Drink green beer. Eat green food. And repeat. That’s what a St. Patrick’s Day celebration is at its most basic level. I generally don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at all, but since discovering last year that I have a whole lot of Irish in me I’ve decided to make some changes with regard to March 17th.
It started a week ago when I almost bought a Sharmock plant at the grocery store, but decided against it because I was too cheap to spend the $3. Just like that my Irishness was solidified.
On a roll I thought I might even head out to a local pub this St. Patrick’s Day to drink some green beer and later throw up some green vomit. I’m not a terribly accomplished drinker (I blame this on not knowing I was Irish until a year ago) and more importantly I don’t own a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” tee shirt.
So it looked like I was going to be spending St. Patrick’s Day at home. But that didn’t mean I couldn’t do it up right.
Saturday Night I’ll have an earlyish dinner of Pesto (because it’s green and filling just like green beer) and then I’ll light the fire, call someone to complain about weak tea, politicians, and American chocolate before settling on the couch for the night to watch one of these Irish movies.
I haven’t decided which one yet but I have a feeling it’s going to be The Commitments which strangely, I don’t think I’ve ever seen.
If you too plan to skip the pub and stay at home this St. Patrick’s Day because the beer is cheaper at home and unlike that thick, tool pulling the tap, YOU know how to properly pour one – eejit – then you might want to have a look at this list of classically Irish movies too.
Irish Movies to Watch on St. Patrick’s Day.
- The Young Offenders
2. The Commitments
3. Sing Street
4. Handsome Devil
5. Waking Ned Devine
So, no beer and shenanigans with a bunch of drunk assholes for me. I’ll just be staying at home for a quiet night with my cats and my sweet, strong friend Jameson.
Have a good weekend!