OK, so much for the luck of the Irish - but I'm not Irish, therefore I suppose the good graces aren't being extended my way.
After a rough morning that included the windshield wipers of my wife's car snapping off while in transit in this rather Irish weather, I was already running late for work when I discovered our kitchen sink was leaking, soaking the cabinet underneath and the floor.
What's that about Murphy's Law?
Anyhow, by the time you read this, one of the Grand Strand's earliest St. Patrick's Day parties is probably over as WAVE 104's T&A Morning Show got the green going early with an event called Kegs & Eggs at Rodeo Bar & Grill at Broadway at the Beach.
But fear not lads 'n' lassies, despite the Grand Strand blowing its wad on massive odes to the Emerald Isle on Saturday, there's still some partying left today, you know, the day that's actually St. Patrick's Day.
Here's a few, but of course, not all, of your St. Patty party options in the Myrtle Beach area for those that don't mind a little rain and Tuesday hangovers.
And put your big boy/big girl pants on along with your shamrocks, because many of these shindigs are starting early.
Starting at 11 a.m., Magoo's, 3308 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach, celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a $4.99 corned beef, cabbage and potato dinner, $3.75 Guinness, and performance by Tim Bogart starts at 1 p.m. Call 236-3303.
Boardwalk Billy's, 13th Avenue N., North Myrtle Beach, is hosting its inaugural St. Patty's Day Bash starting at 11:30 a.m., with live music starting at 1 p.m. and free, yes, free, corned beef and cabbage until 3 p.m. Call 249-0900 or visit www.boardwalkbillys.com.
Finn McCool's, 501 Lake Arrowhead Road, is partying all day and night with live music, Irish grub and green beer. Call 449-7616. Also check out our Happy Hour Heaven review of Finn McCool's at http://www.weeklysurge.com/2014/03/12/4089918/irish-eyes-smiling-on-happy-hour.html.
The clubs of Celebrations Nitelife - Broadway Louie's, Malibu's Surf Bar and Froggy Bottomz - start the party at 5 p.m. at Broadway at the Beach. Call 444-3500 or go to www.celebrationsnitelife.com.
Also at Broadway, Tilted Kilt is getting tilted with live music all day, green beer, a Hooley Menu - and have you seen the servers? And the Jameson Girls will be in the hizzouse from 5-6 p.m. Tilted Kilt is at 1317 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach. Call 712-2670 or go to www.tiltedkilt.com.
If you're a craft brew enthusiast, then Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery is the place to be with $2.75 hand-crafted Irish Stout pints all day, $7 Irish Car Bombs and Irish food specials. The decidedly non-irish funk and R&B band Tru Sol performs from 6-9 p.m. Liberty is at 1321 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach, Myrtle Beach.
The former Kings Highway location of Murphy's Law is celebrating its grand opening as Ole Shillelagh Sports & Raw Bar with corned beef and cabbage, Irish Car Bombs, Irish shooters and Guinness on tap. It's at 405 S. Kings Highway. Call 448-6021.
Do your best Bono impression as Island Bar and Grill hosts the inaugural St. Patty's Day Karaoke Bash with Joey Dee, from 6:30-10:30 p.m. featuring Irish Car Bombs, corned Beef and cabbage, and green beer. Island Bar and Grill is at 2272 Glenns Bay Road, Surfside Beach. Call 650-3157.
It's an Italian steakhouse, but if you wear green to Castano's at Barefoot Landing, you can get $5 lopped off your oder of $20 or more. The party starts at 4 p.m. and features, "Corn Beef and Cabbage, Dublin Coddle - Irish Sausage, Bacon, Onion and Potatoes, Green Beer, Guinness, Irish Chew, Emerald Isle Cocktail, Shamrock Shaker and so much more. There will be party favors, live entertainment and just some plain old fun," according to a press release. Castano's is at 4926 U.S. 17 S, North Myrtle Beach.