07 November 2014

Friday Follies...
We finally made it...the end of the week.
And it's feeling a bit MORE like November, what with a nice cool-down for our area.
Our Hooiserland weather will see us with temps climbing (?) into he mid 40s...and that's about it, folks.
Skies will become less cloudy, but not AS sunny as we'd like to see.
And no rain today, but there is rain in the forecast for tomorrow (again).
The city had said that the SOUTH part of town was supposed to get the first (of two) leaf pickups this week...
We're STILL waiting...(as usual).
Got a feeling it's gonna be a rush job and sloppy as hell.
Sure hope not.
Meanwhile, as the day unfolds, let's go get our beverage of choice and see what is going on elsewhere...
*** First of of the stack today is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" salute to all these crazy days.
Novemver 7 - 
Today has only ONE thing of note, and that's BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY.
(who makes this stuff up?)
I guess there's a bittersweet chocolate WITHOUT almonds day out there somewhere, too?
What about DARK chocolate or MILK chocolate?
What about PECANS...or PEANUTS?
Let's not leave anyone out, right?
Here's a case for more diversity ...with chocolate, hmm?
-- And while we're at it,.let's add in Saturday and Sunday...just so we can get a jump on other days we need to know about.
November 8 - 
Saturday will be COOK SOMETHING BOLD DAY, and that does NOT include any family pets (although that WOULD be rather bold)
That doesn't mean "cook the BOOKS" either.
And nothing in a can, either...they call it FROM SCRATCH for a reason.
Tomorrow is also (you're gonna love this one)...DUNCE DAY.
Now, there is a myriad of ways in which this can be "celebrated", not the least of which it thanking ALL the dunces we encounter on the roads, in stores, and especially...in GOVERNMENT...!
Have fun with that one.
Novenber 9 - 
Sunday finds us with  (oh, Good Lord...) CHAOS NEVER DIES DAY..
I admit there are times down here where I can attest to the truth of THAT statement.
They have a MUG for this?
Makes me wonder HOW you celebrate that, though?
Here's an idea - Maybe we should make some CHAOS of our own and go out and beat up a few of the DUNCES that cause chaos in the first place?
Kinda like taking care of TWO birds with ONE stone, as it were.
Sounds like a plan to me.
Moving on...
*** There was an armed robbery yesterday and here's the lowdown:
This took place yesterday around 1010 hrs at the Three Rivers Credit Union, located at 6550 Bluffton Rd (on the increasingly crime-ridden SOUTHWEST side of town).
Employees described the robber, armed with a black handgun, as a light-skinned black male, possibly in his early 20s.
Working his "way through college"? Hot hardly.
He was wearing a gray Ohio State hoodie and did get away with some cash (amount undisclosed).
Something tells me this perps didn't ATTEND any "university", but he might be attending another form of "school" on the near future.
(and I hope he likes men as much as they will like him)
*** Next up, one of THOSE stories that makes you want to go...
And here's the link to prove it:
Okay, so now we have something ELSE to blame for ids NOT learning...DARKNESS.
Like over-crowded classrooms, disruptive students, sloth, poor eating habits, drug and alcohol abuse, provocative clothing and a desire to be someplace else wasn't ENOUGH?
Please, spare me the pain of dealing with this latest manner to divert attention from the real problem.
What about all the people who attend NIGHT SCHOOL..and wind up being able to EXCEL at their chosen field?
Seems they much LIKE the darkness...conducive to making oneself BETTER, perhaps?
But, there are some that want Indiana to "embrace" the CENTRAL TIME ZONE...when we used to be perfectly fine with the EASTERN ZONE and never had to deal with changing the clocks around twice a year.
And students (in Indiana) had higher passing and graduation rates...so my question is WHY?
WHY change thing further...or better yet, WHY not change things BACK to the way they WERE?
(like lose Daylight Saving Time forever)
Just another thing that costs MONEY to study for no good reason, and something to get our minds looking at something OTHER than what we SHOULD be watching. Just hold the kids AND the parents accountable - problem solved.
*** Here's a story that has GOT to shake the resolve of even the most STAUNCH of "global-warming" proponents...
Ahh, simmer in Alaska...(brrrr anyway)
Alaska is not known for it's mild climates...that's a given, and it can have some of the harshest winters around, but here we have a REAL storm hitting the Aleutians this weekend, bringing frigid temps to he lower 48 states next week.
How's THIS for global warming?
Stop already with the warming thing...!
And, even IF the world is getting a tad "warmer", because of more CO2 in the atmosphere, isn;t that a GOOD thing for CROPS and food yields? Aren't there still people starving and would that not help them?
Now, if we want to talk climate change...that's doable, because the CLIMATE does CHANGE...every damn day, in fact.
But, let's not toss reason to the four winds and go bat-sh$t crazy over the oceans boiling, for they are not...nor are the glaciers melting away and the polar bear population dwindling...quite the reverse.
So let's just let this planet and it's OWNER, Mother Nature do her thing, and butt the hell out.
*** Last back to the barn...you have to pick your battles whenever you can, and by that, I mean the powers that face us every day.
It's not really a battle like in a combat setting, but it can be a clash of wills, or ideas, or even ideologies.
Lord knows there are enough things that we can fight against in today's world, but we have to pull back and regroup more on the "homefront", and that means taking care of business a lot closer.
Such "little" things like not living beyond our means, being frugal, wanting to save a few bucks here and thee are the things we can find on our own "battlefields'" every single day.
Much of this pertains to common sense...and reason...and being able to make good calls when required, and more importantly, making as few BAD calls along the way.
We might slip ip once in a while, but it's all part of a learning experience...and a part of life.
And life just happens to be the ONE place we spend the MOST TIME...isn't it?
So have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, an as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

