AND, the end of the month, not that it will seem like it.
It's got that "stuck for the last several days" kinda feel to it.
Well, we are still under the influence of that low-pressure area over the Midwest.
Our Hoosierland weather for today...check out any OTHER day this week...heh.
Same conditions prevail - temps into the mid-upper 60s, off and on rain throughout the day, possibility of a thunderstorm later on...told 'ya, it's like DEJA VU...all over again.
That doesn't mean we have to get the SAME drink to wet our whistle this morning, though. Feel free to change things up a bit as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First off the runway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
SEPTEMBER 30 -
---Today is NATIONAL CHEWING GUM DAY
---It's NATIONAL MUD PACK DAY
---It's also NATIONAL HOT MULLED CIDER DAY
---It's NATIONAL GAY MEN'S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
*** Now, since tomorrow begins a brand new month, I'll hold off on the monthly and weekly observances until MONDAY, so make a note. We will however provide this weekend's "activities" over the next 48 hours.
OCTOBER 1 -
---Saturday is NATIONAL GHOST HUNTING DAY
---It's NATIONAL FIRE PUP DAY
---And, it's NATIONAL HOMEMADE COOKIES DAY
OCTOBER 2 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL CUSTODIAL WORKERS RECOGNITION DAY
---It's also NATIONAL NAME YOUR CAR DAY
SILVER STREAK and I have the BATMOBILE)
---And, it's NATIONAL FRIED SCALLOPS DAY
REALLY go for some of THOSE)
There we go then...plenty to do is you';re NOT busy running in the Fort 4 Fitness marathons in our city this weekend. Remember to observe wisely and always have a designated cohort.
*** Next up, and speaking of the Fort 4 Fitness run, this always seems to present a "challenge" when Wifey and I head out to the grocery.
FWPD tends to block off Calhoun St, and that makes it a lot more difficult to go WEST and get to the Bluffton rd Kroger.
STILL prefer to NOT be accosted, mugged or carjacked, so we take ourselves out of such opportunities for the riff-raff and assorted aborigines.
We'll see how it goes on the morrow.
*** Next up, more on that mother that killed her two kids earlier this week:
KNOW that crap can cause some SERIOUS behavior problems, right?
She was also no stranger to police which begs the question:
WHY the hell was she still mainstreamed with the rest of the populace?
This kind of thing REALLY tends to piss me off, because in times past, we had facilities for such people to not only get help (if that would indeed cure their particular problem) but also to keep them out of the regular population.
If neurological damage (chemically-induced or otherwise) was that severe so as to cause homicidal or even suicidal behavior, we would have them COMMITTED to an asylum and get them fitted for those nice jackets that buckle in the back and have extra LONG sleeves. Very stylish.
But being as we're such a more "empathetic" society and want all the "feel good" things for everyone (at the expense of others, obviously), we allow them to remain in the general citizenry...
COULD have been prevented with someone stepping the hell in and doing something other than nothing.
When WILL we learn?
*** Next, and if the advent of Halloween isn't enough to frighten people (along with all the crime on the SOUTH side of the city), we now have to worry about some scary clowns.
|Definitely NOT a Jehovah's Witness. They come in PAIRS.|
|And some police are ARRESTING these sickos!|
Here's the story about the "sighting" in Fort Wayne:
|Some kids carry GUNS in the ghettohood.|
|FWPD will be looking for these clowns.|
Hey, I used to like clowns...like Emmett Kelly and even Bozo. We had Happy the Clown back on Philly, too.
Hell, even Red Skelton had one character (Freddy the Freeloader) that was clown-like...not the least bit scary (but very funny).
Red's dad was a Hagerback Wallace circus clown, in fact.
And Red had a fantastic clown art collection (he painted them himself).
Not a single thing scary about ANY of that...at all.
This kind of action is making the pastime of being a REAL clown hard at best, Shriners are pulling clowns out of parades due to this stuff. Definitely not cool.
*** Next up, time for another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|"What can I get into today?"|
And I only wish I had someone else with a camera for what took place.
So, I'm out in the back yard, looking for dandelions I can pull (they love to sprout when it's wet outside), and I'm bent over with a knife, removing them, when out of the corner of my eye I see a white and gray blur coming at me.
In less than a second later...I had a cat ON MY BACK!
|"Hey, that back looked like a place to perch."|
And Hobo STAYED there, and I was still bent over...couldn't really walk that way. I tried.
He was up there for a good 20-30 seconds, before I started to stand up and he jumped off.
That would have been a great picture, had a third party been there to capture it.
|"Next time...have someone to take the picture."|
*** Last back to the hangar...I'm not making any bets on NO shootings in our city for the weekend.
|Let's try for NONE for a change.|
It's like these locals wait all week JUST so they can shoot someone over a weekend...like some of them have a job to go to all week, or something.
This is a disturbing trend and one which regular citizens need to be on guard for.
I tend to be of the persuasion that "as long as they shoot each other, that's a good thing".
(Fewer problems on our streets, right?)
|Just say NO.|
Taking a life or destroying the property of people you don't even know speaks volumes as to the amount of brain cells you have functioning at any given time, and also says a lot as to how well you didn't behave in school.
If you're going to become a problem OF society, then it might just have to fall upon the shoulders of that society to take your sorry ass the hell down, and perhaps not waiting for the justice system to get off it's ass and attempt to do something. We call that natural justice, and it tends to work more efficiently and effectively than the red-taped bureaucracy we have in place that tends to protect the criminal and not the victims.
That will serve the public much better and protect a lot more innocent people in the process. Let that serve as a warning to those who cannot...or will not be part of a normal society.
Maybe we can then breathe a collective sigh of relief, but not before.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
We'll see 'ya all next month.