So while I continue to whine about having an upset stomach, let's say, "top o'the evening" to some key learnings.
- Green Miller Lite actually takes better than regular Miller Lite
- Also, Miller Lite is not the best adhesive for a temporary tattoo. Licking it or ice works better (I prefer licking)
- Watching Chicago dye the river green is one of my favorite touristy things to do each year
- I am always in the mood for a Starbucks blueberry muffin (and none of that low-fat stuff)
- Charging $5.75 for beer on St. Patrick's Day is highway robbery, but getting two beers for free by accident is awesome
- It's okay to judge a 22 year old woman who is drunk and swerving while standing at McDonald's with her boyfriend. Hey, she could throw up at any moment
- Watching guys/girls and then girls/girls dry hump each other at a bar is a sign that it's time to go home
- You should not apologize for staring at some guy who is simulating oral sex on a large glass. I mean, isn't he asking for attention?
- I need to be better about using the "blogger" card
- It's okay to call a tourist an "a-hole" when he/she runs into a sitting flock of pigeons, sending these scary, vicious animals flying right at you and your friend
- Online shopping is an easy way to curb your spending urge, as long as you don't go too overboard
Saturday was St. Patrick's Day in Chicago and it gave everyone in the city a pass to party all day and for some, act like total d-bags.
But, I was able to indulge in my favorite tradition: watching Chicago turn the river green. I go every year, regardless of weather, and this year my bestie Sarah joined me. Yes, it was cold, but we had a great spot along the river and then met up with some friends at a local bar, where fortunately the line to go in was quick. One free green beer and tons of memorable photos(all now on my Flickr page) later, I was off to continue my productivity and curb the desire for more booze (more on that below.)
Chicago gets pretty crazy on St. Patrick's Day, but I still go out for it every year. And maybe next year is my time to indulge in some day drinking, a la college.
Girls Guide to Gaming
Yes, I behaved myself on Saturday because that evening I was invited to an event sponsored by Nintendo DS. The lovely Jenn and Jamie were our hostesses and it was a mix of food, drinks, DS games and awesome Chicago bloggers.
I was never a huge "gamer," mostly because my brother and stepbrothers used to hog all of the video games we had in the house. But, I used to play a mean game of Mario Brothers and, well, my Tetris addiction is something I don't talk about. But, this time it was for ladies-only and we got to play fun games like Mario Kart (which I kick butt at), Crosswords, Guitar Hero and Brain Age, which I need to play again because several glasses of champagne can numb the sense a bit :)
The party was a ton of fun, and it was so nice to catch up with my bloggy buddies and have a nice evening out. I even got a DS and game to take home with me! This will make the train ride home in a few weeks more enjoyable.
When the party closed down about 10 p.m., my new buddy Shanti and I headed up to a bar in Lincoln Park, to meet up with a friend of hers and ohhhhhhh my it was like being back at a college frat party. It was...interesting people watching, and I really wish I was more drunk when I was there. The bar was full of blasting music, glass breaking and girls/guys and girls/girls dry humping/grinding on one another. Oh memories. All I need now is some "jungle juice" in a lined garbage container and I'm back in college for sure!
I didn't get to fulfill my desire to dance on a bar, but that is best saved for next year.
How was everyone else's weekend? Did anyone else celebrate St. Patrick's Day?