Saturday morning market.

There’s a place in the meat mall that has the world’s prettiest corned beef. Here’s the line. Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day.


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15 responses to “Saturday morning market.”

  1. beb said on March 15, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    We get our corned beef from Wrigley’s which has a warehouse outlet in Eastern Market, though I remember long ago we did go into the meat market for the beef. We had corned beef a couple weeks ago so no corned beef this weekend.

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  2. coozledad said on March 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I guess we can’t ship the Republicans to Russia. Looks like they wouldn’t want them either:

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  3. beb said on March 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Yesterday was a nice almost Spring-like day. Lots of snow was melting, puddles here and there. I have a long drive from the lab to the main gate (1/4 mile) through a flat, open field. As I needed the gate I saw sitting in one of these puddles a big ol’ swan. The puddle couldn’t be over two inches deep but I guess and port in a storm,,,

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  4. brian stouder said on March 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Julie Robinson – thank you for the tip about the superb musical fundraising show on PBS-39.

    We were out*, but I had set the dvr for it, and boy-howdy, that was good stuff!

    For one thing, I’m always a sucker for beautiful women, and the choir was well stocked in that department!

    So I got pulled into the show, and paid attention whenever they put a singer’s name on the screen. The panned around and featured many different singers, without necessarily identifying them, until by the last 10 minutes I figured I’d probably seen your fine young son and he hadn’t been identified.

    And THEN – wow! That young man can SING! And – his mom must be beautiful, because he sure is handsome..and he’s TALL!

    My guess? – you cried through three kleenexes (seeing his performance and thinking of you out there made my eyes get all watery…!), or maybe four.

    Anyway – that show was just the perfect tonic to end the day.

    *Chloe and I went to IPFW today for the Windsong Films movie festival – South Side related, and watched some movies and saw Grant – our senior there – earn a recognition along with many other students and adults

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  5. brian stouder said on March 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    A digression (emphasis on “die”)

    I always liked that guy – and this article will actually make you chuckle…until the end – where I think the last remark might better have been rethought!

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  6. MichaelG said on March 15, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    The weather here for the last couple of months has been wonderful. Dry but great. Today we topped 80 and all the trees along the street are May green. At almost 7PM it is still very warm and all my doors and windows are open. I suspect we are in for some big water problems in the coming months but, in the meanwhile, the weather is terrific.

    OK, there are some things that are difficult to find here in Sacto and one of them is corned beef. Although I’m Irish and grew up in Chicago, for me corned beef has always meant huge thick sandwiches on rye with great spears of half done pickles. That’s the Jewish side of corned beef. Unfortunately, there just isn’t the Jewish population in Northern California to support specialty purveyors. I’m still looking but there are more places every year doing corned beef cures and I’m looking. Good stuff is available but not the truly yummy stuff. Soon I hope.

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  7. Dexter said on March 16, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Ah, the luck o’ my Irish blood…sorta. I just missed winning one MILLY-YUN dollars from the Ohio lottery. Yep, I matched 4 numbers out of five, winning a hundred bucks. I did a similar thing five years ago. I think this may have been my last close call. I tried, anyway!

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  8. Dexter said on March 16, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Brianstouder: Here’s a crew of badasses like they don’t make anymore:

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  9. Connie said on March 16, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s day? I don’t think so. Dutch folk wear orange on that day.

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  10. alex said on March 16, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Everybody’s drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, except maybe for some northeast Indiana Teutons who get their Irish up any time the world enjoys itself.

    I loves me my corned beef. Flat cut only, hate those point cut things made out of snot and rubber cement. It’s not on my shopping list today, however. Me and the hubs are going to try out a recipe for a light version of chicken Tetrazinni with whole wheat noodles. Penance for the prime rib and French fries we enjoyed yesterday.

    Connie, that was quite some adventure you reported in the last thread. If it’s true that everyone is separated by only six degrees, Indianapolis is like some sort of strange vortex where you’re separated by only three. Seems like whenever I go there, I run into more people I know than when I visit my local supermarket. Hope the Library Association meets up in the Fort again someday so we can do lunch again!

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  11. Julie Robinson said on March 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Connie, I just went back to the last thread; I’m so sorry about getting pickpocketed. It reminds me to be more vigilant when I’m at restaurants. Last week we went to a buffet and I left my purse in the booth while all three of us were in line, probably 10 minutes.

    We went through having our daughter’s purse stolen, in a pub, in Ireland of all places, so I remember what a pain it was to get stuff replaced. That was tripled by being out of the country, but still.

    And Brian, you are so very kind. Thank you. We’ll be heading to the longer, live version soon, and I’ll be bawling there too.

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  12. Jolene said on March 16, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    This is fun–a cartoon/animation of a big pasta factory.

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  13. Danny said on March 16, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    David Brenner, funny to the end, indeed. From his official website:

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  14. Sherri said on March 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Surprise: more guns lead to more gun accidents.

    Even trained gun owners (LEOs, former soldiers) are prone to “bad luck” with firearms. The more firearms around, the more “bad luck” occurs.

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  15. Jolene said on March 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Sherri, that story re gun accidents is incredible. When even a person who’s been paralyzed by an accidental gunshot opposes more safety measures, you have to wonder whether there’s any hope at all.

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