Kinda makes you wonder what we all did to deserve it.
The only thing that would make things better, would be if evil took a vacation for a couple days.
We can always hope, right?
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us cloudy skies to start with, turning to partly cloudy by the afternoon., The high today will be around 35 degrees (which is actually cooler than it is this morning).
The rain is leaving, too, and that means we get a chance to dry out.
*** First out of the pond is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
FEBRUARY 16 -
---It's National Almond Day
---It's National Caregivers Day
---It's National Do a Grouch a Favor Day
---It's National Tartar Sauce Day
*** Next, and since week's end has arrived, let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours...
FEBRUARY 17 -
---Saturday is National Cabbage Day
---It's National Random Act of Kindness Day
FEBRUARY 18 -
---Sunday is National Battery Day
---It's National Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day
THAT sure looks good)
---It's National Drink Wine Day
There you go. Not AS many things going on, but still enough to keep you out of jail and behaving yourselves.
And do remember to observe responsibly.
*** Next up...now this isn't "etched-in-stone" yet, but there is the (good) possibility that SOMETHING may be coming to OUR part (SE) of Fort Wayne. Here's the story link:
SOLAR FARM! (well, maybe not in the "traditional sense")
Posterior...I mean POSTERITY Heights "campus" (housing) would feature solar panels (along with electric cars).
See my archive post from 20 March 2017 where I first mentioned this
((The $42 million Posterity Heights is the largest project undertaken in southeast Fort Wayne in years. When ground was broken on its $13 million phase 1 last September, the Posterity Scholar House, it was announced that the 44-unit apartment complex would help single-parent residents pursue higher education and make electric vehicles available. It was also announced that the project would help reduce residents’ costs by reducing electric expenses through the use of solar energy, although no details were provided at the time.))
Uh...it's not the "largest" project...it's been the ONLY PROJECT happening down here, believe me.
I can't wait to see how the scrappers will act when all that new-fangled tech goes up ( they're probably already salivating).
*** Next, a story that concerns violence in schools. Here's the link:
|THESE folks aren't shooting up schools.|
They are "assault-STYLE" (or sporting) rifles. They look like their combat-proven counterparts, and happen to shoot the same caliber ammo, but only in semi-auto mode...got it?
REALLY need to pay attention and take the time to LEARN stuff...like the obvious.
*** Next up, an interesting story from someone who explains these mass shootings. Here's the link:
((“In today’s world and in today’s environment every threat needs to be taken seriously,”))
((“The common theme is here, and you can hear in the Florida broadcast, we never thought this could happen here,” says Dominic Lombardo, a criminal justice expert. “Number two these killers somehow telegraph their actions 90 percent of the time.”))
Again, I also agree. Guess the social media world is about to get a whole lot more Orwellain.
*** Next up, time to stop by "Kitten Corner"...
Violet has a relatively "new" thing she likes to do...follow me around the house. Don't know why she does, but she must like doing it.
If I stand still, I get a leg rub.
Gallifrey just prefers to jump into my lap when I'm sitting in the living room. Thing is, he NEVER stands (or sits) still and rarely lays down to be petted. He's an antsy lap-cat...lol!
And of course, both of them still chase the laer pointer. Who knew it would be the breakout cat toy?
*** Next up, it's time to check in with "Midnight and Company"...
|I guard the ENTIRE house.|
|I'm ready for the rain.|
I don't know how that would work IF that table were not there.
*** Last back to the corner store...why do we make bad choices?
I would have to think that it's a strange combination of nature and nurture.
With proper guidance growing up, we can easily be taught how to make GOOD choices, but, when left to our own devices, will pursue the "trail and error" method of finding out right from wrong.
Like when Mom tells you NOT to touch the stove (it may be still hot), we believe her for the most part, because she's there to take care of us when we're young, and she does it for our own good.
But, when not told to stay away, or when our curiosity gets the better of us, we "get burned".
That method of denoting right from wrong follows us into adulthood, and yes, even then, we might goof up and do something we're not supposed to do.
It's when those goof ups become commonplace that trouble soon follows. When no boundaries are set for us, or are otherwise removed from the logical thinking equation, we REALLY screw up, and often with dire (or even deadly) consequences.
And without a sense of purpose BASED on that morality, we are likewise lost.
It's not hard to figure out a lot of things in life when we have morality as a pillar of our personal foundation.
It's another CHOICE...one of so very many we make daily, but in this case, it sets the standard for any other choices that will come our way. Let's never lose sight of that.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out there, America.