Sláinte!I considered a fair number of songs for this St. Patrick’s Day post. Had I managed to get around to it earlier in the day, probably any one of them would have been apropos. But, seeing as it’s going to be after 9 p.m. (EST) by the time this post sees daylight, the Dropkick Murphy’s “Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced” seemed the most appropriate.
Here in Miami, St. Patrick’s isn’t the event it is in other cities. Sure, there’s green beer, and people wearing green, and bars with Irish names, but the spirit isn't here. In Miami, St. Patrick’s Day is just another beer company-sponsored night out. That, plus the fact I have to work tomorrow morning, has kept me indoors tonight, celebrating Lá Fhéile Pádraig at home with a couple of bottles of Guinness.
But whether you're at home yourself or you've ventured out, I hope you’ll raise a glass and join me in a little toast:
Here's to a long life and a merry one;Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced.mp3
A quick death and an easy one;
A pretty girl and an honest one;
A cold pint – and another one.