THAT means, right?
So, if you're out shopping today...shame on you - should have had it done WEEKS ago.
(Guys wait until the last minute...so typical, right? - the women go shopping for the men...and wind getting MORE stuff for themselves - go figure...LOL)
Our Hoosierland weather today will be...COLD, with temps struggling to reach 20 degrees, after the sun peeks through the clouds which are bringing us some slight snow showers.
All in all, it could be a lot worse...
(still like to have snow tonight).
Meanwhile, let's grab a cup of our favorite HOT beverage, and look into what others are doing on this day before Christmas, shall we?
*** First out of the garage today is the fact that CRIME (unlike most everyone else) NEVER takes a holiday...or even acknowledges them.
Case in point...THESE dumbasses, who got some pre-holiday visitors...and NONE of them were wearing RED with jingle bells.
Shawn C. Norman, 54, and Deantre L. Rogers, 35 were busted by the FBI Combined Task Force this past Friday morning for distributing heroin.
ATBS, located at 2318 S. Calhoun, they found a paint can with a powdery substance that tested positive for heroin. The agents then went to Norman's residence, located in the 3300 block of E. Pailding Rd (in the beautiful SE ghettohood), where they found him trying to flush more of the powdery substance down the toilet (wonder if the filtration plants clears THAT out?), and took him into custody.
A search of Rogers home revealed a kilo of cocaine in the garage attic, 400g in the laundry room (it's not detergent, boys), and 20g of crack in the kitchen pantry, according to the criminal complaint.
Rogers is being charged with intent to distribute and possession of over 500g of cocaine.
(wonder if he's related to FWPD officer Diane Rogers, hmm?)
Tis the season to be jolly...okay then, try laughing THIS rap off, you morons.
*** Another bust by FWPD narcotics and vice division nets pot, paraphernalia, and guns.
Here's this story:
Three other adults and a juvenile were in the house as well.
The adults were charged with "visiting a common nuisance"...like all the ones we have around OUR place.
Police recovered one pound of pot, paraphernalia, and THREE (count 'em 3) handguns during the raid.
The sad part is that bail was ONLY set at a mere $7500 ..yeah, now THAT sends a strong message to drug dealers!
Good thing they're not all blacks...oh, wait...they ARE.
Sure living up to THOSE principles, aren't they?
(Happy Kwanzaa - now go manufacture ANOTHER holiday for yourselves to counter CHRISTMAS)
*** There has been some repairs going on at the house next door to us, and that can ONLY mean that before long (next year), we'll have a new crop of locals to deal with, and if ALL the former tenants that have moved into the surrounding hovels is ANY indicator of the type of "people" this area has to offer, it will be an "interesting" year at our "Fortress".
Guess they'll leave that to me...lol.
OWNERS living nearby when any of these places becomes the area's next drug house, stash house, or money house...
Yes, this part of Fort Wayne deserves the reputation it has earned over the years.
That doesn't make me sleep better on ANY given night.
*** And now that we got the assholes out of the way, let's get TO CHRISTMAS...finally.
For me, it's a time of struggle (personally)...as in not trying to get TOO depressed.
I mean all I have to do is look out a window, and see the depravity people display with abandon.
So, I stay INDOORS for that part of it.
Still, missing our little "Princess" helping with the unwrapping of our gifts, and watching her play with the toys she got every year will weigh on me.
|Days of Christmas past...|
|These are MY toys from Santa...ALL MINE!|
Remembrances of all those Christmases past catches up with you...inevitably.
But, you make due by whatever means are available.
You (re) live vicariously through movies, TV shows, or stories that take you back TO those times past.
And somehow, it doesn't seem AS bad...rather endurable in fact.
-- FXM will be showing Alistair Sim's version of A Christmas Carol most ALL day( through tonight into tomorrow).
-- AMC will see Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye once again save the holiday in White Christmas..
-- It's A Wonderful Life will be on tonight, too, around 8PM (NBC)
|Way to go, Clarence!|
Got my BB gun ready for that...lol.
-- BBC America will be airing their traditional Doctor Who Christmas special tomorrow night at 9PM - always a good watch.
|Time of the Doctor - 2013 Christmas episode|
-- And we have Garfield's Christmas DVD to watch...as Wifey and I do every year.
We also have Prep and Landing on DVD, and since no channel will be re-airing it TONIGHT or TOMORROW, we'll still be watching it here.
-- I'd love to watch Christmas Vacation, but every channel that does show it edits out the"good" parts, so (to me), it's not as fun to view.
Nat King Cole, Neil Diamond, Perry Como, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and all the rest on CD to listen to throughout the next 2-3 days...that NEVER gets old, thank God.
Today, it's more about trying to anticipate if any jerkwad will try some crap around the house...because they can, and don't want you to enjoy the holidays.
If that seems a tad cynical, all you have to do is look at the first TWO stories above, see for yourselves, and then determine if my feelings are in any way justified.
But, no matter what shakes out, tomorrow is STILL Christmas, and there is real meaning within the day, aside from gift-giving, and some good eats.
And in the best spirit of the holiday, we but turn another page and move forward, NOT backward.
While it's fine to LOOK back with fondness and good memories, we MOVE through life in a FORWARD motion...and so I shall.
Therefore, we'll catch all of you on the flip side of Christmas, God willing.
And may YOUR Christmas...be bright.
Stay SAFE out there, America.