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Friday, March 13, 2009

Virtual Girls Night Out!

I stumbled across Ann Again... And Again's Virtual Night Out - St. Patrick's Day Edition when I was over at I Am Harriet. Since I am Irish and it's likely we won't be doing anything 'social' for St. Patrick's Day, I thought this would be fun.

Party Game! From Virtual Night Out - St. Patrick's Day Edition

The Shamrock 3

Name 3 Places You Would Rather Be Right Now:
1.) A date anywhere with Anastasia, without the kids. (We love them, but because of visitation issues they have been with us all the time since July 4th, save for 1 weekend when my son was at his Dad's. And prior to that we could never make plans because there were always problems with the visitation.) Anastasia and I figured out a few weeks ago when the last time was we had a date with no children. It was when we went to see "Wicked" in Chicago and ate dinner at Big Bowl after the show. That was February 2007!
2.) Ireland
3.) Vegas baby! Maybe Anastasia and I would get lucky and win a few bucks!

Name 3 Things You Will NEVER Drink Again:
1.) Spoiled Soy milk in coffee. In fact when I go to a coffee shop I can't bring myself to order it since the last time I ordered Soy milk in my coffee it was spoiled.
2.) Any of those weird Mountain Dew flavors. What's wrong with regular Mountain Dew? Why do they have to funk it up with those other colors and flavors?
3.) I can't really think of a third. But I know what number 1 on Anastasia's list would be. Chocolate Martini...with nachos. Beer with nachos Yes!, Chocolate Martini with nachos, let's just say it wasn't pretty. Oh I just thought of something else I won't drink. I don't know if they have it all over the United States, or just in the Chicagoland area, but there is this green soda that you can get at the grocery stores here called Green River. It's green and it's nasty! It tastes like a green safety pop. Blech!

3 People You Would Like To Pinch (for not wearing green of course!):
1.) My neighbor from across the street when I was a kid. She was Polish and always wore ALL orange and made sure she came out of the house so my Dad (who of course was wearing all green) could see her. She flaunted the orange. To this day no one I have mentioned this to gets the significance of orange on St. Patrick's Day. I don't either, but my Dad took it as an insult. So, this would be a mean pinch, not an 'I think you're hot pinch", just to be clear.
I think I'm good with just the 1.

I wonder what your Shamrock 3 will be?

Lola's Diner


Emalee said...

Happy GNO!

Anonymous said...

Happy GNO; glad you popped in tonight!

I saw Wicked in Chicago 2 years ago and loved it. I also love Big Bowl!!! We went to the one in Schaumburg. That was a great meal.


Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Stopping by from Ann's VGNO to say hello.

Have a great evening, stop by if you get a chance...

pam said...

Nice to see you at the party tonight. Looking forward to seeing you at my place for my party .

Amy said...

Vegas is a fun place to be for sure. I had fun when I went.

Holly said...

Hope you're having a great GNO!

ArtyJohn said...

Green River UGH!! Sounds disgusting. As for the 'orange on St. Patrick's Day' Well I suppose it has something to do with William of Orange (King of England and Protestant) beating James II (Catholic) at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland in 1690. Orange became the colour of the Irish protestants. Yes, I can see why your dad might have got a bit annoyed by it!

Ali said...

Happy VGNO, have a great night!

flavoredmom said...

it's officially past my bedtime, but i'm glad i stopped by! happy vgno. ♥Ivette

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

So glad you could join the party, Lola! Spoiled soy milk...blech! I want to see Wicked!

Happy VGNO! :)

Opus #6 said...

Everyone is saying George Clooney is pinchable, and I'm going to go with that. Happy VGNO.

~Sandy~ said...

Stopping by to say hello and Happy VGNO!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend :O)

john said...

love the irish music. My favorite place to be is Ireland. I spent a whole week there driving through the country side to visit where my partners roots came from. It was breathtaking, every little turn. I am addicted to irish music. LOVE IT!!!

Patricia Rockwell said...

This is weird. My husband just bought a bottle of that Green River stuff. It is sitting in our refrigerator now. It does look disgusting.

I think I saw "Wicked" around Feb. 2007--maybe March. I've seen it 4 times. Ate at Perrinos (?) across the street before each performance. It was like a tradition with us.

Best wishes for finding time for a great night out!

Lola said...

This was fun. I hope I remember this every week.

@ Patricia - I wouldn't touch the Green River, not even if you spiked it with vodka. It's horrid. The one time I bought it I think I ended up pouring it down the drain because not even the kids liked it. And you know it's bad if they don't like a sugary drink.

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