Monday, January 31, 2011

Saturday Night Live....The Creep - feat. Nicki Minaj

Am I that scary

I never thought of myself as a scary guy, but I thought twice about it the other day.

On my day shifts I was at a public building in our great city, I was sitting down waiting to speak with someone about a call. While I was waiting a attractive lady walked towards me that was well dressed wearing hig heel boots, when she walked by me she mumbled something under her breath, I couldn't make out what she said, but I could tell it wasn't friendly.

Well about 15mins later I found myself walking out the building walking back to my car, again I saw the female that mumbled at me, she was standing with a male having a smoke, as I got close she saw me, and yelled " Stay away from me!!" "Don't Touch me" and took off running. She was running in her high heels and I was impressed no way I'd be able to run in those.

I spoke with the male for alittle to learn what her issue was, then had alittle chuckle.

I hope I don't have that effect of everyone ;)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Refs voice cracks

Have a good laugh at this poor ref as his voice cracks.

Dragons' Den

I have been recently addicted to watching the show Dragons' Den. The Show Dragons' Den is on CBC and it's in the 5th season.  The idea of the show is that someone comes before a panel of millionaires and pitches their business idea to the Dragons, the idea is to get the Dragons to invest their own money in your business or invention.

When watching the show I have been googling the inventions and business, and it seems all the ones the Dragons put their money into have turned into something. If you don;t get CBC you can watch episodes below.

Watch the Dragons' Den episodes here.

Here's a cool idea... Called he Ktrak, it's for biking in the snow

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Star Wars Cops

This is a funny spoof on COPS, Star Wars Style.... Enjoy

Kenny's Meat Lasagna FAIL

Well today I was given the mission if I chose to accept it to make a Meat Lasagna.

I was given an easy recipe, and last night I went shopping and pick up everything I would need for it plus a few extra things.... I can never go to the grocery store without picking up some yummy extras.

I love Lasagna but I'm not a huge fan of lots of cottage cheese. To make this recipe alittle better I removed alot of the cottage cheese and tweaked a few other things.

I added TNT pepperoni, 3 types of cheese and some hot sauce with a blend of spices.

The photo beside is before it entered the oven, I'll add a photo of the finished product later once it's cooked. Mmmm I can't wait for the finished product, wish me luck.

Well I didn't get to far....As you can see I added " Fail" to the title..... I just found out the noodles needed to be cooked.....Opps....... How will I fix it? HELP

Update: I took the lasagna apart, piece by piece, and boiled the noodles... Let's see how it turns out


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Days Off

Well this last cycle was pretty slow at work, it may of had something to do with the cold snap we have been having here.  On night shifts when you would jump out of the nice warm paddy wagon the cold would hit you with in seconds going deep down to your bones, and even when you were back in the warm car it would take a while to warm up again. I think with the wind chill it was around -30 Brrrrrrr

Well Yesterday was a pretty lazy day, ended up going to Swiss Chalet because we had a coupon for buy 1 get 1 free.... You gotta love Swiss Chalet.

Today I'll be throwing on my uniform and heading to court ( can't forget my tie or I'll get in more trouble then the criminals) Today we have a assault with a weapon trial, should be interesting, really rests on the shoulders of our witnesses.

I was hoping to get down to the Canada Games oval for alittle skating maybe tonight, will be busy if the snow holds off.

Also these days off I need to throw in a swim as well

Monday, January 24, 2011

CN Tower blue line

For the funeral of Sgt Russell the CN tower honored him by lighting the tower up with a blue line... Very cool looking

Sunday, January 23, 2011

NFL Playsoffs, view from the Paddy wagon

Well it's a big week in the NFL, today is Championship Sunday!

Today the Bears play the Packers who are on fire, and the high flying J.E.T.S play the Steelers.

This is a day where you usually wouldn't be able to move me from the couch, but today day is different because I'm working tonight.

