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As much as I may have complained in the past (and will most likely speak unfavorably in the future) about living in NW PA, I am forced to admit that there is one thing I did find rather enjoyable about living there, and that was how they went all-out for St. Patrick's Day. It didn't matter how cold or dismal the weather was; people were out in force, thronging the sidewalks, laughing and dressed in just about every shade of green imaginable. It was rather impressive.
Granted, this probably had to do with the fact that there were no fewer than four different universities in the area, as well as the fact that the place was noted for having more bars than churches. Add the fact that it's a drinking holiday to those two, and it's no small wonder that St. Paddy's went off as well it did. In all honesty, that city was made for March 17th.
In any event, since we've got about 15 hours or so before the verdant madness kicks off, it's only right that I post some green hats today. Which is exactly what I'm gonna do, starting with this one:
Hey--just because it's St. Paddy's Day doesn't mean I have to play it straight. And as long as *Fairly Enchanted* Designs keeps making funky little hats like the one above, I will never have to.
Of course, if you're not feeling like going that far out on a limb for the day, there's a few more sedate hats coming up.
Like, oh, say, this one. And as an added bonus, it's a fascinator, so it'll be perfect for heading out to the local bar for green beers.
If you're looking for something that would be more suitable for day wear, though, you really can't go wrong with a sweet little beret like this one. Not only does it fulfill the color requirement, but it's got some pretty snazzy cables.
Then again, who wants to be subtle when you can rock an amazing emerald-green cloche? Be festive and fabulous all at the same time!
And just because I'm feeling generous, here's a hat that actually features one of the symbols most associated with the aforementioned holiday:
Yep, it's a shamrock. And I've nothing against leprechauns, but elf hats are just better. Don't argue--just accept it.
Here's wishing you and yours a Happy St. Patrick's Day, and please, remember to drink your green beer responsibly.
See you Friday!