17 March 2015

'Tis A Fine Day For A Tuesday...
Welcome to the one day a year where everyone who's anyone is IRISH.
(and the rest can kiss me blarney stones in Kilkenny)
Our O'Hoosierland weather today will see us with slowly dropping temps, so whatever was the high was when you got up os pretty much it for the day.
We should drop down around 40 degrees by late afternoon
Partly cloudy skies will be following us around as well.
And now, let's get that warm and comforting cup of whatever is your pleasure, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the Emerald Isle is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 17 - 
---Today is SUBMARINE DAY...wonder if they mean the sandwich or the boat?
It wasn't pretty, but it WORKED.
According to (my declassified) sources, today is the day, back in 1898, that one John Philip Holland FIRST demonstrated his submersible craft, called the "Holland VI" (so what happened to the FIRST FIVE?).
It was (then) Asst. Sec. to the Navy, Teddy Roosevelt, who recommended buying the Holland, later named the SS-1.
Looks damn yummy to me...
But I have to say we should not forget the sandwich, either.
*** And it's also (as if you hadn't guessed)...SAINT PATRICK'S DAY.
Here's the WIKI if you want the back-story:
Today's traditions differ much from the earlier days, in that we have all this green beer and various foods.
I've have green beer ONCE...it was so-so. (musta been a DOMESTIC...lol). 
A REAL beer, ale, or stout doesn't NEED to be green.
And, as for green food...well, there are SOME that are fine, but I'd steer clear of others.
Broccoli, peas, guacamole, lima beans, cabbage all OKAY.
But whenever I start to see green CHEESES or MEATS...gotta draw the line there.
Sure don't need to get sick over something like THAT, hmm?
We have parades, rivers turned green, and celebrations all over (mostly for those with nothing better to do that get drunk one more day of the year). 'Tis fine indeed (finer for others)
He's a GOOOOOOD boy!!!
Just hand me a Guinness and some lean corned beef, and I'm as Irish as they come, kapeesh?
(and I still do a decent accent)
Moving on...
*** Yes, it's time once again for all the SHOTS FIRED and ARMED ROBBERY CALLS for last week:
15F028259 14:43:05 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 DUNKELBERG RD
(NO armed robberies)
15F028488 01:21:06 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 OLD MILL RD
15F028504 04:02:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 CHARTWELL DR
15F028681 14:32:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 OLIVER ST
15F028705 15:17:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
15F028852 20:45:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 LENOX AVE W
15F028859 21:10:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 CONGRESS AVE
15F028872 21:51:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 WINSTON DR
15F028871 21:52:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 2600 MARCY LN
15F028895 22:44:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 COVINGTON RD and BROOKLYN AVE
15F028727 15:49:53 58 SHOOTING 5500 WEBSTER ST and HAWTHORNE ST W
15F029146 16:18:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 PIERCE AVE
15F029275 21:34:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 4300 LAFAYETTE ST S and CLINTON ST S
15F029276 21:35:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 3300 WEBSTER ST
15F029304 23:14:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 TRADERS XING1
(NO armed robberies)
15F029700 21:30:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 GLENCOE AVE
15F029710 22:01:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 BAXTER ST and HANNA ST S
15F029743 23:28:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 WARSAW ST
15F029745 23:36:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 5700 CALHOUN ST and PAULDING RD E
(NO armed robberies)
15F029756 00:13:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 3000 BARR ST S
15F029755 00:13:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 BEAVER AVE
15F029758 00:16:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WEBSTER ST
15F029760 00:32:09 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 FLORIDA DR
15F029769 01:38:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 ARLINGTON AVE
15F029771 01:48:15 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 SPATZ AVE
15F029773 01:50:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 4600 BOWSER AVE
15F029772 01:50:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 BUELL DR
15F029774 01:50:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 WOODLAND AVE W
15F030132 21:38:33 53 ARMED ROB 4200 LAFAYETTE ST S
15F030089 19:33:04 58 SHOOTING 1200 LEWIS ST E
15F030231 02:06:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 LEWIS ST E
15F030249 03:39:21 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 RIDGEWOOD DR
15F030252 04:02:08 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 PAPE AVE
15F030571 21:53:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 3600 WARSAW ST
15F030598 23:02:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 DECATUR RD
