Well, this morning I woke up, was provided breakfast of eggs, muffin and fruit by my apartment complex (though hot water was still lacking...so I talked to somebody about it) and then went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Pop quiz: Where is the 2nd largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in America held? I'll give you a hint. It was also the hometown of Marilyn Monroe's character in "The Seven Year Itch". Give up? Denver, Colorado. That's right!!! Just behind New York City...but surprisingly ahead of Chicago (you know, where they die the lake green like in "The Fugitive"). How about that? It was so long...that I actually left about half way through...and over two hours into it. It basically ran from 10 AM to 2 PM on a beautiful sunny day...but not have any kids or a buzz, I got bored after a while. I went to Mardi Gras a few weeks ago (you may remember) and because I had a good buzz going...and it was later in the evening...and I had friends, I had no problem with 4-5 hours standing in a parade. Oh...and there were a lot more beads and trinkets being thrown our way. In fact, I had a lot of those beads on my person when I went (just the gold & green...but I even had a sh*tload of just those two colors).
Any idea why the St Patrick's Day Parade is so large in Denver? Beer...and whiskey...and lots of it. Okay, so it may have more to do with miners primarily being Irish and this being a central mining community or something...but I like my idea better...and I'm getting super psyched for Tuesday, the REAL St. Patrick's Day...when the Mad Scientist & From Russia With Love will be here...and we'll have a good old fashioned drunken good time...and I'll probably suffer all day at work on Wednesday...but I'll make it. Also, Pirate Monkey since I think you're a local around here, if you want in, let me know. In the meantime though, here's pictures from the parade.
Well, now I'm going to do some cleaning & laundry and all that fun stuff so that I can show off my apartment when the guests to the city arrive on Monday...or if a drunken lass tickles my fancy on Tuesday. I've always had a thing for redheads...and it's called my penis. Even if you're not Irish, don't be afraid to get out there, have a pint and dance a jig. I will...and I'm a European Mutt of everything except Irish (Czech, German, Scottish, Welsh and a dash of Ottawa). Have a great weekend everybody!!! Can't wait for St. Patty's Day. If only these guys weren't sold out. I could definitely fit the costume better. I have been working out. GREEN MAN!!!