29 March 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Okay, so it's not raining...or snowing.
That means today's already a "winner".
But, fortunately, it won't be AS cool as it was yesterday.
Today looks to be a rather nice Spring day - good day to poke about the garden, or (in our case) have a refrigerator delivered.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with a rather brisk morning, but mostly SUNNY skies, much lighter breezes, and temps reaching up to around 53 degrees. I think we can call this one a keeper.
Now, what say we take a moment or two to get our morning drinks poured and parked nearby as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the delivery truck is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
March 29 -
(Remember, ANY day with cake is a day worth enjoying...lol)
(I miss the days when we had a LOT more of those places around)
*** Next up, as has become the regular fare for a Tuesday, it's time once again to show ALL the shots fired and armed robbery calls that the media doesn't take the time to check out.
MAR 21 -
16F036678 01:00:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 ALEXANDER ST & OXFORD ST
16F037178 22:45:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 GREENWAY RD
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 22 -
16F037249 03:39:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 VANCE AVE
16F037733 21:58:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 MCKINNIE AVE & REED ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 23 -
16F038187 18:09:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 BUCHANAN ST
16F038195 18:15:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 COLERICK ST & MONROE ST S
16F038283 21:18:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 7300 ST JOE RD & ROTHMAN RD
16F038302 22:19:16 113 SHOTS FIRED 7400 CLINGMANS TRL
16F038321 23:07:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 SPY RUN AVE & GRISWOLD DR
16F038320 23:07:35 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 TENNESSEE AVE
16F038323 23:10:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 RIDGEWOOD DR
((NO armed robbereis))
MAR 24 -
16F038449 10:25:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 6600 CLINTON ST N
16F038458 10:45:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 6400 ST JOE RD
16F038788 18:32:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 CLINTON ST S
16F038843 20:48:50 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 FAYETTE DR
16F038855 21:19:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 BUCHANAN ST
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 25 -
16F039129 14:26:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 ESMOND ST & BARR ST S
16F039220 17:24:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 700 PUTNAM ST & ANDREW ST
16F039383 23:09:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 2200 REED ST
16F039388 23:19:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WINTER ST
16F039402 23:51:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 BUELL DR
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 26 -
16F039449 01:26:56 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 PONTIAC ST E & ANTHONY BLVD S
16F039473 02:28:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 MADISON ST
16F039470 02:28:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PLAZA DR
16F039505 04:08:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 SENATE AVE
16F039531 06:39:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 BUNT DR
16F039872 22:52:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 THIRD ST
16F039879 22:54:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 HESSEN CASSEL RD
16F039491 03:22:56 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 27 - 
16F039935 00:58:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 TRENTMAN AVE
16F039945 01:26:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 SHERWOOD TERR E
16F039979 04:31:46 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 WELLS ST
16F039997 06:49:54 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 PAULDING RD E
16F040265 20:15:55 113 SHOTS FIRED 1300 GRIER ST & ROBINWOOD DR
((NO armed robberies))
MAR 23
16F038205 18:43:35 44FW 3000 EUCLID AVE
(always HAS to be ONE idiot)
Amazing that there were NO (reported) armed robberies this week. I think THAT is a first.
(or the perps are getting too lazy to carry a gun inside a store and are just TAKING stuff - there was a LOT of THEFT calls going out).
*** Next up, some more vandalism up on the city's north AND south sides.
Here's the story:
Wow...15 locations up NORTH and 6 locations down SOUTH. Vehicles being vandalized.
THAT'S gonna cost a few bucks.
People where we live tend to just STEAL vehicles rather than vandalize them.
Now, it seems to me there was something similar that went down either last year or the year before.
I DO know that back on 17 February, we had vehicles vandalized by pellet or BB guns along North Clinton (west of St. Joe Center Rd) near Redbud Drive. 
We did have some rock-tossing morons back on 25 June 2014, too.
No, I'm not including the rolling shootouts we have down HERE, either.
(That's collateral damage, plus, those rounds are MUCH larger than BBs)
*** Next, after three whole years of denial (which is STILL not just a river in Egypt), I hear the Indiana BMV has decided to once again allow VANITY PLATES on vehicles.
(oh, how the ethnics are gonna love this).
Here's the story link:
If you recall, the "pause" on the issuance of such plates was over a lawsuit filed by a police officer who wanted the (personal) plate "OINK" and beat the BMV in court.
I will grant you that SOME people need a "specialized" plate, to let you know they're a drunk...or a dumbass...or moron...or idiot. Wonder when they start issuing THOSE?
*** Next, yes, today we get a new fridge. Got the confirmation call yesterday and by 2PM, things should be a whole lot better in our kitchen (and a lot less NOISY).
Today's the day.
Got to stow the foods before delivery gets here, and that will be fun. I've got TWO of those 20 gallon bins and roughly about 16-17 cubic ft of food and drink...wonder how the math works on THAT conversion?
I gathered up ALL those (blue) ice-packs we had, and froze those to keep everything cold until the swap-out is made.
And, I plan to keep our ice trays, the egg bin and the ice cube bin (they don't include such things nowadays unless you blow a couple GRAND for a top-of-the-tine fridge, which we don't really need, nor have space for. It's called being practical AND prepared.  Here's hoping it goes without a hitch.
We shall see, won't we?
*** Next, while it's WAY too early for any "silly season" in sports, it's never too early to pull something akin in the FWCS. Here's the link to the story:
Moving up, or moving over...it's what they do here.
Other topics were recognition at various schools and students as well as approval for repairs at several schools with funding coming from the FWCS coffers. Included are swapping out obsolete T-12 fluorescent fixtures for T-8 ones and LED lighting (hope that "blue" lighting doesn't start affecting the kids. I'm sure SOMEONE will be doing a costly study which (hopefully) will shed some "light" (no pun intended) on the problems associated with prolonged exposure to that frequency of light, as I have mentioned here not that long ago.
*** Last back to the data files...all of us have plenty of things in life to keep us occupied, whether it's the job, or vocations, hobbies, or sundry things around our homes.
Prioritize your priorities FIRST.
And, as I have stated often enough, being able to prioritize them makes everything move a lot smoother.
Part of life is being able to "get one's shit together" and hopefully, in a timely manner.
Nothing worse than waiting until the LAST MINUTE (both figuratively as well as literally) to TRY and get done what should have been accomplished days (or hours) before, right?
I really hate to be late for anything...that's just me.
I was taught to be punctual, and I was never late for school or the job (unless it was really bad weather), and never drew a reprimand under those conditions.
If there is ONE thing I would not mind being late for...it would be my own funeral (how macabre). And, I only get ONE shot at that, as do we all, right?
But again, it all comes down to doing what needs to be done at the proper time for the right reason.
These days, distractions keep a lot of folks from stuff like priorities, or (worse yet) supplants one set of priorities for another, which usually has nothing to do with the first set anyway.
That doesn't get much done, and certainly not in a timely fashion.
People need to decide WHAT is important in their lives, and that entails understanding the real NEEDS of oneself, or family, or household.
After you get THAT gear stowed away, THEN you can take it a bit easier and work on prioritizing those needs.
Everything has it's own place in line, as it were.
And no "cutting" to the front of that line to satisfy one's desires (while pushing needs aside)...that's cheating,
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

