Ladies and gentlemen, I have a beautiful announcement to make.
Shamrock Shakes have come to Texas. Hallelujah!
I grew up on these pastel green treasures, and when I moved to Texas I was shocked to find that the McDonalds in Lufkin didn't sell them. How on earth was I to savor and celebrate St. Patrick's Day like a good little (semi)Irish girl should, especially now that I couldn't pop in to Chicago and appreciate the green river and the scent of corned beef and cabbage every March 17? I'm telling you, no one knows how to celebrate St. Patty like the northern states, and I miss all the green hoopla.
But now they're here. Shamrock Shakes are here and I'm ready to enjoy them. It's like Texas has decided that an Irish holiday is just as credible as any other, and I'm so proud to say we've advanced at least a lightyear with this opening of the mind.
So let the celebration begin!