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Old 03-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #11
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We will have an early dinner at The Stone of Accord and then back home for Irish Coffees.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:15 PM   #12
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Here in California St. Paddy's day is one of the days that city, county and state police are put on extra alert to seek DUI/DWI drivers who have too much of the Irish spirit in them (the spirit being whiskey, or sometimes beer/lager/ale). Only a fool would drive on St. Paddy's day in LA. The only intelligent alternatives are having a designated driver or enjoying the celebration at home.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:57 PM   #13
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Here in California St. Paddy's day is one of the days that city, county and state police are put on extra alert to seek DUI/DWI drivers who have too much of the Irish spirit in them (the spirit being whiskey, or sometimes beer/lager/ale). Only a fool would drive on St. Paddy's day in LA. The only intelligent alternatives are having a designated driver or enjoying the celebration at home.
How does having a designated driver help? I wasn't drunk. I could have been the designated driver. I drive more carefully than most people.

The fool who hit me was drunk. Lucky for him there were two cops watching when he rear ended me. Why do I say lucky for him? Because if I had had to exchange drivers license and insurance info with him, I'm not sure what I would have done. He destroyed my beautiful Volvo, Knud. He would have been lucky if I just spat on him. So, I guess lucky for me. I avoided assault charges. As it was, the cops got all the info and I never spoke to the man.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #14
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The designated driver helps only in assuring that your own party will not be held responsible for any accident.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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The designated driver helps only in assuring that your own party will not be held responsible for any accident.
Yeah. But when it's insane out, I prefer to only go as far as I can walk. And then I can drink
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:19 PM   #16
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Myself I prefer to stay at home during holiday periods. I've done this for years. If they hold a holiday I'd rather cook at home. Don't even want to face overcrowded restaurants.
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Yeah. But when it's insane out, I prefer to only go as far as I can walk. And then I can drink
Me, too.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:56 AM   #18
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we'll celebrate at home with corned beef, spuds, and cabbage, and then i have to go into work. so no fun for me.

my dad, a retired nyc fireman, says st. pat's day is called "amateur's day" in the firehouses.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:22 AM   #19
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I observe the holiday by baking a loaf of Irish Soda Bread from a recipe printed in the St. Louis, MO, newspaper. A nice, dense, free-form round loaf - plain whole wheat, no raisins, not sweet at all. Smear with soft butter. Wooooo. Livin' dangerously.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:58 AM   #20
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For the last five years on St. Patty's Day, I've made a big pot of Irish Stew, along with a couple of loaves of soda bread, and taken it into the office to share with my co-workers.

I'm not Irish and neither are most of my colleagues, but we are all usually hungry come lunchtime.
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