But it's COLD outside. Brrr.. I had frost this morning. I think someone needs to shake the ground hog. Those side windows are very expensive. Damn that would piss me off. Too many fireworks going off in your town...aka. shots fired. Are they hitting anything?

Bob G. said...

MOmma Fargo:
With you coming from WYOMING, I thought you'd think it was WARM outside this morning...LOL!
Not cold (to me), but it IS brisk!

Yeah, those vandals need to be used for BB hun TARGET PRACTICE (I volunteer my services as soon as my replacement S&W M&P BB pistol arrives. Not before...heh).

As to the shots fired...no reports of houses car, kids, or small pets git...except for the SHOOTING.
Eventually, these morons DO hit something (mostly their OWN).

WHatta world, hmm?

Thanks for rolling up to comment today.

Stay safe down there, Kiddo!
(and you gotta come up for coffee and see the new fridge.)

CWMartin said...

On the bright side, they can't bust you for the vandalism because your gun's down...

I think your plate idea is an excellent one... Might have to do something with the concept in the future...

I think you have caught what my problem with today was. "Part of life is being able to "get one's shit together" "... only when I first read it, I thought it said "get ONE shit together", and that itself was a job I was woefully unprepared for.

Bob G. said...

--Oh, I have a few OTHERS as "backup".
(always prepared here.)
---Yeah, I think that's an idea that has been LONG overdue (because of the innate ability of people to choose stupid over reason).
---Well that can often depend on how well you and your ALIMENTARY tract get along...LOL.
When you get the "Trotskys" though, ALL other priorities go down the crapper...LOL.

Thanks for stopping by today and commenting.
Much appreciated.

Stay safe up there, brother.