Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Paddy's Day Edition of Awkward and Awesome

Happy St. Paddy's Day! I am not Irish, but I am told that everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day. So that's as good of a reason as any to wear green and drink beer today! Both of which I will be doing in the comfort of my own home tonight.

We kind of matched today with our gray shirts and green tights/pants.

  • Being concerned about jaywalking and walking all the way to the corner to cross the street.  There was a cop nearby, but come on.  It's St. Paddy's Day.  He's looking for drunks, not people in business attire getting their morning coffee.
  • What my evening has in store for me: it's my turn to pick up dog poop, and the snow just recently melted, so it's going to be a mess.  
  • Randomly saying hi to someone as I'm walking by his desk, then he abruptly turns back around, so I mumble something and scurry off.  Really any unplanned encounter generally sends me into awkward mode.
  • Almost awkward: nearly angering the Irish by spelling it "St. Patty's" until I saw Paddy, Not Patty.  After reading that, I went through this post again and corrected my mistakes.  It looks wrong to me, but I don't make the rules--I just follow them.  Probably should've just stuck with St. Patrick's and called it a day.
  • Tugging at my skirt throughout the day because I keep thinking it's a little too short. 
  • Tripping in the infant room at daycare.  Luckily, I wasn't holding my daughter at the time, and I didn't actually fall.
  • My husband dropping two different forks on the floor when he was trying to get dinner ready. 

    • Green tights.  At least today.  Any other day, I feel too out of place wearing colored tights to work.
    • The Tripel Karmeliet beer I bought tonight.  It's probably my favorite beer although it's Belgian, not Irish.
    • Irish accents.  The morning show I listen to was broadcasting from the Jameson Distillery in Dublin today, so they were talking to someone who works there.
    • Obviously, the warm weather we've been having.  I think it's going to be back in the 40s tomorrow, though.  Lame. 
    • Doing a model walk down the hall when there's nobody around.  Also, posing in the bathroom mirror.  Either of which could quickly turn awkward.
    • Enjoying samples at a grocery store.  And then buying something as a result of trying a sample (which is how my Irish Stout cheese purchase came to be).
    • Noticing someone else having an awkward moment, like a lady at the grocery store accidentally ramming her cart into the checkout lane.
    Check out everybody else's awkward and awesome moments.


    1. You look great Bek! Your looking really thin in the above picture!

    2. Thanks! I'm not--it's all about the angles, sucking in, and putting a baby partially in front of me. Ha.

    3. I love the green tights, and you should wear them more often- they're awesome. Also, I am adding that beer to my list of beers to try. I'm a fan of Belgian beers!

      matters of merrymaking