(NO armed robberies)
15F030637 00:21:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 ENGLEWOOD CT
15F030672 01:50:40 113 SHOTS FIRED 8200 BRIDGEWAY DR
15F030679 02:03:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 ROXANNE DR
15F030968 19:40:45 113 SHOTS FIRED 4100 HOLTON AVE
15F031006 21:21:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 MONROE ST S
15F031045 23:32:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 COLERICK ST and; WARSAW ST
15F031046 23:33:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 1600 SPY RUN AVE and TENNESSEE AVE
15F031049 23:38:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 2100 EDEN ST
15F030645 00:47:08 58 SHOOTING 3200 CENTRAL DR
(NO armed robberies)
Okay, so do any of you see a slight DIFFERENCE between THIS week, and say the past several months as to the NUMBER of calls?
I sure do, and yes, a majority of them are on the city's SE side...imagine that.
*** Next up, the FWPD wants OUR help (what, again?) in solving some robberies.
Funny, I try and PROVIDE them help all the damn time, and I don't see any progress being made with that.
Anywho, here are the deeds as they went down:
1) Police looking for robbery suspects who held up a woman at the Marathon station located at Spring near Wells St LAST MONTH.
Here's the link for ALL of these briefs:
Gee, those two happy guys look BLACK to me. 
The woman had just bought some pot from them, so they robbed her AND got the pot back.
Talk about a dumbass...guess that's what drugs do to people...makes 'em stupid.
2) Police look for a person who held up a Crescent Corners gas station early Saturday
And THIS perp is BLACK, thin, 6'3" with a scruffy beard.
3) Cabbie robbed.
This happened early Saturday at a SE side Apartment Complex (Villa Capri) Apts).
The suspect is ALSO described as being BLACK, in his 30s, 6 ft tall, slim build, 
Kind of an ethnic PATTERN here, doin'cha think?
*** Here in Hoosierland, it's March Madness Time, and you know what THAT means...
It MEANS that I have absolutely NO desire to bother myself with it...period.
None of this brackets bullshit for me. 
Couldn't care less.
And that's all I have to say on that.
*** Last back to Bobby McG's pub-for-one...today is ripe with history...
If you want to read about it, all you have to do is look back to ANY of my archival posts from previous St. Patty's Days to see for yourselves, and on this day, one of the things I enjoy the most has to be the MUSIC!
C'mon now, who DOESN'T like to hear the Chieftains belting out those Irish tunes, or Celtic Woman singing like a chorus of angels with traditional Irish tunes from the past?
My favorite has to be Londonderry Air (Danny Boy), and I especially love it when it's an instrumental. That's not to say it's any less beautiful when a proper Irish tenor knocks the socks off of it. 
But an orchestral version has so many nuances in it. ALL the instruments working together in perfect unison and harmony...can't beat that. 
Jimmy Galway does it RIGHT.
Then, you have the version sung by a chorale...another home run, musically-speaking.
Also, when one stops to think of ALL the contributions that Irish immigrants made to OUR nation when they came here, well, that speaks volumes in and of itself.
So let's all raise a glass in honor of all those of Irish descent who endured hardships to come here, dealt with discrimination, worked hard and thrived as a people (rather than many who were born here and want everything for nothing).
It was almost nothing that many of the Irish brought with them to America, and yet, they persevered and overcame the obstacles in their path.
And, as I like to do each St. Patrick's Day, I'll leave you with one of many prayers of the Irish:
May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face.
And rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

Submarine Day? I should probably watch THE HUNT OF RED OCTOBER and have a sub for dinner. Instead, I'll probably just watch JUSTIFIED and eat whatever my wife thinks up. ;)

Bob G. said...

There are plenty of submarine flicks out there. Haven't found a bad one yet.
Lots of time to catch up on those.

And a wife's cooking is nothing to sneeze at, either.

I'll ALSO be doing the JUSTIFIED gig tonight...love the way this season is playing out.

Thanks for stopping by today and commenting.

Roll safe out there.

CWMartin said...

All day long, people mentioned St Paddy's, and I even wore green. And when I filled out my time card, I hadda look at the computer for the date. An oriental co-worker asked and everyone (but me) shouted "the 17th", and I just smiled and thought, "Can't even throw stones on that one..."

Bob G. said...

LOL...leave it to you to remind yourself the date.
I don't go hog-wild on it...never did (Mom used to say we're "orangemen"...look THAT one up...heh).
I will confess that I always had an appreciation for someone who was sold into slavery at 10 years old, managed to get out of it and became THE patron saint who brought Christianity to the pagan Irish.
Gotta love that kinda ending, hmm?

Thanks for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe up there,. brother.