17 December 2014

Humpday Happenings...
Holy Hollyhocks....is it the middle of the week ALREADY???
Yep, that it is, and in just ONE (short) week, it will be Christmas Eve...
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with another mostly CLOUDY day, and temps will only barely reach the freezing mark.
This morning sees us with a chance of some freezing drizzle,. or maybe a small snow flurry...the Indiana weather hasn't decided yet.
So, while we're all waiting to see what the weather WILL be, let's all grab ourselves a nice hot cup of mid-week bliss and see what else has been going on...
*** First out of the linen closet is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
At this time of year, it behooves us to remember such important things in life, does it not?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in "the sketch book"...
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
December 17 - 
--- Today is NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY, and I'll be the first to say that I love this stuff.
Cover me some waffles or pancakes or (better yet)..french toast (which is really from antiquity - Latin to be specific - 4th century and NOT from France...thank God) with it...a fantastic breakfast or even for dinner, as I've been known to do once in a while.
And...you can also put it on ICE CREAM...that's right.
Goes great with vanilla, buttered almond or even pistachio flavors.
Maple syrup...and Salma...that could work
Also, you can take a page from yesterday's "chocolate-covered" day and cover other things such as small fruit with maple syrup like grapes or cherries...(and possibly Salma Hayek...lol)
--- It's also WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY, and you know the old saying:
There 'ya go then...
"Two wrongs don't make a right, but two WRIGHTS can make an airplane."
Here's the WIKI on this "dynamic duo":
It was on this day in 1903 when two men who ran a bicycle shop put American powered flight in the history books...and the rest of us never looked back.
Kittyhawk memorial
Here is one case where in just 65 years from that first flight, WE were landing on the MOON...pretty amazing.
Moving on...
*** Next, we have a story that tried to toss an electric wet blanket on the whole SPIRIT of Christmas. Here's the link to the story, which was buried on the 5th page of the metro section (right before the classifieds)::
Yep, the war on Christmas continues...with the usual assholes leading the "charge", namely the ACLU.
Now THAT is a nice Nativity scene.
In Brookville, Indiana there sits a nativity scene on the LAWN (and not inside) of the courthouse.
And, it's been this way for over HALF a century.
Not a gripe during ALL that time, either
But the ACLU (now) seeks to "change" this...in other words ruin Christmas for lots of people.
And founded by communists, too!
A suit lodged by the ACLU states the scene violates the FIRST AMENDMENT.
I say it REINFORCES IT, there is no merging of religion upon government here.
It's basically on TAXPAYER-FUNDED ( read PUBLIC) property...the LAWN.
The ACLU said: "Any reasonable person viewing this display would conclude that it's principle effect is to advance religion."
I'm reasonable and I don't see that one damn bit.
How's about it rather promotes a sense of GIVING of ourselves and to one another, you dumbasses?
What about a sense of THANKSGIVING...or BROTHERHOOD...or even something as simple as LOVE?
These must be too foreign a concept for that bunch.
Times like this I wish I were the mayor of that town...I'd tell these buttwipes to go build a damn bridge and get over it.
Guess the real meaning of Christmas is foreign to such nit-picking, nay-saying heathen?
Why don't all you libtard socialist morons stop this chronic and insidious campaign to malign and impinge upon the spirit of Christmas, and try EMBRACING it instead?
You might find out it's MUCH better than attempting to take all the good this holiday brings to so many people from those (same people) who already KNOW what the season is all about...just a thought, people. Cripes, almighty!
*** Last back to the mistletoe branch today...The Lovely Mrs. Bobby G. made it safely to her destination which is...(clap, clap, clap, clap...deep in the heart of Texas).
It took the better part of 10+ hours and two changeovers, but everything turned out well enough.
She gave me a call after Prep and Landing last night (she watched it too...an hour earlier) and she told me she was tired.
I can relate...I was dragging my butt as well, and I never left town..it's just been a bit on the stressful side.
She called me this morning about having trouble with the seat adjustments on her parents (apparently much never) Impala...
There should be a MANUAL in the glove-box that "splains" such things, but she was flustered and was calling the dealer (bless her heart).
Thing is, she rented one last year, so it shouldn't be THAT much of an issue.
Hey, if that's the ONLY thing she has trouble with...that's a blessing.
Oh, the trials one faces when one is out of state (and out of their comfort zone).
Been there, done that enough times, too.
All we need is a Rod Serling intro...
I will say it's sure odd to NOT have Wifey around and about.
During the say isn't so bad...it's like she's at school (work), and at night, well that's when it gets a wee bit "lonely".
There is a difference between feeling lonely and being alone, however.
But without such times as these, one cannot truly appreciate the other times when a loved one IS nearby, hmm?
To every YIN there is always a YANG.
(be nice if the cat talked though...lol)
The time will pass quickly enough...it always does, doesn't it?
Sometimes, a bit TOO rapidly.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Given the end of your post, your Salma covered obsession is starting to worry me... (JK)

Bob G. said...

I know what you mean...

I am having the darnedest time deciding on whether to have WAFFLES, PANCAKES or FRENCH TOAST...
(having all three would be a bit much, even for me)

I hate executive decisions...LOL.

Thanks for swinging by today to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.

Momma Fargo said...

Salma...maple syrup...you devil! I myself think the ACLU is an org that was once great and now is not. I love your eagle pic, tho, and I am still a proud American. I just am disgusted at my country right now.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Most certainly...lol

Yeah, the ACLU was ONCE decent..,.now, it's more like "Nit-Pickers Anonymous".

Thanks for rolling up today.

Stay safe down there, Kiddo!