Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Yup."

 From Knuckledraggin My Life Away:


"Depression And Mental Illness Behind Rising Number Of Teen Suicides"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Community, Schools · July 30, 2015 

Credit Racine County Eye
"With more youth dying from suicide in some southeastern Wisconsin Counties, some are calling out this public health crisis as the numbers have increased, according to a story by Fox 6.

"From 2009 through 2014, 71 children have committed suicide in Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Waukesha counties. Some of those kids were as young as 11 years-old. A dozen of those youth were from Racine County. This year, seven southeastern Wisconsin youth have already killed themselves and among them is Cameron Langrell, a Caledonia teen who killed himself this year.

"Of those who died, many had been sexually assaulted, had problems with their boyfriend or girlfriend, had trouble at school or struggled with their sexuality. According to the story, for every one person that is successful in committing suicide, there are 11 people who have attempted.

"Read more on Fox 6.

"Looking for mental health resources, check out the Racine County Human Services Department mental health page."

http://racinecountyeye.com/depression-and-mental-illness-behind-rising-number-of-teen-suicides/

Top 10 Media Thursdays

Open Blog - Thursday


Glad to see that you're wearing your helmets.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"City, Bars, and Barber Shops To Hand Out Free Condoms"

From Racine County Eye:

By Denise Lockwood in Business, Government · July 28, 2015

"In an effort to reduce the number of people who get sexually transmitted diseases, the Racine Health Department is kicking off an awareness campaign called 'Take Control: Your Body, Your Health,' which includes handing out free condoms in bars and barber shops.

"Racine County ranks fifth in the state for the number of people that have chlamydia, and it ranks fourth highest in the state for gonorrhea.  In the city, one out of 100 residents contracted an STD in 2014. Young adults ages 21 to 29 years-old consistently ranked high in having STDs.

“'Stopping the spread of STDs is our number one priority,' said Dottie-Kay Bowersox, public health administrator for the City of Racine Health Department. 'Getting people tested and treated before passing a disease on to a partner is a proven approach to reducing the burden of STDs and keeping our community healthy.'

"The goal of the campaign is to increase the use of the Racine Health Department STD clinic by 10 percent, and to prevent and stop the spread of STDs, according to a press release by the Racine Health Department."

Read more: http://racinecountyeye.com/city-bars-and-barber-shops-to-hand-out-free-condoms/


I don't go to bars or barbershops.  Where's my free condoms?

JTI Get Together Day


We were able to do both today. Always great to see each other and catch up face-to-face, spend some time outdoors, and soak up the beautiful Wisconsin summer.

Thanks to the "new guy" who was brave enough to meet up with a bunch of unknown, rowdy old coots. We hope to get to know you better, and have you join us again... and online, too!

It was an especially nice treat to welcome our out of town Irregulars; so happy to see all of you!  So much to talk about, and never enough time.  We hijacked some unsuspecting people who were sitting nearby and pictures were taken. They will be shared via email, soon.

To those who missed out, we'll do it again. You can be sure of that!

Bedtime Games

Bedtime Games
Installment 158

Make your best guess and.... GO TO BED!
Answer revealed tomorrow.



When I said I needed a break... I had no idea that it would be so long. I ran out of inspiration, and think I photographed everything I own.

It has been almost a year with no games. Can't say we are back in full force, but enjoy.  Winners receive no prize other than the right to claim, "You Can't Touch This."  It's Hammer Time.  https://youtu.be/NyEE0qpfeig

This is one of those situations where it isn't what you see, it is what you don't see.



Better luck next time, Irregulars. I get to claim top of the heap, master of the universe.
Could it be be that you are just out of practice?

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my butterflies!  How are you?  Keeping cool? I was talking with a friend the other day and we both agreed that this has, so far, been a normal summer for us.  We do need rain, but we’re not at drought levels, yet.   It’s been pretty hot a few times, but nothing abnormal.  Let’s hope that next winter is the same.  Cold, but not arctic cold.  Of course, ever since Mother Nature went insane, nothing is for sure.  She’s off her meds and on the prowl.  I also think that she likes to make meteorologists look bad by not following their predictions.  She’s such a screwball.

And speaking of screwballs, what a bunch are running this country?  Too bad that we can’t just hit a reset or reboot button to start all over. When did American politicians go bad?  I’ve lived a few decades, and I don’t remember it like this.  Why does a difference of opinion now lead to hate?  Maybe it’s time to add some tranquilizers to the water.  And lace the booze with truth serum.  Heck, I do that for breakfast.

