Today will be a close copy to yesterday when we topped out the temps around 76 degrees. Sure doesn't seem like the latter half of October to me, but I like it anyway, even with a bit of drizzle outside this morning,
Our Hooiserland weather has us with temps making it to around the 70-degree mark.
Partly to mostly cloudy skies will follow us around as well. And it smells good out there (for a change)...love that.
So go get that morning drink, I'll get mine and together, we'll see what's been going on...
*** First out of the DeLorean is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one."
As most of you probably guessed, this was spoken by Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) in the Back To The Future trilogy of films.
Here is the WIKI for Doc Brown:
Here is the WIKI for actor Christopher Lloyd:
And if you want to talk COINCIDENCE, TODAY just happens to be Christopher's BIRTHDAY.
Lloyd was born in 1938 in Stanford CT, and raised in New Canaan, CT.
TV role was that of "reverend" Jim Ignatowski, (Taxi) for which he won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy role.
As could be expected, his filmography is lengthy, and for someone who can play everyone from Commander Kruge (ST III - The Search For Spock) to Doc Brown to Willie Loman, he's done okay for himself.
Nice job, "Doc".
*** Next up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
October 22 -
---Today is NATIONAL NUT DAY
---It's also NATIONAL COLOR DAY
*** Next up, I hear that we're back to bringing shooting victims into hospital in transport OTHER than ambulances.
Here's what's known so far:
The shooting victim was listed in critical condition with a wound to his neck.
The person who dropped off the victim left shortly after police tried to speak with them.
So, this is what you do when you don't want police to know WHERE a shooting has taken place.
Keeps them from the crime scene...nice.
*** Next up, what happens when good grant money goes "missing"?
Where's the money?
Why have these schools failed?
Do we even NEED these schools?
Where's the oversight for the disposition OF the grant monies?
Yep, the questions keep on coming, don't they?
These schools seem primarily in the INDY area, but it makes you want to check out LOCAL charter schools to see if similar issues exist.
Unlike PUBLIC schools which seem to have some level of accountability, CHARTER schools spending is "...largely a black hole".
Well, that sounds like SO many (other) gov't programs that are supposed to bring people out of poverty, but have done little to nothing in over 50 years, doesn't it? Perhaps it's time the public were provided information to alleviate such "problems" in the future?
*** Next up, I've been going over in my mind the stuff that happens in the western region of the USA. They suffer record DROUGHTS, and then whenever it DOES rain, they get FLOODED THE HELL OUT.
UNDERGROUND aquifers or reservoirs to CATCH all that flood water (whatta concept).
It's kinda like the movie DUNE, where the Fremen had all these caches of underground water for their use in the wasteland.
|And so can the WATER...|
Not to mention, it would create some very nice JOBS in the process...REAL jobs, and not the imagined ones the DEMS keep tossing at us.
Don't thank me now...you can thank me later, AFTER you've reclaimed our deserts and made them verdant once again.
*** Next, I had a visit yesterday from a fellow blogger and Fort Wayne resident, Phil Marx (the gentleman whose house was fire-bombed back in 2006 by street thug drug-dealers).
FARMING), and he brought us some of his "bounty"
But, it IS well-appreciated.
We sat and chatted for damn near three hours (which always passes too quickly).
I offered him some scrap wood I had in the garage so he can build some above ground planters, to which HE was appreciative.
And he promised some seeds for us in the future...who knows what we'll get, and that's kinda fun.
Hopefully, it won't be a couple years between visits when next he stops by.
Our "drawbridge" is ALWAYS open to those in the realm who have befriended us and they are welcome at our 'Fortress".
*** Next, it's time for "What's Bob been getting online lately?"
As Chris Martin knows, I like my sonic screwdrivers (as would any self-respecting "Renegade Time Lord"), so imagine my surprise when I managed to snag a Tom Baker era FOURTH DOCTOR'S SONIC SCREWDRIVER, and for a little over $11...!
That's considerably LESS than you can find anywhere online...I know. I checked.
So, we're up to FOUR sonics now...never hurts to have a SPARE...or several.
Gotta love hobbies...especially when they're more "interactive" than say stamps and coin collecting...heh.
*** Last back to the garage...good people always seem to beget a good attitude (for me, anyway).
And, although my time in Fort Wayne has barely scratched the 20-year mark, I consider myself fortunate when it comes to those few who I call FRIENDS.
GOOD friends, and I kinda prefer it that way.
Now, I don't profess to be any sort of expert at finding friends, but I do know what works in my life.
Friends cannot be had like items purchased in a store...not TRUE friends, anyway.
I suppose friendship is much like gardening...they GROW in nature.
And, it's the diligence of the gardener that makes a plant grow and thrive...or wither and die.
Sounds a lot like cultivating friends to me.
I think the parable of the seeds that fall upon various soils is a good example.of not only what our walk with God is like, but also it carries over in how we pursue most anything or anyone in our lives.
Amazing how many things come back to religion, isn't it?
In that, there is again that total equality, just like we hear when we talk about SOCIETY.
Our society is based on EQUAL OPPORTUNITY for all, but NEVER does it speak to EQUAL RESULTS.
That's where a lot of people get tripped up - they think equality means just that...the same results for everyone.
EACH of us is different to begin with.
Now, think on this...in ALL the world, throughout ALL time, one person befriends another, and mostly through chance encounters.
What are the frigging odds of such things happening? (pretty astronomical)
There just HAS to be more than mere "chance" involved...perhaps a higher authority?
Friends are one of those blessings we get in life. Our job is not to squander such things.
Here's hoping we're always up to that task, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.