That's one thing that a police officer and his family quickly realizes, that with Police work you'll find yourself working when the rest of your family in celebrating, your working, or when all the boys are watching the big game your working.

I guess this issue could be solved if I had a DVR, but I cancelled that service this year..... Guess I'll have to follow on my Iphone.

Oh and for the record, I love my Job!!! ( just wish the paddy wagon had satellite TV)

Dead man feared

The Other day our shift responded to a call you don't see much around here.... Here is the account from the paper, can't talk about this calls ( good way to get in trouble :)

The Chronicle Herald story

A man found dead in a Dartmouth apartment Friday "terrified" a woman who was his former neighbour.

Sheila MacKay said she was scared living across the hall from Patrick Lee McGrath, one of two people found dead in what police are calling a murder-suicide at 7 Galaxy Ave.

The bodies of McGrath, 58, and Marguerite Maude Kenney, 60, were discovered by police Friday evening in McGrath’s apartment.

MacKay said Kenney moved into the apartment she vacated a month ago. She said she left the building because she was afraid of McGrath.

"I moved out for my own safety," she said.

MacKay said the six-unit building, with two apartments on each of three floors, is owned by the Dartmouth Non-Profit Housing Society. She said she constantly complained to society director Doreen Tinkham about McGrath, especially after he had keys made to the building’s entrance and gave them to friends.

MacKay said each floor of the building she used to live in has "a secluded hallway" shared by the two apartments on that floor.

"I shared that hallway with every drug dealer and junkie in Dartmouth," said MacKay, who lived there for five and a half years until moving out, a year or so after McGrath’s arrival.

"At night, I was just terrified and I called the landlord continuously and the police, but they couldn’t do anything," MacKay said. "I figure the other tenants just pulled the blankets over their heads when they heard things. If somebody had listened to me, that dear soul would be alive."

According to its website, the Dartmouth Non-Profit Housing Society "assists individuals or families in acquiring more affordable housing."

No one was available at the society’s office on Saturday.

MacKay moved out Dec. 22, as soon as she could find somewhere else affordable to go.

Only a few days ago, Kenney brought mail to MacKay at her new place. "I had warned her about him," she said.

Police were called to the apartment building at 5 p.m. Friday by someone asking them to check on Kenney.

It’s believed a relative of the woman was in the hallway outside Kenney’s third-floor apartment trying to reach her by cellphone and could hear Kenney’s phone ringing inside the apartment, although police wouldn’t confirm that.

The police investigation led them to McGrath’s apartment, where the bodies were found.

Police aren’t releasing the causes of death, spokeswoman Theresa Rath said Saturday night. She said investigators believe the deaths occurred late Thursday night or early Friday morning. She wouldn’t comment on what led them to check McGrath’s apartment.

She said McGrath and Kenney were both known to police, but Kenney "to a lesser degree."

Investigators were expected to remain on the scene until Sunday, Rath said. Police talked to neighbours in the area as part of their investigation.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

New Gym Membership

Well the new Canada Games center started taking applications for memberships yesterday, I didn't want to look too excited so I waited till today to go sign up.

Your membership includes:
- Use of the pool ( and two crazy waterslides)
- Use of Fitness room
- All the fitness classses
- running track
- Basketball courts

The Price is great, because it's cheaper then Goodlife fitness...  I Can't wait to use, opens to the public March 5th.

I've been doing sprints in the basement recentlt, here's a video with my new spy sunglasses

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I'm a Spy now...

Well for Christmas my family chipped in and gave me a pair of sunglasses that shoot HD video and sound. They weren't in at Christmas time and this store was the only dealer in town.

So this week they arrived, I was pumped to try them out. My brother picked them up and brought them over to my place, it was pretty funny opening the box and reading the instructions that were poorly translated from Japanese to English.

Some funny Lines:
- The smallest camera for hidden.
- Recommended highly for polices,journalist,travelers.
-  Bring funs to life

So we plugged in the sunglasses and no lights came on, one thing that happened was the sunglasses became hot to the touch and we could smell something burning.... This isn't right !

