A long time ago, my mom had this really fascinating book full of really compelling photographs of people whose jobs were kind of fading out as the times continue to change. This story on NPR reminded me of that book a lot. Maybe the people are even the same, but my recollection of the book was very vague, so I can’t tell. It might even have been about a specific locality in the mid-Atlantic.
This week, I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day, but it was kind of funny. Tried to have some homemade Irish car bombs, but (a) I didn’t have shot glasses, (b) I bought the wrong kind of Guinness (this was the fizzy extra stout), and so we went out. We went to a place we knew would have appropriate beverages for the occasion, but it was packed because everyone else knew they would have appropriate beverages also.
So then we went to another place that was not at all Irish-y, but OH I had the most amazing cocktail containing elderflower liqueur, which a friend identified as St. Germain(?). The drink was called the cherry blossom something something and is only seasonal, so before they stop featuring it, I am going to need to find myself a bottle of that. Seriously. The drink had something sparkling with a twist and also a splash of white wine and it was so so so so so good. I want one now.
So after that, we tried to go dancing, but we found ourselves in a middle of a surprisingly sedate party called “St. Patrick’s Gay Dance Party” and no one was really dancing, maybe because the house beat hadn’t changed after being there for 20 minutes. I probably sound like an old lady saying that, but for real. It is true. I really had high hopes for a gay dance party, but maybe that is as wrong as eschewing it based on the same information. Anyway, by then it was bed time.
The weather this week has been AMAZING and the weekend promises to be even better! I’d like to make it to the National Arboretum, and otherwise spend as much time outside as possible.
This week on the internet…
These songs really feel like this week. And I am excited about it. and them.
This one’s from Austin:
This one’s from Evan: