28 November 2016

Cyber-Monday Musings...
Do rainy days and Mondays always get you down? Today, 'ya got both.
I will state that we couldn't have a BETTER day for all that online shopping, could we?
Nice and WET out there this morning...expect more of the same for the remainder of the day.
Our Hoosierland weather finds us with (what else?) rain, heavy at times throughout the day, so seeing a sunrise is off the table. Highs today are expected to be around 50 degrees, and we may see some light winds kicking up.
Aside from all that, should be a good day...for someone (and ducks).
Now, what say we get a nice hot cup of comfort poured as we take a look at what's happening elsewhere, hmm?
*** First off of the umbrella stand is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---Today is National French Toast Day
(I think I know what I'm having today)
---And, it is Cyber Monday
(Trivia Alert: The term "Cyber Monday" was created by marketing companies to persuade people to online shopping. shop online. The term made its debut on November 28, 2005, in a Shop.org press release entitled "'Cyber Monday Quickly Becoming One of the Biggest Online Shopping Days of the Year".)
Now you know more than you did a minute ago.
*** Next up, got us some STUPID in Fort Wayne to get out of the way, so here goes:

---Last Friday, I had that story about a dead man found in a woman's SE side house, well, nothing on that yet, so we may not be at 45 homicides this year...or WILL we?
**UPDATE - 1110 hrs - looks like a suicide on Lillie St. Here's the story:
Okay, well that narrows the field down.
A woman was found (dead) wrapped in carpet padding in a SE side alley over the weekend. Here's the story:
This took place around 1030 hrs (Sunday) in the 3300 block of Wayne Trace (between Drexel and Trentman).
Police have no idea how long the dead woman had been there before someone called it in.
An autopsy and ID of the victim are still pending.
This COULD in fact become the 45th homicide...doesn't seem like THIS one is a suicide.
And that would tie the record for homicides in Fort Wayne set in 2013.
---A recently popular convenience store is targeted AGAIN.
Here's the story:
This took place around 2300 hrs last night at the Crescent Corner Marathon (E. State & Crescent).
A man walked into the store, put a bag on the counter, demanded cash and walked out.
(that's what I like - no muss, no fuss, and no waiting)
The suspect was described as a white man, wearing a blue sweatshirt with the hood up and a bandanna over his face. Oh, NOW they have a description...when the perp is WHITE...that seems a bit racially-biased. They rarely mention when the perp is BLACK, do they? (unless a vid-cam allows them no choice)
Hey, maybe it's because we mostly EXPECT them to be black (and they usually are)...that would make sense. Still, dumbassery has no respect for color or race, does it?
*** This nest story deserves it's own "place" in today's post, because it shows how GOOD POLICE WORK is done.
Here's the story link:
Oh, not to worry...the perps in THIS story are BLACK...lol!
This raid on a reported gang house netted a LOT of swag for the po-po.
During the execution of a search warrant on Guild Drive, police recovered two 5.56 caliber assault rifles, one which was reported stolen – a pistol, 35 grams of cocaine, 10 grams of heroin, 24 grams of marijuana, 40 ecstasy pills, codeine, large amounts of ammunition, narcotics paraphernalia, and $3,800 in cash.
Another pistol was tossed from a vehicle during a brief chase and was recovered.
(cripes, all you need is a partridge in a damn pear tree to complete the haul)
Nice to know that the FWPD gang house tip form online is working.
These people were connected to a gang called the "150". That's a new one to me. Add that to the other 30 or so gangs in town.
And, they were set up in what looks like another apartment complex full of "government-sponsored" clientele. Thanks for nothing (again), HUD.
The raid took place at 6016 Guild Drive (east of S. Anthony) late Saturday night into Sunday morning (specific time not provided).
Barker                          Nobles
Riakos Barker, 38, of the 7000 block of Chadwick Drive, is charged with resisting law enforcement and possession of cocaine. He was being held without bail.
Sean Nobles, 20, who lives at the residence that was raided,  is charged with dealing cocaine while armed, dealing heroin, possession of controlled substances, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of stolen property, a firearm. He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Losers both, are they not? Hopefully, this will put some kind of dent in such activities down here.
Yes, we can still hope.
*** Next up, how 'bout that Fidel Castro dying at the age of 90...ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!
Here's one account of the "festivities":
Another communist dictator bites the dust...and Obama is crying in his soup, no doubt.
He never looked BETTER.
Bet he'd just love to lionize that bastard, but alas, he may have to hold his tongue (for once).
BTW, Castro has a WIKI, and here it is:
Take the time to learn about history, so we don't wind up repeating it.
*** On an honestly sad note, actor Ron Glass passed away over the weekend.
Here's the story:
As much as I liked him on Barney Miller, I loved his work on the short-lived series Firefly, and the movie followup Serenity.
He was 71. For his life and work, here's his WIKI:
He sure did his share of TV...and was a good solid actor.
*** Last back to the mud room...first of all, while grocery shopping this Saturday, I got a 1/2 gallon of "cinnamon egg nog" for only $1.59.
So, being the creative guy I am, decided to use it as a creamer for my coffee...
In a word...AMAZING!
I discovered a new morning beverage.
All I need is a name for it...lol.
Also found out that Wal-Mart has Science Diet cat food, along with Tractor Supply, Rural King, Petco, Petsmart, and other stores not located anywhere near us (save WM). And, it's not cheap, either, but while the "kids" are growing up, is a worthy expense.
That brings me to the furry children...we're starting to hear the first small meows from them both.
And, they do come a'runnin' when food is put out.
Naturally, they get the "crazies" a couple times a day, and that takes getting (back) used to.
They also are discovering places they don't need to be, and things they need to leave alone.
Here's where the REAL "parenting" skills come into play.
Still, it's nice to have them about and they both like to curl up to us (in between frenetic events).
I think we made a good choice when it came to taking these little kitties into our home.
I also think Rassie & Penny would think so, too.
Nothing wrong with making good choices in life, for the end result may not always be what we wished it would be, but it will always be what is needed at that time, whether we realize it or not.
Not a bad way to go through life...not bad at all.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