So we took them back and exchanged them, before leaving the store we tried them out and they worked...

Here's the end result, I can't wait to use them, they are going to be lots of fun!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Luxury Car

Little did you know Mr Policeman drove a luxury car....

I have a sexy navy blue Subaru outback, The car is about 10yrs old and I love it. The car is a station wagon that drives like a go-kart. You can't beat the AWD in the snowy weather.

The car has many luxury features for a older car, but one I recently noticed is far ahead of it's times and I've never seen it on any other car.

What's this special feature?? The car allows to scrape your icy windows as you sit in your car.  How does this work? Well the windows on my car have been getting iced covered on the inside now, so once you scrap the outside you have to get into the car and scrap the windows from the inside.. Not fun

But I still love my car :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Canada Games Center

The other day, myself, sister and brother in-law went to the opening of the Canada Games center here in the city.

For the ribbon cutting they had the mayor, premier and the Defense minister all giving speeches. It was nice they kept it short and sweet.

Once the ribbon was cut everyone was welcome inside for sweets and drinks then a tour of the building. ( I have had a couple tours late at night when working ;)

I'm excited to get a membership once the facility opens to the public, it will help with training!

The facility offers pools, a running track, basketball courts, yoga rooms and a fitness center :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I'm Stylish


Well today I found out I'm a stylish blogger ;)
Happy to be a Running Mommy said so, so it's true. What will I do with this new title?

There are 4 duties to perform to accept this award:

1. Make a post + Link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won!

7 Things about me:
1) I'm a Police Officer ( sorry about that one, still warming up)
2) I am a Dallas Cowboys Fan
3) I wanted to be either a Football player in the NFL or a Cop in this City ( It worked out great)
4) I am a provincial Champ in High School Rugby
5) I have a Thing were I need to be early (really early) at a movie to get the proper chair
6) I can't burp
7) I'm a guy that likes to be organized, but lives a disorganized

How are those?

Bloggers I think are stylish ( I like the term "interesting to read")
1)  A Police Wife                       6) The Princess Runner
2) Hog Day Afternoon                MORE TO COME
3) Heartfulhome
4) IdleHide ( she's cute ;)
5) Commitment is Liberating

Tunisia riots

Today was a busy day at work, it was non-stop and I was about an 1 hour late getting home because of a Domestic.

I guess I can't complain, because my day would be alot worse if I was a police officer in Tunisia.

Police in Tunis opened fire and shot tear gas in the air as stone-throwing youths breached a curfew and surrounded government buildings.

At least three people were reportedly killed, bringing to more than 60 the number said by human rights groups to have died in a wave of unrest in what was previously seen as one of the Arab world's most stable and prosperous countries.

Snow Fort

Today is my first day backing this cycle, I was cursing around my favorite part of the city to work, which is known for it's shootings and gangs.

The thing about the job of a police officer, you get to see every inch of the city and you end up in many peoples' homes.

Today I was down a back street and came across one of the coolest snow forts I've seen in a while.

You could probably joke that in this area of town the extra protection is needed. :)


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Winter Snow Storm

Well all week they have benn talking

about a big winter storm hitting the city, and here it is.

As I sit here typing the wind is howling and the snow is building up outside. Depending on who you talk to, or listen to on television the amount of predicted snow fall differs. The snow fall amount ranges from 15cms to 30cms.

It doesn't really matter to me how much snow we get because I'm in for the night. I'm back to work tomorrow, and even if the snows not cleared my Subaru will get me there.

I'm glad I'm not working tonight because our patrol cars are terrible in the snow, it's almost embarrassing driving around in the patrol cars slipping and sliding where ever you go.

I remember a few years ago going to a code 1 call, and passing officers that ditched their car to run to the location because there patrol car wouldn't make it up the hill..... Not cool

Anyways, if your in the snow, BE SAFE

Shoe fetish

I used to laugh at women who said they had a shoe Fetish, the proper term is Shoe fetishism as defined by Wikipedia.

