And hopefully, it will be a good weekend.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with a very slight warm-up, with temps rising to just above the freezing mark.
I know it feels like winter outside this morning.
(some are being optimistic and saying as high as 38 degrees) We shall see.
Skies will be partly cloudy throughout the day, and we'll still have mild breezes around.
We're starting the day with clear skies, and a sunrise seems to be forthcoming.
So, let's all get that morning drink poured and parked nearby as we take a look at what's going on elsewhere.
*** First out of the sleeping bag is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 5 -
---Today is NATIONAL WEATHERPERSON'S DAY
LOTS of weather WOMEN...many of them hotter than the forecasts they tout. Must be nice to get PAID for being WRONG half of the time, tight?)
---It's also NATIONAL SHOWER WITH A FRIEND DAY
*** And since it's the end of the week, let's see what trouble we can get into other than betting on the Super Bowl.
February 6 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL LAME DUCK DAY
IS a political reference - hate to think Daffy broke a leg.)
---It's also NATIONAL FROZEN YOGURT DAY
February 7 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL PERIODIC TABLE DAY
NEW elements lately...like VIBRANIUM or ADAMANTIUM?)
It's a "Marvel Universe" thing.
---It's also NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND.
WHAT kind of card)
Informed people prefer to know these things.
So there you are...lots of things to keep one's mind off of "the big game"...((yawn)).
*** Next up, you should know that "Shoplifting steals from everyone" is still true, but there are some that apparently NEVER heard of that saying.
|A shame the police won't after waiting THIS long.|
|Dey be's helpin demselves to shit...and shit.|
(smooth move - nice of the police to provide a video in such a "TIMELY" manner...NOT)
This is becoming more of a chronic thing with the FWPD. This video should have been made public a HELLUVA lot sooner. Now.those jeans are damn near a month old, probably been washed once or twice.
Yes, the FWPD is needing OUR help again (such a regular occurrence in this city of late. Perhaps we should ALL be on the PAYROLL?) Probably catch a LOT more of these kinds of people, too.
These two THIEVES were caught on camera loading up their ill-gotten gain, as they swiped several pairs of jeans, placed them in a large bag and then...just walked the hell out of the store.
LOSS PREVENTION...as in SECURITY personnel in such stores?
I mean Macy's isn't Rural King, so jeans don't cost $9.99 there.
The way this city shakes, they're not going to do much time should they EVER be caught after a month has passed.
(might wanna fix that lock on the "corral", before ALL the horses get away, folks)
*** Next up, there are those times when you see a headline and you KNEW for a long time that it was coming. THIS story is one of those instances:
If you answered the RAISING of the MINIMUM WAGE...go to the head of the class.
Gee, I seem to remember a LOT of economists and business experts actually saying this would happen...years ago.
It could toss us right back into a recession...thanks, president Obummer!
Oh, and we also have to thank SEIU (and George Soros) for helping this clusterf$ck along to no small end. Time for some "math", friends...
Lemme see...labor costs UP + productivity DOWN + profits DOWN = WE'RE SCREWED...yep, that equation balances nicely.
|Plenty of blame HERE, folks.|
*** Next up...yes, this weekend is "The Big Game" otherwise known as SUPER BOWL 50, or, as it SHOULD be called - "SUPER BOWL L".
ROMAN numerals for the last 49 games, so why change now?
Maybe it's because we've got a generation that has NO concept of Roman numerals?
|What the "L" is going on here?|
Still, while an almost obscene number of people will be watching THIS gladiatorial combat (of sorts) in the pursuit of their "bread and circuses", there are ALWAYS alternatives.
---For instance, we have Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL (this year is the TWELFTH year or "XII" for those of us who were taught such ancient things.
This begins at 3 PM this Sunday.
KITTEN BOWL ("III") on the Hallmark Channel. This starts at 12 PM this Sunday.
On both sites, you can see the starting lineups, videos about the shows and hosts, and none of the "other" hype over advertising revenues for a 30-second bit on that OTHER bowl.
I know I've been there since the beginning of the Puppy Bowl, and have been watching evcer since. Also saw the inaugural Kitten Bowl 3 years ago...and I will not miss any of it this year.
(and neither should you)
*** Last back to the well-heated tent...you have to admit that there are times when it's MUCH easier to befriend animals (and/or birds) than it is some people.
Hell, even I have such reservations regarding my own fellow men (and women), but that's born out of experience and years of paying attention.
Those of you who are pet-owners...be honest...the more people you meet, the MORE you love your pet, right? Doesn't take a genius to figure that out.
(just someone like Mark Twain)
Rare are the times when animals cause problems, but it's ALL too frequently when we see people causing problems, right? In fact, people will go out of their way to cause problems. Nothing "instinctual" about it. Animals, on the other hand DO act on instinct (mostly in the wild), so we can't fault them for being themselves.
|I can SO relate to this.|
We have referred to that as "unconditional love" on so many occasions.
With people, getting them to at least acknowledge their fellow man becomes more of a chore...a "bother" than anything else, and we see the results of such indifference.
When you can bully people without standing in front of them, or live off of the monetary resources of others (because you're too lazy), or feel the desire to steal from people for personal gain or to feed some self-imposed addiction, that does not denote a FRIENDLY society one damn bit, does it? Quite the reverse.
Would we become fortunate enough to take some time, and stop deluding ourselves when it comes to what our reality is.
Yes, that does require persistence and perseverance on our part, but such actions are not without their own rewards, and when people learn to appreciate that, we ALL do better and become better in the end.
Therein lies the lesson for today.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.