Green With Envy

When all is “Right” with the world (read “I am hooked up”), St. Patrick’s Day is third on my list of favorite days (following only my birthday and Christmas). When all is not “Right” with the world it leap frogs those two all the way to Number One! Today is so far my favorite Day O’ The Year.

If It Was A Weekend
I might have started today off with a not-so-traditional bowl of Lucky Charms swimming in Harp (because Smithwicks and Guinness are just too dark for cereal) perhaps followed with a nice cup of Irish coffee. But seeing how today is a work day, breakfast, if I choose to eat it at all, will be a bagel.

The South, With The Exception Of Savannah, Doesn’t Know Shit About This Holiday
When I was a wee lad in New York St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated. Maybe it was because I am half Irish, maybe not. Cities in the North (my North) had parades, houses were decorated with tacky four-leafed clovers, people wore green and were pinched if they didn’t, and they had sex without condoms (ok, those were just the Irish Catholics). Why don’t people in the South understand? Why not celebrate? Are you worried about being penalized for excessive celebration? And yes we’d also celebrate Columbus Day. You Gotta A Problem Wit Dat?

Give Me Corned Beef Or Give Me Death
Welcome To Vicklanta had a great entry on the misery of finding a decent corned beef sammie in Atlanta. Go ahead, follow that link I posted, I know you’ll be back to finish the rest of this entry.

So now that you have read about the “The New York Corned Beef Society of Atlanta” expect to see me a Twain’s on a Sunday sometime in the near future. Sure I’ll have to skip a Sunday morning run or two, but the sammie and beer will be worth it! Or maybe I convince them to do a Decatur run ending at Twain’s? Who’s with me on this one?

In My Glory Days Of Buckhead
When I was old enough to know better my buddies and I would leave work early, head to Buckhead, and wait in line to get into Fado. Maybe I thought I’d get lucky? Play Hide The Shillelagh with a hottie? Who knows. All I got was drunk, and luckily never a DUI. Good Times, Dumb Times…

Where I Won’t Be Seen Today
I can’t take the crowds of amateur drinkers anymore. Here is a short-list of places that you will not see my Ugly Mug today

  • Fado
  • Limerick Junction
  • Padriack’s
  • Meehan’s
  • James Joyce Pub
  • Ri O’Bravo (are they still in business?)

Don’t get me wrong, I like these places (except for the last one which was tossed in as a joke), I will just avoid them today. Look for me to be at one of them on Cinco de Mayo.

Erin Go Braless
I tried to give this as a hash name a girl named Erin a few years ago. This has little to do with anything, I really just wanted to type Erin Go Braless. It’s humor people.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ankle @ 80%; waiting for tomorrow
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Moldy Peaches — “Lucky Charms”
Website Of The DaySt. Patrick’s Day Dot Com

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Green With Envy

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’d gladly lead your Sunday run when it wants to be in Decatur. A good corned beef cannot be beat!
    And since I know your last name is in no way Irish, I’m curious what the other name is.

    -F. Pipes.

  2. shoobie says:

    thanks for the shout out paulie.
    since i seem to be your only html code monkey reader, let me give you a tip of the day. if you want a link to open in a new window instead of taking readers away from your marvelous blog, you should go into the HTML code and add in: target=”_blank”

    so: ‘a href=”” target=”_blank”‘

    also the corned beef thing is 1st sunday of the month, so April 3rd 2005.

  3. Paulie says:

    Sweet. Thanks for the tip!

  4. I have certainly missed presenting you with my two bucks worth Oscar my twin bro!

    Try not to take too drunk 😉

    By the way, you live in the south now…quit bitchin’ already!

  5. I have certainly missed presenting you with my two bucks worth Oscar my twin bro!

    Try not to take too drunk 😉

    By the way, you live in the south now…quit bitchin’ already!

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