Yes, it's slightly on the "brisk" side out there, but it's not raining (for a change).
Welcome to our Thanksgiving week, where we culminate into the official holiday season by this Friday. But. let's not get ahead of ourselves...not yet, anyway...
Our Hoosierland weather finds us with mostly sunny skies, with temps reaching to around the 50-degree mark.
*** First off of the counter-top is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
NOVEMBER 20 -
---It's National Absurdity Day
---It's National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
ALL fudge is fair game in my book)
*** Next up, we always hear about celebrities dying in THREES, and this weekend was no different.
First, we read where actress Ann Wedgeworth passed away at the age of 83.
Malcom Young, co-founder of the legendary rock group AC/DC died at the age of 64. Here is his WIKI:
Mel Tillis died at the age of 85. He also appeared in the movies The Cannonball Run and Smokey and the Bandit (and a couple others).
Here is his WIKI:
We shall miss them all.
*** Next, another death occurred over the weekend, and one that I know a LOT of people are glad to see (and should have took place about 48 years ago).
Charles Manson has FINALLY kicked the damn bucket (thought that piece of shit would NEVER die).
SHOULD have had him executed, rather than serve life imprisonment. Here is the WIKI:
Good riddance to bad rubbish...at least.
*** Next, I had seen a story about a accidental shooting of a female on Sutton Dr (NW) on the news last night, but they buried the story (better the story than the woman). Must have been another firearm "cleaning" that went sideways.
Yes, this has to do with those traffic accidents i mention every Tuesday.
And the rate of those "hit-skips" has risen as well.
FWPD) has a good take on this:
((“To be honest, there's a lot of variables in this. The common theme seems to be that there's either no insurance on the perpetrating vehicle or the perpetrating driver is impaired,” Maze said. “Or the driver may have an outstanding warrant. “They'd rather roll the dice and get a hit and run.”))
Explanations for the increase include population growth, greater awareness of penalties and fines, more reporting of the crime and surveillance cameras.
Personally, I don't think people know the penalties. After all, we DO have a large refugee/immigrant population, and the language barrier seems like it could be a contributing factor, even if these people somehow manage to get a license.
Many in the minority communities are arrested (behind the wheel) without EVER getting a driver's license.
Doesn't that make you feel SO much better while driving?
Now THAT I CAN believe. How else would you explain it?
|In OUR city you can!|
|Well, he DOES have a license...and insurance.|
That's not EVEN a slap on the damn wrist...is it?
*** Next up, let's ease off the pedal and take a little trip to our "Kitten Corner"...
|The "new kids" here on 19 Nov 2016|
Now, if you're wondering if that's good for cats...YES, it is. Loads of videos of cats eating cupcakes.
Just don't make it a "staple" of their diet. Once a year is fine.
|Have a cupcake, kids.|
*** Next, time to check in with "Midnight and Company"...
|A nice shredded chicken feast...|
|And served on a WARM dish, too.|
|You cats get cupcakes, too.|
Sure beats fast food tossed from a car window (in the street).
*** Last back to the kitchen sink...been a real topsy-turvy weekend (from what I noticed).
NOT in some sort of upheaval.
And, we're told that as hard as life can be, the more we require a time to "play"...to relax, chill, take it easy...whatever.
Usually, such things typically came AFTER the hard work was done for the day (or week), but now, leisure time seems to take precedence, and that any work should be considered an after-thought.
The (current) opioid "epidemic" is one result of people seeking an outlet, albeit a stupid an deadly one.
The rise in violent crime is another...gotta blow off all that pent-up anger somehow, don't we?
People skirting the laws we created to protect us, and ignoring the requisite protocols mandated by society when it comes to our privileges are a major problem as well.
We seem to want to seek the extreme, rather than the simple, and that pften leads to creating more problems than life already has in store for us.
CAN enjoy the times that follow. It's like your own reward for a job well done (which is much better than anything that's merely "well said".)
Actions will always speak louder than words, and perhaps it's time we made our actions less sensational and more sensible...so we can enjoy what life has to offer on it's own. It's what we used to do.
Stay SAFE out there, America.