I got an email from a Mr. Pete Hudson last week, asking if by Drink Beer at an Irish Pub I meant "a cheesy touristy themed Pub or an actual Guinness praising Pub in Ireland."
Of course, I would love to stay that I meant an actual Guinness praising Pub in Ireland--and, hoowee, if I won some free airline tickets to Ireland, I'd drop everything and praise at the altar of Guinness for as long as they'd have me.
An Ireland trip, so long as I am paying for it, will have to wait until I get a job and make a payment or two to the student loan people. In the meantime, I will have to attend attend the cheesy touristy themed pubs, including Daragan's in Santa Barbara. To be fair, my waiter was from Ireland and they served decidedly Irish foods.
One problem: I ordered Black and Tans.
Why a problem? Oh, only this passage from Wikipedia:
Contrary to popular belief, however, Black and Tan is not a drink commonly consumed in Ireland. Indeed the drink has image problems in parts of Ireland and elsewhere due to the association with the Royal Irish Constabulary Reserve Force which was sent into Ireland by British Secretary of State for War, Winston Churchill, during the Lloyd George premiership in the early 1920s and nicknamed the Black and Tans.For Pete's Sake.
I guess I'll need to find another pub and order my Guinness straight. Or win some tickets to Ireland and set up camp at an actual Guinness Praising Pub.