MAY-BE the end of the rain...perhaps.
Yeah, it has been a much quieter week down here in the crotch of Fort Wayne, thanks to the inclement weather.
Sure making things green as well. Might have to mow the back yard early next week (again).
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us (what else?)...more rain, throughout most of the day, but there is a rumor that the sun might make an appearance later in the afternoon, so we get a break in the showers. Expect temps to rise to around 49 degrees, with some modest winds coming along for the ride.
|"Nah, the safety's OFF on this bad boy."|
And yes, take the umbrella again, and look for anything along the streets or roads that may have come down overnight.
A little safety can go a long way in such conditions...remember that.
Now, with that behind us, let's get that cup of Friday Fortitude poured, as we see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the rain-soaked streets is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature.
(and we have more than a couple)
MAY 5 -
---It's Cinco De Mayo
---It's National Astronaut Day
NONE of the original 7 Mercury program astronauts alive)
---It's National Cartoonist Day
---It's National Hoagie Day
---It's National Totally Chipolte Day
---It's National Space Day
*** Next, and since it IS the end of the week, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours:
MAY 6 -
---Saturday is National Beverage Day
SO many to choose from)
---It's National Crepe Suzette Day
---It's National Homebrew Day
YOU were making coming, Chris? Still waiting for my bottle...heh)
---It's National Nurses Day
---It's Join Hands Day
---It's National Bombshells' Day
---It's National Scrapbook Day
---It's National Start Seeing Monarchs' Day
---It's National Train Day
REAL trains these days, except in museums)
---It's Free Comic Book Day
MAY 7 -
---Sunday is National Barrier Awareness Day
---It's National Infertility Survival Day
---It's National Packaging Design Day
---It's National Paste-Up Day
---It's National Roast Leg-of-Lamb Day
---It's National Lemonade Day
CRIPES, that was a LOT of stuff...remember to observe responsibly.
*** Next up, that public meeting took place regarding Memorial Park. Here's the story:
DECRIED...(good word. Right up there with "beleaguered").
I thought the mayor said it was the right thing and that people wanted it. Guess he "thought" wrong (again).
((“Should this project move forward – which it will not – will a memorial be erected for an Indiana Tech athlete who stubbed their toe or skinned their knee,” one speaker from Churubusco asked. “If so, what if the vets want to encroach on that memorial?” The process, the speaker said, was “about politics, not patriotism. It is about money, not memorials. It is about victory, not veterans.”))
Wow...now THAT is the way to address something that's not needed or wanted. I applaude this person.
((It's a proposal that has drawn criticism and condemnation from area groups and organizations, including those that represent area veterans, local historic preservation agency ARCH, and the Friends of the Parks of Allen County. Of chief concern Thursday was the fate of several memorials to fallen veterans of World War I and the Vietnam War. Indiana Tech's proposal would move those memorials and one dedicated to Fort Wayne aviator Art Smith to places university officials and advocates of the proposal say would be more visible to Memorial Park visitors and passers-by.
To some who appeared Thursday, moving those memorials is tantamount to the desecration of hallowed ground.))
Again, kudos to the level of REASON expressed here. It's like putting a soccer field in Arlington Cemetery...
You just DON'T DO THAT!
*** Next, Paul Ensley (councilman - 1st district) was on the Pat Miller show yesterday and he had a lot to say about the Riverfront development, and what we're NOT being told.
Ensley said that this initial $17 MIL for "phase 1" is actually more like $25 MIL...so we can see the costs are ALREADY rising, and not ONE brick has been laid or ONE spade of dirt lifted. How much MORE will this cost all of us in the end?
(anyone remember Parkview Field and all those Harrison town-homes aka Costaplenty Square?)
What I wouldn't give to have a councilman like THIS representing OUR district. We need more of his kind asking questions and finding out facts.
*** Next up, tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, and I would love to get a couple.
BTW, that's something ELSE we don't have down here on the SE side (or anywhere close by)...a comic store.
Supposed to be one at 2001 S. Calhoun...not sure about this place.
Yeah, I really, really, REALLY want to get a copy of those...they're FREE, right?
We shall see...
*** Next, today is the opening of the latest MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) flick - "Guardians Of The Galaxy - Vol. 2", and so far from what I saw of the trailers, it's looks good enough to get a DVD of when it comes out later this year (as you know it will).
And, if that's not enough, this weekend on FX channel, they have a Marvel Movie "marathon".
Here's the link to the schedule:
Okay, so they're NOT showing the FIRST Iron Man movie, OR The Incredible Hulk, both of which establish the basis for future flicks, AND, they're not showing them IN ORDER (according to the timeline), but it's still better than nothing, right?
*** Next up, time to stop on by "Kitten Corner"...
The kids have done well with all the rain we had...doesn't bother them at all.
|Where IS that jingle ball?|
They just do the usual...eat, sleep, litterbox, play, (repeated as necessary)...lol.
"Midnight"? Well, he's been getting wet, but he is coming by earlier and staying longer, not that it matters to our cats. They watch him for a while, then go back to their "routine".
If Midnight is finding food other than what he gets here, it can't be much, as he is SO hungry and meows his little head off as I set food down for him...breaks my heart to see a nice cat at the mercy of the elements.
He seems to appreciate what we do for him...and I would not do less for any other "lost soul".
*** Last back to the floodplain...you always hear me speak to various aspects of humanity.
For example, I can't imagine what kind of person would just abandon ANY animal they have taken into their house.
That just seems so damn heartless to me.
At the other end of the human spectrum are people who take in EVERY dog and cat they find, only to become a "hoarder" of sorts, and that has it's own special brand of heartlessness.
While doing a good gesture, they wind up endangering the animals under such conditions that are not good for a large number of animals. The dogs and cats become sickly, and the house smells so bad, you can't keep a meal down without puking.
|All WE want is a GOOD home.|
People have to be aware that these animals have as much right to life as anyone with two legs.
The rest of humanity has sooner or later, got to come to grips with their limitations.
And such things don't apply just to having pets, but in all facets of our journey through life.
When everyone winds up on that same page, a lot more of us will find life so much better...no matter how many legs we happen to have.
Do have yourselves a good weekend. Try to keep dry.
Stay SAFE out there, America.