09 March 2017

Thoughts For Thursday...
Now THAT was some WIND we had yesterday.
Haven't seen anything like that in quite a while.
Had a few small branches come down (one out front was over 6 ft long...not a big deal)
I did have to "reinstall" our trellis, as it was uprooted and blown down. That was fun (not).
The old "Fortress" did us proud and came through in fine shape.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will be a lot LESS windy (thankfully), with sunny skies to begin with, then getting cloudier throughout the day with showers possible by later afternoon into tonight.
Temps will reach to around 49 degrees with a slight breeze.
Why, thank you, Strax.
I think it's time we got our morning cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa so we can get things started, as we take a gander at what else has been going on...
*** First off of the wind farm is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"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. "
If you think this was a tad "Faustian" in nature, you were closer than you thought.
This was spoken by one James Esdras Faust (July 31, 1920 – August 10, 2007) was an American religious leader, lawyer, and politician. And here is his WIKI:
Now by religious leader, we do mean he was Second Counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1995 until his death, an LDS Church apostle for 29 years, and a general authority of the church for 35 years.
And, he was a democrat as well, but let's not hold this against him, for it was on the state level.
He served during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps where he was a First Lieutenant prior to his graduation from the Univ. of Utah with a B.A. and Juris Doctor.
He became a bishop in the LDS church at the age of 28 (1949).
In 1978, he served in the Quorum of the 12 Apostles until being set apart as Second Counselor in the First Presidency to church president Gordon B. Hinckley on March 12, 1995, where he served until his death in 2007. It became one of the longest continuous serving First Presidencies in the history of the LDS Church.
It's a brief read, but again shows how men we may never have heard of can be eloquent in speech and thought.
*** Next up, time for the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
---It's National Barbie Day
(looking good for her age)
---It's National Crabmeat Day
(make mine Alaskan king crab, please)
---It's National Get Over It Day
(heh, tell THAT to all the whining leftards out there)
---It's National Meatball Day
(A nice meatball sandwich would be great)
*** Next up, The Sports and Spirits Bar may soon be gone. Here's the story:
Yeah, this place HAS been trouble...for more than a few years, and it's high time  someone did something about it...
How about we RAZE it? It just might happen.
((Deister Machine Co., 1933 E. Wayne St., will buy the 1723 E. Wayne St. building, site of the now-shuttered Sports & Spirits bar, according to an application filed with the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals.))
Well, that's IF the application goes through, right?
((Deister plans to tear down the building and use the corner of East Wayne Street and South Anthony Boulevard for a large sign for the business and green space, the application states.))
That sign would be better than having people shot, that's for sure.
((Nicholas Lee Powers, 30, Demario Laquan Burnett, 21, and Jeremy Trivon Coleman, 31, all of Fort Wayne, were killed on bar property Sept. 13. Their deaths were the 32nd, 33rd and 34th homicides in 2016, which ended with a record 49 homicides in Allen County. No arrests have been made in their deaths, Michael Joyner, Fort Wayne police spokesman, said Tuesday.))
Now, about the problems we have down on the SE side...
*** Next, it's stories like THIS that cry out STUPID:
Yes, Hawaii is the 1st state to sue our president over his "travel ban", which isn't REALLY a ban to begin with, is it?
How about these idiots practice some of that "GET OVER IT" for today, hmm?
*** Next...every once in a while, there is a smidgen of reason out there, like in THIS story:
So, HUD may lose $6 BILLION (with a "B")...breaks my heart. Perhaps it's time the "Giveaway Gravy Train" pulled into the station and let all those "passengers" off.
We would be better served if those on board (who are fully capable) started to be more SELF-reliant, don'cha think?
Thank you, Dr. Ben Carson for speaking the truth and staying the course on conservative action.
*** Next up,  I hear that Scarlett Johansson has filed for divorce (that makes two down).
She had been recently married to Romain Dauriac, and before that actor Ryan Reynolds (from 2008 to 2011), and why she left him baffles me.
(sorry, but this calls for a "Yowzah")
Hey, if she was willing to wear that Black Widow outfit once in a while, and want to go "two outta three" falls now and then, we could work something out, I'm sure. Wonder if she likes cats (and wives)?
*** Next up, And speaking of Black Widow, it's time for "What On God's Green Earth Has Bob Bought on eBay Lately?"
Well, I did (finally) get a proper Black Widow action figure...one with articulated joints, "used" (as in a displayed figure) for less than $5.
Now, my Avengers homage on the entertainment center looks a bit better.
I would still LOVE to get a (Bandai) Figuarts Captain America 6 inch figure...the detail on that is outstanding., but it's SO damn pricey.
Can't touch one for UNDER $50.
Naturally, any of the HOT TOYS 12 inch figures are out of the question (at over $200+ a shot)...
Those are the BEST renderings ANYWHERE, and very easy to see why.
Also, more importantly, I got the (brand new and unopened) DVD of the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special: "The Return of Doctor Mysterio".
That only cost $11.99 (that was with free shipping). Gonna be hard to beat that price anyplace.
Now, about that Doctor Strange DVD...
*** Next, let's drop by "Kitten Corner"...
A much better day than the previous one, that's for sure.
Violet had no problem with eating her food.
Gallifrey was his usual glutenous self...lol.
He has taken to spending some time with me after I hit the sack...not a problem, as long as you don't move your feet around. That's fair game for a chomp...heh.
Violet prefers to walk across me to wake me up most mornings.
They do develop their own special traits...and totally on their own.
*** Last back to the windmill...change in life is very often a double-edged sword.
Changing things merely for the sake OF change is the sign of not knowing what the hell to do with whatever it is someone wants to change, so they'll change it, and many times for the worse.
On the other hand, there are times and things that are so craptastic that you WANT change, as in for the better. Take our part of town, for example (puh-lease)...
While I'm resistant to change in general, I realize that some change IS inevitable, and must be met head-on.
I would welcome change for the better in OUR neighborhood (and the whole southeast to boot).
When I see wholesale changes to our DOWNTOWN and soon, our riverfront, I can only assume that those in power have NO idea what is meant by PRIORITIES.
And that filters down to most all of the lowlifes living around us...no sense of priorities, otherwise, they'd be mindful and courteous to others who live in the area, show respect for others, so as to garner respect for themselves. After all, such things are EARNED in life, and not given sight-unseen, right?
I also realize that a LOT of things in our lives DO require changing...the educational system, the EPA, HUD, the healthcare system, just to name a few.
But, and perhaps most importantly, PEOPLE have got to change. They need to know their place in the universe, and it's certainly  NOT at the center of it (where they believe they reside). Nothing revolves around them (it's the lack of a gravitational field thingy).
They are part of a MUCH larger state of being, and maybe taking into account that there IS at the heart of it, a supreme entity we call GOD, might just shake their resolve to become better individuals. We call that morality.
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.


CWMartin said...

So I read, but was very distracted. Waiting for live chat to open so I can find out why the hell the stuff in my in box won't delete. Did I miss yesterday? I don't seem to recall the Faust quote...

Bob G. said...

Well, you go take care of that live-chat-delete-thingy and stop on back when you're not as distracted...LOL!
Nah, you didn't miss yesterday...heh.

Not a "Faust" quote, per se...but a good find.
I think there's more here than meets the eye, king crab and meatballs notwithstanding, buddy.

Thanks for coming by to comment.

Stay safe (and undistracted) up there, brother.