ALL related chocolates were 50% off.
That ought to give you pause if you wish to lighten your wallet a tad.
Welcome to the midweek crisis we (still) call Wednesday, and, it will seem a bit more like winter out there today.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us mostly cloudy skies, a slight breeze, temps only reaching to around 34 degrees (it IS above freezing), and still no sign of precipitation. That sounds doable.
So, let's get that morning drink poured, as we see what kind of things have been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the coffee table is our WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners."
The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at Shandy Hall in Yorkshire...
*** Next up, we bring you the "What the hell happens today,Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 15 -
---Today is National Gumdrop Day
---It's Singles Awareness Day
AFTER Valentine's Day? C'mon, don't rub it in)
*** Next up, let's see some of the local STUPID going on out there...
---Then there's that double shooting that took place recently. Here's the link:
Marcus Terral Harper, Jr, 19 was one of the victims (released from hospital) and Gerald Berry, 18, (still hospitalized).
FIRST guy sounds like a black man. If there's one thing you can bet on, it's that whenever you see a name that's spelled more PHONETICALLY than usual, they're most likely black. It's called LAZY English, folks.
---The body found dead in the St. Joe River has been IDed as Paul Hughes, 58, of Fort Wayne. Only has one traffic infraction from years ago and he's not black.
---The robber of the State Blvd Walgreens was IDed as Douglas Wayne Diemer, 51, of the 1200 block of Fairfield Ave.
THIS bird's been on the court blotters since 1995. Lots of robbery charges, domestic battery, resisting, and a criminal conversion charge. Nothing about substance abuse. Guess he's moving "up"? Oh, and as could be assumed, he's a WHITE guy (check the spelling of the name).
---The next story shows that some criminals love to get an EARLY start (or haven't went to bed yet), as evidenced here:
---Finally, our "king" grants we peasants an audience and gives his State of the City (realm) address today. "Fort Wayne - Point of Destination" is the theme.
|All hail his "majesty".|
I promise NOT to eat during it (don't want to toss my cookies) and I also promise to NOT to shoot the television in frustration.
Yes, even I have "limits"...and VALUES. (City Hall might wanna try that)
*** Next up, a robbery attempt was foiled (in a good way). Here's the story link:
According to a source, a man tried to rob a customer who was carrying a concealed weapon. The customer shot at the robber during the altercation in the parking lot. The suspect was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
Police did not disclose if the suspect had a weapon. Police also didn’t say how many times the suspect was shot.
Proof positive that criminals CAN be dealt with, so let's get that state bill to eradicate the licensure for concealed carry...and REALLY make the criminals scared.
*** And, while we're talking firearms, there's this story:
I'd love to get my Taurus PT 145 threaded to accept a suppressor, but between the cost and the licensing, it's highly prohibited. Well, that just may change.
Easing restrictions for silencers is a great idea, if for no other reason than to allow people to keep their hearing intact.
Now, I thought I would hear both the CDC and the EPA climbing all over this like white on rice, as well as applauding this until the gun buyers come home.
Haven't heard a peep, and that's troubling.
LEOs have to deal with such weapons on our streets (they all wear those "mickey mouse" ears at the range. Officers don't go around all day with hearing protection in place...not practical.
*** Next, you all know yesterday was Valentine's day, but did you know ALL that goes into some of those roses you guys send to your loved ones?
Yes, while the fragrance of roses is wonderful, don't get your nose TOO close...you might wind up "doing a line"...lol.
Imagine that - Colombia exports all these roses to the USofA...who'da thunk it?
DEA steps in and spoils this societal bane.
((As much as 330,000 pounds of flowers leave Colombia on 30-plus jumbo cargo planes daily starting in late January, presenting an opportunity for the country’s ingenious drug cartels to penetrate the frenzied, overworked chain of suppliers and stash drugs amid the roses. Last year, police said they found almost 200 pounds of cocaine hidden in flower boxes.))
SOMETHING to "stem" the tide of drugs in their rose exports.
*** Speaking of Valentine's Day...we now have our new Whirlpool washer (from Best Buys), all hooked up and ready to rock and roll.
|This was at 9 AM|
|And this was at 10 AM|
|From 30 march 2016|
It was like "old home week" they remembered the house and me (I'm just so damn unforgettable...heh).
Was a bit of a chore to get the old unit out and the new one in (doorways were a tad close) and Grant had to remove one door to get the washer in the laundry room. No big deal.
The unit has stainless steel braided fill hoses, too...first time I saw those Very cool and much more durable than the old rubber hoses. When the guys were leaving, I told them we'd probably see them again, should the dryer die or we decide to replace the stove. All in all, a good day to meet good people (again). Can't say enough about their excellent work ethic.
*** Next up, let's take some time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
|"Are the washer men coming soon?"|
|"Lookit ALL those birdies!"|
When I let the cats back out, I gave them some more treats as a reward for good behavior (we do that sorta thing around here).
After that, they were really good for the balance of the day, and spent a fair amount of time bird-watching.
They chose to forego the marathon racing about the house (thank you), and had most of the evening to themselves to nap.
*** Last back to the dining table...you can tell a lot about people with first impressions.
ANY first impression was a GOOD one, lest someone think otherwise.
Let's face it, how you size up ANY situation (or person for that matter) comes down to your sensory input.
Conversely, others will check you out in similar fashion, starting with the feet on up (and that's why I always kept my shoes shined...heh). Try to look decent, right?
How you carry yourself speaks volumes and not just about you, but how you're brought up, and who influences you in your early years.
I'll grant you that some (not many) are adept at producing a "facade" and can BS their way through life.
And how they act carries over into all facets of their lives, and that runs the gamut from the workplace to parties, to one-on-one encounters.
I've always been an observer of the human race, and as such, been tasked with learning about many of the intricacies of the human condition. It's not hard, once you get used to it...like riding a bicycle. You never forget.
They simply have no moral boundaries - anything goes (and the news proves that much).
When people sacrifice their morality for diversities like entertainment, they deny themselves much of not only who they are, but, more importantly...who they can become.
And I never met anyone who became a worse person by trying to become better.
Stay SAFE out there, America.