Afternoon!  I completely forgot today is St. Patrick’s Day.  Another sign I am getting old and pathetic.  St. Patrick’s Day used to mean a day of drinking green beer, but now it’s just another work day. 

 

Pittsburgh KNOWS how to do St. Patrick’s Day.  They close off an area of downtown called Market Square and proceed to throw a huge block party.  Drinking green Miller Light from plastic steins is highly encouraged.

 

St. Patrick’s Day in Market Square 2006:

Me and my BFF Sarah…  Yes, my hair is red and it’s short! And we’re really tan for Pittsburgh in March because we had just gotten back from Spring Break in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Man, my life RULED back then.

My other BFF Bethany.

Sarah, me, my friend Igor, and Abe Lincoln (not sure what he has to do with St. Patrick’s Day):

Wow — looking at those old pictures made me feel really old and lame.  We went out last year for St. Patrick’s Day to downtown Orlando, but it just wasn’t crazy like Pittsburgh.  Those were the good old days!

 

Mid-morning snack:  WW shredded cereal.

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Lunch: an AMAZING salad!

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My salad contained:

 

  • Spinach
  • Romaine
  • Baked Polenta Crotons
  • Shredded Grilled Chicken
  • Carrots
  • 2 Grilled Pineapples

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I love grilled pineapple! 

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How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?  Cabbage soup? An Irish Car Bomb?  Green clothing?  A fake Irish accent? Green beer?

{ 44 comments }

 

  • talieworld March 17, 2009, 9:36 am

    Looks like a great time!

    I always celebrate by going to the annual parade in my town the weekend before, and wearing green today. šŸ™‚

  • Runeatrepeat March 17, 2009, 9:39 am

    Well, I def wear green. I also pretend to be Irish for the day šŸ™‚

  • redheadedjournal March 17, 2009, 9:46 am

    Yay redheads! ha ha šŸ™‚

    I was thinking this morning about crazy St. Patty’s Days of the past and how mild they are now šŸ™‚

  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) March 17, 2009, 9:49 am

    Love the St.Patty’s flashback. Looks like a good time.

    Everything I am eating today is happening to be green…weird.

    Love your salad. Looks delish!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK March 17, 2009, 9:49 am

    Well hubbys bday is on patty’s day!!! Were headed to disneyland:)

  • Haleigh March 17, 2009, 9:58 am

    Looks like you had a great time during St. Patrick’s Day in Pittsburgh! I usually don’t do much for St. Patrick’s but last year it was the day before my wedding so we all went out to a Irish Pub, now that was a blast! P.S. That salad looks delicious!

  • Jess March 17, 2009, 10:01 am

    Those pictures are great! I went to Duquesne and I could practically see Market Square from my apartment. St. Patty’s day really is quite insane!!

  • Hallie March 17, 2009, 10:09 am

    It’s funny how all college/booze-filled celebrations looks the same, no matter what the occasion.

    St. Patty’s day was never a big deal for me…maybe since I don’t like beer? I am wearing green todaty, but that’s by accident! My guy is Irish and even he isn’t doing anything special today. We ARE old!

  • K March 17, 2009, 10:09 am

    Grilled pineapple is the best!

    FUN pictures!! I’ll be celebrating by drinking green beer at a work meeting of all places! Irish car bombs = not good in my book…you shouldn’t drink things that curdle!

  • Run Saraaah March 17, 2009, 10:10 am

    Lovely photos! I’ve never done much for St. Paddy’s day – usually just wear green!

  • kara March 17, 2009, 10:13 am

    The salad is green! So you’re still hanging in there šŸ˜‰

  • Brandi March 17, 2009, 10:16 am

    i usually wear green, but that’s about it.

    I would love to be in Ireland instead of at work, that’s for sure šŸ˜‰

  • Erin D. March 17, 2009, 10:18 am

    I loveeeee St. Patty's Day! I spent it in Dublin last year, which is where I studied abroad. It was SO much fun! This year, it's corned beef & cabbage, Guinness & Jameson, looking at pictures from last year.

  • Danielle March 17, 2009, 10:20 am

    How much fun does that look?
    I’m pretty lame now, I’m just going to be at home eating some irish soda bread.

    I don’t have green on but I’ll switch that up once I get home I have a shirt that says “Everybody loves an Irish girl” but didn’t think it was work attire.

  • jenn March 17, 2009, 10:33 am

    definitely getting too old to party on st pattys day like i did in college. but i love corned beef and cabbage and cant get enough soda bread this week! yum!

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina March 17, 2009, 10:33 am

    yahhhhhhh we used to party all day long since i went to college with a lot of irish catholics (providence college)

    but today? today i celebrate with a piece of bread. pathetic, i know!

