A weekend of prep
Hey, I understand – you’re tired, it’s been a long week and you just can’t bear to lift your spindly little arms to do anything this weekend.
Too bad. While the weather might be gray, there’s much to do. First, prepare for the area’s first Hashstravaganza – a three-day affair that begins March 27 and runs through the weekend.
The Hash House Harriers event is still two weeks away, but you need to get ready now. Check out Below the Knee at 6750 Veterans Parkway for some new shoes. Get them muddy over the next few days so the running/drinking club doesn’t make you down a beer out of them. They’re tough, but fair.
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And keep checking this space for more info on the inaugural event.
After getting your shoes, tie them on and then tie one on for yourself at Scruffy Murphy’s on Broadway. Sure, you could go down there on St. Patrick’s Day, but this way you avoid the crowds, start breaking in the new shoes and maybe even catch a little sunshine while sipping your ale on the back deck Saturday.
Sunday, I suggest hitting a matinee viewing of “Tyler Perry’s Madea goes to Jail” for no other reason than to see Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy on “The Cosby Show,” as a prostitute.
All you ever wanted
Gloomy skies might suggest otherwise, but make no mistake: Booty short season is here.
What makes me so sure? The Uptown Tap, 1024 Broadway, is scheduled to open its courtyard for the season Friday night. Rain forecasts could interfere with plans for an outdoor DJ, drink specials and prizes, but you should still stop by to see if those Daisy Dukes still work their magic.
Fresh off an immersion in the Columbus dating scene, you'll be in the right state of mind to buy a copy of Kelly Clarkson's new album. Pop "All I Ever Wanted" into your car's CD player and you'll be praising the value of dysfunctional relationships in no time. And hey, you need to pay your dues for laughing at Kelly's gut earlier this week. Not cool.
Finally, while Alan prepares for St. Paddy's by hitting the bar scene, I'm beginning an epic quest for the real defining beverage of Ireland: the Shamrock Shake.
You know what I'm talking about -- the crowning glory of McDonald's milkshake achievement. It's such a pinnacle of perfection, in fact, that it's almost become extinct. Fortunately, you can consult ShamrockShake.com for info on where to find this seasonal treasure.
My life would suck without it.