Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year from a Policemans Life

Hello all,
Well today is the last day of this year, and tomorrow brings in 2011.

I know many of you will be out and about tonight celebrating, I would like to wish you all a happy New Year and I would hope that you celebrate with safety in mind.

I'm alittle excited about working tonight, when there is soo many people out celebrating tonight there will be some bad apples, and the bad apples are who we deal with.

Being in the Paddy wagon they will call us downtown once the bars get busy which should be fun.

I will see you all in 2011..... Play safe


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

1000 Things

There's a cool site based on a book called 1000 Awesome Things, I have seen blogs latley where bloggers post some of the things that make them happy that they found on the list.

Check mine out...... 

#997 Locking people out of the car and pretending to drive away
#989 Blowing your nose in the shower
#986 When you pull to a red light and the guy in front of you nudges up a bit so you can make a right turn
#970 Using hotel lobby bathrooms when you’re out walking around (you understand if u ever walked the Beat)
#958 Being the first person into a really crowded movie theater and getting the prime seats
#956 Using Rock-Paper-Scissors to settle anything
#955 Sneezing three or more times in a row
#934 Adrenaline
#376 Realizing you still remember the words to a song you haven’t heard in years
#382 Catching up to the car that just passed you at the next red light
#415 When you’re not the new guy anymore
#631 Coming back to your own bed after a long trip

Monday, December 27, 2010

Livestrong gear

For Christmas Santa brought me the pair of Livestrong jogging pants I was hoping for. Then with some giftcards and money I recieved for christmas, I went out for boxing day sales and picked up some more gear.

I love the Nike Livestrong line they have recently put out.... Pics of my new added.

Back to work in the Paddy Wagon


Well the last 12 days have been great, I went to a couple Christmas parties and enjoyed great time with my family and friends.

But tomorrow I'm back to the streets, I'm working one of the early vehicles, and it's the Paddy Wagon, when I worked in East Division I was in the early wagon and enjoyed it.

This cycle should be interesting, the wagon gets sent to all the big calls and with us working New Years Eve night we should be busy, and if downtown goes crazy they call in the wagon to help out.... Is it bad I can't wait? lol


Vibram Five Fingers sale

Check out they have a coupon code for 10% off and free shipping on a new pair of Vibram Five Fingers.

Click here...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yosmite Picture

I'll be posting a longer Christmas post later but I just wanted to post this picture of Yosemite that H had done up for me, Brings back great memories!

To see other pics click here

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from a policemans life!

Mr Policemans down at his Mom's with 13 other family members!!

Merry Christmas to all

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cookies

Tomorrow Morning we are heading down to my Moms, I can't wait it will be fun, there will be about 12 of us there...

H made Cookies the other today, and today was the fun part, we decorated them, we made icing then blended food coloring to make cool colors, They are loaded with icing and taste great.  I'm sure everyone will love them.

Question: What Christmas food are you looking forward to?

Merry Christmas from A Policemans Life!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas Crossing Guard.....Not

This whole Fall/Winter has been Wet Wet Wet...

Again today the cold rain was falling, but I still needed to get out for a run. The Last little while I have been alittle lazy, with 2 Christmas parties and being on Vacation my body isn't feeling top notch.

So I put on my running gear and headed out into the rain to start my run.  My Goal for today was to get under 30mins for 5Km, since I've been running in my Five Fingers I haven't been under that mark, Last year when I was doing speed work I was getting 26mins for 5km, still working to get there.

Well to the crossing guard, when running during school hours and the crossing guards are out, they always aid me in crossing the streets. I say thank you and head on my way.

There's one older lady that works a certain street and whenever you run by her, she mumbles something at you and steps away from the crosswalk. Today when running by she mumbles something under her breath then said, I'm not helping you and walked away from the crosswalk. On my way back she was across the street and saw me coming and threw her hands up in the air, I could see her mumbling, as I approached the crosswalk a car was coming, I waited for it to stop then crossed, as I crossed she yelled at me for making the car stop..... I was mad....

I replied to her.... Is your Boss still So and So? ( I know who he is because he's a police officer) What would he think about this? Your a disgrace to your fellow crossing guards, you should be ashamed!!!!

Should I have said that? No, But I must say it felt good to get it off my chest!

3 Days till Christmas

Well the countdown is on, there's only 3 days left till Jolly Old Saint Nick drops offs the gifts.
Santa texted me this week and asked if I could help him out alittle, so today I'll head out for the last time and finish off the Christmas shopping.

After I get all the stocking stuffers I'll head out for a run, need to stay active this week, due to the extra food I'm sure I'll be eating....LOL


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I need your help

Tonight is cheap night at the movies, and I am torn between two movies..
I need you to help me with what movie should I go see watch, My two choices are:
  1. The Chronicles Of Narnia
  2. Tron
The Two Trailers are below......

