04 October 2016

Tuesday Tidbits...
Well, I think we managed to not have any rain over the past 24 hours. And if you prefer your fall weather on the warmer side, today might be just up your alley. It may feel more like summer out there over the next few days.
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with mostly sunny skies (after some more of that early morning fog that I'm not seeing anywhere near us) and temps rising to around 75 degrees (yes, it IS October).
And, I forgot to mention a Happy (first day of) Rosh Hashanah yesterday...had way too many observances to post...my bad.
Yes, even I slip up once in a while.
So, go grab yourselves a cup or glass of your favorite morning drink and we'll set about seeing what else has been going on, okay?
*** First out of the toybox is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
OCTOBER 4 - (really October 3rd)
---Okay, I screwed up AGAIN...coulda sworn I put the 3rd down yesterday...instead posted the 4th, so we'll tag today as the 3rd and be done with this clusterf*ck.
(could used them yesterday to fix what I messed up, that's for sure)
(I'm gonna PASS on this, for the obvious reasons of heterosexuality)
(remember that health applies to the MIND as well as the body here)
Guess that means TODAY is taco day...we can do that again.
*** Next up, and finally on track, since it's TUESDAY, let's see all the police calls that the media never tells us about.
Don't mess with CHUCK!
SHOTS FIRED ((113)) / ARMED ROBBERY((53)) CALLS - 9/26 - 10/2
((23,113 - vandalism by gunfire))
SEP 26 -
16F133275 09/26/2016 04:48pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4400 WARSAW ST
16F133399 09/26/2016 10:24pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 DREXEL AVE
16F133311 09/26/2016 05:03pm 23,113 4600 AVONDALE DR
16F133402 09/26/2016 10:55pm 23,113 2500 DREXEL AVE
16F133001 09/26/2016 01:54am 53 ARMED ROB 600 TABER ST E
16F133280 09/26/2016 04:52pm 58 SHOOTING 500 CONGRESS AVE
SEP 27 -
16F133644 09/27/2016 02:20pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 200 FOURTH ST E
16F133646 09/27/2016 02:23pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 1700 CASS ST
16F133862 09/27/2016 10:53pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4800 REED ST
SEP 28 -
16F133930 09/28/2016 06:30am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 SMITH ST
16F134203 09/28/2016 06:23pm 53 ARMED ROB 4100 HANNA ST S & BAXTER ST
16F134226 09/28/2016 07:06pm 53 ARMED ROB 600 TABER ST E
16F134310 09/28/2016 11:32pm 53 ARMED ROB 1200 STATE BLVD W
SEP 29 -
16F134741 09/29/2016 09:28pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7100 OLD TRAIL RD & CHURCH ST
16F134783 09/29/2016 11:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2800 SANDPOINT RD
SEP 30 -
16F134807 09/30/2016 12:08am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3200 SOUTHWAYNE AVE
16F134847 09/30/2016 02:27am 113 SHOTS FIRED 1400 GRIER ST & REED ST
16F134860 09/30/2016 03:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 3500 WINTER ST
16F135291 09/30/2016 09:21pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 7900 SHAKER CT
16F135324 09/30/2016 10:42pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 4000 WARSAW ST
16F135343 09/30/2016 11:10pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 SUTTENFIELD AVE E
16F135362 09/30/2016 11:45pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2500 BROADW
OCT 1 -
16F135393 10/01/2016 12:55am 113 SHOTS FIRED 7100 BEATY AVE
16F135742 10/01/2016 08:16pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 6500 ALVAREZ DR
16F135754 10/01/2016 08:48pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 2000 CATALPA ST
16F135545 10/01/2016 12:11pm 58 SHOOTING 7000 US 33
OCT 2 -
16F135829 10/02/2016 12:05am 113 SHOTS FIRED 2900 ALEXANDER ST & COLERICK ST
16F135866 10/02/2016 01:35am 113 SHOTS FIRED 800 COLUMBIA AVE
16F136000 10/02/2016 12:31pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 400 DOWNING AVE
16F136010 10/02/2016 01:05pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 600 LEITH ST E & HANNA ST S
16F136015 10/02/2016 01:11pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 FAIRFAX AVE W & MCCLELLAN ST
16F136044 10/02/2016 02:33pm 113 SHOTS FIRED 300 DEWALD ST W
16F136259 10/02/2016 11:40pm 53 ARMED ROB 3200 STATE BLVD E
And can you BELIEVE it? There were NO fireworks calls last week.
That's just A-f*cking-mazing, ain't it?
*** Next up, what did I tell you about the "natives getting restless" yesterday?
Looks like they're as predictable as ever, because we had another shooting, and on the southWEST side (where the crime is on the rise). Here's the story so far:
This is the most common occurrence I've noticed on the FWPD blotter...DISTURBANCES.
There are literally DOZENS of those (signal 43) every week.
And many times, they escalate into gunplay...like this one.
The shooting took place in the 2700 block of Fox Ave  just after midnight.
This is between Broadway and Fairfield.
Police found a man in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Neighbors reported hearing multiple shots.
The male victim was transported to hospital in serious condition, but was downgraded to critical (could this be number 38?). A house in the 2600 block was also included in the investigation.
Neighbors also told police they saw two or three males running from the area.
*** Next, and if that isn't enough, how about TWO pizza shop robberies in TWO days?
Here's that story:
This took place at the Papa John's pizza shop located at 6233 Bluffton Rd around 0130 hrs this morning.
The robber wore a mask and was totally covered, making an ID difficult (seems to be a trend now).
He made off with an undisclosed amount of money (what? no pizzas???)
We seem to go through these cycles late in the year. Remember the Tasty Pizza shop along Calhoun that was robbed (back in 2007) and one employee was killed (because he was told NOT to bring his pistol to work)? Many people forget such things in today's world. I don't.
(I just forget what day to post things once in a while...lol)
*** Next up, more of  "The Hobo Chronicles"...
Our fuzzy buddy was AWOL when I put the food dish out early yesterday, but within a half hour, decided to show up for eats.
He had to busy himself around the area yesterday, too, but always seemed to come back whenever I went out with some food. He almost ran and jumped on my back yesterday, but decided to just pull up alongside and rub against me. Wifey even said that he looked like he was going to do it.
He has come up with a novel trick - making his head disappear...LOL.
Nah, he just turned his head around as I was taking the picture, but you gotta admit, with Halloween coming up, it's right in the ballpark...heh. Washington Irving would approve.
"And YOU amuse me JUST as much."
He is always a source of amusement and craves attention (as well as an empty lap to park).
*** Next, our old cat, Rassie is another story. I don't know if he will last the year (but I could be wrong).
He's my number one buddy.
He's losing weight, doesn't eat hardly anything, and just sleeps all the time. A visit to the vet looks to be in the immediate future. Sure, he's 20 years old, and that's a damn long time for ANY cat (or dog for that matter), so we must have been doing something right.. And, he's outlasted his sister by three years...maybe he wants to be with her again.
*** Last back to the cupboards...it's hard to say goodbye to a family pet.
Even when you know it's looming ahead.
And Lord knows I've said my share of goodbyes over the years.
But, when you have a pet for about a THIRD of your life, it takes on a new meaning.
A twenty year old child is hopefully in college (or gainfully employed), so the relation to having a pet for the same amount of time comes to also mean something (at least to me).
Wifey and I have had our cats since before we were married, so we've not only known each other but the cats as well over the last 20 years.
And with that comes a sense of familiarity. You take it almost for granted that the cats will be there every day, JUST as Wifey and are there for each other every day. When the time comes that such things are no longer possible, it will leave a vacuum in one's life. A hole in your heart, as it were.
Awaiting the inevitable is not something I look forward to.
I didn't three years ago, and I still don't now.
But, time will be the deciding factor...it always is, right?
Be well, make a decisions and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


