21 June 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
It also boils lobsters at 20 paces.
Sure was one screwy-ass day in the Heartland, weather-wise, wasn't it?
Those streetlights got a workout because it would get dark, then light and then darker again.
Most of the storms pased north of the "Fortress", so no worries there.
We did get out share of rain, and right after Wifey and I watered the plants and flowers in the morning. (figures)
We do get a break from the heat and humidity today, however.
Our Hoosierland weather will have us enjoying clearer skies and temps reaching to around 82 degrees.
More storms move in tomorrow, so we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
In the meantime, let's get ourselves a nice cup or glass of bliss as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the sleeping bag is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
June 21 - 
(nah, at my age, I think I'll pass on that one)
(believe it or not, that daylight IS getting shorter now)
(not to be confused with Peaches and Herb)
---It's also OUR ANNIVERSARY - Number 19 and counting...
(funny, seems a LOT longer...lol)
Got something planned, and sure to break up the banality of living among the aboriginal refuse of society. (my, he has a way with words)
Wifey gets the "two-fer" this week every year, because her birthday is Saturday (how convenient).
*** Next up, and because the local media sources never want us to know how BAD things are getting, we bring you all the shots fired and armed robbery calls in Fort Wayne  for last week:
I also sense...anniversary...
JUNE 13 -
16F078894 02:14:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 LAFAYETTE ST S & MCKINNIE AVE
16F078896 02:16:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 2400 FAIRWOOD DR
16F078904 03:11:03 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 STARDALE DR & TURTLE CREEK DR
16F079033 11:46:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 TAYLOR ST
16F079272 19:01:13 113 SHOTS FIRED 5500 PLAZA DR
16F079387 23:10:58 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 CLINTON ST S
16F078929 06:23:37 53 ARMED ROB 1900 CHARTWELL DR
16F078940 07:26:01 53 ARMED ROB 1300 FAYETTE DR
16F079339 21:46:51 53 ARMED ROB 400 JEFFERSON BLVD E & CLAY ST
JUNE 14 -
16F079493 08:10:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 8100 WELSCH DR
16F079759 18:17:59 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 BROOKLYN AVE & NUTTMAN AVE
16F079869 22:07:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 SPATZ AVE
16F079888 22:54:29 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 DREXEL AVE
16F079866 22:01:16 53 ARMED ROB 1900 LAFAYETTE ST S
16F079579 12:07:39 58 SHOOTING 4500 ANTHONY WAYNE DR SW
JUNE 15 -
16F079944 02:03:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 DREXEL AVE
16F079950 02:47:49 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 DECATUR RD
16F080317 19:15:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 6000 BUNT DR
16F080341 20:23:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 PORTAGE BLVD
16F079953 04:15:15 53 ARMED ROB 5700 BLUFFTON RD
16F080191 15:34:45 58 SHOOTING 7900 JEFFERSON BLVD W
16F080225 16:21:12 58 SHOOTING 4100 AVONDALE DR & BAXTER ST
JUNE 16 -
16F080890 22:17:36 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 BARR ST S
16F080900 22:34:43 113 SHOTS FIRED 3900 BARR ST S
16F080898 22:37:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 LYNN AVE & CALIFORNIA AVE
((NO armed robberies))
JUNE 17-
16F080957 02:43:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 CAPITOL AVE & PLAZA DR
16F080959 02:49:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 1800 ALABAMA AVE
16F081374 22:56:18 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 FELICIAN ST
16F081377 23:00:07 113 SHOTS FIRED 3100 WELLS ST
16F081009 08:39:03 58 SHOOTING 2500 DUPONT RD E
((NO armed robberies))
JUNE 18 -
16F081469 02:46:33 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 BOWSER AVE
16F081492 04:15:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 ABBOTT ST
16F081523 06:51:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 REED ST
16F081556 09:34:11 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 MAIN ST W
16F081927 22:12:04 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 LILLIE ST
16F081933 22:30:53 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 LINCOLN AVE
16F081935 22:32:51 113 SHOTS FIRED 7400 ROSE ANN PKWY
16F081966 23:22:44 58 SHOOTING 2900 DREXEL AVE
((NO armed robberies))
JUNE 19 - 
16F081987 00:09:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 MAYWOOD CIR & DONNA DR
16F082003 00:46:23 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 PAULDING RD E
16F082010 01:08:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 7600 LIMA RD & GROVE DR
16F082025 01:38:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 HOAGLAND AVE & BUTLER ST W
16F082068 03:18:30 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 WAYNE ST E
16F082426 22:46:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 6400 ROXANNE DR
16F082213 14:30:03 53 ARMED ROB 700 WASHINGTON CENTER RD W
*** And we can't forget all the goofballs setting off illegally loud fireworks, can we?
And that's just for THIS week.
JUNE 13 -
16F079388 23:01:22 44FW 3300 REED ST
JUNE 14 -
16F079880 22:29:06 44FW 1700 DUPONT RD W & LIMA RD
JUNE 15 -
16F080311 19:06:06 44FW 1700 TRINITY BLVD & NORTHHIGHLANDS
16F080379 21:55:16 44FW 2000 ALABAMA AVE
16F080388 22:15:19 44FW 3900 NEWPORT AVE
JUNE 16 -
16F080422 00:22:27 44FW 600 STATE BLVD E & PARNELL AVE
16F080464 03:51:15 44FW 1400 SINCLAIR ST
16F080711 16:25:06 44FW 10700 SHEFFIELD WAY