Monday, December 20, 2010


Today was kind of a lazy at home so we decided to head out for a short Hike.  One day when working we received a call for service where a hiker had fallen and could get themselves out of the trail, and her friends were unable to help her as well. So the men in blue were sent, it's kinda funny, a hiker with a sprain ankle doesn't really seem like a police thing but we get dispatched to everything.

Anyways I took note of the place and wanted to return, so today we did. I called up my friend Tim ( Or GoodcarBadcar in the blog  world) and myself and H went and picked him up and headed out.
At the trail head is a beautiful million dollar home (pictured below) which we checked out then headed out the trail, which leads to these old war bunkers.

We grabbed some cool pics then headed back, we didn't go to the end, we'll do that on a nicer day.

Oh I wore my Five Fingers and they held up great in the snowy bog (story here)


Marathon Monks

In the book Born to Run, the author mentions The Marathon Monks, I googled them and it was interesting to read about them, here's a post if you would like to read more...


Staff Christmas party

On saturday night we had our shift party, the party was held at our union building where they have a very nice party/meeting room.
It was a potluck and the food was great, my favorites were:

1. Taco Salad
2. Homemade meatballs
3. Apples with homemade apple caramel and cream dip

I decided to make it a ugly sweater party even tho it wasn't, just wanted to mix it up Alittle, here's the pic lol


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Retro photo

I was digging through some stuff and came across this old photo of my first car..

You can tell I was soo proud of my Nissan Sentra..

In the pic is my grandparents that I lived with during university, I love them!


Friday, December 17, 2010

Top 5 Minimalistic Shoes

Check out this sites Top 5 Minimalistic Shoes....Click Here

Vacation Time...

Yesterday was the start of my Vacation that encompasses Christmas....
My Last night shift was alittle slow which was good, I worked hard to clean up my files so that I entered my Christmas break stress free. We did make 1 arrest but it wasn't my file so easy enough for me....

Yesterday we just kinda relaxed, and I think I plan to do the same thing for the next 11 days, I have alittle shopping to do, but I think I'll spread it out.

Think I'll slide the Five Fingers on later and go for a run.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Last Shift before Christmas Break

Tonight is my last shift befire my Christmas Break, Last year I was lucky when vacation picks came along to be able to select the Christmas cycle off.

The last few days were busy, I had court the last 2 days and along with working night shift, meant I didn't get much sleep.

After tonight it will be nice to catch up on sleep, then it's Christmas time stuff!! I can't wait...


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Vibram Five Fingers in the snow

Today was a snowy day here, It was nice I wanted to get some Christmas gifts and the Local shopping center had 20% off.

So with the snowy weather and 20% I was in the shopping mood, even brave enough to wade through the crazy crowds.

I survived the crowds and got some great deals for this time of year.

Before supper me and H went for a run, it was still snowing alittle and snow was on the ground, we were both in our Vibram Five Fingers and they felt great. We went along a gravel path so it wasn't slippery, but when we we on the sidewalk it was alittle slippery.

Overall they were great in the snow.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

10km in Five Fingers

Yesterday I ran my First 10km run in over 2 years, and it was done in my Vibram Five Fingers.

My Achilles had been alittle sore after upping my distance too quick so the last little while I rested my feet by doing shorter runs, but I was feeling good yesterday so I decided to push it alittle.

As I was sliding into my Five Fingers I was thinking about running 6-7kms, but as I started running and my Achilles felt good I was thinking about running 8km's.

As I got to the half way mark (4km) I thought why not run another km and make the half way mark 10km....

Around the 7 or 8 km mark I came to a crazy steep hill, I thought to myself, this is where I make it or break it... I struggled up the hill and I was so happy....

I finished my 10km run, my legs felt alittle heavy, But I felt soo proud that I did it.......

Love my Five Fingers

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Slow night in the city

Last night was a slow night on patrol...
Early in the night I went on a few calls then it died off, On my lunch break I headed home and played some PS3 Call of Duty Black Opps, which helped me wake up.

After my lunch break we set up a checkpoint on a main road out of the city to check the people leaving the downtown after the bars which netted a few tickets, after that it was those couple last hours till days off.

On my lunch when I headed home I grabbed the book I have been reading (Born to run) and I parked by the side of the road to watch traffic and made it through a few chapters, then the night was over.

I didn't do much with my first day off, but I still think I'll head out for a run soon..


Monday, December 6, 2010

Busy at Work..

Well the last two day shifts at work have been busy,
I area of the city that I love to work has been touched with some recent violence that kept my day shifts non stop.

