We're starting out a bit on the partly cloudy side in the Hoosierland, and when we DO manage to see the sun (here it comes now) , it will be short-lived, as we're expecting RAIN tomorrow.
The high today will be into the upper 50s, but again, this won't last long, as we're expecting some COLD changes to the weather, thanks to that typhoon that smacked Alaska last week.
I must say, I've never seen a jet-stream dip SO far south, and all across the USA...not the way it's happening now.
All we're expected to get are some snow showers later in the week, but that's a ways off...let's stick to this day. Go grab yourselves a warm cup of your favorite drink and let's see what's been rattling around between my ears.
*** First out of the starting gate is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
November 10 -
FORGET-ME-NOT DAY, and I must have forgotten what this pertains to.
Don't think it's the flower.
But here is a link that might help out:
There are days where forgetting just isn't on the docket, especially as you get older, and people in your life pass on.
In fact, there is SO much NOT to forget, that it becomes easier to remember.
-- it's also USMC DAY (Semper Fi), and this is an EASY one to figure out.
(easy to remember when there's CAKE involved)
BIRTHDAY of the United States Marine Corps!
(and it's NOT pronounced "corpse", Mr President...whatta jerk.).
WIKI that "splains" it all:
So, take the time to acknowledge the establishment of this nation's first "force-in-readiness", founded on 10 November, 1775.
The WIKI will provide all you need to know about the Corps, and WHY we have them protecting us and our country.
It was also the ONLY fighting force in this nation to be created, disbanded (April 1783) and then resurrected on 11 July 1789, in anticipation for an impending quasi-war with France (that never really presented itself).
And they've been the first to fight...for freedom ever since.
Meanwhile, back at the motor pool...
*** A couple stories got me shaking my head this morning, and it's not hard to figure out why.
-- A child down in Indy was shot and killed by ANOTHER child...
And it just so happens to be blacks involved...so typical.
|Stupidity has NO respect for age...or ethnicity.|
Sure, it's sad to read about, but like SO many other "accidents", this COULD have been prevented.
I'm trying hard to NOT go into another tirade about such blatant and chronic STUPIDITY, but damn, it IS difficult.
-- You all know this is "No Shave November", so it should come as NO surprise when you find a story like THIS one:
|WHISKEY - TANGO - FOXTROT - !|
I did my stints with beards...worked out well enough (then),but I've got plenty of gray hair as it IS, without such an obvious reminder of my "seniority", so I prefer a clean-shaven look. Not to mention, it LOOKS neater, in spite of what we're led to believe.
|So MANY razors - so little SKIN|
Makes me feel men don't give a damn (and they probably don't). Sad thing is (many) women DIG that.
Not too many men of wealth that DON'T SHAVE...sorry, girls.
-- The price of RICE might be going UP?
MOST BASIC of food staples:
Wow, didn't know WE (the USA) had rice crops, and not in states like California and Arkansas...!
|The government used to GIVE this away.|
Well, THAT should stop.
We should be feeding OUR PEOPLE FIRST (I'm such a traditionalist), right?
I mean we keep hearing about how people here are starving...makes sense, unless (being the most productive and altruistic nation on the planet) we're not being told the ENTIRE TRUTH.
|So, WHO wants to get "furloughed"?|
I'd bet it's a goodly amount.
-- And from the place that produces some of the craziest studies, comes THIS one:
Double "wow"...heavier women are getting LIGHTER salaries (so says the headline)...could not have seen this one coming.
|Weight affects salaries? Who'da thunk it?|
Now, I will say that for some, being "heavy" is in the genes, or the result of some physical problem (glandular, injury, immobility, etc), but there are ways to make oneself more "beneficial" to whatever job or career is pursued, especially in today's societal acceptance BS.
|Both look kinda fit to ME...|
Others, a more attractive countenance, like a lawyer, doctor, and such (what jury likes to side with an unattractive attorney, or seeks out an ugly doctor?)...yes, sad to say...sex (in some fashion) STILL sells.
I say to both sides that they have far to go.
|Wouldn't we ALL...|
To those that can't see past a pair of breasts with an ant-like waist and slender legs, take the time to see what's between the EARS (first) for a change...you might be surprised. And pay people according to their talents, not their facade.
*** Last back to the garage today...we got our leaf pickup...such as it was.
I was correct in my assessment of a "slop-job"...they came UP our street Friday AM, and Wifey had to CALL because no one came back down to clean up OUR side of the same street.
|The gutters aren't that clear...rush-job|
The SIDE street has yet to be done, and we're being told the crews are returning back UP NORTH to do the 2nd run.
Yeah, well, they better FINISH the SOUTH end of town first, because it's NOT done yet.
|Haven't touched THIS street...yet.|
We may see a crew today, but I never hold my breath.
That's NOT any way to IMPROVE a blighted area (which was never any fault of MY own)...
But this city IS working tio have the best DOWNTOWN...hardly a good trade-off, don'cha think?
Any city is ONLY as good as it's WORST area...enough said there, hmm?
Stay SAFE out there, America.