I’m always left feeling a little left out when St. Patty’s Day rolls around, because the “How Irish are yoouuu?” conversation always rears its ugly head.
Well, ya know what? I’m not any Irish! I’m 0% Irish! Wait, no, I’m -100% Irish!
Not really. I just get bitter sometimes, because there’s no holiday to celebrate my 50% German heritage. Or my 30% English. Or the 20% French.
And, although that equals 100%, there’s even a teensy bit Lithuanian in me. My Poppop told me so, and he knows his stuff. I’m proud of that .4 (or whatever)% Lithuanian, because it sounds really cool.
Anyway, my lack of Irish roots didn’t stop me from celebrating St. Patty’s Day in style this weekend. At 8 a.m. on Saturday morning (seriously, who gets up that early to celebrate?) a large group of us, including my friends Bethany and Laura, met at an Irish Pub in town for breakfast sandwiches and mimosas. We piled on a double-decker bus and headed to the sunny parade by the waterfront.
The weather was perfect!
Bethany and I may have bought matching dresses from Forever 21.
They may have been $12.
Our belts we found at Old Navy may have cost more than the dress.
We were Lucky Irish Princesses with aviators for the day. 😉
I’m really looking forward to rounding out the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations with the SHAMROCK HALF MARATHON this weekend! Gosh, I can’t believe it’s finally here.
Anastasia, my running twin AND partner in crime and I are reeeaady-eady.
Did you already celebrate? Or do you plan on showing off your green this weekend? What are your St. Patty’s Day plans?
Have you ever gotten up BRIGHT and early for such a celebration?