Instead of me telling the story and getting in trouble ;) Here's the Local News view on it.

So tonight I start my first of two night shifts, Last cycles night shifts were the slowest I've seen in a long time, so you never know what tonights will bring.


Friday, December 3, 2010

Warrior Dash Race

Since I have been getting back into shape, I have been looking at a couple runs to enter next year.
It always helps to have a goal when your training.

I was looking around the Internet the other day and was on a blog I follow (Run Faster Mommy)

She had a picture of her jumping a row of fire which looked really cool, so I had to click on it and I came across the race called Warrior Dash.

As soon as I saw the Warrior Dash I knew I wanted to do it.... You have to go to the website and check out the pics and video, it's a race where the runners climb walls, jump over cars, run through rivers, slide down muddy hills, go through tunnels and jump fire!! Sounds Fun right!!!

The races are held across the states and the closest to me would be in NY state.... I can't wait!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Police gifts from Etsy

Below are cool finds, christmas is fast approaching and here are a few gifts for that officer you know.

Paracord Survival Bracelet - Police thin blue line $12.00

Classic target Thug T-Shirt $18.00

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Achilles Tendon Pain

Well I learned that VFF don't make you superman when you put them on.

I have been doing great the last couple of months, I've lost 13lbs the last couple months putting below 200lbs for the first time in over 4yrs :D

I guess the problem has been that I was doing so well and feeling great during my runs that I upped my distance by big chucks.

Last week after  a good paced 8km run I felt good, but the next day my Achilles tendons felt sore, mainly my left one. When reading online the two main factors that lead to Achilles tendon pain is:
 1) Quickly Increasing distance
 2) Quickly Increasing speed

Well I did both so that's why I have pain! LOL

Any Ideas?


Vibram Five Fingers 20% off

Well you know I love my Vibram Five Fingers, So whats better then 1 pair of Five Fingers? Of course 2 Pairs.

The other day I was online and came across Rockcreek's website, The are a shoe store in the US which also sells their shoes online.

When buying Vibram Five Fingers you have to be careful of the fakes, Vibram does not allow their shoes to be sold on auction sites, and screens the stores they allow to sell them as well.

I checked on the Vibram website and Rockcreek is an authorized dealer.

Rockcreek is offering 20% off their shoes for the next few days and also offers free shipping.

So I ordered a new pair of KSO's and as I type they are in ROANOKE, VA, US, I can't wait to get them.

So if you want Vibram Five fingers, go to the Rockcreek website and use the coupon code RC59X2 to get 20% off...


Monday, November 8, 2010

The Rain's in town.

Rain Rain go away!!

Well it's been about 4 days and counting, and in those 4 days I haven't seen the sun and it hasn't stopped raining outside.

Today is the same story, and it looks like all my days off will be the same so I'll have to go for a run in the cold rain today I guess.

Grrr I'm not sure if I'll use the Five Fingers or pull out the sneakers.


Saturday, October 30, 2010


Today we went out for Croissants with friends, Mmm they tasted so good.

After the Croissants we headed to the mall, I didn't plan to buy anything but I saw this awesome sweater jacket and had to buy it.... Pic below.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween is coming

Halloween is coming... Anyone have plans?

Well Halloween falls on my days off, So I'm dressing up for Halloween this year. What will I be wearing? You'll never guess...

I'm dressing up as a Policemans, creative right! Well I got called to work overtime at a local bar so I took it, it should be crazy busy and alot of weird and funny things to see.... I hope everyone has fun but behaves..


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Overtime at the MMA fights

Last night I worked Overtime at local MMA fights, I have gone to the fights in the past and really enjoyed them, the card had some good names on it aswell.

The best thing is a got paid to watch the fights.

The crowd was behaved, and only a few had to be removed..

Friday, October 22, 2010

20 yr Old Police Chief

PRAXEDIS G. GUERRERO, Mexico — There's a new police chief in this violent borderland where drug gangs have killed public officials and terrified many citizens into fleeing: a 20-year-old woman who hasn't yet finished her criminology degree.

Marisol Valles Garcia was sworn in Wednesday to bring law and order to a township of about 8,500 that has been transformed from a string of quiet farming communities into a lawless no man's land. Two rival gangs — the Juarez and Sinaloa drug cartels — have been battling for control of its single highway, a lucrative drug trafficking route along the Texas border.


Shark kills 20-year-old man

A shark attack Friday killed a 20-year-old man off a beach on Vandenberg Air Force Base, said the Santa Barbara County, California, Fire Department.

Surf Beach is one of three that sits on the coastal air base, and the military closed all three beaches at 9:46 a.m. Pacific (12:46 p.m. ET), shortly after the shark attack, an air base spokesman said.

