Thursday, March 31, 2011

Here is what I want

I love my job. The very basics of my job. Helping people. Being there in the most difficult times of their lives. Keeping my officers safe on the street.  Unfortunately my job isn't just doing that anymore.

Here is what I would consider a dream job.

1. No phone calls.
2. 99.9% interaction with animals and only .1% with humans.
3. If I am properly trained there is no need to micromanage me. I'll let you know if I have questions.
4. Must pay at least $45,000 a year with benefits.
5. Will scoop poop.

I wish it were that simple.

Which are you? 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger


If you know me, you know one of my most favorite superheroes is Captain America. It appeals to my patriotism and the optimist in me believing in heroes who defend and represent our country. I am so excited about this movie. I am hoping they did it right this time. I still like the one made in the 80's even though it's very corny and low budget. I thought the Red Skull was pretty well done, even in that one. So, for those of you who don't know much about Captain America here is some basics that I found pretty darn cool!

Captain America is Steve Rogers who participated in an experiment to make super soldiers to fight in WWII.
Although he appeared in comic books prior to his own debut in 1941, his first dedicated comic book sold almost a million copies. It depicted Cap hitting Adolf Hitler in the jaw and knocking him to the ground. Today this comic has sold at auction for $115,000.00 This comic was published 9 months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. The circulation far surpased that of Time magazine.

Captain America was the people's champion, representing the people of America rather than the government. Since the recent attacks on America, Cap has a even more greater resolve to protect his country and the principles for which she stands.

So, with that being said, I have to say that as much as this movie appeals to me, I am thankful for the job that the United States Military does on a daily basis. These are the true Avengers and the real life superheroes. They all do a job that I just can't do and they have volunteered to do it. They get sent away from home and away from their families for months to years at a time to put their lives on the line to protect not only the soil of the United States of America, but the reputation that politicians corrupt in an instant without thinking twice. We should all be thankful that we do have these real life heroes. They are the people's champion. They protect this country and the principles for which it stands.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thoughts for the day...

I really don't have anything in particular to blog about so here are my thoughts for the day:

1. Working overtime sucks until you get the overtime check
2. I could be taking a "nap-nap" with my Fraggles at this very moment.
3. I am looking forward to tomorrow 3:00pm
4. I watched a couple of episodes of the show on Lifetime called Coming Home. It basically shows members of the military coming home and surprising their families. It made me cry.
5. I am so happy that I finally have my iTunes working only took 5-6 days this time around.
6. I am looking forward to the Stars game April 1st.
7. I am DEFINATELY looking forward to the Rush concert which is getting closer. I intend to sing really loud and embarrass Russel as much as possible. :-)
8. If you are calling the police for anything other than an emergency, consider using a non-emergency number.
9. If you consider calling the police to see if your $15k diamond ring was returned to Lost and Found please don't get upset when you find that it wasn't. I didn't lose your ring or take it from your hand.
10. If you have a minor boo-boo that isn't bleeding profusely and isn't from your head, heart, or major artery please consider having someone drive you to the emergency room if you must seek medical attention. If you stumped your toe on the sidewalk please consider the person having a heart attack, stroke, or a major medical emegency. Their help may be delayed because those valuable resources are tied up.
11. Do we really need to get into another war with another country????
12. Time to get the heck out of here!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just my opinion...

It may just be my perception but work has really picked up in the past few months. I feel like we are on a perpetual full moon cycle or something.

It could be that I am on the Monday-Friday rotation at work and having a full week of non-stop phone calls and radio calls is very trying. When I have my days off during the week things slow down a bit on the weekend so you have at least one day of sanity during working hours.

I am wishing I had more time off to take pictures. I feel like I am neglecting my awesome camera. I also feel like I am neglecting my Fraggles. I miss them while I am here at work.

While I am at work we have two big TV screens always on the news. So, I get to hear everything about gas prices going up, Libya and various countries going bat-shit crazy, and other non-newsworthy stories which should be on Jerry Springer instead of on CNN or Fox News. For instance, the food tax, fat kids, fat teenagers, fat adults, and how the government telling us what is good and bad for our health. The news just isn't reliable anymore and it is more political opinion than true facts. Everything is geared to present fear inside the hearts and minds of Americans with "Chicken Little Syndrome." ...and it's working.

Since I am on the topic of fat people articles I have to tell you about this. I have been submitting photos for challenges on a particular website for a few months now. Most of the topics for the challenges are landscapes, colorful photos, birds, animals, people and that sort of thing. One of the recent topics was titled "Fat" so, I checked it out and I really believe that the person who submitted the topic had their heart in the right place. The rules included a description of the topic including show how beautiful fat can be. My initial thought was "Right on!!!!" You don't have to be a size 2 to be beautiful. So, I clicked to view the images already submitted and I found things like this:

Now, anytime the national news runs a story on being fat they show stock footage usually of fat people walking away from the camera from the waist down. So what you see while the cute and fuzzy size 2 bunny is reporting on how fat the U.S. has become you get a nice look at fat asses walking down the street. Even better if they have a McDonalds cup in their hand. This is what these submissions reminded me of. People completely lost the point of this challenge. Way to go future photographers!