Monday, March 10, 2008
Clearly I have gone nuts. As I have mentioned before...Savannah has the second biggest St. Pattys party in the country (next to Chicago). When I was running this weekend, I noticed our fountains are already green. It looks very strange (note above). Supposedly 400,000 people come into town for this huge party. Also...my Dad was born in Scotland and lived in Ireland and I am very Irish. My Dad walked me down the aisle in a kilt and we had bagpipes and the whole deal. I'm not just one of those people claiming to be Irish...I AM IRISH! However...despite all these things going for me to put on a HUGE sh*tshow this weekend...there are a few things holding me back.
1) I am in the middle of 2 weeks of finals! HOLD UP WHAT?! The whole city gets off for st. pats and our stupid professors scheduled finals in the middle of this celebration? You have GOT to be kidding me?!
2) I rarely drink much anymore. I like an occasional beer or two, or maybe a yummy raspberry martini, but I barely ever get drunk anymore. Sadly those days ended when I turned 21.
3) I am obsessed with running...
So heres my solution. RUN throughout the celebration. I figure I take a final that morning at 7...and then just head downtown and start running. Obviously I won't really be able to run near the parade avenue, but I figure it would be such a cool way to check out the scene, get a run in, and still be able to go home after a few hours and study (and see straight..). I know there will just be tons and tons of people walking all over which will be so fun. And now that I'm this "runner chick" this just seems like the 'hard core' thing to do. Also! Parking is going to be a nightmare...but since I'm so 'hard core' and run 10+ miles these days...I can park pretty far away and just run in and back.
WOW! I sound sooooooooo lame...so I'll quit talking now. But these are my plans....sadly.