Category: General


In case you did not guess already, the title is of a sarcastic nature.  So yes today August the 8th is my birthday, as it often is on this day of the year.  Honestly I was glad to be off work today, however I otherwise did not really expect anything much at all to happen.  However at about (I cannot completely read the second number on the notice but the first one is indeed a 5) 12:58 am or 00:58 as written on the notice I got a bit of a surprise that kinda went like this.

So the following was what I came up with and posted on every Earlville, IL related Facebook page I could find so far.

Hey I know this is not a town page for stuff like this…..but I just got an Ordinance Violation from the town of Earlville for not having a town sticker on my car. It’s $60.00! WTF! I moved here in 2013 and NEVER got any notice of this, no wonder why so many people dislike Earlville if they pull stuff like this. I would have had the sticker had I known, how was I to have known? I always paid my insurance and kept my tags up to date and was never told by anyone I Needed any such thing. This sucks…..wish I could afford to move and whoever voted this crap in…..I plan to vote them out when there is another election……..

The Police are doing random checks, so if you do not have one of these imaginary “Town Of Earlville” stickers on your vehicle……be forewarned and ready to get a notice that says you owe $60.00 within 10 days or you will face court action.

The officer did say that the Ordinance started in 2013…… but we never once got ANY notification in the mail about any such notice. So the Police can enforce these BS notices and make you pay up ,- but they don’t seem to do anything about the people who come into Earlville and Solicit (Yes I have seen the imaginary sign on the edge of town about an alleged ordinance against soliciting.)

Wait, it gets better! Today is my 40th Birthday,,,,,,its like the Town Of Earlville made it a point to give me a personal Fyou, thanks Earlville.

(PS. I am not upset with the Police, they only do what they are told and what they have to do. However I am upset with the idiots who would create such a notice and not let every Resident know before fining them and threatening court action).

So anyways……
The officer who put the notice on my car said that the Ordinance had been in effect since 2013.  He also said that it was in today’s paper that they would be doing random checks to see if anyone did not have the town sticker on their vehicle.  I guess he meant yesterday’s paper – but how in the hell was I supposed to know that?  I never read the Earlville paper, what is in it anyways?  Its like 5-6 pages if I remember correctly……certainly not ever many more pages than that.  The officer also said that the town usually sends out these notices with the water bill.  HOWEVER – I DO NOT GET A WATER BILL!  We live in a trailer, located within a trailer park and the water and sewer are included in the amount we pay for lot rent.

The town should have sent out in the mail a notice to all Residents earlier this year or at some time prior to tonight I should have been notified of the ordinance!  I have heard several people say negative things about Earlville, and now I understand why.  Any town that does business this way is a joke!  Not the Police or Fire or EMS, they are great……but the town Administrators or whomever they may be are certainly inept on a good day.

Likely I will have to pay this $60.00 withing 10 days or face court action……so that’s a nice way of the town of Earlville saying to me “Happy 40th Birthday”!

Seriously though, I was not crazy about turning 40, but this is a BAD day for me, not like I am depressed and crying and sad bad…….but I am upset and confused (or cornfused) and really disappointed with the way the town of Earlville, IL has decided to handle this issue with the Residents.  I take particular issue for 2 reasons.  One, I was never notified!  Two, I moved to Illinois in 2013  – the year this Ordinance took effect. I had never been to IL prior to moving to IL and getting married in 2013…….so how could I possibly know about such an Ordinance without ever even being notified!

Anyways I will attempt to see if I can get out of paying the $60.00 if possible, but I will likely have to pay it anyways as it has been written and once it has been written I don’t know if the Town Clerk or Alderman can do anything.  Anyways I just wanted to share with people my experience as well as to hopefully warn other people who live in Earlville, IL that may be at risk of getting such a notice.

The only reason I was able to see and briefly speak with the officer whom had placed the notice under my Windshield Wiper blade was I saw a flash which was the officer’s lights on his vehicle.  I got up an opened the door thinking it may have been lightning as I was looking for a little bit of rain for my Trees, Hostas, and Coleus.  I’ll water the plants tomorrow, that’s all good…..and anyways the $60.00 could not have come at a worse time.

Not to mention (but yes I will mention it anyways) I would have gladly gotten the town vehicle sticker and/or paid the fee for any said sticker if I had only been notified of any such ordinance!

Anyways, I guess in the winter I will get a fine for snow on the ground by our trailer?

