26 August 2015

Humpday Happenings...
Here we go, the middle of the last week of August (and pretty much summer). Been a really nice summer at that.
Sure beats day upon day of  "century-mark" temps and loads of humidity, that's for sure.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with another extremely nice day with temps again barely reaching the 70 degree mark.
Add in those clouds and a touch of sunshine poking through and it's still a keeper.
Now, you go get your morning drink, I'll get mine, and together, we'll see what's going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the cookie jar is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need."
Maybe if more of us took this to heart, there would be a lot LESS angst to go around, because life will give you that in abundance, and you don't even have to search for it  to get it. So, WHO said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
*** And, it's also time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
August 26 -
Boy, did they turn your mouth and fingers RED...and does anyone remember when they used to only cost a NICKEL at ANY corner store?
And with ANY form of equality, one must be very careful not to make some women MORE equal than others, hmm?
---And, it's NATIONAL DOG DAY.
Can I get an AMEN...and a WOOF?
( I know Scrappy is loving this one - ditto for Oliver, Murphy, and Moose).
Now this begs an important question that I never found an answer for:
If a DOG is MAN'S best friend, why are DIAMONDS a GIRL'S best friend?
That hardly seems equitable.
Moving on...
*** An FWPD chase ends in a huge traffic clusterf$ck along Coliseum Blvd.
Here's the story link:
After reading that headline, I have this urge to put on a MEATLOAF album...wonder why?
This took place yesterday around 1430 hrs and began at the Meiers up on Maysville Rd near Rt 37, and ended near State and Coliseum Blvd.
Helluva park job.
More than a few other cars were damaged by the fleeing shoplifters, who eventually totaled their silver Bonneville while trying to get away.
There are those libtards that think the chase should have never happened...like it's OKAY to make off with store merchandise...no big deal. Whatta bunch of idiots.
Shoplifting steals from ALL of us, you dumbasses.
The charges against those in the wrecked car are now a LOT greater than just dealing with the shoplifting charge. Yet sometimes, there is that SPECIAL kind of stupid, and these three get a free ride to hospital/jail and then some quality time behind bars as guests of Allen County to think about their future.
*** Next up, two people were shot on the city's (where else?) SOUTHEAST side last night.
Here's this story (so far):
This took place last night around 2045 hrs in the 3900 block of Oliver St.
Little information was released to news sources, and since no one was critical or killed, it's not AS newsworthy, I suppose.
But it is STILL just as dangerous to everyone in such neighborhoods, right?
THAT alone should make ti newsworthy...you'd think.
*** Next, I found a cool book that I felt I had to have, so I got it for my birthday (that was before the transmission crap hit the vehicular fan).
Honestly epic.
I had originally thought it was an AVENGERS encyclopedia - turns out it's the entire MARVEL COMICS UNIVERSE encyclopedia, which would explain WHY it's such a huge, honking book and weighs enough to keep small pets or children tethered down...LOL.
The postal carrier made a separate trip to deliver it...it's too big for the mailbox.
But it's so damn COOL...artwork is fantastic, and it's got everyone from the marvel universe in there...freaking amazing.
And the best part - your friendly neighborhood bargain-hunter got it for HALF PRICE!
Now that's MY kinda swag...a coffee table tome.
(gonna need a bigger coffee table now...heh)
*** Next up, Wifey had a visit to her dentist yesterday and came home with some "sobering" news - she needs to have her wisdom teeth removed.
And none of those pertinent jokes, please...I ran most of them through MY mind already...lol..
She's got to go see an oral surgeon and then get things set up for the "event".
Talk about some heavy-hitting stuff going on, hmm?
But, I get a loopy wife in trade, until the pain meds are gone.
Been through this before when my Dad had to have his teeth pulled a long time ago.
He had dentures most of my life until he passed.
I told Wifey that doctors (and even dentists) are kinda like hairdressers - you go to them ONCE, and they "got you for life".
You never stop going.
I'm too old school for that stuff. It's got to be absolutely necessary for me to go to a doctor, and even then, it's a real chore for me.
But, we'll take this all in stride.
*** Last back to the barn...life is never without some challenges, and that's good, in spite of the problems those challenges might present.
Some challenges ARE tougher than others, I will grant you that, but how we handle them is what's even more important.
We can fold like a bad hand at the poker table, OR, we can work through it, because no problem is THAT insurmountable that it cannot be dealt with.
The best way to deal with such things should be the same manner in which we deal with people - ONE AT A TIME.
One problem does not define EVERY problem in life, and the same goes for those souls we encounter.
Each problem or person is unique, and requires from us a specific way to handle it (or them).
It's like that poem "Don't Quit" and here's a link if you need a boost:
I think that what time we're given has to be lived, and appreciated, and valued for the fleeting commodity that it truly is. And any challenge that comes our way is there to make us better individuals, even if we can't seem to see that.
If our lives are to have meaning, then the example of HOW we live should be the one thing that others see.
Maybe they can learn from us in this way, and thereby pass that on to still others.
That sounds like a plan to me.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

You make me laugh, get angry, and tear up in the same post. WTF, Bob? Life is scary out there lately. The USA needs some assistance. May Day. Keep safe.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
Maybe I can blame my "writing style" on male menopause???
(oh, there's not a chance in hell of THAT going on...that I know of)

When it comes to what I'm gonna post about, I usually have SOME (vague) idea, but most times, I go with my gut and "shoot from the hip".

Those "60 second sermons" at the end come from the heart, though.
(unless I'm really, REALLY PO'ed...LOL)

Thanks for rolling up today & commenting.
Always a pleasure.

You stay safe down there, dear.

CWMartin said...

If you think I'm telling Mr. Pampered it's national dog day... well I did, but he didn't get it.

Laurie heard the news about the chase on WOWO, but they described a "fiery crash". Almost makes you wish there was a real news outlet in town.

And as for the comments about the chase, you must have followed the comments on WANE.com.

The encyclopedia- curious to the publishing date. I don't know I'd want anything comic related that's TOO new... especially DC. Forgive the non-PC, but I'm sickened by their attempts to cram in as many gay and minority heroes as they can, and see how many straight white heroes they can ruin or shitcan along the way. I just read a discussion on Marvel playing with the idea of making Hercules bi-sexual, and I said "That's it for me." Although as a Greek God, I could probably believe that a little easier than Alan Scott going from being married for a half-century to gay.

Wisdom teeth ain't no thing. I got all four out at once way back when, and was ship shape in a couple weeks. Sure beat that headache focused on a point about three inches in front of my forehead.

Ya think that might just be enough disasters for you guys now?

I think it is now time for Scrappy to celebrate national dog day by getting a shower- he's been itchy of late.

Bob G. said...

--LMAO - Oh, I think Scrappy "got it"...

--I know. The vehicle caught fire a bit AFTER the crash (and the people were removed).
The WANE site comments are a hoot.

--The copyright for this edition is listed as 2015. Must be a first printing, too.
(ISBN 978-1-4654-1593-6)
Having worked for a publisher for 9 years, the first page I always read is the copyright page...lol.
ALL the characters seem to NOT be of the screwed up (new)LGBT "alternate" universe.
Maybe that's why I recognized all of them...HA!

--I hope Wifey fares as well with her "visit".

--My friend, they're not disasters...just a helluva lotta misplaced road-signs along life's highway.
I should see about suing the DOT...lol!

--Nothing worse than an Itchy pooch (on DOG DAY).

Thanks for swinging by to comment today.

Stay safe up there in Scrappyville, brother.