My hero, Señor Zanza, may have saved a life the other day.  We went to Wal-Mart.  (I know, but the prices are so low.)  In the parking lot, Señor Zanza spotted a young child in a locked car parked in the sun.  Windows rolled up.  He immediately got the store to announce the type of vehicle and where it was parked.  A sheepish-looking woman finally showed up.  He gave her a tongue-lashing.  He told her we were moments from calling the police and throwing a brick through the car glass to let in air.  She agreed it was the wrong thing to do, but she was “just going to run in and quickly get a few things.”  Huh!  There’s no such word as “quickly” in Walmart.

Now, Señor Baby Saver acts a little snooty.  There’s talk of giving him some sort of civic award.  That scares the poopy out of the little snooty.  “He doesn’t want to appear on TV or video of any kind.  He refuses to allow his face and/or portrait photographs of any kind to be shown.  He is adamant!  And probably guilty of 40 major crimes,” said the TV producer.

“Do you have any proof of that?” I asked the producer.

He said, “This is TV.  You don’t need proof on TV.”

I can’t think of Señor Zanza, my partner for years, guilty of any crime, I think.  Yes, no, I don’t know.

You know, a scandal about him might easily spill over into my business.  “Don’t worry,”
the Señor says.  “Everything will be alright.”

And speaking of things spilling over, I have a client to attend to later today, so I won’t be able to make it to the get-together. I apologize.  My client ha$ i$$ue$ he need$ to re$olve.  I still love you all, every last one.

Here’s a heartwarming story for us dog-lovers:



Aww, good dog.  I tried practicing what Mr. OrbsCorbs said about rubbing noses with online pets.  I didn’t get bit or anything, but now my screen is greasy.

I hope that you enjoyed my blog this week.  You know I love the company.  You’re my pals!

Who’s snooty and who’s poopy? Ask: MadameZoltar@jtirregulars.com

Thanks again for stopping by.  Get out and have some summer fun, but don’t get hurt.  (“Yes, mother.”)  Whatever else you do, don’t forget the sunscreen.  Mr. Sun has caused a lot of Big C in baby boomers.  I told you Mother Nature is insane.  I love you all.

Open Blog - Wednesday


So which letter is the hump?  E?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wildflowers Pt 3!

I am sorry I have not posted anymore wildflowers. I have been busy with having the grandkids here for a week and doctor appointments also I went to a concert with my two older kids that was my Mother's Day present from my kids. This has been one crazy summer for me this year. I hope everyone is enjoying there summer and not going out when it is to hot outside.

The good thing is Drew and I have been able to get out and get some pictures to share with everyone and we have also gotten pictures of some new flowers for us. I am going to post some of the new ones this time. Here are the pictures-

      This is a picture of a Tiger Lily this picture was taken at Navarino Wildlife Refuge in Navarino Wi.

This is a picture of a Blue Vervain this picture was taken at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge in Lomira Wi.

This is a picture of a Compass Flower this picture was taken at Navarino Wildlife Refuge in Navarino Wi.

This is a picture of Orange Milkweed this picture was taken at Richard Bong State Recreational Area in Brighton Wi.

     This is a picture of a Yellow Water Lily just starting to bloom this picture was taken in Pickeral Wi.

                 This is a picture of Canada Thistle this picture was taken at Pritcher Park in Racine Wi.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I enjoy going out and taking the pictures to she with all of you. I hope you have a great day.

Weekday Funny

Open Blog - Tuesday


Right?

Monday, July 27, 2015

A True Rube Goldberg






I needed a food dehydrator so I invented one.

List of equipment use...

1 - panel fan used for cooling electrical panel in machinery
2 - bamboo skewers
1 - 1 gallon ice cream pail
1 - thingie you use to put hot pans on
     so not to burn your counter top

Cut a hole in the bottom of the pail for the fan
Poke 4 holes for the skewers to support the thingie
Cut some holes in the top lid of the pail for vents



"Bonfire Fail"



You'd think they'd run out of idiots. Btw, gasoline is VERY EXPLOSIVE, ESPECIALLY THE FUMES! I think because people pump their own gas now, they think it's no big deal.

Open Blog - Monday


Do we get our money back if we can't stand the show?