And the second of the two really nice days begins for us.
Yesterday was not bad in any way, shape or form. Today promises to be similar in nature.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us mostly sunny skies, lower temps, topping out in the mid 70s once again, and no precipitation of spoil the fun. Enjoy it while it lasts, folks.
Now, what say we all get ourselves some Friday Fortitude poured and parked close by as we see what's coming our way, shall we?
*** First out of the back yard, I don't know HOW the hell I forgot this, but back on 25 August was the TENTH ANNIVERSARY of this blog!!!
TEN frigging years already...wow, and I feel I've barely started.
If you want to read the FIRST post, check the archives for "In The Beginning"... August 25, 2006. Here's a link to make it easier:
Can't believe it's been THAT long so soon...Gotta be a timey-wimey sorta thing.
*** Next, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
SEPTEMBER 2 -
---It's NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPSICLE DAY
---It's also NATIONAL: V-J DAY
WW2. What else?)
---It's NATIONAL LAZY MOM'S DAY
EVERY day and EVERY "mom"...lol)
---And, it's NATIONAL COLLEGE COLORS DAY
*** And since it is the weekend, let's see what is taking place over the following 48 hours.
SEPTEMBER 3 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL TAILGATING DAY
---It's also NATIONAL WELSH RAREBIT DAY
---And, it's U.S. BOWLING LEAGUE DAY
SEPTEMBER 4 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL WILDLIFE DAY
---It's NATIONAL NEWSPAPER CARRIER DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL MACADAMIA NUT DAY
There you go then...enough things to keep one occupied (and not just on Wall St).
*** Next up, three people are arrested for running a drug house.
|Garcia Rosa Waudby|
Wow, police got a spigga, a nigga and a wigga in the SAME catch. Talk about your diversity.
See, stupidity knows NO ethnicity or color, does it?
USED to be a nice area.
The crime from the SE has got to go someplace, and there it is, infiltrating the SW side of town with vigor. Been saying this for YEARS, too.
*** Next, and in keeping with the "drug" theme, there's this editorial in the J-G:
IS up...alarmingly so, and yet, little progress has been made over the decades to beat this bane against society. And we're not just talking about the over-medicating of America, but mostly the street-pharm market.
Used to be that such drugs (in powder form) were cut (to stretch the profit-margin) with confectioner's sugar, flour, baking powder or even gypsum (from drywall). Not any longer. That was kid's stuff compared to the "other ingredients" found in today's curbside crap that's for sale.
Fentanyl is becoming widely popular, and in "straight-up" form can be deadly. It's a synthetic form of opioid. Prince found out.
A horse tranquilizer, also know as "special-K" is also used (when available).
TWO GRAINS of table salt. THAT is some potent shit.
In the last 3 weeks, emergency responders dealt with about THIRTY cases of overdoses...PER WEEK.
Yes, it's on our streets and in our neighborhoods. Could be as close as next door.
It's a sobering commentary on our society in general, and our city and county in particular.
*** Next, and to lighten things up, it's another chapter in "The Hobo Chronicles"...
Yesterday was great for hanging out with our furry buddy.
(maybe that's why he smells like sage...lol)
*** Last back to the patio...life is (still) full of choices.
I know I've made my share of wrong choices in life, but you manage to work through it, and hopefully do some "damage control" along the way to smooth things out (often with help "from on high").
No one is exempt from this, and those who think they are are lying to themselves (and you).
And why people choose to not make better choices HAS to be one of life's great mysteries.
There is not one facet of humanity that does not require a valid choice. The simplest of actions by people mandate that a choice be made, otherwise none of us would leave our homes...or even get out of bed.
That wouldn't work out well for a lot of us, would it?
WILL go out of their way to make bad choices, as evidenced by rising opioid use. And I'm not talking prescription abuse either. That can be a choice made BY others FOR others.
Perhaps the level of curiosity within the human species drives us to do what is forbidden.
WILL get us killed...if the liberals don't manage to do likewise with their dismantling of our nation and it's values and principles.
Now THAT is something to seriously think about over the Labor Day holiday.
(if we're not too busy partying hardy, that is)
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.