Momma Fargo said...

OMG. A headless cat! I love your cat pics. I am cracking up. So funny! No rain is good. I got a lot done. Now to study. Have a great day!

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
I thank God for this little ball of fur.
He manages to break up the "usual bullcrap" this neighborhood dishes out to the regular folks daily.
Glad you like the pics. He's getting known on the Internet (did some searches)...lol.
Guess we'll need a VIDEO soon...(yikes)!

Yeah, the weather is great for playing "catch up" around the 'Fortress"...Wish I had TWO of me now!

Thanks for rolling up today and commenting.

Study hard & do stay safe down there, Kiddo.

CWMartin said...

And thanks for reminding us how imperfect we are, lol!

National boyfriend day... I'll bet that gets passed on by more than just you and I, buddy!

So obviously the pizza bandit isn't the white boy in the where's Waldo shirt that knocked off the bank a while back, hmm?

And the changing of his name from Hobo to Ichabod will commence when?

Sorry to hear Sir Rassie is ailing. Damn sweet cat. Luckily he takes after Mommy, eh?

Bob G. said...

---My friend, if there is ONE thing I, as a Christian EXCEL at...it's IMPERFECTION...LOL.
(fortunately for us, much of the REST of the world is a lot worse off)
---I would not doubt that for one second.
---Nah, he wouldn't be MY first guess, either.
---ROFL...yeah, that might be a consideration.
("Iccy" the cat...gotta kinda poetry to it)
---Not really, he's more like me (aside from any sweetness that he DOES get from "D"...heh).
He's always been his OWN cat and loves the independence (and he's not even from Philly). His curiosity likes to get the better of him sometimes...gee, did I just describe myself?
We'll take it one day at a time, because that's all any of us get every 24 hours, right?

Thanks a lot for stopping by to comment.

Stay safe up there, brother.