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:
NOVEMBER 28 -
---Today is National French Toast Day
---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.
SE side alley over the weekend. Here's the story:
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Yes, we can still hope.
*** Next up, how 'bout that Fidel Castro dying at the age of 90...ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!
Another communist dictator bites the dust...and Obama is crying in his soup, no doubt.
|He never looked BETTER.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Stay SAFE out there, America.