Thinking Green

Even though I don't like beer (and especially not green beer), St. Patrick's Day is my favorite holiday. First, because I actually am Irish. Second, because green is my favorite color — and incidentally, with my Irish coloring, I look pretty damn good in it. Third, because who couldn't use a reason to get falling-down drunk one day of the year? And fourth, because I fear snakes, and St. Patrick is famous for ridding Ireland of the scaly critters.

You can probably come up with better reasons to celebrate St. Patrick's Day; one of them should be the traditional St. Paddy's Day Celebration in Snowmass, which takes place (duh) today. The party includes Celtic dancers and bagpipers, a Lucky Leprechaun scavenger hunt, free traditional Irish concerts (as well as some free plain old rock concerts), a Blarney Bash, Irish cuisine, green ski runs and, of course, green beer, which I'll be skipping.

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Mon., March 17, 2008

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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