I, on the other hand, COULD have had a better one.
The weather kinda behaved itself, except for it being hot (it is still summer).
Thankfully, the criminal element wasn't too busy (musta been chowing down at FoodFest).
Of the MANY things I miss, being able to have (once noteworthy) stuff like weekends is nudging closer to the top of that list.
Our Hoosierland weather for today, this last day of July, brings us sunny skies, temps reaching to around 83 degrees, and lower humidity (easier on the sweat glands...lol)
*** First out of the shower is our "What the hell happens today. Bob?" feature:
JULY 31 -
---It's National Avocado Day
---It's National Mutt Day
---It's National Raspberry Cake Day
*** Next up, a weekend review, and Wifey's not-so-excellent adventure...
|Best part of the trip - heading down there.|
He had a piece of food that got lodged in his esophagus, so that meant a trip to the hospital to get it out (it came out of it's own accord). Then, he had a couple falls (nothing major, no injuries, thankfully), but enough of a scare to keep Wifey on edge.
So, she spent the better part of her time down there more busy than if she stayed up here.
Add to that, the fact that we also did not go grocery shopping on Saturday (which will probably have the (regular) checkout woman (Carol) and bagger (Brad) wondering what happened to us. We'll be playing "catch-up" with THAT number today early on.
MY big bugaboo was having to be awakened very early Sunday morning by the sound of a damn basketball being dibbled in the alley (..ka-thunk,ka-thunk, ka-thunk...) from the mooks across the street.
Yep, the "kidz" across the street just HAD to play b-ball at TWO...IN...THE...F$CKING...AM...!
|Same old, only much DARKER outside|
If you think for ONE damn minute, I'd allow MY kids to be out at that ungodly hour in a damn alley (where people HAVE been known to be shot in the overnight hours in this part of the city)...you're frigging bat-shit crazy!
And, of course, they just had to be LOUD too (big surprise there - is that a "cultural thang"?).
Naturally, NO police rolled through, and I was so close to calling on them.
These kids are not even teenagers (tweens at best), and there's NO reason to not be inside at 2AM (where it's relatively safe).
SCARY-STUPID sort...the kind that bad things happen to because of all the bad choices they make.
*** Next, time to try and put such nonsense behind us and look to "Kitten Corner"...
I don't mind that one bit. And I know they don't either.
*** Next up, let's see what's been going on with "Midnight and Company"...
I do not know if that's because of the other cat or not, but I always give him the majority of attention anyway.
(he WAS here first).
I know whenever I open the patio door, there she is, ready for more food.
After she eats, she goes into "rubbing" mode on your legs...nice to be "appreciated".
*** Last back to the towel rack...future generations are NOT what they used to be.
Well, I can assure you...I'm NOT psychic, nor can I predict the future, provisionally-speaking.
I can make informed conclusions based upon what I read, accumulated knowledge (and experience) , things I know to be true, and what my senses tell me about people.
People will actually clue you in on a lot about themselves before they even open their pieholes.
Kinda simplistic when you say it that way, isn't it?
That makes us ALL worthy of similar definition...if we're paying attention, right?
Cripes, all you need do is look around you, pick up a paper, listen to the news...it's all over the place. It's hard NOT to see what's going on.
|And when such is LACKING...|
We see people do things that back when we were young, and looking UP to older people (and not just a physical sense, mind you) are blatantly reprehensible.
Child abuse is way off the scale (and it's not disciplining a child, so let's make that clear), child molestation and sexual perversions are (today) the stuff that might make even ancient Greece or Rome cringe. That's the tip of the iceberg.
People are also more thin-skinned and definitely more violent towards each other and this goes beyond what we recall could be found in the "wild" west.
In fact, every form of what we call CIVILITY has taken it on the chin, generally-speaking.
What we called MORES are fast becoming as obsolete as typewriters and cassette tapes.
And where is such aberrant behavior getting us? Short answer: nowhere (and in a hurry).
There's nothing wrong with civil discourse, following the Golden Rule, and paying attention to even the tried and true Ten Commandments, but you don't even have to go there to be a lot more decent than what we're seeing today (it does help to no small end, however...lol).
I'm not saying this as a bitter aging man...I'm saying this as someone who once saw SO many more people acting much better than they do today. I'm also saying this as someone who always tried to emulate the better people in our society, starting with my parents.
And, our nation is capable of being as good, if not better than past generations, but we have to WANT it bad enough.
Stay SAFE out there, America.