Wednesday, March 18, 2009
St. Patrick's Day
When you think of St. Patrick's day, you think of green, beer, parties and pinching. Of the above listed, all I got was green. One doesn't think about getting up at the crack of dawn and doing a parade...that's what I got to do.
The parade was at the Venetian to help promote the gondola rides they have through the Grand Canal Shops. We were dressed and ready to go and paraded down to St. Mark's Square. One of my duties was to help the stilt walker get up the stairs and over the bridge...Not that he really needed my help. He used to do flips and stuff on those things when he was with the Moscow Circus.
They dyed the Canal a bright green (which to me actully made it look a bit more like Venice) and they had a parade of Gondolas and even a little person dressed as a leprichon. He was a cool guy named Dave. The little person we usually use couldn't make it, and his name is (get this)Shorty! He had it legally changed.
We finished the parade without a hitch and then went on to do our regularly scheduled shows...all in all a 10 hour day.
In Knitting News: During the day I have the back for one of the custom sweaters almost finished...my goal at work today is to finish that and the sleeves.