24 September 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Another brisk morning greets us as we start the day...kinda like it when it's got a nip in the air...makes you breathe a little deeper, walk a tad faster, and enjoy the day just a wee bit more than usual.
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.
Here's the WIKI in this:
So...L'Shana Tova (Hebrew) or Gut Yontiff (Yiddish) ...
Today is also National Women's Health and Fitness Day
(go watch some joggers, guys, and cheer the ladies on)
*** 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
And, it will be "fun" trying to get those holiday bears they sold every Christmas...might have to shop online for those (or drive to Bumfrack, Egypt to find a store).
That just doesn't seem right.
Moving on...
*** 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!
Somehow, I have a hunch that Dr. Wendy Robinson doesn't have an issue with parents parking on HER lawn when they wait for the FWCS bus...and I'll bet the same can be said for Krista Stockman (spokesperson) and HER lawn.
Hell, I'd wager  neither of them even HAVE a school bus stop at their houses.
Probably the same thing can be stated at 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.
Then, I flipped over to catch the season opener for 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.
Then, I watched 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 NYCJudd 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.
We have too many choices these days when it comes to consumerism, and all this seems to do is confuse the hell out of us all.
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.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


John DuMond said...

I'm predicting that the entire Kmart chain will be gone by the end of 2016. Maybe sooner. The corporate bigwigs are trying to save Sears by cutting the Kmart division loose. It won't work. Sears will be gone no more than two years after Kmart bites the dust.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
I have got to agree with you...
They are BOTH sliding down the proverbial poop-chute!

Damn shame, too...K-Mart always had decent bargains and Sears had great Craftsman tools and Die-Hard batteries.

Dunno what will happen to THOSE divisions...maybe wind up at your local WAL-MART?
(personally, I prefer K-Mart to Wal-Mart most any day)

Got a nasty feeling this is only the beginning with a lot more corporations.
Sad times coming?
Hope to hell NOT.

Hey, thanks for rolling up today to comment.

Stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

Blocked you, huh?

Funny thing is, the post office still delivers...

You know, different return addresses, different stationary... they can't throw them all out! As for the yard parkers, it' be a darn shame if they happened to be there when you were watering your lawn.... or spraying weed killer...

Or if they happened to park where you planted the punji sticks...

And if you were so inclined, you could send the e-mail to me, and I could, y'know, pass it on...

Momma Fargo said...

It has been a beautiful week! Love, love it! Where did you get that pic of me running? LOL. And the dude on your lawn? Wouldn't it be nice if he got flats down the road. Or a Taser could be deployed upon stupidness. Sigh.

Bob G. said...

You're a gem...I might consider taking you up on that "offer".

And...I have a PEN...and a PHONE...ROFLMAO!
Punjis...thought about it, but knowing the "locals" THEY'D be the ones who call on ME.

Thanks for stopping on by today to comment.

Stay safe up there.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
It has been very nice outside.

Was that YOU?
I thought she looked familiar...lol.

Nah...just kidding, but I wouldn't mind watching you jog by (hey, I'm an old fart that speaks my mind.)
And I come from Philly where if a girl doesn't get a cat-call now and then, she ain't doing something right, kapeesh?

A day at the pistol range would work well, too.
(wear your jogging outfit...heh)

Oh, I've thought of LOTS of ways to "persuade" him to move (traffic is a problem, too), but my ideas don't exactly measure up to "legality"...
Oh, well.

Thanks for rolling up and commenting.

You stay safe down there, Kiddo.

Momma Fargo said...

Bob G. You crack me up. I have to wear proper range attire. You know me. LOL

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
If by "proper" range attire you mean safety glasses and "Mickey Mouse" ears for hearing protection (to go WITH the jogging outfit)...that works for me.

Roll safe down there , Hon.