I Know We Still Have 3 Weeks to Go Till the Big Day But...

You know you're Southside Irish When...

1) You know when Halfway to St. Paddy's Day is, and you celebrate it by drinking green beer.                                                    
 
2) You play 16in. softball without a glove.                             
                                                                       
 3) You went to a single sex high school.                                
                                                                      
4) You can beat all your friends in beer chugging, shotguns, beer bongs, and kegstands.                                                          

5) It's Comiskey and the World, not The Cell and Tweeter Center.    
     
6) You know that the real parade happens on the Sunday before March 17th
 
7) You have at least one family member who is a Chicago cop or          
  firefighter.                                                            

9) The first beer you drank was an Old Style.                           

10) You've gotten kicked out of bars for getting rowdy before you were 21.

11) You've been going to bars since you were in diapers.

12) You've attended at least one Gaelic Fest in the rain.                       
     
13) You believe that all north siders are a different breed.            
 
14) You know  all the words, sing em.."we're not here to start no trouble, we're just here to do the Super Bowl Shuffle." DA BEARS!                                 
      
15) You realize the true genius behind Western Ave.is that all bars on the west side of the street.

16) You start drinking March 16th and don't stop till the 18th.     
     
17) You know that little league is a dangerous intermingling of enraged, drunken parents-DONT YA CALL DEM DRUNK! Just eat da snax dat ma gave ya!
 
18) You don't ever need to go to New Orleans cuz we got our own 115 Bourbon St.   

19) You went to grade/grammar school. K-8 folks, what's so hard to understand?                                                             

20) And who can forget about Rainbow Cone? You better be serving the
best  ice cream in town if the line is over a block long.                     

21) You were able to sneak into Reilly's Daughter when you were 18,
and were able to sneak out before it was raided. That Boz O'Brian really
knew  how to work the cops.                                                   
 
22) You always ask fellow southsiders what parish they are from, which determines what kind of person they may be.                             

23) You've seen at least 1 fight at Keegan's Pub.               
         
24) You mourned the time Cork and Kerry was closed due to the fire    

25) You call the police "cops".                               
           
26) You will never play professional basketball.                        
 
27) You spent a good portion of your childhood kneeling in prayer       
(catholic guilt forever!).                                              
 
28) If you don't know Murph then you know Mac. If you don't know Murph or
Mac then you know Sully. Then you probably know Sully McMurphy.         
 
29) Childhood remedies for most things often included whiskey.      
 
30) You met your husband/wife/significant other/accountant/lawyer/landscaper/etc. in a bar.                       
 
31) Your skin's ability to tan.... not so much.                     
     
32) 'Irish Stew' is a euphemism for 'boiled leftovers.'
                 
33) Many of your sisters and/or cousins are named Mary, Catherine or  Eileen .. and there is at least one member of your family with the full name of Mary Catherine Eileen.                                          
 
34) You swear very well, especially after a few beers.                                                
 
35) You think you sing/dance very well after a few beers.                                       
 
36) You're strangely poetic after a few beers.                      
     
37) You are, therefore, a singing, swearing, dancing poet a lot.                                   

38) There wasn't a huge difference between your last Wake and your
last  keg party.                                                              

39) You have Irish Alzheimer's... you forget everything but the
grudges!  

40) All of your losses are alcohol-related (loss of virginity, loss of  driver's license, loss of money, loss of job, loss of significant other,  loss of teeth from punch...) but it never stops you from drinking.      
 
41) At this very moment, you have at least two relatives who are not  speaking to each other (not fighting, mind you, just not speaking to each other )     

42) At this very moment you are thinking, "yep"  or "Damm that was fun when I was younger!"                                                     

lookin4sumthing lookin4sumthing
26-30, M
6 Responses Feb 21, 2009

Just need some one to go with downtown isnt fun alone

Dont get downtown much havent been down in like 10 years

Fox's or Beggars pizza

You know it.<br />
Giordano's stuffed spinach pie.....my oh my.

Johnny's beef is soooo much better.<br />
Gene and Jude's for a hot dog.

Ha ha, good to know nothing's changed back home! Also, you know WTF an "Italian Beef" is!