IS cold outside this morning, but its ALSO going to feel like Spring by late this afternoon.
How's THAT for contrast?
Welcome to the start of another week in the Midwest, where the weather usually changes by the hour, and rather drastically.
Now that we have all the seasonal hype and politicizing of the football season over with, it's time to turn your attention to more important things...like NCAA basketball playoffs...ROFL. Talk about wasting time. Guess you can tell I'm not a real sports fan,
Yeah, I grew outta that a while back.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with mostly sunny skies, but clouding up as the day progresses, with a chance of showers later on, and temps reaching to around 50 degrees.
Well, we'll not make that mistake, right?
Anyway, let's get that morning cup of "jolt me awake, please" as we take a look at what's going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the breakfast table is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 6 -
---Today is National Frozen Yogurt Day
---And, it's National Lame Duck Day
20th Amendment here, and not a crippled water fowl)
*** Next up, a real brief assessment of Super Bowl Sunday...
GAME was a lot better with people keeping their yaps shut about politics , I have to admire the "Pats" and the come-from-behind victory yesterday.
Reminded me of the infamous "Heidi-Bowl" of decades before. Here's the WIKI on it, if you were too young:
And, it wasn't EVEN a playoff game.
Still, what I read about yesterday seemed fine. Entertainers shut up about politics (for one day).
Kitten Bowl and Puppy Bowl were fun to watch. The )bad) puns just would NOT stop, though...God, that was painful
(and my Last Chance Lions came in 2nd this year...darn it).
At least the puppy I picked for MVP ("Rory") won, even if I couldn't vote for him (via Facebook only - crap).
So, that's all I have on sports, take it or leave it.
*** Next, although I did see an ambulance and the FWFD engine 11 drive past the house, no reports of any crime-related stuff going on.
That doesn't mean these assholes around here aren't up to "something".
MY fault, is it?
We really don't a day off from the local stupid.
*** Next, and sorta0kida related, I did some "research" over the weekend, because I saw a felony report for someone living on OUR block (never would see this 10+ years ago).
|You need to MOVE away.|
Well, the good news is that he's presently NOT on our street...is he?
((**Update - he actually lives NEXT DOOR to us at 4804 - did some more nosing around and BINGO, we have a "winner"...really a LOSER!))
Found guilty of child molesting back in 2000.Now, the thing is, after finding his sorry ass on the "homefacts" website (they should update that), I find out he's had two prior addresses in town, neither was on OUR block. So, that got me to thinking...
I wonder exactly HOW many sex offenders we have (now) just in our zip code?
(we used to have about 6 in our immediate area, but that was years ago, and NONE on our block.
THIRTY SIX (counting Leonard's latest address) just in the 46806 area.
There are currently 443 registered sex offenders in ALL of Fort Wayne...nice to know that, hmm?
How many UN-registered ones do we have? That's anyone's guess.
I did notice that the highest concentration seems to be in the 46808 zip code, in case you were wondering.
KIDS in our area these days. I'll bet none of the parents know (or care) if they have a sex-offender/child molester in their midst.
Thanks for that "quality-of-life", mister mayor. Sure is working out down here...NOT!
*** Next, let's go see what's shaking over at "Kitten Corner"...
|"Heard it was Shower With a Friend day".|
|You're NOT supposed to be up there, dear.|
Fortunately, there is always the "squirt-bottle", which I don't use all the time, anyway. I'd much prefer to chide them from such activity. That way neither of them develops any fear and shys away from me.
They do always come in and spend time in the living room, curling up in my jacket or in my lap.
|And, a little grooming never hurts.|
Both Gallifrey and Violet roam around my lap as I stroke them, and then, when they have their fill, they get down.
There will come a time when being a "lap cat" will be THE thing to do...trust me.
*** Last back to the kitchen sink (c'mon cats, get OUT of there)...teaching a pet to do something can be as challenging as teaching them to NOT do something.
|Some skills are harder to teach...and learn.|
We are the culmination of what we've been taught (growing up), the people we encounter, the experiences we have, and the time spent being educated (either by others or by oneself).
I've always looked at this as a "work-in-progress", in that, we never really stop doing any of it.
All of those things help shape us, mold us, and refine us as we journey through life.
But, we always have to be aware of things that can snatch our attention from what we should be concentrating on, because it's those times that we often stop our learning process.
ALL have to grow up and make our own choices, sometimes failing along the way, but learning all the time.
To let a day pass without taking in some nugget of education is basically a day wasted.
Waste enough of THOSE, and you've lost a lot.
Instead, take some time to learn...it sure won't kill you, and will only serve to help you.
Stay SAFE out there, America.