The reason I'm not laughing now is the fact that I have a shoe fetish now....

Ever since I started runnning in my Vibram Five Fingers I have fell in love with them, they have changed the way I thin about running, and aided improving my overal fitness.

Recently Vibram has introduced their new shoe Lineup for 2011. New to the Vibram Five Fingers lineup is the Komodo Sport, Bikilas LS (laces) and Jaya LR ( for Women).

I have been looking at the two new styles and I want them both, I would like to get at least one pair but it's going to be soo hard to pick

Toronto policeman killed by stolen snowplow

 It's always tough to see a fellow officer hurt or even worse killed in the line of duty, Please pray for the family Sgt Ryan Russell. 

The News Report follows:

An 11-year veteran of the Toronto police force is dead after being struck Wednesday by a stolen snowplow.
Toronto police chief Bill Blair said Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35 was one of two officers engaged in the pursuit of the stolen snowplow early Wednesday in the city's downtown.

The second officer suffered unspecified injuries.

Police were called just before 6 a.m. about a truck with a snowplow in the front that was stolen from a parking lot in the Parliament and Dundas Streets area.

Officers tracked down the stolen vehicle, reportedly using the GPS device installed inside, to the Davenport and Avenue Roads area — where one of the officers was struck by the snowplow.

Video images showed paramedics performing CPR on the officer as he was loaded into an ambulance. Toronto EMS Deputy Commander Dave Viljakainen said the officer was transported to St. Michael's Hospital downtown with no vital signs.

Meanwhile, police continued its pursuit of the snowplow through heavy snow for six city blocks until officers were forced to fire a number of shots, said Toronto police Staff Sgt. Chuck Konkel. The male suspect of the vehicle was struck by at least one of the bullets, according to Toronto police Staff Sgt. Jeff McGuire.

He was also taken to hospital for his injuries and remains in police custody.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Arizona Shooting: Gabrielle Giffords update

Update on Arizona shooting:

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is "generating her own breaths ... breathing on her own," Dr. G. Michael Lemole, section chief of neurosurgery at University Medical Center in Tucson, just told reporters.

And, he said, "I'm very encouraged by the fact that she's done so well. ... She has no right to look this good, and she does."

Learn More about the shooter here.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Parking Garage Speed work

This week we had our first real snow fall of the year, with the new snow on the ground it makes it a little hard to do speed work.

Well today I decided to take my speed work inside. My apartment building has a large parking garage that is about 100m long, so I put on my running gear and headed downstairs.

I haven't done speed work in a while so I kept it simple, I did 12 sprints with little rest in between, felt good ( well was painful, but felt good after ;)

Vibram Five Fingers KSO For Sale

Hey guys,

I have a Pair of Vibram Five Fingers KSO, they have never been worn outside, just put them on in the apartment to try them one, they are one Size to small, Still have tags and they were bought at Rock Creek which is a Vibram Five Fingers dealer:

- Vibram Five Five Fingers KSO
- Color is Black
- Size 41

Price $95.00 Shipping included ( Most Places )

Who is Jared Loughner ?

As the authorities sort out motives from emotions in the Arizona shooting rampage, one aspect of the multiple-tragedies event is clear: Jared Loughner, the alleged gunman, had an active Internet presence.

Like many people nowadays, Loughner, 22, has lived a public life. He reportedly had a MySpace page — which has been removed since the Jan. 8 shootings — and a YouTube Channel, under the user name Classitup10.

Anyone with a computer and an Internet connection can see remnants of Loughner's online existence and get a creepy glimpse into his psyche. You can read his abstruse personal philosophy in his text-laden videos. You don't have to wait for his manifesto to be released by the FBI or published by The New York Times. You can go to YouTube.

Loughner's YouTube profile page, created in October 2010, lists several schools and colleges. He names his favorite books, including Animal Farm, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Phantom Tollbooth and Mein Kampf.

