Saturday, December 11, 2004


Having been married for the better part of a decade, I tend to forget how special my wedding day was. Today I helped a friend (who is a professional photographer) by running the video for a wedding he was doing. He set everything up, all I had to do was walk around with the second camera and shoot video of anything that was cute, romantic, or sentimental. It was a blast!

In the middle of the ceremony I realized that this groom was truly in love. A little history.. This guy (groom) played college baseball, and apparently passed on the chance to play in the Pro's. The bride was in track and field. So here is this big strong guy, reciting his vows, and he looks over at his bride and asks, with tears streaming down his face, "Do you remember that night I told you some bad stuff I had done in my life, and you said you loved me more than ever? I knew at that moment that I wanted to be with you forever."

I almost cried, except it would have screwed up their video... So I just stood and thought how lucky I am with my own bride. Even with the bad things I have done, she loves me. What did I ever do to get that lucky?

D & J, Congrats! Here's wishing you a long and happy life together!

Friday, December 10, 2004

Savin' Lives..

OK. Every firefighter is willing to rush into a burning building to save a life. Our motto tends to be:
We will risk our lives to save someone else's life.
We will risk a little to save savable property.
We will not risk anything for nothing.

With this in mind, read this article about a homeowner in Arizona.

Firefighters entered a burning house Monday looking for children after a woman told them her three babies were inside.
Officials later learned she was referring to her pet cats..
Don't even ask. The answer is no. I like my cats medium-rare.

The house was packed with clutter, which made the fire burn hot, even making the cooler on the roof glow red, Ogden said.
Oh, if your house is packed with so much crap we can't get in, we call that a HAZARD, and WILL REFUSE to enter the dwelling. What the hell is wrong with some people?

Pay the Piper..

Oh ya! Got to love this!
Police and bailiffs allowed the newlyweds to celebrate before confronting the groom and confiscating the wedding hall's safe in which guests had deposited cash and checks, a tradition for Israeli nuptials.
Man, there are times when you have to admit, the Middle East has the right idea about law enforcement. Steal, lose your hand. Rape, lose your life. You owe money, you WILL pay! Especially dead-beat dads. Sure wish we could do that here! We have a friend who could really benefit.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

PIG Pics....

Alright! I know that damn PIG Pic is a day late, kiss my ass please be patient, I was in class yesterday!
Here it is now, in all its glory, the 12 gauge Benelli M1 Tactical Shotty.

Ummm.. M1 Shotgun.. The common cure for what goes bump in the night!
Ok, spec for this beauty...
  • Barrel - 18½ inches
  • Stock - Synthetic with Pistol Grip
  • Capacity - 5 +1
  • Sights - Ghost Ring
  • Chokes - interchangeable, IC, M, F
  • Weight - 7 lbs
The price on this sweetie? About $1000 new, $800 used.
Not to whine, but, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want!

The Bulletproof Mind

Yesterday I had the great honor of going and hearing Lt. Colonel Dave Grossman speak. The local Sheriff's Office had him in to speak. The topic? "The Bulletproof Mind." Here is a brief overview of the class:

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN, U.S. Army (Ret.) Director, Killology Research
Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. Col. Grossman is a West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who has combined his experiences to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which he has termed "killology." In this new field Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the world, and the process of healing the victims of violence, in war and peace.

So, mental preparation for having to kill someone in a lethal force encounter. Or, how to survive AFTER the gun fight. A lot of people focus just on surviving the gunfight, but forget about the aftermath that follows. Col. Grossman takes time to explain what happens, the warrior mindset, and how to deal with it. He also talked about violence in our society today, and how placing one police officer in our schools can help shape the attitudes of our future generations towards the Law Enforcement Community.
Excellent class, excellent...
All I can say is wow. If you EVER have the opportunity to go see him speak, GO!

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

I think I'm in love..

Oh, Kim Dutoit HAD to go there...
Well, if he is going to, I might as well...

It is my personal opinion, that Lane Bryant has got some of the most beautiful models of ANYBODY! Keep your Victoria's Secret twiggy girls, I'll take LB's dolls anyday!

For anybody who would like to see the rest of the Lane Bryant show, go here for the pictures.

As Kim said... Excuse me, I need to go take a cold shower.

Pearl Harbor..

I think it was already been said..

"Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

What else can be said?

"The first torpedo in the assault on Pearl Harbor hits the USS Raleigh at about 7:55 a.m., Sunday morning. Battleship Row is then hit at 7:57 a.m. by one of Lt. Cmdr. Murata's torpedoes.
At 8:10 a.m. a Japanese Type 97 Attack Bomber (later coded KATE) drops a bomb that struck the Arizona between the No. 1 and No. 2 turret. This bomb was a converted armor piercing artillery shell that ignited the Arizona's forward magazine. The once majestic Battleship Arizona violently explodes, sinking to the bottom of the harbor."

USS Arizona Memorial. Here 1,177 men went down with their ship. In total, 2,403 American were killed, and another 1,178 were wounded in the attack on Pearl Harbor.

For more information, check out these sites:
Pearl Harbor Survivors Online

Let us NEVER forget the sacrifice ALL of these men made.

Theme Music..

OK, so it would appear that everyone is posting what "their" theme song is/would be. So, in the interest of going along with the mainstream, and not rocking the boat, (even though my choice may rock a few boats..)
My Theme Song is.... None other than...

Girls, Girls, Girls By Motley Crüe

Speaking of my Boys in the Crüe, they are reuniting for a World Reunion Tour! Oh, I am sooo getting tickets when they come to Portland in Aug/Sept! Big hair, eye make-up, leather pants, and the girls look good too!

Monday, December 06, 2004


I present for you, the lovely Miss Jennie Lee.

Jennie Lee I

Jennie Lee II
Not Bad! I think the second picture is my favorite. Her and that old side by side 12...... ohhhhh daddy! OK, just a little history of this gorgeous gal. Lee, nicknamed "The Bazoom Girl" for obvious reasons, was a huge draw at west coast clubs. In fact, she had a loyal following who called themselves the "Bazoomers." She was even the inspiration for an early Jan & Dean Top Ten hit called, what else, "Jennie Lee."
You could also find her billed as "Miss 44 and Plenty More!" and "the biggest bust in burlesque." Lee was a gal who enjoyed every inch of her 40-28-38 frame. With stats like, no wonder she was a hit during the bosom obsessed 1950's.


Time to go work at the fire station. Last shift we had one fire call, (False Alarm) and that was it! Talk about 'All Quiet on the Western Front.'

Look for the Pin-up later, but other than that, blogging will be light today. Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, December 05, 2004

Can't sleep...

I can't sleep. That's a problem when you have to be at work at the fire station at 0645! I have the pin-up for tomorrow. Not letting the cat out of the bag, but I suggest you stop in and see for youself!

Cruising around the web, I noted several things. First, we still don't have a governor. If the result of the second recount change anything, there will be a third recount. If that changes, or stays the same, or ANYTHING, we WILL end up in court. JOY!

Second, Michael Jackson has been arrested again? WTF! Can we just casterate the bastard and then feed him to hungry dogs? Oh, I forgot, he likes animals too, (What was the name of that Chimp he had?)

Not all fun and games..

There is a fine line between horsing around, and just plain being stupid. I bring this up, because these jack-asses drove RIGHT BY MY FUCKING HOUSE!

Witnesses said the driver of the white Acura, Dwayne Crandall of Vancouver, was paddling McClain's bare posterior as McClain displayed it to other motorists.

What the Fuck?? I NEVER did anything like this when I was younger. I just had more common sense than that!
I need to go shooting..