29 July 2019

Monday Musings...
Okay so thos will be the SHORT version of fthe blog
Feeling a bit under the weather would be an  understatement.
Weather? Yeah, we got some...like hot humid amd rainy later on.
Take the umbrella.
Let's  see what ELSE is going On,,,
*** "What the hell happems today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 29 = 
National Lasagna Day
National Lipstick Day
National Chicken Wing Day
***  We started our weekend off with BANG!
Yep, FTW is fast becoming a point-of-destination for "Our Daily Shooting":
This took place around 0635 hrs in the area of Lafayette and E. Williams St.
In a grassy area near the roadway, police found a male victim, who ws pronounced dead at the scene. Are we up to 14 or 15 this year? Another "party  house? Rented to WHO?
Someday. this city will wise the hell up when it comes to places like this and "certain" people who go to them.
Helluva way to die.
*** Let's drop by our  "Kitten Corner"...
The kids had  a better weekend than I did, although we ALL slept a lot.
I missed their lunch yesterday, but they'were not starving.
They got more more for dinner.
*** Time to check in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
Our furry twosome stuck close by all weekend.
They also missed lunch but got more food for dinner
Not even Caruso complained.
Guess they knew daddy wasn't feeling up to speed.
*** Last back  to the sofa...I HATE not feeling well. Wifey will tell you as much,
Personally, I consider myself  one of the world's  WORST patients,
Maybe thats because I spent a good portion of my youth in the care of doctors or hospitals.
I'm  just not a fan.
Whatever I got now will run it's coarse, I hope), and I can get back to whatever normal lkife I have.
Feel free to say a prayer
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

26 July 2019

Friday Follies...
And the days keep getting a bit warmer. I sure liked the early part of the week. That was MY kind of summer.
Soon, we'll be back into the hazy, hot and humid stuff. I can wait (until November).
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us mostly sunny skies (again), temps climbing into the low 80s (again), and no rain on the immediate horizon (again).
All sounds a bit predictable, doesn't it?
Anyway, let's get a cup, glass or mug of Friday Fortitude poured as we see what else has been gping on...
*** First up is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 26 -
National Aunt and Uncle’s Day
(running low on those these days)
National Bagelfest Day
National Coffee Milkshake Day
(did someone say coffee?)
National All or Nothing Day
(that's a bit polarizing)
National Talk in an Elevator Day
National System Administrator Appreciation Day
(if you say so)
National Get Gnarly Day 
(no thanks)
*** And, it's the weekend, so let's see what we can observe over the following 48 hours:
JULY 27 -
National Love is Kind Day
(it can be)
National Scotch Day
(now we're talking)
National Crème Brûlée Day
National New Jersey Day
National Day of the Cowboy
(yippee ki-yaaa)
JULY 28 -
National Milk Chocolate Day
(guess I can do chocolate milk)
Buffalo Soldiers Day
(read your history)
National Waterpark Day
National Parent’s Day
(sorry, we're fresh outta those)
There you have it. Plenty to observe.
Always remember to observe responsibly.
*** Once in a while our "injustice" system gets something RIGHT:
Marcus Dansby, poster boy for bad choices in life got 295 years in jail for the killing of 4 people back in September of 2016.
Glad this POS couldn't wiggle off the hook.
Sorry, but there comes a time when those he killed have to have their voice heard.
*** And we have another dumbass study that obviously does NOT apply to THIS older driver:
Imagine that...these people think OLDER drivers are more distracted by the "infotainment" systems in vehicles than YOUNGER drivers...
Sounds like a royal crock to me.
Dad always told me that: "driving is your second job"...that meant PAY the hell attention.
I usually have the radio on when I drive...BUT the volume is low and it does not distract me (that's the job of the idiots on the road all around me...heh).
And no cell phone usage, either...or eating...or drinking (anything).
I will say there are too many buttons on the BACK side of the steering wheel for MY liking.
*** Of course, we're not letting the week go without a bang.
And that means it's another "Our Daily Shooting".
This snippet almost got past me. As could be expected it took place around 0630 hrs last SATURDAY (took them long enough to post it) on the SOUTH side (no other location given.
I'm guessing the injuries were not life-threatening.
We ALSO had this go down yesterday:
This took place around 1815 hrs in the 4600 block of Weisser Park Av.
Apparently. someone drove by and unloaded at a group of people on a porch. One m,ale was hit in the leg and is listed in serious condition,.
*** Let's shift gears now and stop on by our  "Kitten Corner"...
"I like this other quilt, too."
Our kids did us proud with another good day of not getting into stuff.
Both of them do like that quilt on the sofa in the family room, so it's pretty much theirs at this point.
"Yep, this is a comfy quilt."
I mean, it's not like we don;t have ENOUGH quilts around the house.
Still, when they're that calm, you wonder if everything's okay. I check on them throughout the day, just to make sure of that.
*** Time for the check-in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
"I was sleeping REAL soundly...sorry."
The furry duo were once again close by all day, and made all the meals and even back step treats, although Whiskers was a bit slow. She must have really been sleeping hard.
"Well, I'm mostly awake."
Midnight was right there and wide awake...our stalwart biddy.
"Did I miss the evening treats?"
Caruso missed back step treats, however. Don't know where he went, but he was M.I.A. Luckily he's back this morning, so no problems there.
*** Last back to the garage...it would be nice to wake up in a better neighborhood.
All the things we USED to have down here.
I used to do just that...about 20 some years ago here.
These days, I sleep with a loaded pistol next to me, just in case.
There are times when things change SO much(and maybe not for the good) , the only choice you have is to adapt.
To go about as if nothing has changed sets you up for the predators out there (of which there are too many).
Our society has changed a lot over the last 50 years, and some of it has been beneficial to many.
On the other hand, the way evil hangs around with such intent, begs for us to do what we need to in order to sustain a life as close to normal as we used to have.
This is not a gun issue...it's an EVIL issue. Just look at the Dansby case...pure unadulterated evil there. No remorse at all.
The real crime to all of this is that when good people fail to act and do something to thwart evil, it gains strength, and in today's world, that's the last thing we need...or should want.
There's something to think about.
Do have yourselves a good weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.

