Monday, March 19, 2012
Stretchin' the green
While spending the weekend of St Patty's doing absolutely nothing close to approaching any type of celebration in honor of the Irish Saint (including drinking of any sort), I happen to turn on the local news. It's the same weekend stuff: sport scores, the weather, fluff baby animal pieces, mindless chit-chat from the B-team news reporters,etc., but, do catch a snippet of a teaser comment that catches my ear. Apparently a party over the weekend was broken up that got a bit too out of hand resulting in the detainment of one senior citizen for out of control noise, fighting, and general disruption of the neighborhood. Now, this gets me to thinking because I know the Frugal One had made a passing comment that he was planning a get together over the weekend. I figure I will wait for the report after the commercial and listen to the story. As it turns out, one of the revelers got into an argument over the fact that the little miser had filled Jameson Irish Whiskey bottles with colored water, pouring a generous splash of it into a glass coffee mug, filling with coffee, topping it off with whipped cream, and then trying to portray this concoction as an Irish coffee drink. All of this effort to save money when throwing a party. Unbelievable.
I think it would be better if our boy had thrown a St. Seamus day. At least the Scotch admit they are "thrifty".