Wednesday, March 17, 2010

They're After Me Lucky Charms, and I'll Make Them Wish That They Weren't

Early this morning, I was reading blogs in an attempt to try to fall asleep. I came across a blog with a post that is a greenish illustration of a scene from Alice and Wonderland. The author said that she was posting it as to not get digitally pinched. This naturally led me to thinking about how bizarre St. Patrick’s Day really is.

Less early this morning, I was on campus walking down a long staircase and this boy ran down the staircase, pinched a girl, and ran back up. Today, anyone is able to go up to a person and if they are not wearing green they are somehow able to pinch them. There is a name for this type of behavior: assault. Were it May 17th or December 17th everyone watching would have been horrified by this student’s behavior. They may have even faced academic or even legal consequences and rightfully so. When I was in school if someone has been beat up for not wearing a certain color they would have likely been a victim of gang violence. What is wrong with these people?

This being said, I will be eating corned beef and cabbage later tonight because it tastes good. And I am still wearing green today, because I don’t want to get pinched. But if anyone dares pinch me today, you can bet I will be pressing charges. I have a feeling it will be much more satisfying than pinching someone back 10 times. Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody.

11 comments:

Robbie said...

Digital Pinch!

Haha, who's heard of a digital pinch.

Tiffany said...

Robbie stole what I was going to say. Except I was going to say "real pinch!"....so there. Haha.

Matt, you are too funny. I am so happy you have resurrected your blog!!!!

SD and EJ said...

Are you wearing your green sweater today? You totally should. Mine wouldn't fit since I am currently pregnant, but luckily I have managed to acquire three additional sweaters (from people who have tried to get rid of them) and one of them is XL, so I can be festive today. Hooray!

Melanie said...

Oh, Bef beat me to the big question... Are you wearing THE sweater today? Burke wore his to work. What a nerd.

SD and EJ said...

The fact that Burke wears his sweater every St. Patrick's Day kind of makes me wish I hadn't tried to run him over that one time.

Dinger said...

Dan and I think it's awesome that everyone. . .from children to political figures, broadcasters to socialites will all be wearing green. I even saw several hispanics wearing green!!! It was awesome!!

Maren said...

The only reason I like St. Patrick's Day is that I feel it gives me license to say "Top o' the mornin' to ya!"

I usually will wear a small amount of green just in case someone misses it and pinches me. Then, it gives me an excuse to *punch* them.

(That IS the rule, right?)

Anonymous said...

Steph, who got rid of their sweater? I still have mine.

Dan

mom said...

One of them might be mine. I haven't seen it for a while.

jessica said...

I forgot to wear my sweater this year!!! Now I'm totally bummed...but excited that I also just realized you actually post on your blog again!

The Goob said...

At the risk of upsetting everyone; I have no idea where my green sweater is. I am pretty sure it is in a box in the parents' basement, but I definitely didn't wear it on St. Patrick's Day.

And Robbie, I plan to sue you as soon as you are rich.