We're through the backstretch, rounding the final turn and passing the 3/8 pole ( it's a horse-racing term) and nearing the finish line, which culminates in the Christmas holiday.
Geez, can it get here any SOONER?
Seems like the more I do, the "behinder" I get...LOL.
But, we will make it through whatever comes along...and in good dispatch.
With that said, let's look to our Hoosierland weather.
Okay, so it's a carbon copy of yesterday for the most part, with the only change being a high of above freezing...barely.
Mostly cloudy skies (wait, is that the SUN? What did we do wrong?), a possible chance of a snow sprinkle, and mild winds...and this will be repeated over the next several days, so you can plan your weekend accordingly.
Now that we have that behind us, let's get that morning cup filled with whatever strikes our fancy and see to this day.
***Editor's Note - FYI: looks like our Fios PHONES are OUT at the "Fortress", so I'm on the cellphone for the time being. The est. repair time will be the 24th...! Cripes, this tech just plain SUCKS. I miss the days when telephones WORKED, and all the damn time!
*** UPDATE - 1300 hrs - The land-lines have mysteriously come BACK on...thanks to all involved.
*** Update 2 - 1335 hrs. - Spoke too soon. The phones are out AGAIN...WTF is going on here in Ft. Wayne???
*** First out of the cupboard is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 19 -
--- Today is HARD CANDY DAY, and I'm sure you have your favorites.
I always preferred Life-Savers...most ANY flavor will do, too.
But those coconut ones in the tropical fruit rolls are great.
Bet the DENTISTS are loving this day as well...wonder why?
(hint - steer clear of those jaw-breakers)
--- It's also OATMEAL MUFFIN DAY, and this is one of those cases where the merging of TWO foods makes good sense.
(I'll be there directly, with my coffee cup...lol)
--- And, it's UNDERDOG DAY.
This is not totally an homage to the cartoon character, but rather damn near every ONE of us, because face it, we've ALL been an "underdiog" at one time or another, and perhaps that's why "we" always seem to CHEER the underdogs of the world on...isn't it? We like to see them win. It's our need to overcome that which seems insurmountable, conquer that which we're told cannot be, and to vanquish whatever foe sets upon us.
Yeah, I can work with that...any day, any time.
*** While we're at it, let's see what happens over the weekend, just so we're not caught with our drawers down around our ankles, hmm?
December 20 -
Saturday is NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY...(about time...lol)
--- It's also INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY...
|Ruining the world one city at a time|
--- And, it's MUDD DAY...now, I don't believe that has anything to do with the conspirator of John Wilkes Booth...just a hunch.
Also, Mud Day (with one "D") is held in JUNE, so I've got NO clue as to what the hell this is all about.
Any ideas out there?
|Have a goblet of Sangria, Kirk!|
We might be onto something...
December 21 -
Sunday has a lot happening, so here goes:
--It's FLASHLIGHT DAY.
So go around your place, and check all of them and see if they need new batteries, 'cause your never know when you might need one that WORKS, right?
|I think we've got enough...now.|
--It's also NATIONAL FRENCH FRIED SHRIMP DAY...why do they have to be "French" fried??? Just deep fry the little buggers and be done with it, hmm?
--It's also NATIONAL HOMELESS PERSONS' REMEMBRANCE DAY...
|Not the best way to live for some...just the only way.|
--And, it's CROSSWORD PUZZLE DAY...good thing too, because the Sunday newspaper edition is usually a brain-buster.
FOREFATHERS' DAY...don;t know if they mean MY forefathers or the NATION'S?
I'm gonna run with those who landed upon and founded this nation...
|Hey, it wasn't a "bachelor" voyage, people!|
HUMBUG DAY...good chance to watch some version of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol...any version will do on this day.
--It's also PHINEAS FOGG WIN A WAGER DAY...so place your bets, and wager wisely, friends.
And, it's also the WINTER SOLSTICE, sio the wiccans will be out in numbers, and Stonehenge will be "party-central"...lol
WORLD PEACE DAY...ROFLMAO...yeah right...good luck with THAT one..., especially in places like Iran, Afghanistan, North Korea, Ukraine, and damn near most of Africa's interior and western coast.
There you have it...72 hours of frivolity...all yours for the taking.
*** Next up, a brief about two new officers for the FWPD.
Here's the link:
Yep, got us two new pooches out there sniffing out contraband,.,,good for them.
|He's a Goooooood Boyyyyyy!|
(scare the bejeezus out of the "locals", too...yeah, that's me...lol)
*** Next, I've been watching all this fallout from the Sony hack (by N.Korea) and the pulling of the Seth Rogan film "The Interview" (not a fan of him, BTW).
|Granted it's NEVER gonna be a classic, but WTF???|
|From "The Dictator".|
|From "I'll Never Heil Again."|
There is not ONE dictator or evil monarch that we HAVEN'T taken some comedic license with....and we NEVER had repercussions.
|"Don't let me ever catch you in Quahog"|
But now, we allow this 31-year old chubby little shit to take away OUR freedom of speech?
I don't think so.
This immature craphead needs to grow the f$ck up and learn the world doesn't revolve around HIM (although his stature would lead us to believe that he might, in fact, have his own gravitational field...Micheal Moore take note...LOL)
|"I'm a little despot, short and fat..." My panty in bunch, too.|
(and we'd be rolling in the aisles, laughing)
|That little NorKo f$ck is bat-sh*t crazy, people....|
Send in a covert strike team to NorKoland, and off his fat little ass, and then find a way to blame it on the Chi-Coms, Russia or (better yet)...IRAN.
|Tell 'em, George.|
But that's not gonna happen with what we have passing for a president is in the oval office. Talk about your "wuss".
*** Last back to the wash basin...life is complex...the world is complex...and yes, people are very complex.
Been that way since the model came out.
Thing is, in our attempt to make such things LESS complex, we often make them more so, and that's the last thing we need.
NEVER be able to understand if we lived several lifetimes.
Again, that's the nature of life and all it encompasses.
Do we enjoy the challenge that much?
No, but I think it's because humankind often thinks itself the pinnacle of creation and can solve any mystery. Sorry, not meant to be.
Look to the story of the Tower of Babel to figure that one out.
The harder we try, the "behinder" we get, so maybe our "talents" could be put to better use internally.
This isn't to say that ONE person cannot change the world...they can, but only because they would have a better sense of self and others first.
And hopefully such change would be for the better, for we all know that when it comes to man, it's always easier to destroy rather than build, right?
As we near the Christmas season, let us be mindful of the things we can change, and within ourselves first, then to help others do likewise.
That's how we, as a people make true progress.
It all begins with US...and truth be told, doesn't it always?
Do have yourselves a great weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((And with the land-line crapped out, no crank calls for me!))