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March 18th, 2011
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Why I wear green on March 17th

I am descended exclusively from Irish Catholics (some would say very descended since I do not believe), and I don't care about St. Patrick's day. To me, it's just an annoyance when trying to get around a parade or eat a quiet meal in a restaurant full of people in stupid clothes*.
I mentioned this to a coworker yesterday, who pointed out that I was wearing a green shirt. I told her that was because it was easier to avoid getting pinched than to demonstrate in a suitably graphic manner to a pincher why they should never do that to me again.
Being serene is a full time job.

*We ate in the hotel's restaurant on Saturday, which is very good. Downstairs was full of people in big hats and face paint and suspenders and beads that light up. Fortunately, the soundproofing between the bar and the fine dining area upstairs is as good as the food.

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From:quick_chick
Date:March 18th, 2011 04:40 pm (UTC)
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March 17th is the one day that I am thrilled to have red hair and green eyes. I think it gives me a built in excuse to not wear green.
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From:dantheserene
Date:March 18th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)
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Penny thinks I look good in green, so I normally wear a green oxford whenever I give training presentations.
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From:quick_chick
Date:March 18th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Yeah well, tell Penny that I think you look good in everything! :-)
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From:liandriel
Date:March 19th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
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I was told by one of my coworkers that if I did not wear green on Thursday, I was getting pinched. Srsly? Who does that at work?
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From:blueingenue
Date:March 19th, 2011 12:36 am (UTC)
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If I have any Irish, it's very little. Lots of Polish though. I should wear red and white on Casimir Pulaski day, (which is an observed holiday in Illinois).
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