You know the left wingers are now saying our right side of using Climate Change is the same as their Global Warming theory. They forget their theory elements include all the pollution and emissions warming the globe (people influence) versus the other relying on science and history of nature and natural movements and earth changes. Oy. BTW...is there a day for every thing under the sun because we have to be warm and fuzzy for all? Ok. See. Global warming...huggy huggy...it's a left thing isn't it? LOL. I'm so right handed. PUN INTENDED.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
This "debate" won't be going away any time soon...but the GOOD news is, NEITHER are the GLACIERS or POLAR BEARS...(heh).

I'm sure there is some day that celebrates everything under the sun.
Then again, aren't we all confused with having our attention diverted enough as it is?
Don't think I'll raise a glass to THAT day.
(plenty of BETTER days for THAT...lol)

Thanks for rolling on up today and commenting.
DO have a good weekend and stay safe own there, dear.

John DuMond said...

"Now, if we want to talk climate change...that's doable, because the CLIMATE does CHANGE..."

Damn straight, Bob. How else could the Ice Age have ended? And all without man-made greenhouse gases in the mix. ;)

Bob G. said...

John D.:
Hey, you know me...I'm a simple man...with simple solutions and conclusions.
(and with only ONE year of college from the late '70s...not bad, hmm?)
I get REAL tired of all these "experts" telling us we're too damn stupid to know anything, and that THEY know best for all of us...that's BS!

The sooner we allow the PLANET to do it's OWN thing, the less likely it will be to "shrug us off"...and it damn well COULD.

Remember that old commercial that said "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature"?

I wouldn't mess with her...period.

Thanks much for stopping on by today and commenting.

Have a great weekend & do stay safe out there.

CWMartin said...

Sounds like a helluva storm... glad they let us know the crabbers are gonna miss it. I love Deadliest Catch, and I sure the hell don't wanna watch another man die on it.

Bob G. said...

I've heard some comparisons to "superstorm Sandy".
This is a TYPHOON named NURI.

I saw a few eps of Deadliest Catch.
I'm not all that comfortable seeing men in such horrible weather at sea (got this aversion to large bodies of water with 3-story waves as it is), and you bring up a good point...ONE death was enough (or too many).

Thanks for swinging by to comment.

Have a great weekend and do stay safe up there, brother.