As I struggled to come up with something to write today, I scrolled through the litany of titles for inspiration. Eventually I came across a title “Ode to Shamrock Shake.”
Utter disappointment and resentment immediately boiled up within me. For you see, the Shamrock Shake is a time honored tradition in our family. Like going bowling on Thanksgiving or drinking Coronas to celebrate the 4th of July. And yet here I sit three days after St. Patrick’s Day without tasting that fake minty goodness.
This year we talked a couple of times about one of us running to McDonalds but there always seemed to be something else to do.
For the next 11 months I will live with regret. I will keep picturing one of those memes on Facebook that say:
Life is short. Take the trip. Buy the shoes.Drink the Shamrock Shake
And in February 2018, drink it I shall.