I had just read the two death stories before coming over. Apparently blowing one's head off aids the coroner in determining ID and cause of death. The lady in wraps should have considered that before giving Quincy such a hard time.

I wonder if Marathon guy had his pants hanging down his ass? Just sayin'. Actually, I was arguing with some guy on 15's FB page last night. He claimed to be a black dude with a white wife. Maybe he got her brother to do it just to score points against me. Unlikely, but he DID go by "Richard Cranium". And yes, I mentioned its appropriateness.

Oh, the gang bust. THAT was the story we were "discussing," lol!

One of my FB friends asked, "Colin Kapernick was recently seen wearing a Castro tee, and now Castro's dead. Who wants to buy him a George Soros tee?"

I have heard nothing but compliments on Ron Glass's non-BM work- however, I never saw any of it. But a man with that kind of passion could prolly succeed where ever he put his hand.

"They also are discovering places they don't need to be, and things they need to leave alone." Yep, that's kids fer ya. My cutting partner is learning that now that her young'un just became bipedally mobile.

Bob G. said...

---We WISH we had Quincy as our M.E.
Or "Ducky" from NCIS for that matter.
(I'd much rather trust David McCallum's call on this in under an HOUR).
---Oh, the vicissitudes of FB (and another reason why I refrain from it)..."Richard Cranium"...tells a LOT about people with the choice of nicknames online, does it not?
---Love to see a gang bust for every homicide...that would work for me.
---I like that Soros "T" idea...a form of precognition at work? Count me in!
---Any time you want to see Glass's FIREFLY character (Shepherd Derriel Book), stop on by and we can watch a couple eps (got the entire series).
Yeah, I'm a fan of Whedon's sci-fi work.
Or, next time the Science Channel runs a marathon, I'll let you know.
---Uh oh, when children start walkin', they get to explorin'...and then you see how well you "child-proofed" the place.
With cats, it's a bit more "complex" - they tend to find places where "...no man has gone before"...LOL.
(Didn't know they were Star Trek fans, either).

Hey, thanks for slogging on by in the rain to comment.

Stay safe (and dry) op there, brother.