Monday, March 10, 2008

gone crazy


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.

16 comments:

Cara said...

Sounds like a good plan! I love your wedding photos. So adorable.

Lindsay said...

Awww - they are beautiful pics, I love your dress & flowers!

Laura said...

Ha, I totally love coming up with hardcore running things to do now that I'm officially a "runner chick" (see: celebrating New Year's by doing a midnight race). Enjoy your celebration run!

Brian said...

It's still has to be hard not to want to tip a beer or two back seeing everyone else partying. But luckily for you you don't seem to be taken by that. Me on the other hand would blow off the exams and run then get in on the parties. That must be why my grades suffered.

Marcy said...

Nothing wrong with those plans :-) Sounds pretty good to me.

bill carter said...

Hi Christine

If you call being incredibly healthy and training for your future Boston Marathon lame,than you are probably right. On the other hand, I wish I could go back to where you are now and do a little less drinking and partying (there is no way I would give up ALL that fun) and do a little running.. unfortunately it took me almost 35 years to know what you aleady do.

So run right on through that celebration... and try not to spill your martini.

rinus said...

Most of the Irish burn in the sun and look out ;-) beautiful dress!.
Groet Rinus.
http://rinusrunning.punt.nl/?home=1

Holly Jane said...

Love your blog!! I'm goin to add you to my list. Beautiful pics!

Viv said...

Great plans, and I love your wedding pics! Good luck with the finals and celebrate with some beer after the fact.

Susan Oseen said...

Well it looks like you had the dream wedding. You look smashing!!

I want to feel like I am a hard core...I know I've done a lot and do crazy things, but I, surprisingly, don't consider myself hardcore.

Green Beer...Green Beer...Green Beer...mmmmm

Can't wait for the six-pack competition : )

jahowie said...

Sounds like a plan. Your wedding looks like it was very nice. Good luck on your finals, and getting your runs in. I would take a break to enjoy some of that party there too. ;-)

triguyjt said...

you go there irish girl. my bride is 100 percent...and we have been to savannah near march 17th and were blown away to find out its the second biggest celebration for st. pattys...amazing. love those wedding photos...
your dad looked very distinguished...

and.. of course, you looked great

Kim said...

you look gorgeous!!!

and, i miss wet willys... call a cab... from savannah st patty a few years ago! ah, the pictures from that year are priceless.

RunnerGirl said...

Love the picture of you and your dad. Your St. Patty's day plans sound like fun!

D10 said...

Way to use running as a way to avoid the parking and traffic! Your flowers were beautiful. Your dad looked great too.

SLB said...

Good luck with your finals, I am so glad Grad school is so far behind me know I have nearly got the taste out my mouth!