For a recovering Alcoholic like myself, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most difficult days of the year to endure. It's hard to deal with the fact that everyone else I know is out drinking and having fun, when I'm sitting at home watching TV. It really drives home how being an Alkie can make you feel like a failure as a human being. I know that's not (entirely) the truth, but it still sometimes seems that way.
OK, enough self-loathing for now. While you are out, remember to have a glass of whatever in honor of the folks like me who can't. We're probably going to be the ones to pick you up and drive you home or bail you out of jail anyway.