Gonna be feeling some heat through Sunday around our neck o' the woods.
The Hoosierland weather forecast has little relief in sight until late weekend.
We can expect partly sunny skies, temps to hit the 90-degree mark, with a heat index that will make it feel like we're into TRIPLE digits. A great day to go jogging...NOT!
And we'll also have lots of humidity, too. Again, if you have anything to do outside, get it done early, then stay inside and take it easy.
So, what say we jump-start the hydration process and get ourselves a nice refreshing drink as we see what's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the sauna is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. "
ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.), and I apologize if I confused anyone (Chris) while commenting. I said A.D. and meant PRE A.D. (as in B.C.) Sorry about that, chief.
Ari was a Greek philosopher and scientist (damn fine at both, too) and here is his WIKI:
Let's just say the WIKI is rather comprehensive about the works of his that survived time.
You will find out a lot about his take on logic and psychology.
It was he who coined the "four causes" or what we term as causality.
They are material, formal, efficient and final.
I will leave it up to all of you to delve further into his life and works, as it's a pretty interesting read.
(there may be a quiz later.,..lol)
*** Next, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 21 -
---Today is NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY
ALL of that is part of the WIC and SNAP programs for the welfare crowd)
---And, it's GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY
MY best customer)
*** Next up, I had to tune in to the RNC last evening, and was slightly bummed out by Ted Cruz, as I DID expect him to "endorse" the republican nominee for president.
BIG deal of this (like Melania's speech) and decrying Cruz for NOT endorsing Trump. I say let it go.
PLEDGE (as did all the nominees in the beginning) to SUPPORT whoever was the nominee, and that would be that.
Kinda like an unendorsed endorsement. There were times during his speech when you could hear a pin drop. He ran the gamut from cheers to jeers, but he DID stick to his principles. Nothing at all wrong with that.
Cruz did say to "vote your conscience", and to me, all those in attendance would appear to do so when the time comes...no "real" problem there. Another mountain being made from a mole hill (imho).
I DID enjoy Gov Pence's speech, as well as Gingrich's. Both were powerful in presentation.
As well they should.
*** Next up, ANOTHER attempt at unification both within and without the black community on Fort Wayne.
Here's the story:
All I see these days is initiative after initiative.
I want to see the AVENGERS INITIATIVE put into place here.
(we could use that crew down HERE on the SE side...lol)
If it's not some committee, it's a task force, or program, or some other form of plan or initiative...
And nothing ever seems to change for the better.
We've seen this before with community plans, policing, business incentives...you name it.
The programs ALREADY in place are so similar to this "new" one, in fact.
You're not going to fix the criminals (or problems) that easy, and certainly not going to be able to hold black men to the level of accountability you WANT (or expect) to hold them to. That's the problem right there.
But, as long as you're not going to reach into our pockets to try this, give it a shot.
Toss enough crap at a wall and SOME of it is bound to stick, right?
*** Next, I'll bet you're wondering "What the hell has Bob bought on eBay THIS month?"
(glad you asked...lol)
Got it for UNDER $5 too (with shipping). They've been selling for $8 and up.
THOR action figure (same company as that Spider Man figure I got a while back). Got this one for UNDER $8 (they're trending close to $25!)
Looks a lot like Chris Hemsworth, too, and lots of articulation points.
Looks good and works fine.
Still awaiting a couple other things that the USPS has not managed to lose as of yet (crosses fingers).
And, I did get refunds for previous items NOT received...thanks, eBay. Wasn't my fault anyway.
*** Next, I went to put the trash-bins out this morning, and heard a cat meowing in a rather plaintive mood (you know this stuff after a while), so I looked all around the ground near our garage, not knowing what I would find (hope it wasn't mom giving birth). Well, I could NOT find that cat, so after placing the bins, I came back and still heard the meows.
But, there was NO cat around the garage or in the flower beds.
Then, I looked UP for some reason...
ROOF of the garage was a cute little mixed color cat who was meowing at me like it wanted to get down.
My thought was how the hell did you get UP there?
I held up a thick branch for it to climb down (nope, too scared), so as I thought of HOW to get the cat down, I went inside to get my camera (it was starting to get light outside).
When I came out, the cat was GONE. I checked the roof from the ground and no cat at all.
Hope the little bugger didn't burn up a life getting down. I figured it came down the tree alongside the garage (same way it must have gotten up), but it was nowhere to be found. Got away clean and no pictures (damn).
Clover, who used to frequent our patio daily, and eat some of the bird's seed. I miss that little guy lounging on the grass when it was hot last year.
But, at least a couple squirrels still have been coming by for eats (even in the heat).
"Tweak" (because he's so damn skittish) stops by and eats under the patio table. Can't get him any closer (yet). And he comes by around the time we have dinner (about 5 PM). He should be in a tree, grabbing some shade, considering he's wearing a damn fur coat in late JULY!
|Squirt comes a little closer.|
|One of several of our titmouse pals.|
|And one of a pair of nuthatches, too.|
Yes, we're never at a loss for "patio pals".
*** Last back to the hothouse...I can understand why the wildlife roams about near the "Fortress".
What bothers me, is how people can allow cats and dogs to get out and become feral foragers.
|Our pets touch our lives...even while they sleep.|
Others just look at their pets as something to toss out whenever they grow tired of them, and that's just not right.
But, it is a way to see how these people treat their children (not much better).
TO that pet (whatever it might be) as it will look to YOU for it's food, water and shelter. That's ALL they ask for, and in return, provide something that is lacking in humankind - unconditional love.
Sure, they might act up and you have to chastise them, but that happens with all of us.
And, more importantly, the manner in which you bring up a pet, will determine how it acts when it gets older.
Wow, that's just like children in many ways, except I don't have to send my cat to school, buy him a car, or worry about him doing drugs and making a female pregnant through unprotected sex.
People treat pets in similar ways that they treat children, or even other adults.
We would all become wiser for paying attention to what animals can tell us...and without saying one single word.
That wouldn't be a bad thing for humanity to hang it's hat on, would it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.