HOLY WEEK - the most religious time of the Christian AND Hebrew year.
And to those of the Jewish faith, a blessed PASSOVER to you. Sorry I missed that yesterday.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with mostly sunny skies and temps into the upper forties, with no chance of precipitation (for a change).
I swear I felt sleet yesterday while out feeding the squirrels on the patio...
We've a few things to chew the fat over today, and perhaps one or two of them might strike your fancy (if that hurts, then maybe your fancy needs to move out of the way?) so let's have at it.
Get yourselves that morning cup of fortitude poured and together we'll brave whatever comes our way...at least, that's the plan.
*** First out of the HQ is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 30 -
---Today is NATIONAL DOCTOR'S DAY.
|Wha...not THAT Doctor???|
I don't like to see one IF I don't HAVE to...period.
---It's also TAKE A WALK IN THE PARK DAY...
I usually DRIVE through OUR (safari) park down here...I can wash wild animal scat off the CAR a LOT easier (than off of clothing...heh).
---And, it's I AM IN CONTROL DAY
WHAT (exactly) you can be in control OF, right?
I know what I WOULD LOVE to be in control of, but that's not gonna happen, and I'm positive you have YOUR wish-list as well.
*** Wifey's taking the car in today for a checkup and some repairs to the driver side window...it doesn't go up or down.
|Where's the button that activates the OTHER buttons?|
Don't have such issues with the "Batmobile"...that has window CRANK HANDLES...because people used to be a lot LESS lazy in those days...
|And I MANUALLY LOCK the doors, too!|
Amazing how costly the price of "easy" can be...isn't it?
*** Next, you know what is difficult?
Of course you do.
You live life as best you can, so that means you know how to advance through adversity.
But there are those times when you don't expect such difficulty..like when watching TV.
I was flipping between the NAT GEO presentation of KILLING JESUS and the AMC season finale of THE WALKING DEAD.
Trying to watch BOTH on ONE set was hard to say the least, but since I "read the ORIGINAL book" regarding Jesus, I had to see TWD in most all of it's entirety...wasn't disappointed in the least, either.
First, let me say that what I did see of Killing Jesus was a marvelous historical account of the times of our savior.
The producers of the show seemed to get everything very correct, and I appreciate that.
It wasn't as heavy on the true BIBLICAL aspects, though, and I think it was intended that way.
Nothing wrong with history, is there, especially if we LEARN from it.
As to TWD...well, that was a decent way to end a season.
"W" carved into their foreheads (Wolves)...always a pack of loons lurking nearby to mess things up...kinda sounds like my neighborhood most days.
At least the Alexandria compound is okay...for the time being, and the people there are finally realizing that Rick's group ARE indeed survivors.
Rick set them straight with wanting to help the Alexandria folks survive and will teach them to be more than sheep behind walls.
|THIS is a man I WANT for a neighbor!|
And he kicks butt with that staff.
Should be a really good 6th season...this one seemed to blow past.
*** Next up, I never cease to be amazed at what I find when I do a Google search...
Sometimes, it's like people KNOW what I'm thinking, while other times, it's the exact opposite.
With that in mind, I came across a "list" of things that (in the original article) black people have ruined.
Let ME state that the list pertains to "inner urban ghetto blacks" (and yes, now Latinos as well), because as we all know (or should by now), there are MANY blacks that don't even want to live near some of their "own kind" that infest the SE side of Ft. Wayne, and those are the ones I grew up with.
So, here's the list...and I even added some.
34 Things urban ghetto Black People Ruined
1. School dances
2. Cars (Google donks, boxes or bubbles)
4. South Africa
7. Cigars (got blunts?)
8. Responsible gun ownership (more gun thefts and crime)
9. Manhood (more like man-children)
10. The cute daughter of a country singer (MIley Cyrus)
13. Fatherhood (no responsibilities)
15. New Orleans
16. Student collegiate athletics.
18. TV news (Sharpton - need I say more?)
19. Pants (never knew a waist was mid-thigh)
20. White teenagers (that think they're "cool", too)
21. Representative government (Charlie Rangel, for example)
22. Childhood (mini-rappers and thugs)
23. Los Angeles
24. Teeth (got "grill"?)
25. Public health (anyone want to talk STDs and HIV?)
26. Courtship (what the hell is THAT?)
27. Higher education (everyone's a scholar)
28. The rule of law (Eric Holder take note)
29. The English language (Got Ebonics?)
30. Trips to the mall (flash mob vandals)
31. Fast food (brawling at BK)
32. SE Fort Wayne (drive through my part of the ghettohood)
33. Peace and quiet (cars, dogs and mouths rule the day)
34. The Presidency (got THAT right)
Now, see if you can explain to me where I'm WRONG about any of these...or perhaps you can even ADD a few more?
*** Got us another D/B in the city...but it doesn't look to be the "typical" type of death (by homicide).
Here's the story link:
This took place Saturday afternoon.
When the officer searched the house, a D/B was found in an upstairs bedroom closet.
(someone should have known that dead people don't keep well in vertical coffins and not without being embalmed)
The man and woman at the house wee detained by police. A neighbor noticed that there were THREE people at the house, but the third person had not been seen for more than a few weeks.
This should be an interesting case to figure out. Perhaps someone was cashing checks for the dead person..a nice case of fraud, maybe?
*** Next up, Wifey and I dropped off the car and then walked up the alley to our "Fortress"...
WHAT A FREAKING DUMP (not our house, that is).
|It should look THIS good NOW.|
THIS is what entitlement must look like. I didn't take pictures (might do it later when we get the car).
What the hell is up with people that they cannot manage to clean up after themselves???
These are the SAME people that bitch, piss and moan the blues when they WANT a nice place to live.
Hell, you didn't take care of the LAST place you had...you're sure as not getting ANOTHER one to trash the f$ck up.
This generational irresponsibility has become the bane of most every major city across the fruited plain (and then some).
These people obviously don't know their ass from their elbow, otherwise they'd figure out the whole "clean areas are nice and make us all feel better and safer" thing.
Not a chance in hell of these mooks figuring that out.
|This only ADDS to the clutter.|
Well, that's bullsh*t, plain and simple.
Such people would wallow in it (and many do) if it would get them more free stuff...at YOUR expense.
*** Last back to the trash-bin...(Speaking on which, we DID get out trash picked up Friday afternoon) in many ways, society has ceased to continue to EVOLVE.
Regardless of how slow you choose to move in life, it has to always be FORWARD. There is no turning back, and marking time does no one any good whatsoever. There is no retreat, and should be no surrender, but to the moolies I see, hear, and read about, they have indeed surrendered.
They have "given in" to the latest "fad" that comes along...the latest GIMMICK, and are driven not by self-improvement, but by (...you guessed it...) entertainment.
Now, I enjoy entertainment as much as anyone, BUT...it's not my "raison d'etre". To me, it's a diversion from the mundane, the banal, and yes, all the nasty that life tosses at us daily.
Thing is, you fight THROUGH the nasty crap...conquer, not surrender to it. In that alone, you come to a much better appreciation of this gift of LIFE that God provides us every single day.
THEN you can relax and enjoy what you've struggled for. and not before.
A lot more people would be better served if they took the time to remember that.
And our society would be a lot less problematic as a result, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.