Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patrick's Day

Went skating last night at the Virtua Flyer's Skate Zone.  A friend from the theater was apparently taking a stand against St. Patrick's Day and scheduled a skate night when we should have been out drinking green beer somewhere.  At least I got a good workout by skating for an hour.  I also ran into one of my students who made me speak to her friend on her cell phone in German.  For this my friends dubbed me "world's coolest teacher."

Overall, it was a night of good, wholesome fun.

So we ruined it by taking up residence in a local bar directly afterwards.  By 10 o'clock we had finally made it to the Main Street Pub, and by 11 o'clock we saw the first car bomb of the evening.

Abby, me, Stevie

Later in the night we met up with my two couchsurfers at the Irish Mile where I made the pleasant discovery that drinks were on the house all night.  Apparently the Haddonfield Running Co. was giving out bracelets earlier in the day that gave access to an open bar between 8pm and closing. Though I hadn't gotten a bracelet, the owner of the store, who was guest bartending, recognized me and came over to drink two rounds with us.  He told me the store's tab that night was over $5,000, but it was his way of celebrating the Haddonfield Running Co.'s 15th anniversary as well as thanking all of his customers.  I was duly impressed by this act of gratitude, and needless to say, I will be shopping there even more often in the future.

Despite having an excuse to drink my face off all night (when else will I be rewarded with booze for being a runner?!), I didn't indulge too much.  Marathon training continues...

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