  • Aimee March 17, 2009, 10:33 am

    LOVE THIS POST šŸ™‚ You never get too old to party in Pittsburgh šŸ˜‰

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina March 17, 2009, 10:34 am

    at least we can all grow old together hahaha

  • Anne P March 17, 2009, 10:36 am

    oh man i haven’t done a car bomb in way too long! i am going out for green beer tonight though here in prague šŸ™‚

  • Carolina John March 17, 2009, 10:37 am

    yea we used to do some wild stuff for st patty’s day too. too much, too wild, now i’m too old.

    now i dress the kids in green.

  • Jen March 17, 2009, 10:41 am

    I am also super lame. I didn’t remember to wear green but thank goodness my workout pants have a green stripe on them, or the receptionist at the doctor this morning would have pinched me…

  • lauren March 17, 2009, 10:44 am

    I am wearing green and have corned beef and cabbage in the crockpot right now!

  • Amanda March 17, 2009, 10:47 am

    FUN PICS! I drank all day on Saturday in Philly … I did one car bomb and that was enough of those for me … stuck to regular old beer after that. I think I’m going to lay low tonight, seeing as I’ve already partied enough!

  • Sarah W. March 17, 2009, 12:00 pm

    I've spent 2 of recent st. pattys in Galway, Ireland (i'm posting pics later this evening)

    but todays a work night so i'm just sitting at home and going for a run.

    hubby had to work a TRIPLE today – he woke up at 5am!!!!!! (earlier than me!) the restaurant is normally open for lunch & dinner but today they did breakfast too – complete with bagpipers and riverdancers!

  • Maggie March 17, 2009, 12:13 pm

    cute pics šŸ™‚ I’m giving away greek yogurt coupons if you’re interested!

  • Sarah (lovINmytummy) March 17, 2009, 12:26 pm

    Hey Red! I’m wearing green and eating spinach. Don’t try and stop me.

  • aron March 17, 2009, 12:46 pm

    love the pics šŸ™‚ i didnt really celebrate this year either besides the shamrock half this weekend… i am old and lame too šŸ™‚

  • Susan March 17, 2009, 12:48 pm

    I hope you’re wearing green, or your husband will have to pinch you!

  • Lisa D. March 17, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I love grilled pineapple too! And I’m a lame St. Patty’s day celebrator(not really a word I know), I’ve never even drank green beer!

  • Oh She Glows March 17, 2009, 1:15 pm

    I baked Healthy Sweet Zucchini muffins today!! They have little flecks of green in them šŸ˜€

  • Caitlin March 17, 2009, 1:27 pm

    haha my roomie’s bf just sent a pic message of him eating a green bagel w/green cream cheese (he goes to school near pitt!)

    oh and grilled pineapple is my favorite addition to sandwiches (pineapple, ham and cheese) and pizza (pineapple, pepperoni) YUM

  • Kelly March 17, 2009, 1:45 pm

    OMG that looks like so much fun. I want to go party with you! LOL
    My celebration? I happen to remember to wear something green and will probably have a green margarita or dye my 64 calorie (1 pt) beer green and watch Biggest Loser. Woohoo! Partying like it’s 1899!

  • eatingRD March 17, 2009, 2:24 pm

    I forgot to wear green today, lame! I love those polenta croutons, baked polenta is so delicious. My grandma would always make corned beef and cabbage, yum!

    -kristen

  • Emily March 17, 2009, 3:33 pm

    I don’t really celebrate St. Patty’s Day other than wearing green (lame, I know). I’m just not a huge partier, and I hate beer! šŸ˜‰

  • livelovelaugheatlearn March 17, 2009, 3:52 pm

    I am super old and lame and have only actually ‘celebrated’ the traditonal way once! That’s it. Tonight is tapas Tuesday with some friends.

    That salad looks so good. And I adore that heart dish you have!

  • Debbie~ March 17, 2009, 4:18 pm

    Love the pics, looks like you had fun!!! Your salad looks delish:)

  • dailydulcie March 17, 2009, 4:20 pm

    happy st. patty’s day!

    love pineapple in salad, YUM šŸ˜›

    My mom makes corned beef and cabbage with boiled potatoes. However, I don’t eat the corned beef haha. The cabbage and potatoes are good though!

  • Heather March 17, 2009, 4:46 pm

    Those are awesome pics! It’s been a looong time since I celebrated in Market Square. I feel old šŸ™‚

  • HangryPants March 17, 2009, 5:25 pm

    If you’re old and lame I’m a dead dinosaur. šŸ˜€

  • Love, Fitness, Money, More March 17, 2009, 5:38 pm

    Your pics remind me of good ole Chicago St. Paddy’s celebrations. I miss them too!

    Also, you inspired my lunch today! http://tinyurl.com/dknbz5 šŸ™‚

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) March 17, 2009, 6:12 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who forgot it was Paddy’s day!

  • Neely March 17, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Wow. C’mon guys… I’m the only drunk today? And I’m older than most of you.

    Oh, great. šŸ™

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) March 17, 2009, 7:48 pm

    A salad with grilled chicken and grilled pineapple sounds so good!

  • ChickPea March 17, 2009, 9:45 pm

    Yum! Grilled pineapple sounds pretty perfect right now!

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