(didn't think we'd make it, hmm?)
Consider this the homestretch of summer.
After this month, it's back to getting ready to rake leaves, watching plants die, kids heading back in school, and preparing to bitch about the cold weather. Seems we can never win...lol.
Our Hoosierland weather is mostly fair today, with rising humidity and a high up to around 86 degrees.
No rain to speak of today (gotta haul out the watering can, I guess)
So, let's get the show on the road as we all have ourselves a nice refreshing drink...
*** First off of the balcony is our monthly salute to all the national commemorative and celebratory goings-on.
National Crayon Collection Month
Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
National Peach Month
National Water Quality Month
|This is a job for Captain Obvious!|
National Picnic Month
National Cleanse Your Skin Week – Aug 1-7
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature
August 1 -
---Today is NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREME PIE DAY
---It's NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY
MY former girlfriends...got it)
---It's also NATIONAL MINORITY DONOR AWARENESS DAY
---And, it's RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY
*** Next, we just HAD to have another SE side shooting (or two) over the weekend, didn't we?
The victim, who had been shot multiple times, was (again) taken to hospital in critical condition, but police determined the location of the shooting to be the 4700 block of Bowser Ave.
*** And, we may be (finally) looking at homicide number 20 (?) as a shooting on the NORTHEAST side leaves one person dead.
The victim was found in an alley in the area, but no explanation given as to why the FWPD was called to the scene. There is no report of shots fired or a body found in the story. Someone's keeping a lid on this one.
Well, the SE crime has got to go somewhere, right?
(Update: - Sorry kids, it was a SUICIDE. Still at 19 homicides and holding - for the time being))
*** Next, and speaking of crime, today is the day we get a NEW FWPD CHIEF sworn in.
HE can make the changes by lessening the crime we face down here a helluva lot better than Garry Hamilton didn't seem to be able to do.
BROKEN WINDOW THEORY works and don't hesitate to put into action down on the SE side. You just might enjoy the benefit ALL the law-abiding residents get with an outcome showing a downward trend in crime...IF you follow it, and don't allow fringe groups to dictate policy to you and yours..
*** Next, we've been a little on the "scant" side when it comes to birds and squirrels...simply because the "Fortress" has been somewhat adopted by our little visitor, Hobo.
|"Fast service, good food, nice ambiance...I give it 4 stars."|
Sunday was his day to spend a couple HOURS with us. Needless to say, the avian population could only watch from a secure distance. But, the cat is very playful, and then takes time to lounge on our patio table.
|"You know I'm cute...c'mon, admit it."|
|"I hereby adopt this patio and those who own it."|
IN FRONT OF ME (no way to get a picture THAT close). That was too cool.
This all takes place between 0800 hrs and 1000 hrs. After that, the locals start getting up and well, there goes the neighborhood (again).
Looks like we've got another mouth to feed...lol. S'ok.
We do what we can whenever we can.
*** Next, time for another installment of "What the hell has Bob bought on eBay THIS time?"
Well, I FINALLY got the last figure I've been chasing (for the last several months).
Iron Man Mark VII figure (from the Avengers movie), and it's every bit as good as the others.
Don't think I'll start my own action figure "civil war", however.
This is not something a child would play with, but given that at my age, I still possess childlike qualities (when required) it works for me...lol. Excelsior!
*** Next up, I've been watching that AMC show PREACHER this season, and I have to say that the premise is pretty good, even if the language is a bit on the rough side (hey, it's how people really talk).
Dominic Cooper stars (played Howard Stark in Captain America - The First Avenger), and he does a great job with American language, considering hes a BRIT. Puts a whole new slant on the word GENESIS, too.
(think of a being that possesses the powers of both the good and bad angelic forces...kinda cool). And if the human part of the conjoined being has a proper knowledge OF good and evil, think of the possibilities.
The season finale was very good and opens the chance for an even wilder 2nd season.
*** Next, and speaking of Brits, I noticed that this past Saturday night on our local PBS station, they aired one of the old Tom Baker Doctor Who series (The Deadly Assassin).
This a good episode if you want to see behind the scenes with the Council of Timelords on Gallifrey.
And this week they are showing another (starts around 9 or 9:30 PM our time). I hope this is a trend, because back in Philly, we had DW every night on PBS (serialized versions) and they showed an episode in it's entirety on Saturdays. Lord knows when BBC America will re-air their new series of DW (wish they would - going through withdrawal here). But, I do have some DVDs to hold me over.
*** Next, Trump's getting his ass in a sling again, and he fell right into the progressive's trap.
That was TOO predictable.
|Open mouth, insert foot. An OOPS moment.|
And the libtards took that and ran with it all the way into the end-zone.
The lefties have had PLENTY of time to hone such a skill when it comes to basing others...that's ALL they do (instead of the jobs they're hired for), AND, they are also patient, and will wait for that "right opportunity" to surface. Trump handed this one to them...on a silver platter.
And a candidate too busy back-peddling on everything he might say won;t ahve the time to devote to the REAL issues and solutions for this country.
That paves the way for another progressive to sit in the damn Oval Office. And we sure don't want THAT, right?
*** Almost forgot - today marks the 28th year of Rush Limbaugh and the EIB network.
|Twenty-Eight years of confounding the left!|
*** Last back to the orchestra pit...some folks are too easy to predict.
And, it's up to all of us to figure that one out.
Humans are basically creatures of "habit" for the most part.
We seem to acquire that from animals we find lower on the "totem pole" of creation.
But, there is ONE, obvious distinction between us and them - they act upon INSTINCT.
We have free will and choice...not that some people ever notice that.
So, when something (or someone) comes along and seeks to deny us the FREE part of will and choice, we tend to not take too kindly for such a slight.
Thing is, these days, we're seeing push-back for more slights than anything else.
The least little thing sets people off, hence all this "micro-aggression" we see.
LOT more important things to ponder and to act upon in life.
Still, there is that "habitual" aspect of humanity.
And some habits are very hard to break.
Best thing to do is steer clear of the BAD ones, and take a bit more time to get us some GOOD ones.
When we do that, more possibilities open up for us all.
Stay SAFE out there, America.