In South Bend, the people here take St. Patrick’s Day very seriously. So seriously that I need to remind myself to check later to see if I get holiday pay for working on Saturday. On Thursday some of the preparations started for what should be a fun weekend in South Bend although I’ll be down in Huntington, Ind. shooting a couple semi-state basketball games. Alas, I will miss out on festivities such as the little leprechaun contest.