Tag Archives: St. Patrick’s Day

A Trio & More…

Pi Day, 3/14/15

From a most auspicious Pi Day, to the famous annual green river, to bewaring the Ides of March, a full weekend this past one certainly has been– and it’s not even St. Patrick’s Day yet!  Nevertheless, this annual trio of spirited occasions always deserves good mention, celebrated– in one unique way or another– as each might be.

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Posted by on March 15, 2015 in Current Events, History


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By No Other Name

My favorite annual day of indulgence and festivity comes tomorrow, falling on a sure-to-be bustling, spirited and office-free Saturday this year.  As always, my green wardrobe is ready to go!  We’re talking of course about what could only be called St. Patrick’s Day– or — does it now have another name?

Apparently someone has renamed our joyous Irish holiday, in a move that’s simply preposterous, outlandish and asinine!  Seeing as “stupid”, “ridiculous” and “illogical” have already been used,  I must add to the list of appropriate descriptors.  If you have your own to include, do share!

There can never be another name for St. Patrick’s Day.  Any such attempt is certainly nothing more than “political correctness gone too far.”


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Posted by on March 16, 2012 in And That's My Opinion, Current Events, News


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Erin go Bragh!

The “greenest” day of the year has come once again, and yours truly is very much here for it!  Having survived the Ides, it’s now high time to break out my infamous green suit and celebrate every last Irish part of myself on this always auspicious St. Patrick’s Day!

San Francisco surprisingly held its St. Patrick’s Day parade last Saturday, as did Chicago, both far too early in my opinion.  Why not have them on the real day, I ask.  A friend told me that in SF’s financial district, many workers go to lunch on this day and never make it back to the office.  A parade might just be a far more excusable justification for this than a pub.  However, since no parade awaits our city’s Irish and/or Irish-spirited partygoers today, it looks like the Irish pubs will be the destination “an lae.”   Then, as no green river flows in this vicinity, with a nod to Chicago’s wonderful Irish tradition, there’s likely not much “green” to see outdoors today anyway.

St. Patrick’s Day Tradition in Chicago

If you’re in Chicago today, go see if there’s any green left in the river!  If you’re in San Francisco, head here, or here, or here!  If you’d rather sit home with your own homemade corned beef & cabbage and a bottle of Jameson, then be sure to freshen up on your SPD history, as plenty awaits.

This truly is my second favorite day of the year.  Erin go Bragh!


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