LOUD week (well, it was down here).
Glad most of the morons have run out of fireworks, but we still have a few hangers-on.
And, if you prefer clouds and showers with your start to the weekend, we just might have the solution.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will see us enjoying (?) partly to mostly cloudy skies, scattered showers and thunderstorms, more humidity and temps reaching to around 84 degrees. Yeah, we got us some sunshine, too.
Friday Fortitude, as we see what else has been going down, hmm?
*** First off of the driveway is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 7 -
---It's National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
---It's National Macaroni Day
ROTELLI and NOT macaroni in that picture...just so's we're clear)
---It's National Strawberry Sundae Day
TO a Sunday)
*** Next, and as far as our weekend goes, we've only got a couple things, so here goes:
JULY 8 -
---Saturday is National Chocolate With Almonds Day
JULY 9 -
Sunday is National Sugar Cookie Day
*** Next up, it would appear that we're starting our weekend in the Summit City off with a BANG, (or several) and I don't mean the Three Rivers Festival (which coincidentally begins today)...here's the story:
ANOTHER shooting (homicide).
And it's on the SOUTHEAST side of town (no real surprise).
Now, I would call this homicide number 18, but I'll wager we hear it's (only) number 16.
Police were going to houses for information or witnesses. All that's been said is that some type of "disturbance" in the area led to the shooting.
And to think we have over a HUNDRED (plus) disturbance calls PER WEEK.
*** Next, one part of our city celebrates it's Three Rivers Festival at Headwaters Park (and places nearby) over the next 8 days.
Three Ghetto Festival...
So let's have Sherman set the WAY-BACK machine to 2012 and have some well-placed humor (at the city's expense)...
BALLOON LADY with inflatables of every shape and size for the kids.
Nothing like a blow-up hammer to whack the children about with, right?
|Walk softly and carry a THICK ruler.|
-- We have "Big Bubba", our very own security staff, who regularly patrols with stick in hand, and gut out front. Cholesterol much?
|We be security.|
-- You might even see the local constabulary get involved in the "festivities", especially when you hear the "starting gun" for the NEXT event...whatever that might be.
ALL for FREE! (but life insurance IS required, if you're going to drive through and LOOK for parking)
-- Which reminds me...parking IS abundant...look at all THESE happy people parking wherever the hell they want to...none of that "meter" parking or garage validation for THEM...no, sir.
They are as plentiful down here as a fully-charged EBT card,,,and numerous in type, too.
But, when it comes to EVENTS....we have them by the basket(ball)ful.
(no fair trying to steal you OWN vehicle, though)
-- And the NEIGHBORHOOD FENCE-VAULT (bring your OWN police officer to pursue you)
-- And the PIT BULL LOOKS LIKE MY GIRLFRIEND event with judging being held at the local SPCA.
-- We have the "Guess my STD" booth returning this year..
-- We also have the PANHANDLING EVENT, where people try to ask for a cigarette and then attempt to rob them at gunpoint...points are awarded for the BIGGEST HAUL.
-- We have an interesting twist on the old "how many can you fit in a phone booth?" gig - We have HOW MANY ILLEGALS you can cram into a rental BUNGALOW and still remain under I.C.E.'s radar. Better than a helicopter ride (back across the border).
|There's a HOUSE in there???|
|Plenty to drink.|
NEED a ride, they can get strapped to the hood of some old Chevy and be taken to a liquor store....OR, they can pile into some person's pickup truck bed and get illegally hauled around the ghettohood IN STYLE.
|We have "Junk Food Street"!|
|Lots of souvenirs for the kids...|
|And lots of FREE rides downtown, too.|
So, if you want something "different"...come down HERE (if you dare), and partake in our own unique HOME(y)-STYLE form of fun.
You'll NEVER be the same afterwards...TRUST ME!
*** Next up, time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
There is something to be said about older cats, like they're nowhere near as "manic" as their younger counterparts.
Got a feeling I'll be waiting longer than I had hoped.
*** Next, let's see about our "Tales of Midnight"...
He did come by later around dusk and spent some time on the patio before he took off once again to parts unknown.
I miss the day when police used to PATROL the alleys...that kept the unwanteds the hell out.
*** Last back to the garage...the world is pretty friggin' screwed up.
The good news is that I don't think any of you (my readers) are responsible. And I damn well know I'm not.
We can all breathe a sigh of relief, there, eh?
The bad news is that we can determine who IS responsible, just by watching or reading the news (after we have separated the wheat from the chaff regarding any source we check out).
And, it's those OTHER people who are mucking things up to the point where getting back to as we used to be before this roller coaster to hell began, is getting more difficult.
What is needed is a major reboot of morality...no getting around that.
And the sooner, the better.
None of us are perfect, but by God, some out there could use (need) a smattering of morals to quench the violence and evil that permeates today's world. That's a given.
My concern is how much farther down the crapper does our society have to go before it realizes it and decides to change?
THAT is one loaded question, and one we all need to ask, perhaps on a daily basis.
Still, as long as we hang on to HOPE, all will never be totally lost...will it?
That alone will make many of us sleep better each night.
Have yourselves a good weekend
Stay SAFE out there, America.