bettyjoan — March 16, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

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