Man, it sure seemed a longer week than was necessary.
(must be the cold)
We're looking at some more snow this weekend, and a return to these cold temps next week.
Temps are again into MINUS numbers, but the combined temp and wind-chill isn't enough to close schools...just delay them for a couple hours (has to be minus 20 before FWCS closes, for example).
The rest of our Hoosierland weather will see us with a warm-up today...all the way to around FIFTEEN degrees, but that IS on the plus side (again, no melting)
So, let's warm ourselves up with a hot cup of our favorite morning beverage as we see what else this day has in store for us...
*** First out of McMurdo AFB is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 20 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY.
---And it's HOODIE HOO DAY...(?)
All I can say is YOU go out and wave YOUR hands in this weather.
--- It's also LOVE YOUR PET DAY...
TWO fellow bloggers who will be keeping their pets CLOSE by with temps such as these.
(sounds like a THREE dog night to me...strike up the band)
*** Let's also see what is going on over the weekend (because we can)...
February 21 -
---Saturday is CARD READING DAY...
Or maybe some old greeting cards?
---And it's NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY (is there any other kind?
February 22 -
---Sunday is GEORGE WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY
---It's also BE HUMBLE DAY
NOT be celebrated at the White House)
---And it's WALKING THE DOG DAY (sorry, we have a cat who walks HIMSELF).
|BEST reason to have TWO of them.|
---Lastly, it's INTERNATIONAL WORLD THINKING DAY...
THAT going to be a stretch for a lot of world leaders...LOL.
And there's your event calendar...have fun with it.
*** Next up, yes friends, another shooting on Fort Wayne's (where else?)...SOUTHEAST SIDE.
Now, the victim (a black male) told police he had been shot last night around 1845 hours at the Phillips station located in the 4400 block of S. Anthony Blvd. Police could not find evidence of a shooting there, and they viewed surveillance video.
THAT car roll through our area MANY times).
He was taken to hospital in serious condition as of the latest update.
(must have been a graze or a small caliber round)
Maybe the man drove himself TO the station after getting shot, not realizing it right away.
The story doesn't say if the vehicle was hit, which would lead me to think the victim was out of the vehicle when he was hit.
As usual, when dealing with people like this, little if any TRUTH is forthcoming.
*** Next up, a story of TWO winters.
Here's the story link:
|Wish I was out WEST|
A case for global warming? NO.
A case for climate change? Yes, because the climate is always changing.
|Wish I was back EAST.|
Like I said, this planet does what IT wants to do...we;re just along "for the ride" as it were.
That doesn't mean we trash the place in the process (like gov't-sponsored renters on the southeast side of Fort Wayne tend to do).
|Only takes one GOOD volcano.|
The earth goes through a COOLING phase (nothing we can do about that, either, right?), and there goes your global-warming pundits, scurrying for the nearest cave to hide themselves.
I could happen, and given the way some active volcanoes have been behaving of late, sooner than we think.
Like I said...something to think about.
*** Last back to the meat locker...there are those who are claiming that WE are affecting the world's climate more that it affects itself.
I argue that while w're a small part of that, we're nowhere near the big old baddie here.
Others state that many wars that break out are over resources, and in that I have to agree.
Everyone wants to ":hold all the cards" when it comes to oil...or water...or crops.
Thing is, sooner or later some other bad-ass comes along and wipes the street with the first bad-ass.
We can't really change the world itself, and to think we can is folly, but we CAN change the way WE, as the human race decide to dwell on the planet.
And maybe, more countries need to stop asking for help, and start helping themselves...it's like a macrocosm of out cities here.
You can give until there's nothing left,. and never teach people a damn thing.
Or, you can teach them to do for themselves first, and thereby allow them to give to themselves.
One way is non-productive; the other way creates better people.
Perhaps it's time to start demanding a little self-reliance from others, because asking all these years hasn't done much, has it?
Just a thought...
DO have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.