2009-03-16

St. Pat's

I know St. Patrick’s is on Tuesday. But in Chicago, where contrary to popular myth, the don’t dye the river green*, this weekend was St. Patrick’s Weekend. Parades, green beer, bar specials. Years ago, I would go downtown drinking with friends. Never actually made the parade. Never saw them dye the river. Just drank heavily.

But, years go on, and then next thing you realize is that you haven’t done the St. Patty’s thing in 7 years.

So the other day, I got a note on my door from a neighbor who invited the others in the building (only 6 of the 9 units are sold) down to her place on Saturday for brunch and beer. Leah and I moved into the building on the same day. We kept running into each other that day, but have only seen each other three or four times since. But, when the cute doctor invites you down for beer, you go. Plus, her place is the mirror of mine, except that her den is closed off. And I was curious to see what she’d done with the joint.

There were some slight differences, but I really like the way she’d repainted a few rooms. But I prefer the color of the marble in my bath, and the decision to replace the “dining room” hanging light with the ceiling fan was confirmed.

Had a good time, and joined her and her crew on the pub crawl through the neighborhood afterwards. No great stories, but felt good being out with a group again on St. Pat’s.

And I got lei’d!


* They dye it GREENER. It’s always green.

20 comments:

Cora said...

I'm freaking green with envy here. You got lei'd by a doctor without me?!

I like doctors.

I like getting lei'd.

Dammit, Scope, if I'd known, I would have crashed the party with Dr Sexy Neurologist! Think how much fun THAT would have been!

;-)

Scope said...

Yes, I was lei'd by Leah. A lady doctor who is also a "lady doctor."

Sassy Britches said...

Scope, I'm always so impressed how you can go out and hang for hours with people you barely know! I am so envious of this skill!

Ms. Florida Transplant said...

Thank goodness you were able to confirm the ceiling fan switch. Mission accomplished. Oh, that wasn't your real mission?

Soda and Candy said...

I'm not a big fan of St Pat's even though it's huge in my town. They have a parade, and the streets surrounding our house are blocked off for most of the day, and people mill around our house making noise from the early hours until mid afternoon.

The best part about it is Husband & I both got the day off of work!

Sass said...

I'm jealous.

I'd say "green with envy," but of course I'm a little late to the party, as usual. ;)

SkylersDad said...

So did you take anything out of her place that you thought would simply look a lot better in your?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

So, this is probably a sad indictment of me, but I never describe something as the "mirror" of something else. I always refer to it as "the enantiomer".

Candy's daily Dandy said...

St. Patty's is like a national holiday here in Boston. The parade was yesterday in South Boston, or "southie" as we call it. People all over the city dressed in green wearing green Mardi Gras beads, green lie's,and sparkly shamrock headbands and shamrock sunglasses..even at Symphony Hall.
HA!

Lisa said...

With St Patty's being on a Tuesday, the celebrations around here have been going on since Friday night. LOL. It's been fun.

I've never done the green beer tho. Does it really do what they say it does?

Morgan the Muse said...

I was going to say, in my experience the river is always a little swampy looking.

Nej said...

Omaha celebrates it the weekend before as well. There are horse and carriages that take people around the Old Market. One of them (the white one) was dyed green.

I was having Wizard of Oz flashbacks because of it. :-)

J.J. in L.A. said...

I've gotten lei'd by a doctor...he's my brother-in-law, but still.

mike said...

You should come check out St Patty's Day up here in Boston. It is really unbelievable...

I used to work at an Irish Pub and St Patty's was literally a 24 hour long debacle. Good times.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Btw Scope, you've been tagged (you don't have to do it if you don't want to...I needed an extra person so not to break the game rules).

If you do want to, go to my page to check it out...

Scope said...

Lisa - No, the green beer didn't get me THAT WAY, but I didn't have a lot of it. Mostly normal beer colored beer.

raf said...

Be careful to get lai'd with a neighborough..in London we use to say "don't screw the crew"..what if she turn out to be like Glenn Close!Apart of that..I hope you remember something after so many drinks..

Scope said...

There was no laying of the lei'd Leah.

Fancy Schmancy said...

Happy St. Pat's! You totally cracked me up with dyeing the river greenER!

Dr Zibbs said...

Tis all about getting laid.