05 October 2016

Humpday Happenings...
Yesterday, we made it into the upper 70s. Today may be even warmer.
Guess we can now call this "Indian Summer"?
Right time of year for it, so don't anyone panic.
Welcome to the midweek crisis known as Wednesday.
Our Hoosierland weather will see us with cloudy skies to start off with (what? no fog this morning?), becoming sunny with an expected high of around 80 degrees.
Got some gusty winds, too. If we have any rain, I'm not seeing it.
So what say we get a refreshing drink to shake the cobwebs out of the old noggin, as we see what's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the sugar bowl is our WHO SAID THAT? quote of the week:
"What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have." 
This ties in with what many people are failing to do every day, and you see it all around you. Hopefully, you're not falling into the same rut. And if you have, perhaps this might help you out. So, who said that?
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back on the gridiron...
*** Next up, we bring you our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
(and we even have the CORRECT DAY, too - that's one in a row...LOL)
(anyone remember when you could get a box of Indian brand salted ones for a NICKEL?)
(I do that just by waking up...heh)
(not to be confused with Betty Page, guys.)
(in my day, over 50% walked, now only 13% do. And we had no clowns)
*** Next up, Rusty York FINALLY decides to retire (about 14 years too late, in my opinion).
Here's the story:
Sure, there are some who are lamenting this...I'm not one of them. He's been a "distraction" for about 14 years.
He made doing nothing look EASY, too.
Those who hate to see him go most likely ALL live in better neighborhoods that ours.
City Council voted to lose the position he's vacating, saving the city over $120K a year.
And, let's just say that under his "leadership", officers were taken to task for minor things, and every time that happened, Rus got a "kickback" to his paycheck, and that was as FWPD chief. Moral of the department went in the crapper.
But he did have a good singing voice.
Plus, he coached Hamilton both into his position as chief AND carried him through that tenure.
Just go play with your stained glass, Rusty, and thanks for letting MY neighborhood, as well as the rest of the SE, (and SW) to go further into hell in that community-policing handbag you crafted.
*** Next, the FWFD wants to take over the ambulance authority (TRAA). Here's that story:
I will say this is the first city I've lived in that ambulance and fire were TWO separate entities.
Maybe it's time to "merge the tribes"?
In many cases, I've seen a fire engine arrive on scene FIRST (before TRAA), so maybe it would be in the best interest and health of individuals who need emergency medical help to have the ambulances come under the jurisdiction OF the FWFD. The transition wouldn't (or shouldn't) be that difficult, if it's done correctly.
Personnel from TRAA could make the transition to the FWFD well enough.
My only concern would be at the fire stations...would there be enough room for the ambulances, or would this preclude having to enlarge each and every fire facility?
THAT could cost a few bucks. We shall see how this pans out.
*** Next, and just in time for the elections, there comes this story:
Seems we have some voter fraud investigations conducted by the ISP that began in two counties (Hendricks and Marion), but has expanded to several others, including Allen,  Hancock, Delaware, Hamilton, Johnson, Lake and Madison counties. Imagine that.
Wonder what all or most of these counties have in common? Could it be high concentrations of minorities? Might seem so.
Naturally, there are allegations of a partisan "witch hunt" (by the leftards, who are usually behind such devices), but this is just being done to ensure that anyone voting is PROPERLY registered.
I mean, we'd hate to see the shades of what took place during Obummer's FIRST election (Black Panther intimidation and fraud committed by the left), wouldn't we?
Can't remember dead people STILL voting (but the left does). Fair should always be fair...for ALL.
*** Next up, another chapter in "The Hobo Chronicles"...
So, as has come to be the standard fare, we begin the day with a hearty meal.
...And then wait by the door for more...LOL.
"What? No second course?"
There was also time to play with a piece of clothesline.
"I know I can untie this knot."
We even attempted a double-selfie.
"Hey, where's the REST of me, pal?"
Naturally, all that tired our furry buddy out.
"You know I earned this."
And the only recourse was to take the remainder of the day easy by being cute near some flowers.
Whatta life, huh?
*** Last back to the kitchen table...there are times when we all need to just take a step back.
I don't necessarily mean any relativistic references to times past...just taking a minute or two to take in ALL that life offers, for each moment is as fleeting as the next.
We often preserve such moments on film, and now digitally, and this serves to remind us how precious life is.
It also can be used to show us the folly of man, but that's another post for another day.
It's been said that we get OUT of life what we put into it, and I suppose that is true to an extent.
I like to believe that we get so much more FROM life than we could ever put back into it.
We just don't take time to appreciate it, that's all. We're always too busy, or something is distracting us.
Life is, to put it in proper (and linear) perspective, just one moment after another. And when we place all these moments together, it portrays the mosaic of what our lives have become over the passage of those moments.
SO, why not take a few of them and cherish them once in a while.
We know we'll never be able to get them back.
So ends our philosophy-in-life lesson, hmm?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

Something funny in this juxtaposition:

"...And we had no clowns)
*** Next up, Rusty York FINALLY decides to retire"

I guess I can just leave that one there, yes?

I'm just surprised TRAA hasn't merged with Joe's ATMs. Money racket...

Speaking of voting fraud, I noticed yet another article on voting fraud in Philly... unlawfully registered aliens. Now, how'd THEY get past the noses of the BPs? Oh, THAT'S right...

Oh, and betting you feature this one I just saw on WANE: white boy arrested for drawing unemployment and working simultaneously. He's one of those people I don't feel bad using the N word for.

That selfie looks like every picture my Mom tried to take. She never did master the art of sighting her camera. Swear I have around here a picture of one baby's eye, wide in sheer terror, in the corner of a lovely background scene.

Some people would say that that's what my last post was- a step back to get away from the madness of the human race and look at what's important and joyful. When actually, it was just me being too pooped to pop off.

Bob G. said...

---Perhaps I SHOULD have said SCARY clowns?
---LOL...ATMS & TRAA (match made in heaven)
---In Philly, they ARE the BPS.
(I wanna know what happened to the security at AREA 51?)
---Nah, go right ahead and use it. He DESERVES it.
---I got a flip screen on this one cam, and I can't see a damn thing with the sun out. He looks like KILROY.
---With me, it's just that of late, I'm feeling my age, trying to keep from getting frustrated, PO'ed, and just wanting to embrace those special moments.

Life is weird sometimes.
(Thank God for GOD, hmm?)

Thanks much for stopping by and commenting.

Do stay safe up there, brother.