This was one of those "weekends from hell" kinda deals, and through NO fault of my own.
It was all "external" forces at work here.
But, we'll get to that soon enough, trust me.
Our Hoosierland weather for today finds us with a day similar to what we enjoyed over the weekend (well, what the REST of you enjoyed, anyway). Temps will again rise to around 64 degrees, with partly cloudy skies and maybe a mild breeze.
Now, let's get a nice morning drink to chase the nasty away (gonna need a double of bourbon in my coffee JUST to get me rolling), as we see what ELSE has been going on...
*** First out of the ghettohood is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 20 -
---it's National Cherry Pie Day
---It's National Love Your Pet Day
|Looks like a baby Gallifrey.|
---It's Presidents Day
FEDERAL holiday, so no mail)
Here's the skinny on it:
If it all seems a tad ambiguous, remember...it IS the FEDERAL government.
*** Next up, there was very little local STUPID going on.
CAN find some, like this story:
I guess some people couldn't see this one coming?
Politics in the office. Seems I mentioned something about workplace "politics" very recently.
WITHIN a company's workplace...that's a whole other post for another day.
I will say that's a good way to mess with a nation's economy...make the workplace more polarized and hostile. That's sure to help profits plunge and morale to tank.
*** Next...our weekend. Where the hell to begin?
Well, Wifey and I went grocery shopping and all went well UNTIL we hit the checkout line. For some ODD reason, her credit card would not work in the reader at Kroger. Funny, last week, it worked fine. Apparently, the "chip" embedded in the card became faulty somehow, so I used MY card (which worked perfectly), and off we went to the local PNC bank, where Wifey got a NEW card (same number and all), but the strange thing about the bank...THEY don't have the resources in house to "test" the card and find out WHY the chip crapped out.
(gotta love technology, hmm?)
Well, THAT worked brilliantly (wow, one in a row).
It's weird to NOT hear all the noise the OLD washer made.
Compared to that, the new one is damn near quiet as a tomb (well, it makes it's OWN noises, which are quite different and yet less in volume).
The clothes came out not even all that damp.
The spin cycle really spins! And the machine doesn't want to try and do the mambo across the floor...lol.
I have to say THAT went marvelously...score another one for the good guys (and Best Buy)!
Looks like this is a keeper.
Aside from that (and our cuddly cats, of course), the rest of the weekend was spent watching where the damn ghettohood "kids" (read wild animals) were at while the sun was up.
OUR property. NO one should have to do that, because OTHER PEOPLE should be better f*cking behaved and KNOW what the hell is meant by BOUNDARIES and RESPECT.
The young hellions simply don't know what to do next - 15 minutes of basketball (too close to the street), then football IN the damn street, then mess about with the construction cones, then trespass on other people's property and screw with the trash-bins there, toss some trash about, then back again to basketball. And then more football...and so on.
ONE DAMN HOUR, so you can see what we have to deal with.
Add to that, the loudass jerkoff over on Warsaw St. just HAS to blast his damn bass in his car several times a day past the house.
|Doesn't work, but can afford RIMS.|
I figure the city could fund an ENTIRELY NEW DOWNTOWN...AND RIVERFRONT with JUST the money they could make on ALL the citations they keep missing (down here). The city wouldn't have to ask for ANY money from anyone else...no shit!
I'd like to say that Sunday was better...that's what I'd LIKE to say. It was not.
Same old shit, different day (thanks to the warm weather)...brings out ALL the f*cking assholes.
I might as well hang a damn sign on the property: "Normal People Live Here - Please Feel Free to Annoy the Piss Out of Us For No Reason!"
(oh wait...they ALREADY DO THAT.)
To the "icing on the cake" were these TIRE TRACKS across the damn LAWN...like an illegal U-TURN was made (gee, another violation that goes unseen by police), and our lawn helped that out.
|We have STREETS for a reason.|
|Yep, STILL sitting there ALL damn weekend.|
Well, all that serves to do is GIVE the area OVER to those dipshits, doesn't it?
"You start running, they never let 'ya stop. You stand up, push back...can't say no forever, right?"
(Steve Rogers - Captain America: The First Avenger - 2011)
That what I try to do around here.
I'd prefer to just shoot the bastards and call it REAL "urban renewal"...LOL. Vermin-control.
Let's just say I KNOW it's going to be a VERY...LONG...SUMMER (that I'm not looking forward to).
*** Next, let's take a pause in the ranting and stop by "Kitten Corner"...
OUR "kids" pretty much behave themselves...and I have to say I wish the REST of the two-legged young'uns around our area were at least 1/10 as well-behaved...they could learn a lot, and we could not fret about OUR property and even have some quiet.
|"Who's the OTHER kitty?"|
|"Not now...I'm napping."|
(it can be done, so I hear)
*** Last back to the blighted part of town...I said last week that PEOPLE are the cause of problems.
Well, what happens when people choose NOT to do so, or even acknowledge that any problem even exists?
Drive through ANY slum in any city, and you'll find out REAL soon.
There are those whose only mission in life IS to be a pain in someone else's ass.
(and usually, that someone else is a decent person, otherwise, it would be no fun for any of these mooks, would it?)
Welcome to our world.
There is a webpage I'd like you to stop by and read:
Now, while this does not include normal regular black folks (the ones the low-information crowd tend to despise), this is typical of many situations around the nation, simply because this is TRUE.
Thing is, much of the black community is "color-blind" to it's own problems, and that by itself is a big issue.
You can't solve a damn thing if you choose to not even be aware of it, right?
Granted, this is far from a perfect world, but for God's sake, let's stop patronizing and rewarding those who are making it farther from perfect every single day, and start holding them JUST as accountable as those of us who only want to live our lives and don't want to bother anyone. That can't be too much to ask...can it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.