NEAR DISASTER !!!!!

Last weekend I was out and about driving around the country knocking on doors for a gentleman running for Congress.

About 90% of the time I left my phone plugged into the GPS in the car, but a few times I did take it with me and put it in my back pocket.  I had an app that allowed me to map out the homes I wanted to go to.

End of the day, I stopped at the store and got some groceries, and when I opened up my wallet/phone……………

ALL OF MY IDS WERE MISSING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My DL.

My FOID card.

My conceal carry license.

IDs

It’s not possible for all three IDs to fall out accidentally.

I am not the kind of person to panic, but I know what a nightmare it would be if I had to replace all of my IDs.

Also, for the time it took to replace my FOID and CCL, I wouldn’t be able to handle my own firearms !!

AAAAHHHHHHHH !!!!!!

I took a quick trot through the grocery store to see where I might have lost the items, but did not find them.  It began to rain and it wouldn’t be practical to try to retrace my day of door knocking so I went home.

I’m in a void because if I report the items missing and apply to get replacements and someone turns them in, I’m still hosed because of the time it would take.   How much time should I wait????

Well, it was my lucky day.  (for once)

The previous night, I was laying down in bed watching a movie on Hulu, and I knocked my phone off of the nightstand.  I picked the phone up and didn’t think about it again.  But that is where and when the IDs fell out !  I am absolutely amazed that I opened and closed my phone all morning and never saw that the IDs were not there.

Forgive Me, For I Have Sinned……………..

I attended an NFL game.

It was learned that the company I work for has a suite at Soldier Field in Chicago.  As a reward for our department kicking ass and taking names, we were given access to the suite for the Bears Vs. Minnesota game.  My boss “requested” our attendance (Several of us had zero interest in going) and had it been outside tickets, I would have refused.  But with the prospect of copious amounts of free drink and food and being an environmentally controlled suite, I made my appearance.

I will not try to justify my attendance by saying I did not spend any money that the NFL would get and for me, the game was just background noise (much like wherever I am on Thanksgiving).

Please, do not think less of me.

The Advanced Mental Illness Of “Incel”

‘Sexually frustrated’ Toronto man who killed 10 people in van attack wanted to kill people who had sex

 

A man accused of using a van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto has told police he belonged to an online community of sexually frustrated men who plot attacks against people who have sex.

The 26-year-old is accused of driving a rental van into crowds of pedestrians in a busy north Toronto neighborhood, killing eight women and two men aged between 22 and 94.

Asked by a detective how he felt about the death of 10 people, he said: “I feel like I accomplished my mission.”

“I know of several other guys over the internet who feel the same way,” he said.

The 26-year-old, who has yet to enter a plea, refers to himself as an “incel” – short for “involuntary celibate” but also used to refer to men infuriated at rejection who are looking for some kind of revenge.

The online incel movement, which sometimes refers to men and women with active sex lives as ‘Chad’ and ‘Stacy’, has been linked to the deadly attack in Toronto as well as attacks in California and Florida.

Minassian said he discussed his sexual frustrations on the website 4chan, which has become notorious as a place for extremists to post their views.

This is some seriously advanced mental illness.

 

Rule Five: “Bridgework Ahead”

There are times when I read things on blogs and I have to think things like, “Why did they tell us that”, “Should they have told us that” or “WOW, I have to rethink reading this blog in the future.”

I don’t think this information will reach any of those levels, but have to wonder ! (The internet is forever and there are no mulligans or do overs)

When I was 15 I went on a church organized canoe trip to the Boundary Waters out of Ely, Minnesota.  I did this trip two years in a row and really enjoyed it a lot.  There were four females and four males on this trip, including one male and one female adult counselor.  On the male side, two of us were 15 and the other was 18 and just graduated high school.  One the female side, all three girls were 18 and just out of high school as well.

Two of the girls were very pretty, the third, I guess you’d have to say she was close to being a “double bagger.”  We had a rare layover and we actually got to spend the day swimming and playing around (more to this story in a different post) and there was a time when one of the (pretty) girls was laying flat on her towel near the edge of the water.  She was tall, close to a six footer, and weighed about 160 pounds.  She wore a bikini that was the style of the day (abt 1978) and the top of her bottoms went right over her pelvic bones.  I did not know at the time that it was called a “Bikini Bridge.”  All I knew that I got a pretty darn good look down her swimsuit !!

Yeah, I know it’s really not that big of a deal except to an extremely introverted, geeky 15 year old, it was magical !

Enjoy !!

 

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Sunday Linkage

Animal Magnetism:  SATURDAY GINGERMAGEDDON

The Other McCain:   Please Go Hit Kirby’s Tip Jar

Bustednuckles:         Payback Time

Woodsterman:         Trump Fans ~OR~ Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

357 Magnum:           The Comedy Police and a Truly Epic Fail

Victory Girls:           The Obamas Go Low

Hogewash:               Robert Mugabe is Dead

WUWT:                    Cannibalism, The Answer For Global Warming

EBL:                         Only the good die young: Robert Mugabe dead at 95