Sunday, March 7, 2010

Parade Day

Hello Lovelies,
With Saint Patrick's Day around the corner, the town of Binghamton held a parade celebrating the Irish culture this past Saturday. Everyone, including university students and townies, came out to watch the parade, listen to the bagpipes, drink alcohol,and just have a lot of fun.

Day Time:

My day started out waking up from my friend's room since my roommate had company over. We all got ready and made sure to dress the part: GREEN! Everything we had on was green including our shirts, accessories, and our cute little shamrock headbands. We were able to catch an early bus downtown and discovered a little diner on one of the side streets. Although it was a smidge dingy and dilapidated (saying "smidge" is me trying to be nice), it had a cozy ambiance to it.
I am wearing:
Shirt: DKNY (Day Time), Old Navy (Evening); Jacket: Champion; Jeans: Levi
Shoes: Nike (Day Time), Booties (Evening)


After eating breakfast that left us satisfied, we headed down to the parade and wandered around. We saw a couple of random friends from our classes and had a couple of mixed drinks. The parade started in the afternoon and was filled with a lot of bagpipers, or bangers as I began to call them =p young Irish step dancers, people walking with different foundations, and a couple of creative floats.





Top o' the Mornin to Ya

Some of the highlights included:

  • Wearing GREEN!
  • Chris' Diner
  • Family Dollar
  • Orange Juice and Vodka (yes, at noon)
  • New Friends
  • Seeing the town of Binghamton in the daytime
  • Hanging out with my besties!
  • Relaxing at Cafe Oasis

Evening:

After the parade, we went back to the dorms and I got the chance to study for a little bit until we started to get ready to go out again. We drove downtown (with a designated driver) and headed to Cafe Oasis, a small and cozy hookah bar. We had a couple of rounds of drinks and had alot of fun together. When we came back to the dorms, we had some nacho dip and passed out.

Smokin!

Now I must get back to studying, I have to read, write a reaction paper, and study for a HARD midterm on Tuesday plus watch the Oscars for all of the Fashion and to see who wins!!!

Hope everyone has a lovely week ahead!

Photos Courtesy of Facebook

11 comments:

S.Elisabeth said...

Ah this looks like so much fun! My family is Irish, so I'm expecting some soda bread and green decorations to celebrate.

daisychain said...

this so looks like fun. I have an urge to make soda bread now. yummy.

Maddy said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I haven't been to a hookah bar in ages! The smells are so intoxicating ;o)

BTW- I'm hosting a giveaway today. Pass by my blog to join in!

nookie said...

look like fun&you look so cute!

Join the Gossip said...

Fun! I am Irish but have never been to a St. Pattys Day parade =( They don't have many parades in So. Cal., well except for the Rose Parade haha!

Looks like you had a blast. Good luck with the test!

Join the Gossip said...

ps...added you to my blogroll =)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, you look so adorable in your green! This looks like so much fun; and completely reminds me that I need to dig out a bit of green of my own - I don't want to be pinched!! :)

Patricia Snook said...

Ooh that looks so fun! I love Sheesha/Hooka bars. My favourite flavour has to be jasmin!

xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!

xoxox,
CC

Kristin said...

You've inspired me. Maybe we'll get a sitter and actually do something for St. Patty's Day this year!

Leia said...

Looks like fun!