We're looking at a close copy here, but I heard the UV index will be around 9 (guess that's not cause for celebration, especially for the fair-skinned among us).
Our Hoosierland weather for today will have us with mostly fair skies, plenty of sun, and temps topping out around the 90-degree range. And yes, humidity continues to follow us like a "community cat"...lol.
So what say we get ourselves a nice refreshing drink, and see what has been going on elsewhere?
*** First out of the litterpan is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
AUGUST 2 -
---Today is NATIONAL COLORING BOOK DAY
INSIDE the lines)
---It's NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL NIGHT OUT DAY
*** Next up, and because it's a Tuesday, it's time to bring you all the shots fired and armed robbery calls (which include shootings) in our fair city, so we can PROVE to you, the people how much we're not being told by City Hall and the media when it comes to rising CRIME.
SHOTS FIRED / ARMED ROBBERY CALLS - 7/25 - 7/31
JULY 25 -
16F100550 01:07:37 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 FAIRFIELD AVE & DOWNING AVE
16F100564 02:01:31 113 SHOTS FIRED 1200 HUESTIS AVE
16F100609 05:40:03 53 ARMED ROB 4300 WALKERS RIDGE
JULY 26 -
16F101137 03:32:52 113 SHOTS FIRED 6200 CHADDSFORD DR
16F101574 22:52:38 113 SHOTS FIRED 3800 REED ST
16F101579 23:00:27 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 WALLACE ST E & MONROE ST S
16F101128 02:44:25 53 ARMED ROB 2700 WAYNEDALE BLVD
16F101142 04:30:37 53 ARMED ROB 2000 FOX AVE & TAYLOR ST
16F101572 22:53:03 53 ARMED ROB 600 ARCHER AVE
16F101541 22:01:01 58 SHOOTING 2800 LAFAYETTE ST S
JULY 27 -
16F101604 00:33:44 113 SHOTS FIRED 1500 CAPITOL AVE
16F101607 00:47:17 113 SHOTS FIRED 4500 COLONIAL AVE S
16F101645 04:27:47 113 SHOTS FIRED 2700 PENNSYLVANIA ST & ROY ST
16F102064 22:23:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 CALHOUN ST S
16F102088 23:17:32 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 MAPLE GROVE AVE E & SOUTHPARK
((NO armed robberies))
JULY 28 -
16F102124 01:11:14 113 SHOTS FIRED 1000 MCKINNIE AVE & SMITH ST
16F102145 02:40:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 900 LINCOLN AVE
16F102586 22:34:22 113 SHOTS FIRED 8300 BRIDGEWAY DR
16F102591 22:44:25 113 SHOTS FIRED 100 WILDWOOD AVE E
16F102348 14:43:22 53 ARMED ROB 4200 BUELL DR
16F102483 19:02:56 53 ARMED ROB 1900 FOX POINT TRL
16F102505 19:44:21 53 ARMED ROB 1900 GREENTREE CT
16F102533 20:45:45 53 ARMED ROB 2300 WARSAW ST
JULY 29 -
16F102701 05:33:34 113 SHOTS FIRED 3400 TIMBERHILL DR
16F103090 19:12:26 113 SHOTS FIRED 500 ARCHER AVE
16F103174 22:32:02 113 SHOTS FIRED 3700 WASHINGTON BLVD E
16F102648 01:16:19 53 ARMED ROB 900 COLISEUM BLVD E
JULY 30 -
16F103261 01:30:39 113 SHOTS FIRED 4700 BOWSER AVE
16F103286 03:47:20 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 BROADWAY & TAYLOR ST
16F103669 21:41:10 113 SHOTS FIRED 4200 WELLS ST & LIMA RD
16F103584 19:00:07 53 ARMED ROB 2200 REED ST & CREIGHTON AVE E
16F103269 01:50:58 58 SHOOTING 2200 RANDALLIA DR
JULY 31 -
16F103789 01:48:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 7700 WORTH DR
16F103820 03:24:41 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WARSAW ST
16F103998 14:35:42 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 SHERMAN BLVD
