Missing: My St. Paddy’s Spirit

18 Mar

Before living in Savannah, I never really thought twice about St. Patrick’s Day. I’m a quarter Irish so I would try to pay tribute – you know, in the truest sense of the heritage, by wearing something green, a shamrock or that said “Kiss Me, I’m Irish.” I never really celebrated or anything like that though.  Then, I moved to Savannah.

I only really “partied” (translated: squeezed on River Street twice with thousands of others and tried not to get peed on here and there) and I never got to see a parade in person.  I always had to work.  I even got in a car accident on the weekend of festivities one year because I was trying to watch out for any partier-drivers. Turns out, I was the threat just getting off work. Even though I missed the live parades, I still felt a little more Irish just being in that city on that day.  I really respected and enjoyed the tradition of it all and now that I’m not there to experience it (even if it was just through the tv) I feel like I’m missing something.

I have my decorations up and I love to see all the online pictures from Savannah showing the celebrations, but it’s making me a little Savannah-sick.  It seems I left the spirit of the day back where the fountains flow a festive green.

Photo Courtesy: Savannah St. Patrick's Day Facebook

7 Responses to “Missing: My St. Paddy’s Spirit”

  1. Anna March 17, 2007 at 10:29 pm #

    Funny. On St. Pat's, I always think how I'm thankful to be in Portland where it's not CRAZY!The last 2 parades I worked, I talked Kevin into letting me be a "field producer" so I got to watch the parade and screw around. Mostly screw around.

  2. Scoop March 17, 2007 at 10:36 pm #

    GIRL! The scanner is alive with the sound of drunken debauchery! Fights, people in the river, chaos…ahhh St. Pat's in Savannh! I am happy to be in the newsroom

  3. gummibunny March 17, 2007 at 10:43 pm #

    This was my first St. Pats that I didn't have to work – and we had a blast at the parade! Next year, you should totally bring the kids and we can watch it together.

  4. the real ~Roxann~ March 18, 2007 at 11:49 am #

    You know what the song says…."You don't know what you got, till it's gone…."
    I did miss the parade and all the excitement that comes with it. But, after last years crazy River Street experience that I had…..I feel no need to do it all again!

  5. Are You ZaZa? March 18, 2007 at 4:36 pm #

    I wasn't a huge fan of being in the middle of the craziness (I get kind of uncomfortable in big crowds) but it was just the tradtion of everything that I loved and miss. I do want to experience the parade in person – but as for the River Street stuff on St. Pat's – it's kind of like what being in Times Square was like for me on New Year's Eve – I did it once – don't need to do it again.

  6. TattooRN March 19, 2007 at 10:03 pm #

    I got to be on the extra fun end of the festivities this year–in the ED. Lots of broken ankles, fighting, "this guy was found in someone's yard"…..you get the picture.

  7. Erika March 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Love this. As a Georgia Southern alum, I spent many a St. Pat’s on River Street. I remember a couple of them. I think?

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