In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m going to share two photos. The first one shows the crowd/barricades that added half an hour to my commute home from work:
I took the photo above on 59th Street, facing west toward 5th Avenue, where there was a daylong parade. New York City is wonderfully maddening.
Here’s the second photo — an Absolut Vodka bottle full of dimes.
I hear that people drink a lot on St. Patrick’s Day, so that’s why that photo is relevant. Personally, I’m not much of a drinker and can’t stand the taste of vodka, but anyway, I acquired that bottle years ago (after its original contents had been emptied) and gradually filled it with dimes. At some point next week, I’m going to take it to the bank and dump it into a coin-counting machine. Does anyone want to guess how much money it holds? I have no idea and could be waaay off, but I’m gonna say . . . $186.30.