|I know the feeling.|
No deluge to speak off, but there will be a need to take along your umbrella.
And the good news...we didn't have a single FWPD officer come to the house. I like when that happens (or doesn't).
Anyway, our Hoosierland weather for today WILL bring us some rain - scattered light showers in the morning, and then by late afternoon, more heavy rain is expected. Our high today will be about 69 degrees. Nice and comfy (for me). As far as the sunshine goes...you may be hard-pressed to see lots of it (for the time being). Sorry, that's what comes with rain clouds.
|Fancy some earl-grey?|
*** First out of the alley is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote for the week:
"He that is angry without cause, shall be in danger; but he that is angry with cause, shall not be in danger: for without anger, teaching will be useless, judgments unstable, crimes unchecked, To be angry is therefore not always an evil."
In keeping with a recurring "theme" here, I figured THIS quote really hits the ten-ring. And, it's not in the Bible, so don't bother looking. It's also spoken by another one of our "newbies" - a first-timer here.
Now, WHO said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back at the Great Schism (not to be confused with the untempered schism)...
*** Next up, time for our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 24 -
---It's Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
---It's Brothers Day
---It's Emergency Medical Services For Children Day
---It's National Escargot Day
---It's National Scavenger Hunt Day
GREATLY from SE side scrappers, robberies, and burglaries).
*** Next up, this story caught my eye in yesterday's J-G:
The rivers get "stirred up" as the story relates.
So, I wonder what our water will taste like when the riverfront gets built up and a lot more "stirring" goes on...
Moreover, is this being addressed NOW, rather than AFTER everything gets made to look like other cities? Wonder what we CAN expect?
Perhaps some (more) tossed trash will clog in the inlets and shut things down?
Who can say, right? The city will sail down river and under that bridge when they get to it.
Yeah, they wholesale approved the contracts for the riverfront (and our stirred up future tap water that will no doubt still taste and smell like a boggy creek).
*** Next, We lost one of our James Bonds - Sir Roger Moore passed away at the age of 89 (from cancer). Here's his WIKI:
I came to know about him from reruns of the UK series The Saint (1962-1969), and I loved that Volvo P1800 he used to drive.
He did other films as well, and I really like him in Cannonball Run.
Walk of Fame in Hollywood.
He charitable works are damn near legend, and he was also a supporter of the Conservative party, even though he was a "tax exile"... living abroad (Switzerland). The UK has this nasty habit of overtaxing it's subjects (ma y times well over 50% of earnings), but we can't ALL be a democratic republic, can we?
---We also lost actress/heiress Dina Merrill, and here is her WIKI:
|With Cary Grant in Operation Petticoat.|
Here's one story you may find interesting about her...and Donald Trump...and the future of a certain property:
Now who'da thunk THAT, hmm?
*** Next up, a bit of a sad note...
I was out in the yard yesterday after I mowed the side lawn (and survived the ordeal), when I saw something on the grass near the pussy willow trees...
It hadn't been there long, and no signs of being chewed or gnawed. In fact, the little guy looked kinda peaceful.
So, I did what any animal lover would do...gave him a proper burial. Wrapped him in a paper towel, bagged it and dug a nice deep hole and placed him in it. Then, I got a marker and mulched the area.
Such a brief life, but now at rest.
*** Next, Let us take a stroll over to "Kitten Corner"...
|I'm as tired as daddy...|
Got to spend some time with them both after mowing.
|Yes, daddy looks tired.|
Thankfully, they haven't BOTH tried that...don't have enough "lap" on me for the two of them.
*** Next up, lets hear about another one of our 'Tales of Midnight"...
As could be expected, he was outside waiting for his food nice and early.
|"Hey, Bob...missed a spot near that tree."|
|"I guess installing a door-flap for me is a no-go?"|
He does leave when it gets dark, and sometimes, in the afternoon. He was nowhere to be found when I discovered the dead bunny, so I don't believe he brought it there.
|Gotta find a name for this little guy.|
All in all, a pretty good day for the two of us.
*** Last back to the side street...it's a welcome sign to have a good day around here once in a while.
It's sad to have a good day contingent upon the behavior of OTHERS, rather than your own behavior (as it should be).
How THEY act determines how YOU act...simple as that.
You can't ignore these mooks, because they're often raucous enough to wake the dead (most days).
Every time you awake, you wish it were different.
I know Wifey and I haven't changed anything...we're still the same people we were 20 years ago, but we are a lot more aware of those around us, and with good reason.
See, when you're in shark-infested waters (aka our "blighted" neighborhood), it pays to keep looking around you, because there are always some predators who will look to exploit ANY opportunity to have you "for lunch" (and we're not talking to a restaurant with drinks).
PREDATORS, and they are constantly moving about, looking for the off-chance to catch you unaware and then they will strike.
And, that does have a tendency to suck all the fun outta life.
The definition of a terrorist is someone who causes others to change their lifestyle (a situational-awareness thing).
Well those towel-headed camel-jockeys got that covered, but closer to home, the "locals" also fit that bill.
They cause us to "amend" our lifestyle, so we don't become victims. To me they're another form of domestic terrorist, plain and simple. And not to sound fatalistic, but we're ALL in someone's cross-hairs.
Our job is to make their job as hard as we can, if not impossible to accomplish.
That's how we survive...that's how we live. That is how we have a good day.
Stay SAFE out there, America.