Hello!

Hey sorry I have not kept up with the Blog as much lately, though I will try to do more again soon!

Thanks,
Joe

Hello all!

Hey so I was just starting to get to where I felt I could really start writing some things that not only entertained myself…..but also that other people may and are interested in reading.  I thank each and every person who has been kind enough to take the time to read my blog.  Thanks!  So anyways my computer finally died, and while I do have the use of another computer…..it’s not the same as having my own computer as far as when I can get online to write or when I want to write or even when an idea just happens and I feel the desire to write about it.  I do not have a Smartphone, and if I could afford one I really would rather not even have one….I would carry around a small tablet if I needed the internet that badly (I have nothing against smart phones – I just have yet to see one that is worth it and works like its advertised to work).  Anyways even if I could afford and had a smart phone or tablet or both – so what!  I do my writing on a computer so for a while my posts may be few and far between.

Over the last few years when I have been able to write more, having had a computer or a computer at my disposal / granted yes I did not write much online then…….so its  a tad ironic I was really looking forward to doing so a lot more now and then ….. POW!  The computer (my Toshiba Laptop is dead).  It was over 5 years old, I had changed the HDD once and then it would not even turn on one day.  However I did get to back up at least most of the Data I had not long before the computer died…….so hey even if the data is meaningless at the moment at least I have it for when I do get another computer (most importantly lots of photos I could not replace).   So yeah once I do have another computer……I will back up those photos onto some DVDs and then back up the backups….. or I guess that would just be doing two physical backups anyways right? There is so much I plan to write about……with not having a computer of my own for a while…..I hope that not too much is lost with the posts being relevant to one another and if I ever get any comments…….I am NOT ignoring you if I do not reply to you right away (though here again I am not at my best either on that one even when I did have a computer of my own).   However I will try to do better with getting back to people should anyone comment on here or Facebook or Twitter, etc. as I can……and certainly more once I have a computer again though that won’t be for a while in all likelihood.  I know I have gotten some views on here, and I thank you all for that as well as thank you to those who have liked some of the posts I have made.  I usually do not post my Blog Postings on Facebook…..at least I have not done much of that / but I might start doing that a little more.  I just felt, and perhaps I still do a little that with all the utter garbage and rubbish on your Facebook newsfeeds I did not want to add to the clutter……….. I post these postings on Twitter, Google +, and Linked In (and now maybe Facebook too) – I can check or uncheck the option and of course if someone does not want to read the blog then don’t read my blog!  I try to not go over the top with Profanity here or write about a lot of things that are going to upset people.  However I am not a puppet for the Politically Correct sensitive emotions you may have inside.  I am sure to offend both Republicans and Democrats, and everyone else in some way at some time. However that would be because of my view or attitude on a subject likely challenging the accepted consensus of the masses.  I am going to express what I want to, when I want to, and how I want to.  However that (for me anyways) is not a license to use infinite lines of profanity laden and hate filled rhetoric.  I may spew rhetoric and even to some extent bloviate (as was said to me in an online comment exchange I had with someone). Anyways I am just one guy here alone in the digital equivalent of the largest desert ever known – the internet.  I am a Far Cry from maybe ever even being heard but I swill not give up ….. I will not surrender.  I will in time write about the things I want to read about!  This is not to live out an undiagnosed Narcissistic fantasy of some sort (a little maybe) but rather most of what I have written about so far besides my product reviews of course are things I have had a hard time finding  anything about online.

Such as Nintendo for example!  Yeah Time Magazine did a great piece on how the company nearly went Bankrupt with the Gamecube……but what are they doing now and why is there no information so easily found now about Nintendo and their state today?

There has been severe weather right here in my state of IL.

There are a lot of things going on in the world today and there will be tomorrow just as there was yesterday as well as before I was ever even here.

I am NOT saying that I am the be all and end all of news by any means.  If you want news there are countless websites as well as TV and Internet Radio and so on.  I am only here to write about things that I want to write about……some of which yes I have had a hard time finding information online about.  There will also be posts about other things, such as my light bulb post – but with my own spin and view.

I hope you continue to read the Blog, please subscribe and comment……thank you!

Why Now?