16F080919 23:31:44 44FW 1400 CLINTON ST N & FOURTH ST E
16F080926 23:57:32 44FW 4200 CALHOUN ST S & MCKINNIE AVE
JUNE 17 - 
16F081138 14:43:20 44FW 6600 KOESTER DR
16F081340 21:51:28 44FW 200 CUTLER RUN
16F081341 22:02:01 44FW 1400 THIRD ST
16F081358 22:24:25 44FW 2000 OAKLEY ST
16F081365 22:40:48 44FW 3500 FERNDALE DR
16F081380 22:55:55 44FW 3500 TIMBERHILL DR
JUNE 18 - 
16F081753 16:23:56 44FW 900 NUTTMAN AVE
16F081907 21:08:46 44FW 4000 KIMMEL DR & SHERIDAN CT
16F081909 21:10:15 44FW 1000 LEXINGTON AVE & BEAVER AVE
16F081906 21:22:57 44FW 1300 FOSTER PKWY W
16F081936 21:41:56 44FW 5300 WELSH GLEN RUN
16F081917 22:00:29 44FW 3700 SANDPOINT RD & ARDMORE AVE
16F081931 22:19:20 44FW 2400 CALIFORNIA AVE
JUNE 19 - 
16F081990 00:20:04 44FW 2100 LAKEWOOD DR
16F082049 02:32:21 44FW 10700 BRANDYWINE DR
16F082055 02:41:18 44FW 900 NUTTMAN AVE
16F082323 19:06:50 44FW 8500 BREMEN WAY
16F082346 19:41:36 44FW 1300 FRANKLIN AVE & THIRD ST
16F082374 20:46:28 44FW 5300 WELSH GLEN RUN
16F082403 21:44:06 44FW 5000 WEBSTER ST
16F082409 22:07:36 44FW 10600 TRADERS CT
16F082452 23:43:01 44FW 1600 REED RD
*** Next up, yesterday the Summer Solstice arrived, in case you were wondering what that screeching-crashing noise was outside your abode.
At least it didn't arrive in a hail of gunshots or fireworks.
We are now officially at Summertime (cue up some Mungo Jerry...heh!)
*** Next up, and speaking of GUNSHOTS, we have more shootings to bring to your attention.
Here's one story link:
---Now, this first shooting took place yesterday around 1700 hrs in the 3500 block of Weisser Park Ave. where police responded to a shots fired call and found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to the hip as well as shell casings in an alley between Hanna St. and Weisser Park Ave. He was transported to hospital in fair condition.
---The second shooting took place several minutes later in the 4700 block of Holton Ave.
There police found a person who had been shot and they were taken to hospital in fair condition.
West of the Weisser Park scene there was a car with it's back window shot out.
It's not known if the shootings are related.
I'll take a wild guess and say we have someone riding around and shooting randomly at anyone outside.
What's needed is a vehicle description, because someone seems to be mobile.
Here's a thought - dump a LOT of officers in the area and BLANKET that part of town with blue uniforms. And be sure to check ALL the alleys too - something officers routinely USED to do about 10 years ago, but have since stopped for some odd reason.
---The LATEST shooting took place this morning around 0420 hrs.
Here's the story link (not much known at this time):
This took place in the 5200 block of Lillie St (near Fairfax). One person found in the street there, taken to hospital in critical condition. Two cars and a pickup truck nearby were also hit by gunfire.
Someone needs a lower aperture setting.
In all these incidents, no suspects, no witnesses and obviously, no arrests.
((Editor's Update - 1330 hrs - The male, listed as a 14-year old, has died, making this HOMICIDE NUMBER 15 for the year.))
It seems to me that we've got someone who knows where the police are NOT, and is trying to instill a sense of terror to residents in these areas, and, for the most part, isn't doing a bad job so far.
Love to see some folks shoot the hell back and possibly off this perp, before this escalates any further.
THIS is the kind of criminal activity that gives gun-control jerkoffs the "ammunition" (pun intended) they need to keep their anti-gun agenda alive. But, it's not about GUN control, though.
It's about a sub-culture that seemingly needs it's own "reboot" (or a boot in the ass) to get it's sh*t together.
*** Last back to the pup-tent...there are many sayings attributable to spending time with the person you hitched your star to, that's for sure.
The best description of that time would have to be one that refers to a certain level of familiarity.
Now, in our case, familiarity does NOT breed contempt - couldn't be farther from the truth, in fact.
I will say that the Biblical reference to a "help-mate" is one of the best calls here.
We have helped one another in many ways, and that seems to be more a rarity these days than in times past.
I might go so far as to say we've been a "balm" to each other through the years.
That's not to say that voices were never raised in our house, but (for me), it always comes back to something my parents used to say to me: "Never go to bed angry at one another".
Have to confess that's worked more times than I care to count.
In some ways, Wifey and I are opposites, but not to the level where it gets in the way.
-She graduated college - I dropped out.
-She was an honor student - I was a B+ student.
-I acted in my school musical and sang in our choir - she was on her debate team.
And then there are the "subtle" differences...
-I know how to leave the toilet seat DOWN - she leaves empty toilet paper rolls for me...LOL.
-She watches Bravo channel a lot - I watch BBC America, Sci-Fi, and Disney XD.
Wifey's #1 classroom rule.
-I do housework, and am no less manly in doing so.
-She teaches the fertile minds of America.
-We both enjoy gardening and the critters that stop by.
-I cook using the stove and oven - she cooks using the phone or car...LOL
Yeah, it's a study in both differences AND similarities.
We compliment each other without ever sacrificing our individuality.
And while we do depend on one another, we are never CO-dependent...that's a biggie.
I guess that's about as good a life-partner as one could hope (or ask) for.
May we all be as blessed and as fortunate.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

