I’ve posted similar articles on Halloween and New Years. Sorry if it gets repetitive. But it’s that important to me that you don’t drink and drive.
|The most eclectic St. Patty’s Day Parade I’ve ever been to was
one I just happened upon in Raleigh, NC.
FIRST! HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY! It’s a fun holiday and I don’t mean to cast a dark shadow on it. Parades and green clothes and possibly green beer? Oh, and lots and lots of Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. For these drinking holidays I always post this great frugal drinking article: this author interviews her bartender friend and lets you in on all the ways you can drink well for cheap.
Now on to the more somber part of the post. Don’t drink and drive. Seriously. If your city is anything like Pittsburgh, the festivities and consumption can start as early as 9 AM. That’s cool and that’s fun. But not if you’re behind the wheel. You could end up killing yourself, your passenger, another driver, or pedestrian. It can happen to you. And if all you end up getting is a DUI, you’re lucky and know that I think your punishment is not remotely severe enough.
Here’s our St. Patrick’s Day ways to not drive drunk:
- Call a cab. It’s so much cheaper than a DUI. And so much more convenient than a manslaughter conviction. If you’re in the Pittsburgh area, click here for a number to call for a cab.
- Lindy over at Minting Nickels filled me in on this one. If you have an iPhone, tell Siri you’re drunk. She’ll pull up a list of cabs for you. Again, cheaper, more convenient, and more intelligent than the alternative.
- Plan your day before you get stupid drunk. Try using public transportation. If you’re in Pittsburgh, click here to plan your trip. Yes, there’s buses, but don’t forget about the inclines and the T. If you live in a bigger city, this could be a very viable option, especially if you’re going to be imbibing all day long.
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