Yes, please

On days like today, when I wake up late and my contacts feel weird and it takes me 20 minutes to dislodge my car from the snow and then I remember that it's garbage-pick-up day on the Hill so I have to run back inside to get the blue bag (which inevitably breaks as I try to close the plastic drawstring), and all this makes me extremely tardy, I could do with an extra day off.

These folks, who are collecting signatures to make St. Patrick's Day an official holiday, have got the right idea. (Thanks for the tip, Tim!) Especially this year, when St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday (perfect three-day-weekend scenario, no?). They say it's to honor the spirit of the day, as well as "to celebrate and honor St. Patrick himself. A man once known for driving snakes out of Ireland, St. Patrick now embodies the pride and strength in all who are Irish and in Irish enthusiasts alike."

I say hooray for heritage (I'm exactly 3/8 Irish, according to my father), and for Guinness.

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