One of his videos, titled "Hello," has been viewed by more than 1.5 million people. It begins: "Hello, my name is Jared Lee Loughner. This video is my introduction to you! My favorite activity is conscience dreaming; the greatest inspiration for my political business information. Some of you don't dream — sadly."

He writes: "I know who's listening: Government Officials, and the People. Nearly all the people … aren't aware of mind control and brainwash methods."

Another, called "Introduction: Jared Loughner," has been seen by more than 1.2 million YouTubers. Full of incoherent "facts" and illogical syllogisms, the video has an eerie Twin Peaksish soundtrack. "The argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem," Loughner writes. "What's government if words don't have meaning?"

How do we catch these people before they act?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Busy Night In The City

Lots of snow here today, perfect weather for playoff Football!!

Well Last night was a interesting night in the City....

It was a Saturday night in a always busy city so I expected some fun. It was funny by the end of the night we had our portables on our channel and the wagon radio was tuned into the other station were all the calls were taking place.

For a Saturday night we only had the a few calls, a couple noise complaints and a drunk male and that would be it.  I really shouldn't be complaining but I was looking forward to a busy night. One of the other divisions was off the hook, they took two of our units, and 3 from another division.

But I guess there was one bonus, I was home in bed on time ;)

Links to two of the stories below.

Stabbing in Dartmouth
Shooting on Datmouth side

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Hardest Part.....

Last Night wasn't as busy as I expected being a Friday night shift, the weather was messy and I think it kept people inside and quiet.

We jumped in the wagon at the start of shift and signed in and within seconds we were dispatched on a call that seemed very Innocent at the start, we figured we'd be in and out in no time.

But..... Like many calls you attend they turn into something totally different then you expect or what was written on the call.

By the time we walked out to the wagon I felt sick, disgusted and alittle confused.  On this job there is nothing worse then dealing with calls that involve children and how are sick society treats them. I guess it's the fact that children can't defend themselves and their so Innocent, and sometimes you feel helpless and just wish you pull on your superman cape and do something....

We did up that report and forwarded to the proper section for more investigation and off we were, but the call kinda lingers with you the rest of the night.

After midnight we ended up downtown, because the downtown units were backed up, so the wagon to the rescue...... We picked up a few drunks which is always interesting and then headed home,,,, Back to it again tonight!


Friday, January 7, 2011

Police News: Las Vegas Officers Give Ticket to Teen in Coma

I don't like to pass judgement on the decsions of other officers, But all I will say about this story is that timing is everything.
Here's the story below:

The mother of a 13-year-old accident victim lashed out at Las Vegas Metro police on Wednesday, accusing officers of being insensitive when they issued her daughter, who had just been hit by a car, a jaywalking ticket in the hospital.

“How cold could you really be?” asked Kellie Obong, a cab driver whose daughter, Takara, has been in a medically induced coma since the accident on Tuesday afternoon near Durango Drive and Rochelle Avenue.

Police said the girl wasn't in a crosswalk.

“That was not the time or place to come and hand me a jaywalking ticket for my child,” Obong argued.
Obong said her daughter was trying to keep up with her friends as they crossed the street, when she was hit by the oncoming car.

“She hit the windshield, flipped three times in the air and from the point of impact to where her body was… Metro told me she was 125 feet [away],” Obong said.

Takara Obong was hit by a car the same day Metro released a report that showed the number of accidents involving pedestrians dropped from 619 in 2009 to 613 in 2010.

However, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents increased from 22 to 29, police said.

Story from Fox5vegas

Night Shifts

Hello all,
Now that my two day shifts are past, tonight I'll start my night shifts. The way that this cycle works is my favorite, my night shifts fall on Friday and Saturday nights, which mean non-stop fun....

In 20yrs I still hope my tune doesn't change, I see Friday and Saturday nigh as fun, because it's alot busier and the calls seem it be alittle bigger...

