I could swear (because I know all the words) that we were just here on Friday.
In any event, and no matter how time managed to rearrange itself, we shall press onward.
Our Hoosierland weather for today begins with nice cool temps in the mid-50s, but will once again rise to around 83 degrees by late afternoon. No chance of rain, as we will enjoy mostly sunny skies.
Sure beats rain on a Monday, doesn't it?
So, let's get that drink of the day poured, and make it a good one, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the linen closet is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
SEPTEMBER 19 -
---Today is NATIONAL BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING DAY
---And, it's TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
ARRGGHHHH...how could we EVER forget this one?)
*** Next up, and as is becoming the case in Fort Wayne, we had another SHOOTING over the weekend, and I'll give you THREE guesses where it occurred (and th first two don't count)...
Now, if you guessed this took place on the SOUTHEAST SIDE of the city, you get a gold star!
(given the majority of minorities there, don't they all?)
Police were initially called to the 3000 block of Plaza Drive around 0311 hrs. for a report of a woman being shot and driving herself to hospital. At 0323 hrs, the victim called 911 and said she was taking herself to hospital.
The victim did report that she was originally shot in the 4600 block of Oliver St.
After the woman arrived at hospital, she provided few details about the shooting (that sounds typical), but investigators believe the shooting to be a result of (another) domestic dispute.
The woman was transported to another hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.
The incident remains under investigation and police have not released any suspect information.
Okay, so a woman places her life in major jeopardy, rather than get treated by the EMTs in an ambulance.
How effed up is THAT person? Suppose she passed out while behind the damn wheel of her vehicle? Could have been a lot worse, and maybe injured others as a result.
And why do these people LOVE to "settle" arguments at the barrel of a firearm?
Lack of interpersonal skills? No doubt.
|Always...in SOME neighborhoods!|
If they're not burning down a damn house that they're not paying for (while attempting to cook) at 3AM, they're shooting one another around the same time. And if they're not doing either of those, they're robbing some convenience store.
I'll wager the majority of them (if not all) happen to be "government-sponsored" as well...
Helluva testimony to all those failed programs to help people OUT of their situation.
If anything, it's fostering it, allowing them to become more violent and ignorant along the way.
*** Next up, looks like we've got more people with nothing better to do but place improvised bombs in the NYC area. Here's that story;
NJ, where one device went off Saturday, another device exploded in lower midtown Manhattan, with a second similar device located and detonated by the NYPD later on.
Socialist mayor of NYC, comrade DiBlasio stated that "they were intentional"...talk about an UNDERSTATEMENT. But he didn't refer to either as being "terrorist" in nature (democrats hate to use the truth most times). Funny, one suspect IS from the middle east.
THAT is what a terrorist does. They get you to look over your shoulder, avoid certain places, go out of your way to change your lifestyle.
What needs to be found out NOW, is whether this terrorist is an Islamic national, a homegrown radicalized citizen of ours, or just some U.S. citizen with a bone to pick with government or anyone else like Ted Kaczynski.
(yes, you remember him...not an Islamic bone in his body, right? Just a whack-job lunatic with a lot of smarts)
*** Next, Wifey and I had a nice and rather uneventful trip to Kroger this weekend (for a change).
"mind your handbag" more frequently. Used to be a much better shopping experience, and I'm sure the store personnel can see the change as well. At least no one is using English as a 2nd language just yet.
And, since it was raining early on, I got to figure out the whole "lights-wipers" thing on the Wifeymobile 2.0 aka the Silver Streak. Damn engineers moved stuff around.
|Controls are right there...someplace.|
I set all the items BEFORE we pulled out.
It's like a damn pre-flight checklist anymore...LOL.
I also got to stop by Wal-Mart for my copy of Captain America - Civil War. The display had it listed for $19.99 (not bad).
While trying to find a checkout lane (there were only TWO opened, and a third had computer issues), a woman let me AHEAD of her in line (I only bought the DVD and a bag of bird seed)...
I don't remember ever having that done FOR ME (I usually do it for other folks). A nice way to represent Indiana, I mist say.
Had a nice talk with the woman (we talked weather and cars, of all things) in line and thanked her.
After I got home, I then discovered that the DVD was NOT $19.99...but $14.96...!!!
Okay, so that (and that nice woman) made my day. It was the lowest price I found (Target had it for $15). Not bad at all.
Yes, I do tend to revel in what might seem ordinary and routine.
That's what most of life is about anyway, right, so why not come to appreciate it?
*** Next up, another installment of "The Hobo Chronicles"...
|I'll guard the driveway, so it doesn't get away.|
|"I can see for miles and miles (sorta)."|
He has this growing need to explore...up the alley, across the street. Doesn't really matter where (and doesn't care how that worries m, either...heh).
But when he comes back, he kinda makes up for it by being so damn cute...sometime, I really hate that...lol.
|"I'm way over here...can you see me?"|
|"And while that cat's away..."|
|"I get a chance to eat and visit with that camo guy."|
There is just no controlling the "kids" is there?
*** Last back to the broom closet...Why are good people becoming harder to find these days?
|THAT is the gospel truth!|
People who were like my parents...and their parents. Those work hard and get by, know how to save money, learn to do for themselves people are becoming fewer and fewer these days.
At least it sure looks that way.
Those today, who are taking the place of such people are not instilling ANY real sense of relief in THIS person.
What I see are people with no real sense of "tomorrow". They live only for today, and have forgotten about whatever past they had, along with the past history that goes with it.
Well, they may be more technologically advanced than past generations, but that does not translate to BETTER PEOPLE...or even people AS GOOD AS those who came before them.
And perhaps that is where the best possibility for change can take place.
We have better "things", but we need to be better PEOPLE. A great many people today need to appreciate what we have and learn to be content in that regard, rather than keep demanding "stuff".
They need to accept WHO they are and learn to never settle for less, because opportunity to achieve is always there, if they just avail themselves of that.
Such practical ideas; ideas that people BEFORE us already knew and practiced.
Stay SAFE out there, America.