21 October 2014

Tuesday Tidbits...
Welcome back to my little part of the blogosphere, and all that comes along with it.
Looks to be a typical autumn day today here in the Heartland
Our Hoosierland weather is as follows - We're looking at mostly cloudy skies with temps only reaching into the lower 50s.
Might be a good day to gather some leaves...or not, depending on your level of motivation (and priorities).
With that said, let's grab ourselves a morning cup of fortitude and settle back to see what's been going on elsewhere.
*** First out of the fridge is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 21 - 
Today is COUNT YOUR BUTTONS DAY, and I don't know if they're talking about ALL those random buttons we find about the house, or JUST the ones on the clothing we have on.
(each pair of my camo pants have TWELVE, and I have spares)
That looks SINFULLY good, too.
(now THAT sounds rather intriguing, because I like BOTH...a LOT!)
Meanwhile, back at the bakery...
*** How about this "serial-killer" out in NW Indiana...and it's a black guy to boot (typical perps such as this tend to be white)
Here's the latest in this grizzly investigation:
Darren Vann - arrested.
Seems this man's been busy...and as far back as perhaps the last TWENTY years.
Amazing what comes from a confession.
Considering all the abandoned housing in and around Gary, Indiana, it's no surprise he had plenty of places to stash the bodies of the women he is accused of murdering.
Also makes me wonder who checks similar houses in and around Fort Wayne?
It's not as though we don't have that many...we've got HUNDREDS of vacant and/or abandoned houses...some have been on the list to be razed for YEARS.
Bet you'd be surprised what you'd find in them.
I'll also bet the city never checks these houses, or, in some cases, doesn't know who the owner is either.
*** And speaking of DBs, there was a woman found dead (by police) at a local Catholic cemetery.
Here's this story link:
Catholic Cemetery, located at 3500 Lake Ave (near Coliseum). was the place police were called to around 1520 hrs yesterday. Could this be #14?
A man, who was seen walking from the area was detained and questioned by police.
One source (WANE) states he was "apprehended", while others (Journal-Gazette) do not.
So, we're left guessing again.
Maybe it was some older person walking to visit the grave-site of a spouse...we don't know, because no one says anything.
At least FWPD chief Hamilton was seen smiling around the cemetery...wonder who managed to coax him out from under...I mean from BEHIND his desk?
Moving on...
*** Well, I took a stroll over to the Frontier store in Southgate Plaza yesterday morning, and (obviously) got a replacement WiFi router...took all of about 30 seconds.
Wow, this one has TWO antenna...and it's RED.
I actually waited for the customer in front of me to do her business LONGER than it took for my "transaction".
What I find a bit "odd", is that the woman there asked me to place the bag (with the old unit) in a basket next to the counter and then asked what it was. Didn't even look at the unit, didn't ask any information about our account, service history, address, or my name. I mean, it was SPEEDY customer service, but NO questions asked at ALL?
That's damn strange...
NO verification if the unit was even OURS to begin with?
It could have been something I stole from someone's house, for all they cared.
Like I said...it was a bit odd.
After getting home without incident (or homicide on my part), I hooked the new unit up and presto...back online once again.
But I STILL had to enter a gateway PW for the damn WiFi thing (for our laptop, which is a wireless unit).
THAT took close to an hour to set up...damn PW would not take (maybe it's the lack of lettering on the keyboards of the main computers?), but the laptop came in handy to access and then verify the PW...problem solved.
So, all is right with the world (for the moment), and Bob is happy once again (also...for the moment)...LOL.
*** Last back to the salt mine today...like many people (most notably my late Dad and Roseanne Roseannadanna) are keen to say "If it's not one (damn) thing...it's another", and never were truer words spoken, especially in times such as these.
In an age of 24/7 news coverage, we are CONSTANTLY bombarded with things (many often sensationalistic out the wazoo) from ALL over the glove, and it's hard to focus on one specific thing. Sure, we tend to gravitate to what's local, because THAT affects us directly, but we have to also remember that things on the other side of the planet ALSO have some sort of impact on :"we, the people" here in the USofA.
I could stand "corrected", but not that much.
Like all other facets of our lives, we have to get our priorities in order...determine what is MOST important to US, and work on things that are the most pressing...like a leaky roof, or a vehicle that has a problem, or a sick child.
You get the idea.
Certain things will always trump all the other things...if you're operating on common sense and reason
We seek solutions for that which has the MOST important effect on our lives.
That doesn't mean we forget the rest...we just shuffle them around our "short list" a bit...take care of them later.
I look at our house (aka "The Fortress") as GROUND ZERO...THAT is the most important thing, because without it, not much else can take place in our lives. Everything else radiates outward from there in importance.
The area AROUND the house comes next, and then this part of town, and then the city itself.
THEN, I concern myself with issues on a state, national and eventually global scale.
Never settle for THAT.
Some people can't even do that...they go from hour to hour, no direction, no cogitation on the future,. other than the extremely immediate (what happens next syndrome).
You HAVE to have some type of order in your life...to NOT have much (or any) is to invite chaos in to play, and it loves to do that.
Perhaps that's much of what's lacking with people and our society today...an ABSENCE of order...or priorities, and the lack of a sense of accomplishment from following through such things to their conclusion.
Funny, we used to do that without batting an eye...makes me wonder why we ever got away from it.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

OMG. I could not get past the pumpkin cheesecake thingy. Holy smokes, Batman, I need some!!! Good morning is a contradiction today, Bob. I hope you have a great day! Keep up the good fight!

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Ah, yes...fighting the good fight - well, since neither of my hands are cold OR dead, "no prying allowed"...LOL.

Yepper, that pumpkin CHEESECAKE is something to drool over!
(gotta find me some...was a lot EASIER to accomplish back in Philly...ha!)
We need a GOOD bakery down here (wonder what a ghetto-donut looks like...don't wanna know)

You have yourself a great day, too Kiddo!
And thanks for stopping over and commenting.

Roll safe down there, dear.

John DuMond said...

Pumpkin cheesecake? Never even heard of that, but it sounds like it might be pretty tasty.

Bob G. said...

John D.:
OH, yeah...especially if the cheesecake is made like they do it in NYC - each slice weighs about a POUND (it's THAT rich)...!

We're talking some SERIOUS artery-clogging, but hell, I can't think of a much better way to go.
Tastebudgasm, anyone?


Thanks for stopping by to comment.
Stay safe out there in the land of PROPER cheesecake.

CWMartin said...

...wonder who managed to coax him out from under...I mean from BEHIND his desk?

LOL! Best laugh of the day so far...

And I am not counting buttons! The only one I'm concerned with is the one holding my pants up... I rarely fasten any others anyway!

Bob G. said...

As long as "hizzoner", King Henry keeps sticking the WRONG people in as FWPD chief, I will ALWAYS have a foil for humor.

I was wondering if including your BELLY button counted as well?
(never even thought of that)

What about the "buttons" on cell phones, audio and video items, and major appliances?

That could get REAL busy REAL fast, hmm?
No one said it HAD to apply to JUST clothing, right?

Thanks for stopping by today to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.