This time next week, we'll be staring at a brand new month, and all the fun that comes along with it, including a "special" posting, so stay tuned.
Our Hooiserland weather again finds us with some chilly temps (below freezing in fact) to start off with today, but we're supposed to warm up into the upper 50s
Later tonight into tomorrow looks to have some rain involved, but we're not getting that for the majority of today.
Look to see mostly sunny skies then..
Now, with that behind out of the way, let's all grab a soothing cup of Friday fortitude and set out on a journey of the mind and soul...oh, and see what's going on elsewhere, too.
*** First out of the bathtub is out "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
April 24 -
---Today is PIG IN A BLANKET DAY.
***And because it's FRIDAY, let's see what the weekend has in store for us:
April 25 -
---Saturday is EAST MEETS WEST DAY.
|Do we HAVE to learn Mandarin?|
---And it's WORLD PENGUIN DAY
|Formal attire "required"?|
April 26 -
---Sunday is HUG AN AUSTRALIAN DAY.
|Hey mate, THIS counts, too, 'ya know.|
---It's also NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY.
|Nothing like a PHILLY soft pretzel|
---And, it's RICHTER SCALE DAY.
|Charles Richter and his scale.|
And there you have it...all the cool things to muck about with.
*** Looks like some of that Fort Wayne LEGACY MONEY will be dumped into the Riverfront Development Project.
Here's the proof:
|Looks nice...until it FLOODS.|
So, they toss a cool $6 MIL at this...and the SE side keeps getting NOTHING to make our part of town better.
|Listen to it FLUSH.|
Another waste of funds, for a niche` venue.
*** If you think the NAACP does good work...think again.
Here's the story:
The "reason" (read excuse) given was to "pay for child support".
Seems to be a recurring theme with a lot of these folks.
(when they're not being violent elsewhere for no real reason)
Timothy Wade Miles, 49, was charged and arrested by authorities, and has been suspended from his REAL job assistant director of transportation of the Muncie Indiana Transit System (which should pull down some a nice paycheck).
Hope he likes wearing orange.
*** Next up, Wifey and I have to change things up a bit today and tomorrow, as there is a memorial service for her mom who passed earlier this year.
This apparently has SOME people perplexed, as we see in this story:
Like I said, I have had NO problem navigating this area, although I have been wondering WTH is taking so long to get this part of road FIXED.
|We should put THESE around the "Fortress".|
Given that some people are too busy doing OTHER things while driving, I doubt if that will help.
If you're paying the hell ATTENTION to what you're doing WHILE driving, it's a non-issue...or it SHOULD be.
*** Last back to the parking lot...I have to admit that I'm not REALLY NOT into funereal things, which I suppose is okay, because whenever MINE rolls around (and we know it will), I won't be "in attendance" per se, to be unsettled in my feelings.
Been through plenty in my life already, and that's too many.
I stayed close to Aunt Elsie the whole time...
I wasn't exactly creeped out (kids are resilient in that way), but it DID have an effect on me.
As we all get older, the number of such services we attend unfortunately grow in number...them's the cold, hard facts.
Some are harder than others to attend, and some you never get the chance TO attend, because of time and distance.
Hell, even when a beloved pet passes away, it's an emotional time.
My father once attended a funeral for one of his good friends at work - should have never had an open casket ceremony (death by car accident), and that stuck with him the remainder of HIS life.
|Sorry, no comfy chairs here.|
I don't like the last memory of someone I cared about to be one so somber and desultory in nature.
And to think I was once offered a job as a driver for the funeral home that buried my parents and grandmother...
While I look good in black (until they come up with a DARKER color), it's just not for me, although the pay was't bad.
Guess one has to draw the line somewhere when it comes to your true feelings, hmm?
I know I would like to plan to be LATE for my own funeral...just that once.
DO have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and, as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.