We'll see 'ya next week

25 July 2019

Thoughts For Thursday...
The REALLY nice days we've enjoyed this week are slowly going away, and in it's place is warmer conditions (oh, please).
Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us mostly sunny skies, temps climbing back into the low 80s and no rain that I've heard about...yet.
Now, let's all get that refreshing drink, as we see what else has been going on...
*** First off the driveway is the answer to yesterday's WHO SAID THAT? quote:
"I have never written that there is a threat of fascism in America. I always considered the idea overwrought. But now I believe there really is such a threat - and it will come draped not in an American flag, but in the name of tolerance and health."
This was spoken by someone I've only featured here ONCE before, Dennis Prager (born August 2, 1948) who is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer.
And HERE is his WIKI:
If you like conservatism, then you should well enjoy this man.
*** Next, it's our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
JULY 25 -
National Merry-Go-Round Day
(gee, ANOTHER political holiday?)
National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
(on a Thursday? Sure, why not?)
National Threading the Needle Day
(they need larger holes when you get older)
National Hire a Veteran Day
(and we should as often as possible)
National Wine and Cheese Day
(never to be confused with WHINE and cheese...lol)
National Refreshment Day
(shouldn't that be every day?)
National Chili Dog Day
(Hebrew national beef franks w/ chili...kismet!)
*** Of course we can't let a day pass in FTW without "Our Daily Shooting":
This took place around 1430 hrs  at 415 Essex Lane in the Tara Cooperative apartments complex (near Coldwater and Washington Center Rd.)
A male showed up at a neighbor's house asking to have them call 911.
The injuries are non life-threatening.
*** More proof (as if we need any more) that crime is spreading in the Fort, and that it's affecting more people of my generation:
This took place in the 2400 block of Maple Grove Av on Tuesday evening.
Marvin Sproul - injured innocent.
Yep, two women (read "girlrillaz") fighting in front of his house. When trying to break it up, the man gets beat up by two males (also black).
Any bets he starts carrying a firearm, in the future. I know I do.
*** Meanwhile, here's the latest Walter Williams column that speaks to much of the aforementioned stories:
It's a wonderfully sobering read, and not just because I really like Mr. Williams, or that I get to see Fort Wayne's version of this "up close and personal" on a daily basis.
It's a sad sign of our times, and all too true.
*** Let's stop by our "Kitten Corner"...
The "children" were doing well with the more moderate weather.
Violet likes sleeping in this box.
While they did enjoy their nap time, they were also a lot less lethargic around the house. But there was no chasing around.
Gallifrey napped the day away.
And, neither of them took to getting in daddy's way, which makes me so relieved to not worry about tripping over them or stepping on them,.
*** It's time to check back in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
"It's really nice out here."
The furry twosome again were near the house ALL day. I think I'm getting spoiled with such "attention".
Yes, they all made every meal as well as back step treats. When I go for the paper. Midnight is sitting alongside of it (so he gets treats). A "guard cat".
"I like the comfy weather!"
Whiskers is content to guard the garden (like those plants are going to escape)...lol.
"I get to lay on the table, too."
Caruso just wants a leg to rub against or a foot to flop down on.
He's easy enough to please.
*** Last back to the once nice neighborhood...it's sad to see the area you live in go down the crapper.
Time was, you knew without a doubt WHERE the "bad parts" of town were, and you could easily avoid them.
These days, you really can't tell, can you?.
Sure, we still have the "badlands" - areas that have been shitholes for years (and where police have supposedly more officers), but by and large, more areas are becoming questionable as far as who your neighbors are (or will become).
Such crimes, like the one mentioned above, come from that sense of entitlement where some people feel they can do anything anywhere, to anyone, and at any time.
That's NOT how a normal society works, but it IS how a system of anarchy develops.
I say make the tough choices, step on some toes, ruffle some feathers and DO SOMETHING about the growing crime problem. Fix our injustice system.
We've too many windows that have been allowed to become broken. We certainly don't need any more...right?
Be well, make a difference to someone, and...
Stay SAFE out there, America.