(must be the rain...and the semi-quiet that comes with it for us down here.
Now, I will confess that it's nice to go outside before the sun comes up and NOT feel as though it's mid-afternoon with the temperatures.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us with partly to mostly cloudy skies, a fairly good chance at some scattered rain showers, and temps reaching into the low 80s. And yes, some places have morning fog, so my guess is that humidity will prominently figure into this day, especially with any rain we get.
So, let's get that morning drink poured as we see what's been going down elsewhere...
*** First out of the history book is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations."
EDMUND BURKE (12 January 1729 – 9 July 1797), and here is his WIKI:
Burke was an Irish statesman, born in Dublin, as well as an orator, author, theorist, and philosopher.
He served as a member of parliament in the House of Commons (after moving to London), with the Whig party.
He's most remembered for his support of the cause of the American Revolution. But he is also noted for his Catholic emancipation, and the impeachment of Warren Hastings of the East India Company, and for his later objections to the French revolution.
Today, he is regarded as the founder of modern day conservatism.
If you haven't already done so, take the time to read the WIKI and learn about someone who thought this nation worthy of praise, and that it's founding government was to be admired.
*** Next, it's time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 18 -
---Today is NATIONAL FAJITA DAY
MEXICAN "national" day?
---It's also NATIONAL MAIL ORDER CATALOG DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY
ALWAYS a wonderful day for pie)
*** Next up, I know those of you interested in events in Fort Wayne have read that CURFEW story, so all I will add to that is "WHAT THE HELL TOOK SO DAMN LONG???"
A shame we have to get to this point, but crime tends to do that to societies.
*** Next up, had some other crime happening (by older idiots).
The perp entered the store with a gun, and got away with an undetermined amount of cash.
The store video should help on this one, when the police release it to the public (unless something went awry).
A detailed description of the suspect was not available (bets on the blackness of the perp).
The investigation is ongoing.
---And another shooting on the (take a wild guess)...SOUTHEAST side.
Police found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was initially listed as serious, but has been upgraded to fair condition. It's unclear if the man shot himself or was shot by another person.
( I know I've better things to do at 10 PM that shoot myself)
A nearby resident told the news crew that there have been lots of gunshots in that area for the last several days. Big surprise...NOT!
No arrests or suspects at this time.
*** Next, let's shift gears and say something less bad about our fair city.
|At least they're NOT dumping trash.|
|Up one side...|
One truck came by and sprayed some sort of tar-like mixture on the street. Then a steamroller came by and ran over it. And that was about it...bing, bang, boom.
|...And down the other.|
It's not a permanent fix, and I'm sure when winter hits, the shift in temps will have a lot to say about the quality of the work done yesterday. We shall see.
*** Next up, time to shift gears again with another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"Them's good eats, Bob."|
I will wash it this weekend, so it doesn't smell like damp cat...lol.
And no squirrels were stopping by...kinda odd.
|"After that meal, I gotta rest."|
(and I think Hobo has something to do with that as well.)
*** Next, we are fast approaching another year "millstone" in my life, and I noticed that in this week's Kroger flyer, they had the chocolate fudge icing cake ON SALE.
WIFE money when it comes to my birthday...LOL.
(how many hubbys do that?)
---But the really big news (for me, anyway), is something I found online (where else?).
I knew they would eventually come out with one, and now...there it is.
|I was "Hell Bent" on getting one...LOL.|
Now, you know me...I never pay retail (like at the BBC website) when I can land a bargain.
(which is easier than landing a TARDIS)
|This is the coolest one yet.|
Better a late birthday gift (for myself) than none at all, hmm?
*** Last back to the library stacks, it's been said that "He who dies with the most toys wins".
MOST...and I don't have the "best", but I have what I like and find interesting as well as cool. It's like anything one collects. There has to be a level of passion involved.
The same can be said of ANYTHING we choose to do in life.
(and some think passionias reserved solely for the realm of LOVE...silly them!)
I've collected stamps (got expensive for the rare ones), coins (ditto there, but I do have some rare ones), and trading cards (too many to collect every stinking year).
With most things in our life, we have to learn to become SELECTIVE, and that even goes for people we choose to befriend.
I've been both fortunate and blessed with my choices in that regard. I can also say that when it comes to collectibles, I've been similarly fortunate.
|There are always more coins|
I don't fret such things. Any collections of mine are more representative of my life, rather than the collectibles themselves.
|Part of my collection and my life.|
And, since every one of us IS unique in the universe, it's only fair to pursue that uniqueness in all facets in our lives, no matter how trivial others may think them to be.
It's better than following the beat of a drum carried by others, does it not?
Stay SAFE out there, America.