08 March 2017

Humpday Happenings...
Welcome to the middle of the week, such as it will become.
And, if you prefer your days on the WINDY side, this might fill your bill.
March winds...sounds right. Kite flying anyone?
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us with those windy conditions  (in excess of 40 MPH+ here), along with something out of the ordinary...lots of sunshine. Temps will top out in the mid-50s, and no rain (or snow) today to speak of.
That's not bad at all.
So, let's go get that morning drink and take a look at what's been transpiring elsewhere...
*** First off of the dining room table is our WHO SAID THAT? quote for the week:
"Some of our important choices have a time line. If we delay a decision, the opportunity is gone forever. Sometimes our doubts keep us from making a choice that involves change. Thus an opportunity may be missed. "
How many times could we have used words like this in our lives?
There's more than a few in mine, that's the gospel. So, WHO said that? The answer will appear at the top of tomorrow's post. Meanwhile, back at the University of Utah...
*** Next up, is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MARCH 8 -
---It's National Peanut Cluster Day
(squirrels are gonna love this one)
---It's National Proofreading Day
(chase those typo-demons away)
---It's National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day
(that's a long title to have, isn't it?)
*** Next, one of our pet peeves of late has been when Wifey and I go grocery shopping.
Overall, the experience isn't too bad, but there are some things that need taken care of.
The aisles at the Bluffton Rd Kroger store (formerly Scotts) are always blocked with pallets of items awaiting shelf placement.
This should be taken care of overnight, so shoppers don't have to navigate around such things. (or fret when an empty space resides where an item should belong).
The other problem is often at checkout. Usually ONE lane is open, and it can back up like a cheap toilet some days, creating a need for a second or even third lane to open.
Well, Kroger seems to be taking care of that (finally). Here's the story:
http://wane.com/2017/03/06/now-hiring-kroger-plans-job-fair-to-hire-100-for-fort-wayne-stores/
Hiring 100+ people, huh? Hopefully, THAT will take care of issues in stores that need help.
The job fair takes place today from 11AM until 6PM. Let's hope this fixes things.
*** Next up, our own "big dig" has taken another step, but not a lick of construction (or destruction) yet. Here's the story:
http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Tunnel-land-purchase-takes-1st-step-18141580
Still buying up land, I see. This time, it's $272,500 tossed at this, and not a single spade of dirt has been dug.
City Council voted 8-0 to fund this part of the project, expected to cost around $200 MILLION.
Oh, and NO contract for the project has been awarded as of yet.
This whole deal would not even be happening had it NOT been for an EPA "mandate" going back to 2008 (thanks, Obummer) And eminent domain will be used to acquire the property.
---While council was at it, they ALSO voted (5-4) to fund another MILLION BUCKS for the Superior Lofts project (downtown, where else?). The "total" cost of the project is expected to run around $9.8 million. Here's that story:
http://wane.com/2017/03/07/city-council-approves-1m-to-fund-for-superior-lofts/
((Councilman Geoff Paddock, 5th District, said this is a project that would help the city grow and bring more attraction to downtown. Paddock said there has already been great success with the new developments downtown that have used similar methods of funding.)) That's TIF funding, in case you were wondering. It's the "go-to" source these days. Leave it to a democrat to love spending, right?
*** Next up (and still taking stupid to new levels), WTF is with Nancy Pelosi, anyway?
She was all on board with Obamacare and the whole "pass the bill now and we can see what's in it later" bullshit...that took place and cost too many people too much money they didn't have, so now she doesn't even want to pass the "Trumpcare" proposal (which is looking more like Obamacare-Light)???
Talk about retarded development with this hag...sheesh!
She needs to take the MILLIONS she made as senator (thanks to taxpayers) and LEAVE...now.
She needs to STFD and STFU...now.
She's a total waste of human protoplasm (and, dare I say it...makes a valid case for late-term abortion, which I personally detest).
*** Next up, enough with the stupid...let's go visit "Kitten Corner" instead...
Yesterday started out like most others...LOTS of running about with the kids chasing one another from one end of the house to the other.
He tired himself out...as usual.
But come early afternoon, Violet threw up. And then, when dinnertime rolled around, ignored her food. She instead drank a lot of water, and tossed that up. never saw a cat heave farther than their total length before.
Gallifrey was unaffected, and had a normal day (for a cat).
Later in the evening, Violet came around and kept both water and food down.
She seems back to normal again
Had me worried for a better part of the day, I can tell you. The LAST thing I want to have happen is losing another cat...not after last year. That was rough enough for a decade. I'm a worrier when it comes to family members.
So far this morning...all is well. Let's see that continue, please.
*** Last back to the coat closet...we're fast approaching that dumbass time of year (this weekend, in fact)...when we all turn our clocks AHEAD one hour.
Having come from the east coast, where we used to do this, I got very comfortable when I moved here and found that Indiana didn't...until they changed that and started to move the clocks twice a year just like we did back east.
Personally, I don't see any difference in doing this, other than to befuddle those of us who view time itself as something more than most people. Changing our clocks and watches all to "save" daylight, as it were.
I don't save anything here, and neither does anyone else. It's more an inconvenience than anything...always has been. All it seems to do is delay the sunrise, and deny the sunset until 9 PM. That's just not normal. Man has never taken on God and come out "on top".
It certainly saves no money...stores will remain open to closing time no matter if the sun is up or down, right?
And our cars don't get better mileage when it's daylight than when it's nighttime...right?
As someone who changed clocks back and forth most all my life, I just can't see the justification to keep doing so.
Perhaps it makes sense to people with nothing better to do in life than change things.
Reason should win out here...
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

