Trouble With Toast

Shamrockfest: not for the injury-prone | March 17, 2008

Before I get to the insurmountable task of recapping the AMAZING food blogger potluck, I feel that I must comment on Saturday’s goings-on. I have to admit, I had heard such wonderful things about last year’s Shamrockfest that I was practically expecting winged angels to feed me beer-flavored ambrosia whilst fanning my glistening brow (while soothing Celtic music played in the background, of course). That didn’t so much happen.

Instead, I drank a lot of beer (seriously, lost count after about 8), ate a stadium dog faster than I have ever eaten anything in my life, and ended up spraining my left ankle. Other than that last little faux pas (which has placed me in crutches, due to the fact that said ankle is swollen and bruised beyond recognition), the day was a TON of fun. The event was a little unorganized, and the beer lines were incredibly long in the beginning (and we were in the VIP area, so we weren’t expecting that), but the weather was phenomenal and I think I speak for my entire crew when I say that we were all happy to be there together, reveling in the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day.

Anyone have any good, non-scandalous Shamrockfest stories to share? I’d certainly be interested to hear about the non-hot-dog food offerings.



  1. You ate that hot dog so fast I am shocked you remember it…

    Comment by Lemmonex — March 18, 2008 @ 2:43 am

  2. You sprained your ankle? That sucks.

    Comment by Arjewtino — March 18, 2008 @ 2:38 pm

  3. I only remembered after you reminded me, I think. Talk about the blind leading the blind (or the drunk leading the drunk, I dunno)!

    Comment by bettyjoan — March 18, 2008 @ 9:05 pm

  4. Arjew, yes, your friend Ryan was present for the spectacular fall. The best part has been explaining to my co-workers that I “got drunk and fell down.” Why don’t they look surprised?

    Comment by bettyjoan — March 18, 2008 @ 9:08 pm

  5. Oh no! I didn’t know you hurt yourself. I just thought you took off and left me without a smooch goodbye!

    Hope you’re okay!

    Comment by kerrie — March 19, 2008 @ 12:54 pm

  6. Kerrie, barring injury, I would never leave you without saying goodbye!

    Comment by bettyjoan — March 21, 2008 @ 1:26 am

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