Not that there aren't forces out there who would love to change the status quo.
We won't dwell on that...not right now.
Our Hoosierland weather for today sees us enjoying mostly cloudy skies and cooler temps than yesterday (thank you) with a high of around 55 degrees, and none of that hail we briefly saw outside the "Fortress". Solid rain...whatta concept!
And, we can save a couple bucks by not running the A/C (open those windows, people).
*** First off of the quickly growing lawn is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
APRIL 21 -
---It's National Yellow Bat Day
---It's National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day
---It's National Kindergarten Day
---It's National Day of Silence
LGBT kinda thing and not being QUIET in our neighborhood)
---It's Donate Life Blue and Green Day
*** Since we are at week's end, let's see what observances are taking place over the following 48 hours:
APRIL 22 -
---Saturday is National Record Store Day
---It's National Earth Day
---It's National Girl Scout Leaders Day
---It's National Jelly Bean Day
APRIL 23 -
---Sunday is National Cherry Cheesecake Day
CHEESECAKE I didn't like either, especially the NY kind)
---It's National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
---It's National Picnic Day
---It's National Take a Chance Day
---It's National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
And there you have it. Plenty to do...and always observe responsibly!
*** Next up, in our fair city, a woman was found stabbed.
This could well become homicide number NINE, when the coroner calls it.
Not many people tend to commit suicide by stabbing (except for Samurai).
((Fort Wayne police were called just after 0900 hrs to a stabbing reported at 214 Northeast Drive in Coldwater Crossing Apartments, between Coliseum Boulevard and East Washington Center Road.))
A woman was found (age not revealed) and taken to hospital, where she later died.
Not much else is known at this time, and the investigation (as usual) is ongoing.
*** Next, how about a nice, healthy DRUG BUST?
Wow...a whole "key" of coke...carried by a Latino...who'da thunk that?
Street value is around $33K, and by all means, transport it in a brake-fluid container...lol.
|That ain't no memory foam pillow.|
It was sealed tightly inside a white plastic bottle labeled MAG 1 vehicle brake fluid. The bottom of the bottle had been cut out, but it didn't fool the officers.
A police dog sniffed it under the front passenger seat of a white Honda station wagon, according to court documents.
Federal authorities have an arrest warrant out for Carrera-Silva, charging him with dealing in cocaine.
Carrera-Silva is charged in U.S. District Court with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine. His arrest is part of an ongoing investigation, court documents said.))
The FEDS are involved...maybe Luis should have stayed in Hammond (or better yet, south of our border)...'ya think?
*** Next, we might be one step closer to the Jetsons...sorta...maybe. Here's the story:
ANOTHER "flying car", but it's a prototype and costs over a MILLION BUCKS.
Got a feeling that lines to the builder are not going around the block here.
This is really nothing new...let's set our time-coordinates for 1949, and look back at this novel idea:
There WAS one flying car that always made me smile, and that was THIS one...
Damn shame they hadda ruin a perfectly nice Thunderbird in the process, though.
*** Next up, remember all the protests we're seeing almost weekly, especially in or around the nation's capital?
Everything costs someone something, doesn't it?
And this time, D.C. could be footing a HEFTY bill.
|Looks like VANDALISM to me too.|
*** Next, the (Fort Wayne) downtown arena (fiasco in the making) isn't dying easily. Here's the story:
The Capital Improvement Board. Thursday approved spending money on another study.
This time the focus is on the long-term view.
In this drawn out process so far, work has been done to determine a preferred location for the building downtown just west of the Grand Wayne Center, as well as nailing down a price tag for construction and how to pay for it.))
CIB is another agency this city can do WITHOUT.
There are way too many questions with this and no answers...so why even bother at this point?
Screw what OTHER cities are doing...let's KEEP Fort Wayne and it's OWN heritage intact.
*** Next up, time to slide on over to "Kitten Corner"...
That may change in time, but for now...just cuteness abounding.
Something about pets and a soothing calm they can bring about...that is when they're not racing through the house like a couple of whirling dervishes...lol. Sometimes, it reminds you fo the Tasmanian Devil from the old WB cartoons, only with a lot LESS destruction.
*** Last back to the garden flowerbeds...this neighborhood used to be a much nicer place to live.
|What's wrong with the SIDEWALKS?|
|Sure, leave trash out ALL week, too.|
|Ignorant people blocking your driveway...|
Where we could have neighbors greeting you whenever you were outside, you get fleeting glances, as if to say "what are you still doing here?", and that's when people even bother to look your way.
|Litter-strewn streets daily.|
|People stopping to kiss in the intersection|
USED to be a hallmark of generations past. How you lived showed others what kind of person you were. Same can be said by however you act. If you act the fool that is how you will be perceived.
If you defy the laws, don't expect others to view you as a law-abiding citizen...simple as that, right?
So, maybe some good choices now and then IS the better road to travel, if not for yourself, then for others who may be watching...and learning.
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.