6 comments:

Momma Fargo said...

Uh, Bob. Windy? The trees are barely moving. You need to go west on vacation. To the mountains. LOL. Or just go outside of your neighborhood. Those buildings are blocking your sense of weather. Hope things are good up north in the Fort. Love the post. Especially making fun of Pelosi, my least favorite liberal.

Bob G. said...

Momma Fargo:
---Yeah, too windy to fly a damn kite around here today...geez!
(but it does blow away all the litter tossed on the property...kinda SELF_CLEANING...LOL.
---If I ever visit any mountains again, I AM STAYING THERE...
Just as long as the wind leaves trees and houses where they were, things will be okie-dokie, right?
---We're doing fine up here (crosses fingers daily).
I would cross my eyes, but I keep walking into shit...heh.
---I figured you'd like the Pelosi-Slam...I sure as hell did.

Thanks for taking time to roll up today and comment.

Stay safe (and not "wind-burned") down there, dear.

A Beer For The Shower said...

I'm glad to hear Violet's feeling better. My cats all get a good puking in here and there, and yes, that includes the projectile variety.

And we're with you on daylight savings time. Once upon a time ago it was supposed to be a way to save money on energy bills, but as you said, everything is now open at all times of night now, and people can carry whatever schedule they want, so this seems completely irrelevant now. I'm just sick of screwing up my sleep schedule twice a year.

Bob G. said...

ABFS:
---Didn't see any hairballs in the "mix", so it might remain a mystery (and not a frequent one).
---Yeah, I mean, with ALL the new energy-efficient bulbs we have, who gives a crap about day OR night now, right? I never did w/ the OLD style bulbs.
---Agreed...nothing like "Circadius Interruptus" (from my lexicon of bastard Latin) to put one off their game for the season...
(at least that stupid "atomic clock" we have changes time BY ITSELF...big...frigging...whoop!)

Hey, thanks for swinging by today to comment.

Stay safe (and on time) out there, guys.

CWMartin said...

Peanut Cluster- no thanks, have too MANY of those days. Oh, it's a snack, too?


Pallet poser: That's EVERYWHERE. Half unloaded and unattended. Not sure the logic behind THAT.

Lane backup: "Welcome to Wal-Mart..." I am truly surprised that they don't make 80% of their lanes temporary, and take them out for more floor space January-November.

Trust me, those 100 won't do a bit o' good. The work policy is what needs changed.

Are you sure that's HUMAN protoplasm?


Violet: Wonder if she consumed something verboten on the sly? More likely just a stuck hairball.


DST This weekend? Grrrr...

Bob G. said...

Chris:
---It IS (and they are) at the "Fortress"...lol.
---The logic for me is that "there ain't enough HELP".
---At WM that would well enough. They got a ton of 'em, and yet ONLY have 2-3 open (every time we were there).
---Yeah, I agree there. What WE know as WORK ETHIC just doesn't seem to be in the cards for the millennials, does it?
(we could be SO screwed)
---Well, I was being kind...not CORRECT. We should say less-than-human, right?
---Didn't see any hairballs, but something "other" than cat food could be the culprit. She's back to her (young) self today.

Thanks for taking time to stop by and comment.

Stay safe up there, brother