I Thing I see with Officers that have over 20yrs on the job they rather just drive around and have no calls and maybe lay their head back and relax, where as the new guys have the fire and race each other to calls wanting to get in the action.

 I think this is like anything in life, you need to find ways to check the fun in everything, once you start treating something like a job or a choir you won't want to do it... That goes for Jobs, relationships and fitness..

So I say to you, this year have fun, laugh at whatever your out there doing...


Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Country mourns

A Whole country watched as a group of young men collasped under the weight of their country....

Last Night I rushed home after work to watch team Canada bring home the gold medal like everyone expected. At the start of the tournment nobody picked Canada to win gold, but like they always do they ended up in the gold medal game.

When Canada was up 3-0 againest the Russians that couldnt sustain pressure the whole country relaxed, the problem is that it looks like Team Canada did as well. Team Canada didnt show up in the 2nd period and the thrird period is where the epic collapse happened.

The only thing that I wished happend was a goalie change after the 3 stright goals by the Russian, you could tell the young goalie had his foundation rocked and a change was needed. But whatever, and we are proud of the Young men that brought home Silver.

Go Canada


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Policemans Life Products


I've been fooling around with A Policemans Life Store, I have a few designs but I am looking for more Ideas.

What do you think would make for a good T-Shirt to repersent this website?

Leave your ideas in the comments, and check out the store so far..


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Movie Night: True Grit

It's Cheap night at the Movies, So I'm off to see True Grit.... This is a remake of a Old John Wayne Western. I grew up loving John Wayne and Westerns so I can't wait!

Just got back from True Grit, I must say it was the best movie I saw all year, I know the year is still young but if this was still 2010 I'd say the same.

The Movie offered some great laugh out loud moments, Action and sorry ladies no real romance to speak of ;)

A must see for men and women alike

Canada Wins

Last Night I sat down and Watched Canada vs. USA in the World Junior Championship.  Hockey fans were hoping this match-up would come in the gold medal game, but due to a earlier slip-up by Canada the Canada vs. USA match was in the semi final game.

Coming into this tournament nobody gave Canada's inexperienced team a chance against the defending Champs (USA).

Last night Canada came out with more jump and energy then team USA and it showed in the end result, with Canada winning 4-1.

Wednesday night Canada will meet Russia in the gold medal game... GO CANADA GO


Monday, January 3, 2011

Book: The Long Run

Well I am not a big reader, but over the last few months I have really enjoyed reading,  over Christmas I finished up reading Born to Run. If you are a runner, you need to read this book, and if you waking through a book store and pick up the book read chapter 12 to get you hooked....... Full book review to come.

The New book that I am reading is called THE LONG RUN, it is written by Matt Long about his life as  firefighter in New York City and focuses on a accident on his bike that changed his life and and long road back.

So far I am a few chapters in and I am loving, worth a read!


Sunday, January 2, 2011

1st Post of the Year...

Happy 2011 everyone..

Well it's a new year... To me the new year does not mean too much, only that I'll mess up alittle more paperwork on the job.

As I mentioned earlier, I was working New Years Eve, it was a crazy crazy night and I loved it. We were non-stop till about 5am in the morning.

Every year they have a concert downtown, which draws tons of people to te downtown core.

We would clear booking after dropping off a "client" and we were off to pick up another "client." Most of the clients played nice, a few decided they wanted to test their brawn, let's say they lost.  The theme of the night seemed to be 911 calls of assaults and they all reported someone had a weapon, these type of calls get the heart pumping...... Gotta love it :D

But I must say 2010 was a great year, here are a few of my highlights:
1) Yosemite Trip
2) Dominican Vacation
3) My VibramFive Fingers
4) A few notable calls at work
5) Getting my little kitten ;)

My Goals for 2011:
1) Run a Half Marathon in my Vibram Five Fingers
2) Be more proactive at work
3) Get my weight down to 185lbs
4) Make more people laugh
5) Laugh more myself...

Have a great 2011