Mar 17 2013 | 3 Comments
IT AIN’T EASY BEING GREEN & WET!
Saturday was the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. It’s a combination of let your Irish freak flag fly, serious National pride and a grand excuse to be drunk for the entire weekend. Tens of thousands tromp around in various shades of green, many with shot glasses hanging from their necks. In good weather the city tends to be a mess, yesterday the luck of the Irish disappeared into a snow storm, that put a bit of a damper on it, but certainly didn’t keep anyone inside.: It just made it a slushy mess. Maybe not entirely true, by the around three when the snow was really coming down people did start running for the bars and the subways a few hours ahead of schedule.
At one point I was crossing the street and watching these poor baton twirlers in these skimpy outfits, freezing to death, literally unable to toss their baton anywhere due to the wind I felt terrible for them. As crazy as the parade can drive a moderately sane, sober, non Irish person, nobody should have to go through that.