(don't try to tell me it wasn't)
I will say it's going to feel more like a day in May rather than a day in March.
Looks like today's post is chock full of "stuff", as the recently deceased Chuck Barris would say.
But, I promise we're not going to use a gong (too early for that...need coffee first).
Our Hoosierland weather today will see us with partly cloudy skies, gusty winds and a high today of around 70 degrees. Yep, SEVENTY.
Never fear, I hear that the record (set way back in 1910 - 86 degrees) is safe.
Friday Fortitude poured and parked nearby, as we see what's going on in "all the old familiar places"...
*** First out of the laundry chute is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 24 -
---It's National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
That's all folks, but since it IS the weekend, we still have the following 48 hours to attend to, so let's check those out:
MARCH 25 -
---Saturday is National Lobster Newburg Day
---It's National Medal of Honor Day
There are THREE versions - Army, Navy, and Air Force (Marine and Coast Guard receive the NAVY version)
---It's Tolkien Reading Day
"one ring...to rule them all"...)
MARCH 26 -
---Sunday is Epilepsy Awareness Day – Purple Day
---It's National Nougat Day
---it's National Spinach Day
There you go. Plenty to do, and remember to observe responsibly.
*** Next, we had our re-scheduled "outage" as per AEP this morning (0500 hrs).
*** Next, looks like the Bowser bldg. demolition is back ON again...so much for an 11th hour reprieve. Here's the story (with video history):
Seemed a little too good to be true when they said the razing was on hold.
Then again, it IS the SE side, where ignorance IS bliss.
*** Next up, it seems the FWPD SWAT team was busy serving the citizens of our fair city over the past several days.
JUST WARRANTS...lol. Here's the story:
I figure this link is more concise and has ALL the "playas" in place.
1 - ((About 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, the targeted addresses covered the city: residences at 2526 S. Harrison Blvd.; 7151 Stellhorn Road; 4120 Covington Road; and businesses – Eclipse Tanning, 2612 E. State Blvd.; and a storage unit at Self Storage, 411 S. Thomas Road.))
FIRST set of raids that netted 4 arrests on multiple charges.
2 - ((Just before 6 a.m. Thursday, detectives raided three hotel rooms at Coliseum Inn at 1020 Coliseum Blvd N. after Fort Wayne police received several complaints and drug tips at this location.))
|There's some FUGLY perps.|
3 - Then there was the raid on Huestis Ave. Here's the story:
Guess we do NOW.
This raid netted 3 arrests, with FIVE children removed from the house.
*** And, if THAT isn't enough, let's toss in one more...JUST for good measure.
Here's the story link:
|"Christian Dior Cardin Shelton? LMFAO!!!|
Boy, did YOUR parents mis-name YOU...frigging loser!
---It's no wonder that with all the drug HOUSES that were hit, that dealers would take to the streets...like I saw yesterday.
WHO the dealer was, but I would reckon it may be the driver of the 2011 (?) Hyundai Sonata.
The occupant of the 2007 GMC Acadia was the one getting IN to the other vehicle.
Only took 2 minutes tops for the "transaction"
*** Next up, my good friend, Chris Martin has his Music Time Machine every Friday, but I was wondering what he does with any "off-time" he happens to have when he's not perfecting the art of boat coverings (and teaching his bosses how to do the job correctly).
NYC at least once.
And he's been known to "fill in" for singer Dent May on occasion.
But, I never dreamed that he was (also) doing an homage to the late Chuck Berry.
(and using Dave Edmund's name at that)
Well, stranger things HAVE happened, right?
Helluva karaoke night at the pub. Now how about THAT, people. Who'da thunk it?
*** Next, let's get all our catnip in a row with a visit to "Kitten Corner"...
|"Bring thy face hither, so I may rubbeth thee"|
And by ritual, I mean the required need to do a specific thing during the day (aside from lutter-pan trips and mealtimes).
The mandatory "face rub" has become THE thing with both Wifey and myself.
|"Laugh it up, now feed me"|
Unfortunately, it's hard to get a picture...he moves too much and I'm laughing. And I certainly can't get a picture of me with Violet while she's rubbing on my face...totally not practical.
I suppose it would be MUCH harder with a German Shepherd (at least on that shelf...lol).
*** Last back to the sound studio...the joys of life are so very plentiful, IF you know where to look for them
They're not finding time in those joys, but seeking elsewhere to find something that may not even exist.
It's like people gravitate to the ridiculous things, and ignore the important things in life.
How else could you explain the way the world has become of late?
We've heard that hackneyed phrase "stop to smell the roses", right?
Well, no one wants to stop at all...going from one thing to another without a hiccup in between. It's no wonder people miss out on so much while never taking time to pause and catch their breath.
Sure, the world never stops (and I for one, am damn happy about that for that...it's a gravitational thing), but that's not to say WE can't take a break now and then, especially when we feel we NEED to.
Life is complex enough, without us making things worse, heaven knows that.
But to just acknowledge the gift we're given each and every day should be something to celebrate...not something to be collecting dust in some corner of our existence. We don't need fireworks, or bells and whistles to signify this...just the knowledge that we are permitted to partake in life itself.
We always have the choice to do so, right?
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.