The three beaches will remain closed for 72 hours, the spokesman said.

Surf Beach is open to the public, but the other two -- Wall and Minuteman Beaches -- are open to base personnel only, the spokesman said.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Purse Snatch Fail

Why did this lady hold onto her purse for dear life?
Well in the purse were the only photos of her child that died at a young age, the mother stated she was will to die if she had to to keep that purse with the photos of her child...

MMA Fights

I'm on days off now, it was a busy cycle at work, but the last night died after 2am and I was able to get alot of work done.

My Days off will be spent relaxing, but on Saturday night I have a overtime shift working at a local MMA fight. It's a 6hr work job. I wanted to go to the fights that would cost money, but hey, now I'm getting paid to watch the fights!

The fights are put on by Warrior One.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Facebook parenting

What's your style of Parenting?

I'm not a parent, but I don't think this would be my style.. What about you?

first names blocked out......

Saturday, October 16, 2010

100 Worst cities in Canada

I was just looking throught the newly released list of the Top 100 worst cities in Canada, and I was happy to see that Halifax ranked 32nd.... It was 11% over the national avrage. Guess I still have alittle work to do...

Want to see where your city ranks? Check Canada's list here , US Top Ten here

Conan Drives car off Cliff

Conan's new show starts Nov 8th, watch this crazy video...

Friday, October 15, 2010

How Long do you think it takes a Happy Meal to decompose?

Check out these photos that were taken by this guy, he wants to see how long it takes for a McDonalds Happy Meal to decompose... It's crazy, it's been 6 months and still looks fine, Phots at Davies McDonalds Happy Meal Project

Manchester Police Twitter feed

The Greater Manchester Police decided to tweet their activity for 24 hours, they wanted to show the public the type of calls they deal with on a daily basis, it's not all bank robberies.... Like all police forces we deal with broken homes, mentally ill people, lost kids, and alot of random stuff.  I think this concept is a great idea.

They Posted over 3,000 calls for service, here's a couple funny posts.

Call 046 - Drug dealer caught possessing cannabis. He has promised to stop possessing it as soon as possible.

"call 674 confused man reporting his tv not working"

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Vibram five fingers go shopping

Today, I was still alittle sore from my 2hr K9 track ( doesn't help you have 25 lbs of gear on ), so I decided not to run today, I wore the five Fingers out to get groceries, one lady was very impressed with them saying they were the coolest shoes she has seen, I answered alot of questions for her and continued on my way....

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K9 Track

Well The other night I attended a call that K9 was called to track someone, When K9 goes on a track they need another officer to cover them. I volunteered, while I was waiting for K9 to show up I stretched alittle, little did I know it was good that I warmed up.

K9 showed up and he headed out, well 2hrs later we were still on the track, I had already gone through my 1st, and 2nd wind, at one point another officer volunteered to take over from me, I tapped out, and just how luck would have it, after the new officer was running for 10mins they caught the

But I must say it's amazing to see how those dogs work, they are hard working and want to get the bad guy as much as the officers...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chile Miner's Wife meets his Girlfriend.....Opps

Yonni Barrios's wife Marta Salinas ran into her husband's mistress while waiting for her husband to be rescued over the past 69 days, and she says she will not be waiting for him at the top when he is pulled to safety.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

2010 Ironman results

The 2010 Ironman Triathlon World Championship was held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii today. It is the 34th World Championship.

Todays race was very fast:

Mens Top 3:
1 8:10:37 4 McCormack, Chris Burraneer
2 8:12:17 1:40 3 Raelert, Andreas Drage
3 8:13:14 2:37 23 Vanhoenacker, Marino Jabbeke

Womens Top 3:
1 8:58:36 102 Carfrae, Mirinda
2 9:06:00 7:25 150 Steffen, Caroline
3 9:10:04 Dibens, Julie

2010 Ironman Results

AUSSIE DOUBLE in Hawaii Ironman Championships - Congrats Chris McCormack from Sydney & Mirinda Carfrae from Brisbane.

Chris "macca" Mccormack wins Ironman 2010

Chris "macca" Mccormack wins Ironman 2010 with a time of 8:10:37.....Awesome job Macca!!

Back to work - Haunted Maze

It has been a good 12 days off I felt really relaxed driving to work this am. I have been busy since I got to work updating files and calling people, I'm on my lunch now relaxing and will be hitting the streets soon.

After work we are heading to the Haunted Maze in Truro, I can't wait, I heard they changed it this year and it's super scary!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trip to Yosemite National Park

 Here are a few photos from the start of your trip in Yosemite.... The Great Pics of Half Dome to come...