Happy St. Patty’s Day!

When holidays come around, I like to go ALL OUT.  Festive food? Check. Thematic colors?  Check.  Which brings me to St. Patrick’s day, a day that most celebrate through beer, Jameson, green clothing.

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Growing up, there was always some mischief left from the leprechauns and a box of Lucky Charms and carton of green milk waiting for us on the table.  I would proceed to eat only the marshmallows out of the bowl, leaving all the cereal behind.

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Started the holiday off last night with some college festivities.

Woke up and went for a 5 mile run to continue my half marathon training.  It doesn’t seem like a lot but I’m going for the build up plan.  Made it back for breakfast at the local bagel  shop, Cramers.  I’m not usually a bagel fan but it was FO FREE (recall that I, and any other college student, LOVEs this word) or paid for by our residential/villa facilitator.

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GREEN bagel, cream cheese, side of PB, and a banana

My sister informed me that there are some foods that should not celebrate the day. Pizza, hamburgers, steak, chicken, etc.  Now I do agree with those, but how about bagels? There’s nothing wrong with a little food coloring.  I mean, how else can I make the party last all day?

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From there, worked on some finals preparation, made a quick trip to Kinko’s to print our capstone paper (see the gorgeousness below), and picked up a sandwich from Ike’s.   I think the biggest accomplishment was printing the capstone paper.  Our group had met yesterday from 3-8:30, so to have it officially FINISHED was a breath of fresh air.

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Just giving myself a break with New Girl and SNL’s semi-recent episode with Justin Timberlake.  I seriously recommend it.  I may retract my statement that I don’t like to watch TV episodes multiple times.  JT’s episode was just that good.  Check out this video 🙂

Most people are bogged down by finals, so I guess you could say our campus is study or procrastination central. Good times in Santa Clara.  Enough rambling.  I’ll leave you on this fine afternoon with some facts about St. Patrick’s Day.

  • We relate green to the day as it’s the national color of Ireland, but apparently blue is the color most associated with St. Patrick (chosen to differentiate from the Order of the Garter {dark blue} and Order of the Thistle {green})
  • The largest celebrations are actually held outside of Ireland (NY w/ the largest)
  • Chicago dyes their rivers green
  • In 2009 about 26.1 billion pounds of beef and 2.3 billion pounds of cabbage were produced in the U.S. (yikes)
  • Supposedly the leaves on clovers stand for the following: first for hope, second for faith, third for love and fourth for luck.

Don’t you feel enlightened? Enjoy the rest of your weekend and Happy St. Patty’s Day. 
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11 thoughts on “Happy St. Patty’s Day!

  1. They gave out green bagels last weekend at the parade I went to in Annapolis! I’d never seen them before! not sure I’d be brave enough to try 😉

  2. That is so cool about the meanings for the clovers, who knew?! Plus your bagel looks so yum. I’m drooling!

  3. Lucky Charms!! numnumnum. Your breakfast looks awesome too, though I’m not sure if I could get past the green-ness. 🙂 Rock on with the half marathon training!!

  4. Hope you had a great St. Pat’s…it’s always one of my favorite holidays 🙂
    I don’t remember the last time I had lucky charms, but I do remember them being delicious!

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