Compared with yesterday, today was pretty routine on the job. Before heading to work, though, I did briefly attend the first ever McLean Avenue St Patrick's Day parade, sponsored by the recently formed merchants' association. The event was well-attended, with a mix of families and revelers lining both sides of the street. I kept pace with the Yonkers Fire Department Pipe and Drum Corps while they played The Rising of the Moon, one of my favorite rebel songs. After they finished playing it, I ducked into Angelo's Pizza to grab a calzone to serve as my dinner.
After my brief attendance at the parade, I walked home and grabbed my "go bag" and laptop, and drove north. I had a brief interlude in which I stopped by the local brewery to get my growler filled (my grandmother used to tell us stories about how her parents would send her, as a child, to the local pub to get the growler filled with beer to accompany the evening meal- could you imagine sending a kid to a bar for beer takeout these days?). As soon as I get home, I'll have a nice fat pint of Kölsch when I get home.
It's funny, now that I'm done with my volunteer gig until October, how much free time I have on Saturdays... still not enough to catch local parades and get soused afterwards, though.