Shamrock Day

This weekend I intend to watch the Chicago River turn green. I think I'm more interested in watching that than the big St. Patrick's Day parade that's going to be going on a little later in the day. HOPEFULLY I can get some video of the water during it's color transformation, but depending on how crowded it is, I can't guarantee anything.

I know there are a lot of logistical problems, but wouldn't it be cool if the Polar Bear Plunge got involved in this? They could set up a floating barge in the river for people to leap from into the refreshing Irishy water. I'm not sure what is used to dye the water, but I'm imagining something that would at least temporarily adhere to a person. Imagine a bunch of people emerging out of the water covered in – GREEN. Maybe they could reformulate it a bit so it stuck around for a couple of days. It'd be like a badge of honor – "I'm green because I risked my life to raise money for the Special Olympics!"

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  1. Kate said,

    have fun celebrating St. Patrick's Day in Chicago! i did that last year with Kelly and her friends. piece of advice: dress warmly – that Chicago wind can be brisk on St. Paddy's Day 🙂 take lots of pictures..i want to see the river dyed green 🙂

    March 11, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  2. spudart said,

    Even without the green dye, people say that the Chicago River has tons of chemicals and bad stuff in it. Like if you got even a little bit splashed on you, you'd be running home yelling, "EWWWWWW!" Taking a dive in the Chicago River is only an option for those with cement boots. Then again, even people in cement boots, don't have the option of going into the river. If ya know what i mean!

    March 11, 2008 @ 9:50 am

  3. unlikelymoose said,

    how about black? would that be creepy or what?

    March 11, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

  4. spudart said,

    Moose, you mean dye the river black?

    March 11, 2008 @ 10:12 pm

  5. unlikelymoose said,

    yes. dye the river black. pitch midnight black.

    March 14, 2008 @ 11:26 am

  6. spudart said,

    uh, that is also known as a crude oil spill. No thanks. Go spill it in your own creek.

    March 14, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

  7. unlikelymoose said,

    how about making the chicago river crystal clear? or filling it diet coke?

    March 15, 2008 @ 3:29 pm

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