And for me, it WAS a brutally long week, and you all know why.
Yes, the "Fortress" is still without a cat.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with gradually clearing skies, light breezes, temps reaching to the low 60s and no rain in our forecast.
So, let's all try and get things going with a cup or glass of Friday Fortitude, as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
OCTOBER 28 -
---Today is National Chocolate Day, National Pharmacy Buyer Day, National Frankenstein Day, and National Breadstick Day
OCTOBER 29 -
---Saturday is National Cat Day
---It's also National Oatmeal Day, and National Hermit Day (there's something I can do these days)
OCTOBER 30 -
---Sunday is National Speak Up For Service Day, National Publicist Day, and National Candy Corn Day (yuck!)
There we are then...plenty of things to keep you busy.
*** Next up, our highness, the royal "king" Henry (mayor forever of Fort Wayne, or so it seems), is getting into a bit of a financial bind (again???).
The Landing (one block of Columbia St near downtown) and how this new "vision" will have an impact on city finances:
WHO will pay for all THIS, hmm?
Add it to the entire Riverfront project, which is already predicted to cost more than whatever original number was pulled from someone's ass.
|Maybe they should plant a few of THESE?|
But all the SE side gets is a nice (stinking small) new "corner park" (at Lafayette and Pettit)...for all the damn good THAT will do.
Meanwhile the ethnics continue to prove their savagery and anti-social behavior with another record-breaking year when it comes to homicide rates. You wait and see if we don't top 2013.
Give Henry a fiddle because that odor I smell in my part of the ghettohood must mean that "Rome" might be burning.
*** Next up, here's proof that taking in refugees might not be the best idea, even if they're from Burma.
|Mang Suan (left) and Reginald Bowers|
He's a thieving little shit as well...read the story and find out.
Sure, better to come to OUR country, do nothing, but steal from others so YOU can have a nice life.
Sorry, doesn't work that way here...(yet).
But if we continue to get the WRONG people cribbing at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, it just might. Yes, I DO want OUR America back...and damn soon, too.
*** Next up, the birds have taken well to eating all of the dry cat food I'm still putting out for our missing feline, Hobo.
SO damn wrong.
It's really hard to have each day pass without him...or Rassie...or Penelope.
Instead of seeing a cat about the house, you get to see a whole lot of nothing...helluva trade-off.
Poor compensation for a little cat with loads of affection that was freely given to me (and Wifey).
I know I am never really alone, but it still sucks being lonely every day.
*** Last back to the garage...I want to share the lyrics of a song from way back when I first got out of high school and the whole big world was staring me in the face.
I think this says more than I ever could when it comes to my feelings of late:
Dedicated to my furry triumvirate of felines (Penny, Rassie & Hobo)
Miss You Nights - (from the 1971 album Fate For Breakfast by Art Garfunkel - a cover for the original song by Cliff Richard)
Times when innocence I'd trade for company
And children saw me crying
I thought I'd had my share of that
But these miss you nights...
Midnight diamonds stud my heaven
Southward burning like the jewels that eye your place
And the warm winds that embrace me
Just as surely kissed your face
Yet these miss you nights are the longest.
How I miss you...I'm not likely to tell
I'm a man and cold daylight buys the pride I'd rather sell
All my secrets are a wasted affair
You know them well...
Thinking of my going
How to cut the thread and leave it all behind
Looking windward for my compass
I'll take each day as it arrives
But these miss you nights are the longest
Lay down all thoughts of your surrender
It's only me who's killing time
Play down all dreams and themes once remembered
It's just the same - this miss you game
These miss you nights are forever...they're forever.
And that they are, I can assure you.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.