And, since the paper carrier has decided to sleep IN this morning, we have to rely upon the online sources for most of the "fun" we may encounter.
Our Hoosierland weather today has us with COLD conditions outside to start with (single digits with that wind chill), but temps are supposed to rise to around the upper 30s by afternoon. Skies will be mostly cloudy. Gonna be breezy, too. Never fear though, as we will see temps back into the 50s over the weekend...and the roller-coaster weather continues.
Now, let's a get a nice hot cup of Friday Fortitude, as we see what else has been going on...
*** First of the ice cube tray is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 10 -
---Today is National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
---It's National Home Warranty Day
---It's National Umbrella Day
*** And since we are at week's end, let's see what the following 48 hours brings us:
FEBRUARY 11 -
---Saturday is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day
SCOTCH is worth some tears)
---It's National Inventors Day
---It's National Make a Friend Day
---It's National Peppermint Patty Day
---it's National Shut-In Visitation Day
---it's National White Shirt Day
FEBRUARY 12 -
---Sunday is National Plum Pudding Day
---It's also the birthday of Abraham Lincoln...if anyone still remembers such things.
(it actually USED to be a holiday, before it became a "combined" affair - President's Day)
Please observe responsibly.
*** Next up, we have some local STUPID going on out there.
"WTF?" written all over it:
Man found "unresponsive" who died at hospital a short time later.
ONLY person who made real sense was the 2nd older man. The other two - typical ghetto fleas. This was a stone's throw from the notorious Diplomat Apartments (near McMillen Golf Course).
Any bets that the victim was black and that this might be ruled either a homicide or (possibly) an overdose?
((UPDATE - This is now the 4th homicide of this year. The victim has been ID'ed as 16-year old Quinlan Partington . Here's the link:))
---And then we have this story which typifies the sheer savage intent of too many government-sponsored beasts who infest the SE side. Here's the link:
Now that is right in the heart of our ever-expanding ghetto down here.
NO regard for human life at any age.
---This story has stupid covered in more stupid:
|The Sultan of STUPID.|
The lead in this goes: "Hozyfa Hamed Ali Sultan is back in jail, this time charged with dealing in cocaine." Sounds kinda black Muslim to me with a name like that. You remember Dire Straits The Sultans of Swing? We got us a new one here.
Murder, and now dealing cocaine...didn't quite get that rehabilitation the penal system was looking for, did they?
This piece of human crap needs to go AWAY...for a LONG time, and none of this damn wrist-slapping bullshit which seems to permeate our local judicial system. Reason he was cut loose last year, was that bringing him to trial exceeded the time spam allowed by law (than CHANGE THE DAMN LAW, you morons).
The police must get damn frustrated when they repeatedly arrest a known perp, only to have him walk because the prosecutor's office drags their damn feet.
---And a pimp gets more than he desired. Here's the story link:
Shon Michael Earls, 32, of Indy was arrested along with Amber L. Brooking, also from Indy.
SLOW in the state's capital?
Earls also has an outstanding warrant from PA dating back to October last year.
*** Now, let's get AWAY from all this stupid, and stop on by "Kitten Corner"...
Haven't had one incursion into our lazy-Susan since the shim (2 days ago)...nice fix for that.
|Violet's new friend is a cast iron dog doorstop?|
Other than that, we've plenty of cute hanging around the "Fortress", and every day, I thank God for bringing Violet and Gallifrey into our lives.
|Yo, tables are made for GLASSES, not for ASSES!|
TO a pet, although they take care of that themselves soon enough.
People may say how "lucky" you are to have them...it's not so much luck, but purposed, and with a much higher authority at the helm.
*** Last back to the frozen food aisle, it takes a certain kind of person to have a pet.
OF the "owner". It's like anyone can be a PARENT, but being a real MOTHER or FATHER takes much more. Just ask them.
|The gang's all here.|
We say "pet owner" more as a matter of reflex, than a proper definition of who we are, but those of us that have had cats or dogs (and others animals or birds) know better.
Yes, there are those who will exploit an animal for whatever excuse they can drum up, and they should be taken to task over their mistreatment of animals whenever that occurs. I'm not becoming a tree-hugger here, and I'm not talking about situations meant to entertain us, such as circuses, horse shows, zoos, and the like (where animals are well-treated, despite what the drive-by media says about those fringe groups who claim otherwise)
We're talking pets and families here, as well as service dogs for the blind, military and police K-9s and such.
To have a pet is to become better acquainted with yourself, and to be in the company of a creature that shows unconditional love, is to become more familiar with the HUMAN condition.
That won't happen today (for many), but perhaps...tomorrow (for a few more).
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.