FINAL post...(for THIS year, anyway.
(sorry, not going away that easily)
And, as far as years go, it seemed like an "E" ticket ride on Space Mountain (for me).
Our Hoosierland weather for today will consist of mostly cloudy skies, a chance of snow showers (mostly in the afternoon), some gusty winds again, and temps only reaching up to around 35 degrees.
A shame we're not going to have sub-zero weather for New Year's Eve - that would keep the celebratory gunfire morons mostly indoors, but (like the song says) you can't always get what you want.
CAN do is get a nice hot cup of Friday Fortitude poured and parked nearby as we see what's been going on in ALL those familiar places...
*** First out of the punch bowl is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
DECEMBER 30 -
---Today is National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
---It's also Falling Needles Family Fest Day
---It's Bacon Day
|You can almost smell it.|
---And, it's No Interruptions Day
*** And since we're at week's end (and year's end to boot), let's see what the following 48 hours brings up to observe:
DECEMBER 31 -
---Saturday is National Champagne Day
---It's Leap Second Time-Adjustment Day
---It's Make Up Your Mind Day
---It's New Year's Eve
---And, it's the Universal Hour of Peace
JANUARY 1 -
---Sunday is National Hangover Day
---It's National Bloody Mary Day
---And, it's New Year's Day
NOT going to keep)
*** Next up, we had another shooting, so our daily dose of stupid is still functioning in Fort Wayne.
Police responded to a call about a man in the street and found a male suffering from a gunshot wound. The driver side window of an SUV had been shot out as well.
A woman driving by had noticed the man and when she got out, he asked her for help, so she called police.
The man was originally in critical condition at hospital, but has been upgraded to serious.
Helluva way to end the year.
*** Next up, and while this isn't REALLY stupid, it IS kinda DUMB (there is a difference)
Here's the story link:
OWN "ball drop" on New Year's Eve.
Sure, it's downtown, and it's free to ALL ages (oh, I want my toddler to join me there in the cold), but you have to ask yourself if the city isn't "pushing the envelope" here. It's certainly NO Times Square.
It's like the city (and the good old boys running it) are looking for ANYTHING to get people downtown.
Seems a bit "forced" if you ask me. DO we really need this?
*** Next, more money to widen a road...UP NORTH. Here's the link:
|Looks pretty wide already.|
SIDEWALKS and TRAIL IMPROVEMENTS.
Yeah, and OUR streets down here still don't all have sidewalks, after DECADES. And the only "trails" are those made by fleeing felons through yards and alleys...lol.
Again, we see the parts of town that NEED improvement...don't get it.
(but feel free to let our "locals" walk down the middle of the streets that HAVE sidewalks, by all means.)
*** Next up, our last visit to "Kitten Corner" for the year...
Wifey came home late yesterday afternoon, and the cats were less than excited.
|Mommy's home? Where's our food?|
I have found that Gallifrey has his own special kind of "time out" when he's not angelic.
And she KNOWS it, too...lol.
DAILY. They spend that much time at it.
BOTH of them.
Nice to know that money wasn't wasted. Hell, I play along with them, too.
We take turns batting the jungle ball (inside) around the circle.
But, when it's feeding time, look out...cats underfoot!
I'm looking forward to a good year with them both in 2017.
*** Last back to the champagne glasses...next year will be better.
|Our cats aren't that old yet.|
No point in starting a new year off in a less than festive mood.
After we get rid of the celebratory gunfire in our part of the city, and all the booze refuse has been tossed from the vehicles passing by, we can start anew...I guess.
Every day is a new BEGINNING, but they never see that.
And every year is the perfect reminder for the 364 other days...the best beginning we could have.
That's why we celebrate it (some more than others)
I expect little to change in this city, but that doesn't mean I'll try any less to be more than I was last year.
Life IS the greatest learning experience there is (if you're willing to put the work that's required into gaining knowledge), and my Dad always said that "the day you stop learning is the day you die".
I'm not planning to stop learning...not yet, anyway.
There lies the lesson for the week.
DO have yourselves a very good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
((and we'll see YOU here next year!))