But, it does beat having to relive the same day over and over again.
Our Hoosierland forecast for today brings us a slight cool down, with partly cloudy skies, temps climbing to around 80 degrees (very slight cool down), and yes, a wee chance of some "sprinkles" (wonder if they mean jimmies?) during the day.
|One lump...or two?|
So, what say we all get ourselves a cup or glass of Friday Fortitude, as we look to this day and see what else has been going on, okay?
*** First off of the dew-covered grass is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 14 -
---It's National Grand Marnier Day
---It's National Nude Day
---It's National Tape Measure Day
---It's also Bastille Day (in France, of course), if you're feeling like REVOLTING.
(I know lots of locals as well as some politicians who have been revolting for YEARS...) HA!
*** Next, since it IS the weekend, what say we see what other things we can observe over the following 48 hours...
JULY 15 -
---Saturday is National Give Something Away Day
---It's National I Love Horses Day
---It's National Pet Fire Safety Day
---It's National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day
---It's National Tapioca Pudding Day
---It's National Woodie Wagon Day
---It's Toss Away the 'Could Haves' and 'Should Haves' Day
JULY 16 -
---Sunday is National Personal Chef Day
---It's National Corn Fritters Day
There we have it...enjoy. And do observe responsibly.
*** Next up, another SE side house shot the hell up by unknown person(s). Here's the story:
In other words, bullets are stupid (as the person who shot at the house).
This took place at a house located at 4504 Smith St. around 0039 hours on 13 July.
One woman, in a front room, was struck by a bullet and is in serious condition at hospital.
Police did find shell casings in an alley next to the house (alleys are usually behind houses).
The investigation (as always) remains open.
*** Next, four Chicago fraudsters get a delay in their hearing in Kosciusko County.
I know, some sources lump ALL the good stuff together. Not my fault.
(Four people from Chicago will be back in Superior Court in Kosciusko County after being accused of using fraudulent Social Security numbers, addresses and driver's licenses used to buy ATVs at a Warsaw business in June.
Arrested were James Wesley Griffin, 27, Victor D. Fenner, 44, Resean Demone Fenner, 27, and Jla Kapri Cooper, 25.))
Oh, big surprise...they're all black! Who'da thunk THAT?
*** Next up, a traffic stop turns up some "goodies". Here's the story:
"Felony charges result from traffic stop"
((Henry Charles Nelson-Buckhanon, 21, of the 1100 block of Roosevelt Drive, was pulled over at Rudisill Boulevard and Reed Street Wednesday about 11:45 p.m.)) And this was for NOT signaling a turn - musta been a rookie cop...lol.
((The police officer saw Nelson-Buckhanon reach toward the floor of his tan Buick and then try to get out of the car. As Nelson-Buckhanon got out of the car he told the officer he did not have a driver's license and that there was an active warrant for his arrest, according to court documents.
A vehicle search turned up a black Ruger 9 mm gun with an obliterated serial number under the driver's seat of the car. The gun had one live round in the chamber and 12 rounds in the magazine, documents said.
|2017 class photo|
Seems Henry NEVER had obtained a driver's license, had a violation of DRUG COURT, and was NEVER issued a carry permit for the handgun...and that obliterated serial number was icing on this cake.
((Nelson-Buckhanon was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $40,750 bail and without bond for a prior charge, according to a jail spokesman.
|Enjoy your new "bling".|
God, how I LOVE happy endings...!
*** Next, let's see what's going on at "Kitten Corner"...
When they play, they get a specific toy and then appear to be "dancing" with it...makes for an entertaining time for us, but I can never get a picture of the antics.
Every time I try, all I get is a BLUR.
Maybe a brief video from Wifey's smartphone could be in order. Unless you see it "live", I can't properly describe how damn cute this is.
I mean, they are cute while sleeping...gotta admit that.
*** Next up, time for another "Tales of Midnight"...
Our fuzzy buddy was worn out yesterday with all the heat and humidity. Spent a lot of time just laying around.
When it got dark, off he went to parts unknown, only to be right back here this morning.
I kinda like that form of predictability.
*** Last back to the air-conditioned room...Fort Wayne is a city of contrasts.
|This is Fort Wayne|
We definitely have class-division here, as well as race-division.
|This is ALSO Fort Wayne (SE).|
Cripes, English is becoming a bloody FOURTH language (behind Spanish, Burmese, and Ebonics)
And with every gold mine, there also comes THE SHAFT, and that's precisely what the SOUTH SIDE of town gets.
DON'T need (like crime, devalued properties, deadbeat landlords, disrespectful tenants and closed businesses), and none of the shit we DO need (like safe streets, respectful home OWNERS, and retail businesses, restaurants, and the like)..
How's THAT for contrast?
Children's Zoo, while down here, he have our OWN form of "zoo", with plenty of wild animals.
If it's not roaming kids being everywhere they're not supposed to be, it's drug deals at the curb, or loose pit bulls.
|Not EXACTLY monkey island...but close.|
Fort Wayne leaders SO want to become eligible to be a player in the "major leagues" when it comes to a big city, and by God, they are sure reaping what they have sown so far.
City Hall is guilty of fixing what's not broke, and ignoring that which has been broken for decades.
And one that a LOT of people here should never become comfortable with, right?
Have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.