(can't come soon enough for me these days)
Still, aside from the heat and humidity, it's not a bad season.
Our Hoosierland weather fo today brings us mostly sunny skies, temps up around the mid-80s and no rain around.
Not the worst way to start a week, right?
So what say we get ourselves nice soothing morning drink, as we see what's going on elsewhere?
*** First out of the wardrobe is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 29 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHOP SUEY DAY
And that's all she wrote, kids.
*** Next up, we somehow managed to get through a weekend in Fort Wayne WITHOUT anyone getting shot (that was reported anyway). Astounding!
But, that doesn't mean that other cities had the weekend off when it comes to crime and death.
---They caught the perp that killed two nuns in Mississippi an here's the story:
Okay, so Rodney Earl Sanders, 46 confessed to the stabbing deaths, but is not telling police WHY he did it?
(he could easily be someone from Fort Wayne with that record). Interesting that he's from KOSCIUSKO, MS, too.
The nuns ran a clinic in the poverty-stricken area and devoted themselves to helping those truly in need.
I'm sure THEIR place with the Almighty is secure...as for Sanders?
*** Next up, and closer to home, three males have been arrested in connection of the shooting death of Alonna Allison. Here's what's known so far:
Somehow, I don't think those in custody WERE the shooters, but they could provide details as to who was, and that's why the names aren't released...just a wild guess. But, maybe they were.
*** Next , in spite of our governor's best efforts to suspend the migration, we (in Indiana) are STILL getting Syrian refugees.
Amazing that ANYONE who manages to get into our country, and is not a citizen gets to file LAWSUITS to overturn mandates designed to keep potential terrorists and criminals OUT, isn't it?
BEFORE they even get here, Guess they already have voter ID cards and drivers licenses too? Blame the leftards for this...they need to increase their voter block.
Here's a more "humane" way to deal with such illegalities against OUR country...DON'T BRING THEM HERE!
Why send people tens of thousands of miles away from THEIR homeland, put them in OUR states, cities and town, only to have them dictate how WE (Americans) need to treat them, as if OUR country was suddenly a mirror igmae of the one they left? I mean someone has to ask the hard questions, right?
JUST to satisfy the desires of those dropped into our laps. Same goes for all the illegals coming across our territorial borders OTHER than those airlifted here.
*** Next up, I usually don;t put anything in here regarding sports (we leave that to those that take an interest in them), but since I like to deal with facts and the laws we have, I thought I'd toss this out there.
TDs along the way.
But, he also had an unexcused absence from school the SAME day, and according to policy, whenever that occurs, the individual cannot participate in any sporting event ON that day...kinda odd, don'cha think?
COULD result in a forfeiture of the game where the participation happened, so that would harm Snider's record, right?
I'm just saying, if it WAS an UNEXCUSED absence, then Money should have sat it out, but if the absence was legally EXCUSED, then it would be okay to play that night.
You can't have it BOTH ways, folks, and I find it odd that this has gone unnoticed, if in fact, it has.
Maybe the state high school associations changed the rules and didn't tell anyone? I have no idea, but fair IS fair.
((It's said he returned to school for 7th period, so all is forgiven, I guess.))
*** Next up, Another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"The view is better up here."|
|"You're doing fine. Keep the mower moving."|
But she resorted to subterfuge (shaking a container of kibbles) and he came back to our yard posthaste!
|We're BOTH pooped out.|
Sometimes, you just cannot get the least bit angry with all that "cute".
*** Next, I had a pleasant surprise in the post Friday - the new Doctor Who "sonic" arrived.
|The new addition.|
It's every bit as cool as you would think (if you were a tried and true Whovian, that is).
It comes with 3 button batteries already in it, and yes, it does have FOUR distinct sounds and light effects.
Depending on which way you move the external button, you get either blue or green light with a sound effect. Move it one way TWICE (up or down) and you get another sound and light effect.
|Does everything they say it would...spot on!|
Even the sounds themselves are a bit LOUDER than previous models.
The overall look (great paint job/detailing) and feel of it is excellent, and is a really decent representation of the 12th doctor's new sonic screwdriver. Not too shabby at all.
*** Last back to the dresser...I am so glad to have hobbies.
A hobby has that calming effect on people, and why more people don't engage in positive types of them eludes me.
ANY age bracket and any financial state.
Hell, you can collect autumn leaves, because I have yet to see any TWO that were the same. And, it doesn't cost anything along the way.
I love the fact that I have been fortunate enough to take a liking to the hobbies I have. perhaps, I can thank my Dad for those, because he had his hobbies. He used to build (and fly) model airplanes, and we're not talking small one, either. He built planes with wingspans over 4 ft (and that was before the advent of radio-controlled flight).
And he always encouraged me to try different things, and when I found something I liked, to hang onto it, and pursue it. I built plastic models, collected comic books, played guitar, read voraciously, did my share of rail-fanning (pictures of trains), and collected other things that I liked (Trek, Who, Garfield, etc).
Hobbies serve to take up all that "empty time" that others use to do things they shouldn't do.
No idle minds around here, so the devil's gotta look for another playground, hmm?
Fellow bloggers also share their passions for their hobbies, and I find that as interesting as my own pursuits.
Face it, we're not all destined for greatness, or stardom, or wealth, or fame, but we can "shape" destiny a bit now and then, to suit our liking with whatever hobby we choose to participate in.
Such things teach us a lot about ourselves...and others along the way. Not a bad "side-benefit" from doing something we like, is sit? And perhaps we can help others to find what hobby they're looking for in that regard.
Sounds like the start of a plan for humanity, right?
Stay SAFE out there, America.