Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day, and it also happened to be a beautiful day, so Will and I decided to take some photos downtown. It was a madhouse near our apartment (which happens to be very near a lot of college bars), so we ventured out a bit further and found some cool out of the way alleys to take photos in.
I don’t own a lot of green, so my concession to the holiday was a pair of sea foam green ballet flats that I bought in Tokyo 5 years ago. Will, on the other hand, has 3 green jackets as well as some green T-shirts. He wore the iridescent green Acne Studios bomber that I got him for Christmas (one of the first times it was warm enough to wear it!).
After taking some photos, we got lunch, dropped off the camera, and ventured into the sea of green-wearing drunk people. We quickly realized that we would not be able to even get into any of the bars near our house, as there were lines out the door at all of them, so we headed up to RiNo in hopes of slightly less craziness. While the bars there were still pretty packed, it wasn’t nearly as bad as the college bars near our apartment.
We grabbed a couple of Guinness pints at a cool cheap bar with a great happy hour, then made our way to a brewery that didn’t have Guinness but did have some good stouts and porters. We wanted ramen for dinner so we ventured back through the madness of downtown, and after a brief stop at Nativ Hotel for $5 Irish car bombs, headed up to Highlands for Uncle Ramen.
We really took advantage of the 60-something degree weather and sunshine, and I’m glad we did since it SNOWED the very next day. Started off as rain, then gradually turned into snow. I wasn’t expecting it to stick, but when I drove to work on Monday, there was a layer of snow on the ground and on the cars. So much for spring!