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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green day


Perhaps it is a new record--9:00 and both kids are asleep. Not only was it St. Patrick's Day, but it was an unseasonably balmy 73 degrees. I came home from work early today because I forgot my laptop cord and I ran out of battery power. We took the kids to see Prairie Thistle Pipes and Drums the local bagpipe and drum troupe play at Maguire's and Fat Jacks in Bloomington.

Despite the fact that it was 5:00 many local people had their drink on, so we didn't stay long. The kids seemes nonplussed by the wall of kilted hooting and thumping, but I feel like I have done as much as could be expected to put them in touch with their Irish 1/8th. One of the bartenders made Guinness cupcakes, which the kids enjoyed.

Last St Patrick's Day the town went nuts: the ISU kids starting drinking early and were outside shouting, vandalizing and hurling in the bushes until late. This year, everyone was out drinking on their lawns and playing bags ("cornhole") starting in the early afternoon. However, the little dears must have worn themselves out/passed out because it is rather quiet outside now.

1 comment:

Kim! said...

That bottom picture looks kind of like Robin Tinghitella....
I haven't heard from her in a while, did she get arrested and put into jail?