Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

...in responsible amounts.

Where I went to university there is a week-long party attached to St. Pat's. We even got some days off of school in lieu of having any time off around Easter. That party just celebrated it's 101st year.

There are occurrences of blatant drunkenness throughout campus, even in classrooms. This is not restricted to only students. A handful of professors I encountered in my time there also succumbed to the temptation.

This is what happens when a small school in the midwest figures out that Saint Patrick is the patron saint of engineers. There is even a large bronze statue of the saint in the university library.

I think a Guinness sounds really good right now. Too bad there are none in the house.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The statue used to be plaster with a patina. It was just bronzed, and placed outside: http://bestever.mst.edu/2009/03/the_beginning_of_the_bronze_ag.html