The Hoosierland weather today will be an "almost" repeat of yesterday, with the temps climbing a few degrees higher than yesterday.
Expect a high of someplace in the mid-70s...nice gradual warm up...the way it should be.
Got plenty of sunshine to go around, so all things considered, it looks to be a great day (until someone comes along and louses it all up), right?
So, get your morning cup of fortitude poured and join me as we delve into what is going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the counter-top is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest."
So, who said that anyway? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the egg roll factory...
*** And we couldn't forget our "What the hell happens today, Bob?
September 24 - Today is Rosh Hashanah also known as the Feast of Trumpets (at sunset) for all our friends out there of the Hebrew faith.
WIKI in this:
So...L'Shana Tova (Hebrew) or Gut Yontiff (Yiddish) ...
National Women's Health and Fitness Day
*** Next up, the LAST remaining K-Mart in Fort Wayne is closing...
Here's the story link:
This is part of (yet) another "restructuring" by Sears Holding Inc., who bought up K-Mart a decade ago...and has been bleeding money ever since (I don't blame K-Mart - Sears had been on the slide for a while, if you noticed).
It kinda pisses me off to see ALL our stores here (soon to be) gone. The liquidation begins on the N. Coliseum location this Friday, with the store closing by December (just in time for the holiday). I'm sure the employees (all 69 of them) will no doubt have a wonderful Christmas season (he said with much sarcasm).
Hell, I once worked for K-Mart back in Philly over a holiday season...wasn't a bad experience and paid some bills before I moved on to something better.
But, that was a different time, with different people.
I hope the staff of this store (as well as the one in Decatur, Indiana, losing 49 employees) manage to find suitable work soon enough
|Homeless in Fort Wayne after 2014|
That just doesn't seem right.
*** FWCS has not addressed the bus stop issue, and when I sent a third email to the transportation department, it seems as though they BLOCKED my IP address...imagine that.
Helluva way to handle things...through IGNORING THEM...sounds all too typical for this city
|Get off my effin lawn, you P.O.S.-driving mook!|
Hell, I'd wager neither of them even HAVE a school bus stop at their houses.
ANY of the FWCS administrators...just let things flow down to the little people...the ones that freaking PAY YOUR DAMN SALARIES.
Nice way to "thank" us all...isn't it?
*** Next, I watched some (good) TV last night, and the season opener for NCIS was excellent.
The show still has good scripting after all this time.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD...now THIS was nothing short of fantastic.
They started out with an opening scene involving characters from the first Captain America movie...Agent Carter and the "Howling Commandos" finding another "artifact" during WW2.
The modern day segue leads us to one of Marvel's villains (going back to the 60s era comics) - Crusher Creel (ex-boxer) who is also known as The Absorbing Man.
He can become any element (or compound of elements) he touches...touch granite, he becomes granite. You get the idea.
This goes back to the old THOR comics, and his character will be a recurring one, as he's on the loose (again).
Agent Coulson is now (interim?) "director" of SHIELD in Nick Fury's "absence" after the Winter Soldier movie.
The continuity is extremely well thought out and executed.
FOREVER, starring Ioan Gruffudd who has played Horatio Horblower and Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards of the Fantastic Four) in 2 movies).
This time around, he plays a 200 year old man (still looks in his 30s) who is a medical examiner in NYC. Judd Hersch plays his adopted "son", so the plot has some interesting aspects to it.
It's a well-conceived series, and I hope it lasts for a while...lots of possibilities with the character (also seen in flashbacks like 1945, where he adopts Abraham/Hersch as an infant).
The thought of any "immortal" NOT trying to kill other immortals with swords is refreshing to say the least.
*** Last back to the parlor today...there are some days when I seriously wish things would revert back to simpler times.
If we're not besieged by climate-change fruitcakes, it's alternative energy dingbats, ior vegan nutcases...ALL of them wanting to change how the REST of us live.
They often seem as if they want the moon, and I (for one) would love to give it to them...and then send them all THERE.
It's no wonder we all have some form of ADHD or OCD.
We're being pulled, tugged, cajoled and thrust in too many directions, and it's hard to keep things sorted out.
And all this is aside from GLOBAL problems.
Some days, I'm surprised we're not ALL a lot more NEUROTIC (than we already have become).
The simple days (and things) were better for us all...we could have time to THINK on stuff, and act accordingly, rather than jerk our knees re-actively.
If anything, we need to step back once in a while and enjoy LIFE...understand LIFE...and know we can all get through all this garbage.
We don't need to hug a tree, but we do need to know what a tree is and where we can find them.
Sounds a bit cryptic, but life is full of such things...if we know where to look, and have the desire to do so.
Stay SAFE out there, America.