16F104085 18:16:28 113 SHOTS FIRED 12200 SR 14 W
16F104174 21:56:57 113 SHOTS FIRED 1900 HAZELWOOD AVE
*** And yes, there are still a couple MORONS who still have fireworks to bother others.
FIREWORKS CALLS 7/25 -7/31
JULY 25 -
16F101019 21:31:01 44FW 8500 SHORDON RD & LONG RD
JULY 26 -
16F101544 21:35:58 44FW 1800 WOODHAVEN DR
JULY 30 -
16F103574 18:22:11 44FW 4500 OLIVER ST
16F103688 22:07:58 44FW 1300 SPRING ST
*** Next up, there was a ANOTHER shooting last night. Here's the story link:
A person walked up to the house and began shooting, injuring someone inside.
|"I think the house will make a full recovery, Sarge."|
Police did not share any other information at the scene.
(hope we're going to drop this "blue-curtain" of silence now that we have a new FWPD chief).
*** Next up, Indiana made the top of another list.
Imagine that...our state leads the nation on PHARMACY ROBBERIES.
But wait, we've been working at it for a spell...
This story is from almost a YEAR ago...so, our ranking should come as NO surprise to anyone, right?
NEED a gun or other weapon...just pass a note or tell the pharmacist your intent and PRESTO...free prescrips!
And don't forget to smile for the security cameras.
*** Next up, more proof positive that our part of the ghettohood is anything but dull.
Used to have a nice neighbor at that house before they moved. Now, we get more of the government-sponsored crowd with the typical behaviors. Might have to call Animal Care and Control over this.
Oh, the male at that house carried one dog back, as the female had the other one by the collar until the male came back to get that one. The female went to the house where the boy ran to (no doubt to avoid a potential lawsuit or retaliation). Bunch of idiots...ALL of them.
NOT supposed to be (like the house across from us).
That stopped when people came by to mow the lawn there. These kids have NO sense of boundaries...at all, and are never supervised.
We need more short leashes - for the dogs AND for the kids.
*** Next, I came across this article that caught my automotive interest.
|Really wasn't a bad car - Pop-pop had one.|
But these cars might not seem as BAD as they were portrayed, while some were worse than we were led to believe.
And this was long before the Takata air-bag debacle or the VW emissions fudging.
In any case, it's nice to know that car makers haven't seen to change their stripes ALL that much over the decades.
*** Next, I mentioned yesterday about the action figures I grabbed on eBay, and I was doing some number crunching. The results were, shall we say..."enlightening".
The RETAIL prices for the 4 figures comes to about $300, and that's based on several online toy stores that specialize in figures not readily available in the states.
|To quote Tony Start (IM2 ): "I think I did okay..."|
*** Next up, I was out clipping some shrubs and grass yesterday when the unthinkable happened - the shears BROKE...!
The handle snapped right the hell off...completely. I was lucky the sharp edge didn't cut my hand, but there you go...no more clippers.
And, for $9, we got a pair made by a company called Bond (James Bond?)...and they have 5 positions for cutting.
Funny thing, the same pair at Wal-Mart was $14.86 (sorry, Laurie), and the B&D version was more than that.
They work great, and after a touch of WD-40 (to loosen things up), they're a lot smoother.
*** Next, more on what I will be calling "The Hobo Chroinicles"...
|"I lay claim to this house and the people therein."|
All I need do is place some food in a dish and that's about it.
When you go out, he's right there...craving attention. Amazing how anyone would turn this cat out and abandon him. Doesn't seem to have a feral bone in his body, but he does like "bird-watching"...lol.
And, somehow, I don't think we'll have any problems with field mice in the foreseeable future.
*** Last back to the water bowl...the more people I come in contact with, the more I like our critters.
Let's just way I've become very "selective" with whom I wish to share my life and times with.
When you stop to think about all the problems we have in the world, and how most all of them are brought about by PEOPLE, what I feel makes sense (to me, anyway).
Yet, I still believe in mankind...that perhaps it will manage to unleash the positive potential within, and seek to work together, rather than create division and strife.
Perhaps this belief is a dream, but it's a damn good one to hang onto.
We can always do better, and we certainly can always BECOME better.
Stay SAFE out there, America.