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St Patrick's Day
« on: March 12, 2010, 10:26:15 PM »

Coming up on Wednesday! March 17th is a good time for revelry.

Who's celebrating the Irish way?
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 10:36:01 PM »

i just might. wouldn't mind going out this wednesday and drink one for the irish
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 12:28:40 AM »

I'm Australian.  We celebrate any excuse to drink more beer.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 11:03:31 AM »

I finish work at 5:30 that morning. I start again 5:30 the next morning. Probably have to skip it this year.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 03:42:29 PM »

Public holiday, here. :P
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2010, 07:39:08 PM »

Once again, the "Food" and "Lifestyle" and "Essentials" sections of the newspapers are full of recipes for colcannon, corned beef, potatoes (who doesn't know how to mash potatoes?), etc, etc, etc. Depending on which newspaper, they also have advice on how to put less butter in, which would seem simple enough, but apparently isn't...

Being underage here (yes, laugh, laugh all you like!) it looks like a night in with some lamb stew and soda bread.
Gah.
At least I haven't stooped to the level of looking at the shamrock-shaped sugar cookies with green sugar-sprinkles in their ludicrously massive displays at the grocery. They taste like crap anyway....
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 05:48:03 PM »

Being an upstanding American Irish Catholic working in Boston, I am going to get p**sed as soon as work is done at 1630, close the bar and be at the gym at 0700 the next morning to sweat it all out again. :) Oh and seeing how I am Catholic I will regret the many things I do that night that I of course cannot remember.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2010, 10:58:38 PM »

Out of curiosity.... do Catholic churches hold extra Confession hours the day after St. Paddy's?
(if they don't, it sounds like they probably should! :P)
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2010, 08:26:53 PM »

Germans don't seem to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Which is odd, really, [stereotyping] considering there's drinking involved. [/stereotyping]

I think my fond memories of St. Patrick's Day are limited to being bullied for not wearing green on this particular day back at my old American school, usually ending in me fruitless trying to point out khaki-coloured stripes on my sweater or somesuch. XD
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2010, 08:45:19 PM »

Not sure if I'm celebrating the Irish way... Probably more the Irish-American way. My family has some Irish heritage so for as long as I remember my family just used it an excuse to wear green and drink.

So, I've got green on, my wedding ring is a Claddagh (had it 18 years, before it was mainstream here :king:) and I plan to have a few brews tonight and remind my kids they have some Irish in them... To which my wife will just point out they have more German in them. :irritated:
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2010, 10:35:45 PM »

I think my fond memories of St. Patrick's Day are limited to being bullied for not wearing green on this particular day back at my old American school, usually ending in me fruitless trying to point out khaki-coloured stripes on my sweater or somesuch. XD

I think I went a bit over the top on this today, with the Celtic team top I wore. Most of the girls who were wearing green had some shade of not-emerald (you know, teal-ish to lime-ish) head-scarf things going on, plus a few skirts. Some of the guys had Flogging Molly shirts and the like.....

oh well. :D
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2010, 01:00:34 AM »

A regular customer came into the store earlier today, not wearing green, but rather a kilt, a shirt with a celtic knot on it, a dirk tucked into the belt (wide and black), and to top it off, the funny hat that kind of looks like a beret that I know no name for. Should probably note that this guy is in his 70's. He was also buying beer.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2010, 03:17:23 AM »

Stayed home and enjoyed some Toohey's 5seeds.

was supposed to go out and rock hard, but just could not be bothered.

I did get my green on, just not in the way you'd expect. a ha. a ha.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2010, 01:46:10 PM »

I successfully made it through Saint Patrick's Day and am at my desk :)
I must be getting older though because in years past I would close the pub, this year I was home by 2300.....I did get there at 1700 mind you. Also I DO NOT DRINK GREEN BEER, in fact my can't be colored. In addition I typically refuse to wear green on St. Pat's at work, b/c it annoys me to see EVERYONE wearing a grren shirt and a "kiss me I am Irish" button.
........Joe I did sport my Irish rugby jersey at the Pub though ;)
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2010, 01:55:03 PM »

I got refused entrance into a pub for the first time ever, last night, which says it all really. I was not even that drunk, either, as I am sitting here typing this shit without a hangover. Although, I am taking more time than usual with typing. :elf_gloop: What infuriated me was that I, for some reason, walked out of the bar for a looksie and then turned to go back in, and I guess I rubbed the door-men the wrong way by just trying to saddle past them without a glance. This is a typical thing I like to do, going back to the days when I was the illegal age and it'd be touch-and-go whether I'd get in...:lol:
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2010, 02:20:25 PM »

heh. i got denied entrance to pubs and clubs all the time when i was younger and more heavy on the booze. also got thrown out of clubs a fair amount of time as well
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2010, 02:33:33 PM »

f**king hangover is emerging. I may need to go back to bed...
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2010, 06:20:41 AM »

I know I'm a bit late on this, but it's odd how Ireland markets itself re: St Patty's Day...




Am I requiring too much sober-ness from the Irish folk(s)? *tease*
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2010, 06:31:59 AM »

Ugh. Just ugh.
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Re: St Patrick's Day
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2010, 06:25:10 PM »

Altough I have some irish ancestry and look a bit irish, I don't celebrate it.

Besides wondering why would you celebrate a conquerer (eventhough spiritually) who also happened to be an escaped english slave (a.k.a. epic fail) I loathe both religions and alcohol.
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