"Wifey gets the "two-fer" this week every year, because her birthday is Saturday (how convenient)." Well, now you know one of those questions you should ask before getting married, no?

I have been trying to talk sense to some FB commenters about the shooting you'll feature tomorrow (sorry, I peeked), and sad to say even the pointing out that the victims of these crimes are mostly black is enough to send the PC police down on you. I have had, among other epithets directed my way, been told, "Go stand in the corner", and "Your comment is stupid." Of course, my follow-up comment will get them to think for a moment- assuming they think at all. (Of course I covered that eventuality with, "...instead of wasting time thinking up insults to use on anyone who doesn't march in lockstep with you...")

I'm loving your description of your marriage, but I just hit the part about "fertile minds of America, " and I think someone out there has added a bit too much organic fertilizer to the mix...

Bob G. said...

---Yeah, I'll remember that NEXT time that happens...LMAO!!!
---Oh, God yes...don't even MENTION the FACTUAL account OF these shootings. Heaven forbid!!! That warrants a "scarlet letter"
Good for you for standing your ground.
It's like that line about NOT running away from a fight in Captain America - The First Avenger. Very appropriate. I'll probably include it tomnorrow.
---LOL...I was SO tempted to add something along those lines to that...manure-related, of course.
(great minds time...heh)

---I kinda look at our marriage like I saw my parents...not hard to emulate if you observed carefully.
Nothing wrong with decent role models, I always say.

Hey, thanks for stopping by and commenting today.
You stay safe up there, brother.