(don'cha just love technology some days?)
Welcome to the end of the week at long last.
And it looks to be quite a NICE couple of days ahead of us in the Heartland.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be have us with mostly cloudy skies, with highs trying to bust a record as we head up to the upper FIFTIES (gonna feel a lot like Springtime - maybe the groundhog was right?)
But, the mild weather comes at a cost, with some strong winds (we have an advisory until 1900 hrs this evening), perhaps with gusts as much as 40 MPH+. so watch for stuff blowing about out there.
Yeah folks, nothing is ever really "free".
Now, let's get that cup or glass of Friday Fortitude poured as wee what awaits us for today and the following forty-eight hours, hmm?
*** First off of the motherboard is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
February 19 -
---Today is NATIONAL LASH DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CAREGIVER'S DAY
---It's also NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY
*** And because it IS the weekend, let's see what we can get into over the following two days:
February 20 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY
February 21 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY
And there you have it...things to keep you well-occupied and out of the local jail.
*** I mentioned that I has some hardware issues with this one computer.
OPTICAL mice don't want to work with the system.
The pointer just freezes, and I have several "backups" in case one craps out.
So, being the resourceful person who believes in not only a "Plan-B", but plans "C" through "G" (when it comes to electronic technologies like computers), I dug out the old TRACKBALL mouse...and that works fine (if a tad slow).
I have no idea what could be the problem, as the optical mouse worked fine last night before I shut it down.
Gonna mess around later and see what gives.
*** Next up, a few briefs (no boxers) in the news:
---The Pope and Trump are "at odds" with building a southern border wall.
Trump fired back that a religious leader taking issue with a person's religion is "disgraceful".
Can we STOP with this 3-ring circus (which seems to have FOUR rings these days)?
--- Obummer doesn't attend Justice Scalia's funeral (he's ending Joe Biden), BUT has the time to hang out with some "black lives matters" leaders (who are all stuck in the 1960s).
DON'T matter (to him). Same can be said for all the slain police officer's funerals. He doesn't have any time for THEM, either.
I'll be glad when America doesn't have any time for HIM for a change (we can believe in).
---Speaking of Obummer (wish I didn't have to)...he is planning a trip to "our new best friend" - CUBA - next month.
Yep, cozy up to the Castro brothers, while your own country is divided by your OWN hand.
|Made for each other - NOT America.|
Many forget that during the 1970s, we clocked about ONE hijacking per week (to Cuba).
But, at last those planes weren't trying to be either blown up or flown into skyscrapers in the USA.
---In a related story, the Cuban citizens are praising da prez...but not so much in America.
Here's the story link:
|Hell, even THEY "get it".|
Hey, Maybe Obummer can get a lift around Havana in one of those "vintage" 1950s Plymouth taxi-cabs?
*** Next up, there is a "plan" in the works to ease the teacher shortage in Indiana.
NO, it doesn't have anything to do with hiring TALLER ones)
Here's the story link:
The cost to the state, should it be implemented would be about $6 MIL a year.
But, is this the best recourse?
Funny you mentioned that. The House bill (1002) doesn't PAY for the program (huh, wha???).
It only sets up the "structure" of the plan.
Methinks there needs to be a bit more discussion before any knees become "jerked", hmm?
*** Next, for some reason, I'm still getting about a dozen or so "sex spam" emails to my yahell account. IPs appear to originate from India, Taiwan, Brazil and Ukraine.
NO, I do not "click the link to not receive further messages"...that's ASKING for trouble, right?
This began in earnest late last year, and shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Wish that Yahell would do something to keep this crap off our mailboxes. While the emails DO go to my SPAM folder, I'd prefer to not have them even show up. I can see why Yahoo is struggling in the finance department.
At least with AOHELL, you can block ALL addresses EXCEPT those on a LIST you create. That solves a world of problems, and I never get spam to that address at all since I implemented that tactic many years ago.
Technology at it's worst in some instances, isn't it?
*** Next, and because I want to, here are a few pictures of "Patches", the second most photographed squirrel in Fort Wayne:
EVERY day, and when he does, it's always when it's just starting to get dark out.
But yesterday, we made some progress. He came up and took a peanut from my fingers.
And he kept on doing it. Around 8 peanuts in all. I tossed more on the ground before I went in.
I suppose he likes "dining alone"?
We do get the cardinals (one couple) that also like the later hours in the early evenings.
So there we go then...hopefully, this will be the continuance of a beautiful friendship.
He's no Mr Wrinkles, but he's the next best thing...and therapeutic for me.
(( Breaking News - FWPD chef Garry Hamilton is being "reassigned". -
Here's the story link:
Guess Christmas just came early this year for a LOT of people in uniform as well as the citizens of Fort Wayne. Someone must be paying attention to this blog...lol))
*** Last back to the CPU...it would appear that the harder we try to embrace the technological "marvels" that permeate our culture these days, the MORE we are beset with problems.
JUST bought a couple months ago...it's all a lot of nonsense (to me).
And with all the inclusion OF this tech into everything we have (from houses to appliances to vehicles, to those damnable computers...and more) we can't seem to keep the hell up and make our lives better.
If anything, our lives are becoming COSTLIER...and more annoying.
That certainly is NOT anything close to BETTER, is it?
|Most of us on a "good" day?|
We have created the means by which we have become enraged, and the outlet for such rage is (you guessed it) - everything and everyone.
Sure explains a LOT about society.
There should be an answer to this that does not take away from us, but rather adds to our journey to seek knowledge and wisdom in our lives.
That's what I'd like to believe, and some days, it's pretty hard to do so.
Now THAT sounds like a plan to me.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.