Today is St. Patrick's Day. Not a huge holiday in my book--aside from occasionally wearing green and searching the yard for pots of gold, I tended to treat it pretty mildly; Oktoberfest and/or Columbus Day being the particular holiday more in tune with my ethnicity--though I will say that my wife's potato soup done the holiday good this year. The Irish couldn't have made it any better, even if they actually had any potatoes left to use.*
Still, I was saddened to hear that the lead singer for one of my favorite Irish-Yankee bands, Ceann, passed away in a vehicle crash about two months ago. It answers why they have been pretty quiet this year--this is usually their big holiday. Ah, well.
*This is an Irish Potato Famine joke. Unlike Gilbert Gottfried, I made sure I don't have 75% of my web traffic coming from Ireland. And it's not too soon. Hopefully, no major disasters will hit Latvia anytime soon.