That's always a goo sign.
Let's hope we make out as well (if not better) as we enter the week.
Our Hoosierland weather brings us partly cloudy skies (got us some sunshine greeting us), a high of around 72 degrees (perfect for me), and no hint of rain in the immediate forecast.
That's a wonderfully good start for any Monday...you have to admit that.
So, what say we get that morning drink to steel ourselves to the day ahead, as we see what's been going on elsewhere, hmm?
*** First out of the flowerpots is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feture:
APRIL 24 -
---It's National Pigs In A Blanket Day
And that's it...nothing else. We need something more...
How about National Special Kind of Stupid Day?
What about National Hug A Liberal Until You Snap Their Spine Day?
|Not for ALL the tea in China, folks!|
Let's try National Middle Finger Salute Day
"hi" to almost everyone where we live, because they EARNED it)
Maybe National Take a Day Off From National Days Day?
I'm open to any and all suggestions...heh.
*** Next up, that "boil-water" advisory we had over the weekend in Ft. Wayne was a real JOKE.
When our water smelled like a creek gave me greater concern.
Talk about clearing store shelves of bottled water needlessly - wonder if the people can bill the CITY back for those expenditures?
*** Next, it wasn't a bad weekend for living down in the ghettohood.
BEHAVED themselves (as well as their primate minds can handle such things), and I did manage to mow the back yard on Friday.
Looks pretty good (so far).
The street lights in the block north of us were out last night for some reason. Our block is unaffected (again...so far), but the next block up looks much "darker" than usual...lol.
Wonder HOW LONG it'll take before someone calls it in to the city so they can repair the problem?
This should be interesting.
*** Next, we lost childhood star Erin Moran (Happy Days) over the weekend. She was 56.
|When she was smokin' hot.|
Damn shame that substance abuse took her, and that she followed the path of quite a few child stars. Depression, alcoholism, drugs...that "hard" lifestyle...it all adds up, and often sooner than you think.
*** Next up, let's see what kind of dumbassery has been going on around town...
---Looks like we might have homicide number TEN for the year.
SOUTHEAST...who'da thunk THAT?
Someone apparently walked up and shot two people sitting in a car there. One is dead and one in critical condition. No description of the perp was forthcoming. Police were going door-to-door (good luck with that).
Ahh yes, Spring is in the air on the SE side...you can feel it (unless you duck).
---A 1-yr old was taken from his mother, but was found safe. Here's that story:
(and by the looks of his car in the WANE video, he may be black (nice rims).
---Another sex offender captured - former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is in custody after being charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Well, there's one budding sports career flushed down the crapper. Typical.
*** Looks like we're not ONLY getting a canal boat replica for the rivers. Here's the story:
|Coming to a river in Fort Wayne|
If you want more info about this vehicle, here 'ya go:
Now, not to scare any of you from taking a ride on this, but they have one of these in Philly, and you may recall this incident from 2011 where a tug whacked a DUKW (with fatalities).
|A fatal "oops" moment on the Delaware.|
Given the size of OUR "rivers" here, I wouldn't sweat any similar thing happening.
The Delaware is a REAL river...it's a LOT bigger...and busier.
*** Next, let's take a stop at "Kitten Corner"...
Gallifrey gets up a head of steam and tears through the house. Violet is slightly more sedate, but she's been known to be part and parcel to the dashing about mayhem.
SO much energy...where do they store it all, and can I get some for myself?
Oh, we also have a new visitor...a black cat that likes to frequent our patio.
But it always returns, too. Curious.
Problem with that, is that it keeps the birds and squirrels away a lot more than usual.
|Gotta be quick when eating peanuts.|
*** Last back to the seed packets and potting soil...it's that time of year once again.
It does make the place look nicer - that slice of paradise we all seek, as it were.
Our perennials have also took to blooming. Life is returning outside our "Fortress" to be enjoyed (as best we can).
Thing is, most all the other "people" around here (and I use that word loosely) can't be bothered with such simple things.
The one woman who leaves her trash-bin out on the street week after week, had a car knock it over on Saturday, only to have one of her (several) children only stand it back up...in the street again.
|AT least it wasn't GUNNED DOWN!|
|Just TNB at work here, folks.|
|Helluva "lawn-ornament" they got there.|
PERMISSIVE society, it's what you get.
Thing is, this doesn't happen overnight with these mooks...it starts from little on up.
Our schools are full of these idiots-in-training (and we erroneously blame the educators)...another generation of people with little to no regard for laws and who lack common courtesies and morality.
All I know is that we've got to do something about it NOW, while we can, lest we allow a furtherance of such behavior, which will no doubt lead to a continuing de-evolution of our society.
Just something to think about.
Stay SAFE out there, America.