Monday, March 15, 2010

Saint Patrick’s Day or what I like to call The Holy Day of Inebriation

For many of us, St. Patty’s Day is just another excuse to leave work early and hit the Irish Pubs for a Guinness and Irish Car Bomb, but let me remind you parched Angelinos that St. Patrick’s Day is not just about wearing green and building your tolerance for the next drinking holiday also known as Cinco De Mayo. Nope, it’s about men in skirts with huge Bagpipes. When I was a kid my mom and I would set small bells around the house and try to catch a Leprechaun before he left a little pot of gold for me to find (which was usually a box of Crayola Markers and art paper). Then we would venture into the backyard in search of a four-leaf clover. I never found one. Shamrocks (three-leaf clovers) seemed to be in mass production ever year. I find it more than hilarious that this "Green Beer Holiday" is in honor of Ireland’s patron saint. I would bet my beer money on the fact that Priest Patrick would be highly disappointed in the celebratory actions we take in his memory each year. I plan on attending the LA Live Festival from 11:00-3:00 PM and from there I will journey on over to Casey’s Irish Bar. My last few St. Patty Days have lead me down a path I hope no-one follows for two main reasons…One, my boyfriend and I decided it would be a good idea to get hitched and attempted to tie the knot at Guadalupes Chapel on Hill Street. Thank St. Pat it was closed. Two, we then tried to get our names tattooed on each other. Thanks to St. Pat High Voltage Tattoo was also closed. As for last year, all I have to say is THANK YOU St. Pat because I accidently pulled the fire alarm at Seven Grand and did not get arrested. I am not proud of my March 17th shenanigans but gosh darn it they make good blogs.

If you need a place to guzzle these two stops are where it’s at: Casey’s Irish Bar
 613 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, Ca 90017
(Kevin and Bean will be broadcasting their early morning radio show)
Opens at 6 AM
Seven Grand
515 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, Ca 90014

I will leave you with a few facts so if you’re Italian (like me) or French you can at least know a thing or two about the Irish Lads:
*St. Patrick was kidnapped when he was sixteen where he was born in Britain and taken to Ireland and held captive for six years.
*Originally the color associated with St. Patrick was blue.
*The Shamrock was used by him to explain the Holy Trinity; a leaf for HOPE, a leaf for FAITH, and a leaf for LOVE. The fourth leaf is for LUCK!

I won’t pinch you,


  1. Looking for bagpipes and a bit of shenanigans and especially the luck of the Irish...or St. Patty...thanks

  2. very nice Carlyn, very nice! Stay away from the fire alarms please. Not so lucky...

  3. I can't be certain; I might be wrong, but I think Saint Paddy has to be smiling when he looks down and sees the way we celebrate his special day. It's just the way of the Irish :)