Luck of the Chi-rish

While St. Patrick’s Day isn’t officially until Tuesday, we all know the real party was this weekend. I hope everyone is successfully recovered on this lovely Sunday funday.

You’ve seen how Tia and I celebrate a lowkey version of St. Patrick’s Day, but this weekend was party central because Chris’s high school and college friends were in town for the weekend and you know you’re in for some fun stories when that happens. Let’s just say that one of them might have thrown up on Tia once.

The crew arrived Friday night and we ended up at Three Dots and a Dash, which you might remember from that time we ate some funky chips. There was much imbibing.

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Banana dolphin!

Afterward, we searched for some late night eats and ended up at Taco Burrito King. To be honest, I had never heard of this place, but the out-of-towners we were with had rave reviews. It was an order-at-the-counter Mexican place and while all the food looked decent, Chris and I just split some chips and salsa. The salsa was nice and spicy. Unfortunately, we think one of our friends got food poisoning from the burrito he ate here because the poor guy got sick and had to stay in all of Saturday. So, buyer beware!

The rest of us, fortunately, were well enough to hit up some house parties bright and early Saturday morning. I sent this picture to my friend Joyce, whose drink of choice is Bailey’s.

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She replied, “Right now?!” and I realized that it was 9:17am. Hey, you can’t drink all day if you don’t start in the morning.

The rest of the day followed in typical fashion. At the first party we went to, we could see into another apartment across the street where an unattractive naked man was walking around, baring all in front of his floor-to-ceiling windows. That’s confidence right there. Chris and I started off with his big group of friends and we slowly lost track of them until 3pm when we headed back to my place to chill until the gang found each other again.

Another St. Patty’s in the books. My only regret is not having a green beer, but I guess I still have until Tuesday to track one down.

How was your weekend? Follow-up question: Shamrock Shakes should be available all year round, right?



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hope everyone has a chance to get your green beer/corned beef/various drank on this weekend 🙂

Festivities were in high gear starting yesterday morning. In Chicago, the river is dyed green for the day and there is a parade on the south side, but both of those happen pretty early in the morning. Plus, I had pressing matters to attend to. For those of you cool folks in the know, the Veronica Mars movie came out on Friday! The showing I wanted to see on Friday night was sold out, so I saw it yesterday morning instead. Totally worth it! I’ll post an in-depth review for you guys some other time.

Chris and I met up with Tia and CJ for the day. We started out at Duffy’s in Lincoln Park, ate some delicious food at Kuma’s Too, and then brought it back to the West Loop to hang at Lone Wolf and then to Tia’s place for games and snacks.

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All together, a pretty low-key, but still fun St. Patrick’s Day! Definitely more low-key than about 3 years ago when Tia got thrown up on. That’s a story for another time, though 🙂

Anyone have any crazy St. Patrick’s Day adventures or traditions to share? I usually end up hitting a bar or many when I’m with my friends, but when I’m at home, my mom always makes corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Kuma’s Too had a really awesome-looking corned beef burger that I wanted to try last night, but I was too filled up with green beer. Next time!