Going to St Patrick’s Day celebrations

Going through Oak Park, IL and the neighboring area for the St Patricks day parade to get to the Blue Line was tough. It seemed like everyone already started drinking or was dumb as shit behind the wheel. And this was early Saturday not Sunday where all the old people in Cadillacs decide to take a Sunday drive or are heading to church for the fifth that day. No, the streets of Oak Park, IL was filled with more than the usual stupid as hell drivers.

But we were able to see the river dyed green have a couple of drinks and see drunk people everywhere. Funny as most of these people are not even Irish but use this as a time to celebrate or get wasted for the day. Although downtown Chicago is a great place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day it is a shame that other suburbs around the city do not embrace it with much fanfare. It could help the local economies especially Oak Park, IL that wants to tax the shit out of everyone for everything expect breathing (not yet)!

Milking holidays from a business and governing stand point is a good way to get the traffic you need in into your small area and boost the local businesses with some quick revenue. But that would be too much like right. Too much like not Oak Park, IL just taxing the shit of out of residents and not really doing anything else to ease the pain of over taxation. But that would be too much like right, oh well, maybe the next holiday.

Happy St Patty’s Day!

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Fun fact: “The north White House fountain has been dyed green for Saint Patrick’s Day every year since 2009…” (Wikipedia)

I am going to the St Pat’s day parade downtown (in Chicago), with the dyed green river, alcohol fueled idiots and cold ass weather. Sooo it should be fun! LMAO I will take the Blue line down there because driving would just be a shitshow in fact I found an article on Curbed Chicago that even stated not to take an Uber or Lyft because driving will be a nightmare.

I have the place decorated in green and some green river soda to go with my weekend’s corned beef and cabbage meaning I will be very happy motherfucker this weekend. No matter how cold it gets! Happy St Patty’s day!

Here are the articles I reference or mentioned in the blog:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day_in_the_United_States

https://chicago.curbed.com/2019/3/8/18256130/st-patricks-day-2019-river-parade-downtown-south-side

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-chicago-river-green-dye-st-patricks-day-20150312-htmlstory.html?fbclid=IwAR1aiH46k12KdOTLr159ptspcreVK1nU4l7nB8caQh17OuiLhgcXQI1cJ7w