I live in a town where St. Patrick's Day is a big deal. There's a parade and many people take the day off from work, drink all afternoon and then take the next day off, too.
I like a green beer as much as the next gal, but I did the all-day St. Pat's thing once when I was in my early twenties, and so far that's holding me. I'll be heading to work this morning as usual.
I had planned to pack a lunch to avoid the drunken crowds, but I lost track of that idea while planning to meet up for lunch with a teacher friend who is on spring break this week. We're going to a restaurant in an area of town that isn't too bar-heavy, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
Perhaps I'll mark the day with a pint of Guinness once I get home. It's one of my favorite Irish things, so it seems fitting.