Now, all we have to do is survive the weekend itself. That should be interesting.
I'm sure we're all up to it though...right?
Our Hoosierland weather will see us having a toasty warm-up, thanks to prevailing southwest winds. Temps today climb up to around 82 degrees, breezy with mostly cloudy skies (with the chance of an afternoon shower). Looks like rain already.
(good, I don't feel like dragging out the hose just yet)
Friday Fortitude as we see what else is going on...
*** First out of the splash pad is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JUNE 9 -
---It's National Donald Duck Day
---It's National Earl Day
BOB day, anyway?)
---It's National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
*** Next, since we are at week's end, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours...
JUNE 10 -
---Saturday is National Ballpoint Pen Day
---It's National Black Cow Day
---It's National Herbs and Spices Day
---It's National Iced Tea Day
ANY day of the year, really)
---It's National Rosé Day
JUNE 11 -
---Sunday is National Making Life Beautiful Day
MY life beautiful - shame they're illegal)
---It's National Career Nurse Assistants' Day
---It's National Corn On The Cob Day
ANY time of year is good for this, pending seasonal availability)
---It's National German Chocolate Cake Day
And there we go then...plenty of stuff to take note of. Just be sure to always take along a designated observer.
*** Next up, more of the death of James Hardy, found dead in the Maumee river:
30 May, and with his fame, you'd think we would have heard something sooner regarding his disappearance, right? I don't recall seeing anything about it.
Something about this situation just doesn't add up, and I hope we find out the truth behind this.
*** Next, there are some people who prefer theft to purchasing...like in THIS story:
TNB, that's for sure. Had to get her ass a big screen TV...on someone ELSE'S credit card.
Good video capture by Walmart (gonna have to smile more when I come and go from there)
Makes the case for NOT leaving such items in your vehicles, no matter where you go or for how long. There are people out there who's only job is to WATCH OTHERS for those crimes of opportunity.
*** Next, those wacky welfare agencies are at it again, and we know WHICH recipients will benefit (and it won't be the disabled or seniors for the most part). Here's the story:
((The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that new guidelines set for the program, commonly referred to as WIC, will allow a family of two making $30,044 to qualify. The agency says a family of four making $45,510 can also qualify.))
Wow, to find employment that nets THAT much moolah used to be the stuff of financial dreams...now, it's "mofreeshit" for those raking in that much money (probably through other gub'ment programs).
I just gotta say it: "sooner or later you're gonna run out of OTHER peoples' money" for this stuff.
And that first came from the mouth of a bloody COMMUNIST!
*** Next, an interesting editorial in today's J-G about opioids.
A new war on drugs they say...with new approaches required.
Let's hope it's not like what is being proposed in Philly - "safe zones" where druggies can shoot up their drugs.
Google it...it's true, I swear.
I'll save you all the trouble. Here's the link to one story:
A natural progression from the free needle programs? Sure looks that way.
NEVER come to Fort Wayne.
The Allen County Public Library already has enough problems with people doing drugs within their four walls, and that's with a needle exchange..
*** Next, a prime example of the down side to relying on grant money. Here's the story:
NEVER meant to be like taxes...meaning FOREVER. It's a one-shot deal.
So, you can imagine what happens when that money goes bye-bye, right?
In this case, the educational center has to cut services.
Maybe some education in "doing more with less" is in order?
*** Next, stories like like have me torn between laughing and crying:
Oh boy...at last, some southeast side "progress" (?)
U-Haul rental and storage facility (at the old K-Mart) and (another) Dollar General...
Is that the BEST you mooks can come up with?
((Sharon Tucker, a Democratic member of Allen County Council involved in southeast-side development issues, said both proposals were new to her.
She said she'd heard talk of the Dollar General proposal more than year ago at a Southeast Neighborhood Partnership meeting, but “I thought it had fizzled,” she said.
She said it was too early to know whether the developments would be good for the neighborhood.))
Short answer, cupcake...IT WON'T!
*** Next, time to stop by our "Kitten Corner"...
|Wake me up when it's time to sleep.|
Gallifrey got back into his clumsy-affectionate gig and Violet was adorable as usual.
|I can haz adorability?|
*** Next, let's turn another page from our "Tales of Midnight"...
Our furry buddy was limping slightly yesterday (late in the day). Today. he seems fine again.
|This house is under MY protection!|
Man, talk about possessive. He must own us now.
Before that, he was supervising my mowing of the back yard (again...this crap never ends).
|You gonna stop taking pictures and MOW?|
The mower still doesn't bug him. He just watches it (and yours truly). Not a problem. An audience (even of one) can be a good thing.
*** Last back to the patio...ahh, for those "good old days", hmm?
How about the days when you really DID have good neighbors, willing to help and saying hello just for the hell of it?
It was a time when you didn't need to have a firearm to guard against home invasion or burglary, or even a house alarm system.
It was also a time when people and children knew their place, and it didn't have anything to do with YOUR place.
The days when everyone pulled their OWN weight, rather than crying crocodile tears to any and all government agency for "help", when all they needed to do was help themselves (and not to everyone else's money and stuff)...I miss those, too.
We're supposed to be so much "better off" today than in times past...I fail to see it.
Sure, the tech is there (to be abused more than used), but that alone doesn't determine societal progress.
All those aforementioned values seem to be missing from the equation, and without THOSE, we simply cannot move forward.
US, and instead wrap ourselves around LIFE.
Becoming more grateful and appreciative of this gift from God would be a great start, don'cha think?
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.
(btw, I just passed 2900 posts...that's pretty effin' amazing)