St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Chicago

Monday, March 14, 2016

Daniel Wellington Watch.

Let's just address the elephant in the room.

Why is the whole changing of the clocks still a thing? It messes with babies and it messes with me. Right now my computer says 8:10 a.m. but my body is pretty sure it's 5 a.m. John Oliver touched on the nonsense of this whole thing last year, but it still rings true. Perhaps this was a good thing back in the day, but it has ran its course. Let's be done with it.

Someone has a case of the Mondays, can you tell?

Since we lost an hour yesterday, I decided to go all in and lose 12. Meaning Chris and I laid on the couch and watched TV and ate the most disgustingly good food for 12+ hours yesterday. It rained all day so it was really our only choice. We were also in recovery mode.

The St. Patrick's Day celebration in Chicago is not for the weak. If you haven't done it before, I suggest you give it a try. One time might be enough. I took Harlow to the park on Saturday morning around 9 a.m. and there was already an intense party energy in the air.

Trolleys full of people clad their in their green uniforms were rolling up and down the street. The bars had lines around the corner, and Irish inspired music was blasting from every window. And this was all before 9:30 a.m.

We opted to apartment party hop downtown rather than stand in line at the bars before heading back to Lincoln Park to grab the real party animal, Harlow. That's right, Harlow came with us to our last party stop, Andy's rooftop, and he was the bell of the ball, socializing with everyone and acting like he was a total regular at house parties. I just wish we could have gotten a family photo because Harlow was also wearing a Let's Day Drink shirt.

We ate and drank just a little too much on Saturday, but that's just what you do when the river turns green in Chicago.

I woke up yesterday and told myself I'm laying off the booze for at least a month. But then I remembered I'm heading to another bachelorette on Thursday in the mountains... A bachelorette for a certain friend who's middle name is Party and first name is Roy. And Roy Party will be expecting a full on adult spring break 2016 and I'm more than a little scared for what might happen. I just can't handle it like I used to. Give me a Bloody Mary, then give me a two hour nap, please.

Woof. Okay Monday, let's do this.


  1. I'm so with you! I was complaining to my boyfriend about it and of course he comes from a farming background and gave me the whole damn lesson on silly daylights savings time. We'll we're not in Kansas anymore, sweetie. Don't worry, we laid on the couch and did nothing either. BUT since a move to Chicago is probably in the works for us we'll get to experience the whole fun shenanigans of the green river next year.

  2. I gotta get my butt to chicago so i can see this awesomeness. and yes, i am slightly dying inside.

  3. I know.. Chicago with a green river sounds so fun.. Enjoy. And have another drink..... 🍸🍸🍸

  4. I know.. Chicago with a green river sounds so fun.. Enjoy. And have another drink..... 🍸🍸🍸

  5. The time change seriously messes me up too. Mostly because it confuses my dog and if his schedule is off then my entire life ends up off as well. Because obviously my dog rules my life and dictates almost everything I do. Good thing he is adorable. Crazy dog lady party of 1.
    2 years ago I happened to be in Chicago the day they turned the river green. It goes down in the top 5 best days ever. It was insanely fun. Everyone should definitely go experience the pure crazy at least once! It would probably be a million times more fun if you live there and know all the best stops to make!

  6. Mondays are the worst in general, but mixing in Daylight Savings Time?! Double ugh. I've got to visit Chicago during the St. Patrick's festivities one of these years!

  7. Hell I don't even know when St Pat's day is

  8. I loved your Snaps and from other friends pictures it looked like a truly memorable day!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  9. St. Patricks Day in Chicago is so fun! The bars get so crazy down in the loop, they're so packed you can't even move! I did miss the green river this year!

    xx, Caitlin

  10. St Patricks is much better in Chicago than England! Day drinking is definitely not for the weak, if I start before 5pm i'm in bed by by 12!

  11. I agree with you entirely about the time change messing up your system.

    However, I never went to the St. Patrick's Day parade in my 6 years in Chicago, though I don't think that experience would be my cup of tea.