Well this Blog is starting to take shape, it started while a back and then was basically dead and now here it is again but I have decided to commit to this whole blogging thing. Why? Who in the hell really knows why now – because ‘why now’ would actually be the question to ask I suppose or as Kevin Kline put it in a movie I watched recently….”That’s the 64 Euro question”.
I have actually been thinking of writing a regular (or semi-regular) Blog since I think it was 2007 or 2008…. Sometime around then because I remember talking to someone I used to work with about it and the possibility of the people I could interview in the local area for my Blog.

That would have been a great idea right? And had I committed to such and idea in even 2009 or 2010 or whenever who knows where the Blog would be today huh?

However maybe, just maybe it’s a good thing that I did not really write a Blog with any intent at least until now. I certainly would not have the perspective I do now coming into it though I imagine I would have evolved to a state of mind not unlike where I am at now. Or if my writings were successful at an earlier time, would that have tended to skew my opinions, ideas,

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That first portion above I started I think about a week or so ago and I am no finishing this up and hopefully getting it posted today. Getting over a sinus infection, car issues, and just life in general have all been more of a factor than I had actually thought when I had decided to actually commit to this blog. However I am determined to not only have the Blog, but to also have 2 YouTube channels…..one of which will probably be videos of our Cats and one of just myself talking about various topics.

This stuff is a lot of work! However I am enjoying the process as an outlet for me to express myself and hopefully somewhere along the way a few people out there might actually read and comment on what I am doing online. It would be great to be successful at this stuff, however not everyone can be a Pewdiepie nor should they be. I am not writing or doing anything on YouTube to gain any followers……though if I do along the way – that’s great! I have also really gotten tired of just not finding a voice for myself online. Now am I a voice for anyone? Probably not, though I think the way that I look at the world as well as my immediate surroundings and life in general is just different enough from the way most people do / so I think that there is a small chance at least I might just pique your interest. There are MANY topics that constantly flow through my mind like waters of the Great Lakes or the Oceans of the world.
I am just trying to say what no one else is saying, on many different topics. So if you have come here looking for one specific thing – I am going to sadly disappoint you. However if you like hearing about all types of topics then welcome home!

Hey Now there you are

Hey OK so I have moved my old posts over here from a previous WordPress Blog as well as included in my profile a link to my old Blogspot Blog which is very dated at the moment….but its there if you want to check it out.

Some of my posts so far have covered things which are already over and done with, but  I wanted to include them in case any of my readers wanted to go back and see what I had been writing a while back.

Lots going on, I am starting at least one … possibly 2 youtube channels in addition to this Blog as well as getting back into writing reviews on Amazon.com.

Lots going on in the world, both here and abroad….many topics and discussions will follow!  Thanks for letting me set the stage for the next chapter of the Blog……I will actually be writing in it this time instead of posting in it once every few years!  It was quite a bit of work going through all the old information and now I am really looking forward to writing some new content.
Thanks and see you soon!

hey Now!

OK so quite some time ago I tinkered with the idea of a Blog, in Fact I had several and never really did anything with any of them.  As it turns out, this Blogging stuff is not so easy after all…..I mean yeah it is but then there are so many minute details like (for example , but not limited to) :
– Do I want to register my own domain (AKA personalized web address)?
– What kind of layout do I want on my Blog?
– Do I need to hire someone to tweak my Blog?
– No one is reading this stuff, so why bother (in my case so far – hopefully you have had better results).

So I did finally decide that yes this is something I want to commit to and look forward to doing over the Long Term.  Of course when no one is reading, it could be asked why bother?  True.

However, while I do feel I can and will build an audience over time anyways – I have not chosen to write this Blog simply to be the next Drudge, or Perez, or Huffington Post, etc, etc, etc.  Those are websites that are bigger than I can far ever hope to be, and if I was to have a Blog that popular one day then cool but I am never going to change or compromise what I am writing for any reason unless I personally feel a particular way about a topic/subject.

So the first thing you will see that I have done is moved posts from past Blogs to this Blog.  They may or may not be relevant – but if anything this Blog is surely not going to be about just any one topic or type of topics.  I will write about Religion, Politics, World Events, Movies, Cats, Buying whatever at the store…..and so on.  So this  Blog may be too scattered or unfocused for most people to follow.  Or maybe not

In any case, I am going to write about what I want to write about when I want to write about it and how I want to write about it, no exceptions.  That does not mean I will not try to put forth the best effort in my writings and even at times consider input from others…….but I feel a need to express myself how I want to and I hope that you will come to feel a need in time to read those expressions of my thoughts.
Thanks…..back soon……now to move all those other posts over here.DSCN0633