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Rickie Traeger: Friday May 15th 2020 Blog




Rickie Traeger

 

 

Good morning everyone.   It is now officially Friday!   Friday Night Fun Net is tonight 🙂  146.610 or 147.195

I am kicking back and I am watching the original Ghostbusters movie.

It is good to finally see warmer temps!

I cleaned out my tarantula cage earlier today. She now has 3 dozen crickets. So she is going to be well fed. I like to keep her well fed so she is not aggressive.  She is very skittish, but usually when shes well fed she does not move much.  She has made a new web in the terrarium. Up in the front left of the cage.  It took her awhile before she built another web. But when she did, she put it up fast.  I been tossing around the idea of selling her. There are a few people that are interested in buying her. But I don’t know if I can part with her, lol  I should post an updated photo of her soon, so you  can see how much she has grown!

Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend!

 








Rickie Traeger: Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?




Rickie Traeger

 

Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?

Many people have asked me where can you buy a bandana or a mask locally?

Sounds like no one has either in stock at all, anywhere.

They are going to make everyone wear them, but how can you wear one if you can’t buy one?

So I am going to pose the question and hope that someone can provide an answer.

Where To By A Bandana Or Masks?

 








Rickie Traeger: So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it




So I had an interesting experience a bit ago. I thought I would blog about it. 

When I drive, I never lock my doors.   Well after tonight, I just might start locking my doors.

I was driving East on W State st around 1:30 am (Time might be off some, because I wasn’t sure on the exact time)  and I got in front of the Winnebago County Jail or better known as the CJC.  There were 2 subjects that walked out into the middle of the road. I had 2 options. #1 hit them or #2 to stop. I obviously stopped.

I thought they were trying to cross the road. They were not, they actually hopped into my vehicle!  Yes, they hopped into my vehicle!  I was like WTF.

Since they were in my vehicle I decided to play it cool. I asked them where they wanted to go. They said over off 11th st.  I was headed that way anyways, so I gave them a ride. I was trying to understand what they were saying, but they both were drunk.  So here they are, they walked out in front of my vehicle to make me stop, hop into my vehicle, and then want a ride.

During the ride, they demanded money.   I was like double WTF.  Here I am trying to be nice to you guys and you demand money.  I obviously did not give them any.

The one guy wanted to be dropped off at the Mcdonalds at Charles and E State st, so I dropped him off. The other one wanted to be dropped off near 11th st and Alton. He kept on trying to act like a female. It was strange!  Thankfully we arrived at the destination he wanted to be dropped of at.

As he got out, he grabbed some papers I had in my vehicle. I held out my arm, wanting my papers back.  He just held them in his hand and waved to me, with my papers in his hand.   I was going to get out and get them, but decided I would just leave and be thankful they were out of my vehicle.

So I just drove away, as this guy was still waving with my papers from my vehicle he stole from me, was in his hand.

I can tell you one thing, I am locking my damn doors from now on…

 








Rickie Traeger: New Baby Traeger is Born




I  want to say congratulations to my Brother and his girlfriend!

They had a baby boy last night. 7 lbs and 10 oz.   They have not named him yet. 

So I am a proud uncle of a new baby boy Traeger!

 








Rickie Traeger: Black Friday……… Bring Back Z-Nation! Project Blue Book :)




I hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful weekend! 

So what was your thoughts on your Black Friday experience?

Mine:  Retailers should be ashamed of themselves!   I saw many places doing the following tactics. I been keeping my eyes on several items and planned on buying them for Black Friday.  So I know what the prices have been for some time now.

Well………  I waited until black Friday to get a “deal” on them.

The retailers RAISED THE PRICES UP A LOT on the items.

Then saying heres the Black Friday “deal”  and that “deal” was either AT or ABOVE the prices the items I have been watching, prices BEFORE Black Friday.

Example: Canon Powershot SX530  Normally goes for around $200-$230.  Walmart price before Black Friday was $245.   For Black Friday they said the retail price was $479, but the Black Friday “deal” was $250.  So much for that deal………  And a day after Black Friday it is $249.

But I saw this happening by several retailers on several items.  SMFH

I did see a few deals on some items, so to be fair I did see a few deals.  But it sure is nothing like it used to be awhile back ago.  When you really got the deals on alot of items, and you actually got a good deal on the items. Nothing like that these days.  When I worked in retail in the past, I learned some of their marketing tactics.  And one of them was to say you have a deal on this item. And make it appear there are several of them in stock. But they ONLY PUT 1 IN STOCK.  So they can draw you there to the store on that deal. And when you get there it has been since long gone because only 1 was in stock, and they can legally say they had that deal on the item, all while drawing you to their store.

I lost a lot of respect for retailers because of their marketing tactics. Reminds me alot like politicians. They lie to you, to get what benefits them…

Time to change themes here now, LOL.   I am super excited!  Project Blue Book is coming back on TV!  I am like really excited. I love that show.  Speaking of tv shows though, Walking Dead is now off until February. I kinda hate this mid season finale crap. But in another way, it kinda nice to draw the season out some through out the year.  I wish Z-Nation was back on tv!  I miss that show.  It did a lot of stuff walking dead wouldn’t of said or do. Bring back Z-Nation!

 








Rickie Traeger: Good afternoon everybody I hope everybody is enjoying their Friday afternoon




Good afternoon everybody I hope everybody is enjoying their Friday afternoon.

I’ve been going through and updating the Rockford Scanner Pages on the website. I updated the FOIA pages, the about me, and a few others. I still need to go through and update several more so that is my plans for today. Hoping to make it more professional looking and easier to access is my overall goal. So be sure to check those out!

I did not realize one of my favorite shows called supernatural was back on TV. It started back in October and this is the very last season of it. So as I’ve been updating the website I’ve been trying to catch up on supernatural. Hard to believe the show was about to and after the season. And again hard to believe I was unaware that it started up already, LOL. I am on the second episode and as usual it is an amazing show. Yes, I am biased because I love the show, LOL.

I was thinking about adding a few RSS feeds on the side of this website and also on the Rockford scanner website as well. But if I do so it slows the loading time down some so I am currently on the fence on doing so. I have a lot planned out for the future of the websites. But I’m not ggoing to say exactly what right now. I have to focus on one task at a time. In my main focus right now is updating the current content that is on the websites before adding any new content. Now that being said I have added a bunch of new content. Maybe I should added this paragraph to the first paragraph above, LOL.

Jimmy is doing His weekly Friday night Fun net on the 195 repeater at 8 PM tonight. So be sure to check in If you have your ham radio license or at least listen On the scanner.

I’m going to pop up here for now like I said currently updating the websites and watching supernatural. I hope everybody has a warm and safe Friday!