Friday, May 30, 2008

funny run

Respond to a squirrel in a house.

I was not on this run, but here it is from my Captian. It is funny as hell. So they pull up on scene. A member of the household comes out and tells them that a squirrel was in their house and they could not get it out. So they go in and start to chase the animal around with axes and pike poles. I guess the whole thing is on video somewhere. So after some time they decide that the current plan is not working. So someone grabs a CO2 fire extinguiser. They corner the small animal and spray it with the CO2. The animal stops moving and has frost on it fur. It appers to be frozen! but I think it was just deprived of O2. So they scoop up the squirrel with a dust pan and take it outside. After they get it outside the animal comes back to life and runs off. People call the fire department for anything. True story, I have seen the video. JS

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The meaning of life!

The meaning of life is happiness. I think god wants us to be happy. As long as our happiness does not interfere with anyone Else's. But to truly understand happiness, you have to understand what it is to not be happy. So we take the good with the bad. For me happiness is good friends, cold rum, and the warm summer sun. Life doesn't get any better than that. I guess I am lucky. I can find happiness in my job as well. I get the chance to make a difference in some ones life every day. It maybe as simple as making grandma comfortable on her way to the hospital. Maybe it will be that one in a million CPR save. It could even come as saving some one from a fire. I think I am happy. I may not have a pot to piss in, but I can say I'm happy. I hope you can find what I have found. JS

Season of sickness

I hate winter. When I retire I am going to move to the islands of the carribean. I have been sick this winter more times than ever before. I have already had two colds and now I'm working on my third. Plus I had a really bad gut bug a couple of weeks ago. I'm tired of being sick. I have never been sick so often before. Maybe its just part of getting older. But it really sucks. Don't worry, I'm taking vitiman C, zinc, and motrin. But I still feel like poop. Well I hope I get better soon. JS

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Employment

As I told both of my readers, I was recently hired to a big city department. I have not started the job yet. I have no idea when I am going to start. I have filled out all of my pre-employment paper work. I have signed tax forms, an I-9, and I have my pension number and a pension, but I don't know when I'm going to be asked to report for duty. They told me at fire dept hq that it would be the first of june, however they said that I would get at least two weeks notice via mail telling me when to report. Now the rumor is June 29th, but I have no confirmation on that. However I am now getting hired at a part time fire department. Sorry all you big union guys, but I need to be back on the truck. All the other part time guys seem to be pretty cool. I just miss the sound of the siren. So lets hope that some thing works out soon. I will keep both of you posted. I have also been trying to remember funny stories from my past. As I think of them I will post them. Untill then, fins up. JS

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Turning thirty

Tomorrow is the big day. I will turn thirty years old. I feel like I have lost my youth. Where did the last twenty years of my life go? Where did the last ten go? It seems like it wasn't that long ago I got my drivers license. Didn't I just turn 21 last year? It seems like it anyway. If i'd have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself. I guess I have some great stories to tell, and have done some really cool things, but I hope that does'nt end here. My life has been a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. I would not trade any of it. I hope my next thirty years are as great as the last thirty. JS

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The D cell

We get called to an unkown medical in an urban area of the city known for cross dressing hookers. We pull up in the ambulance to see a guys dressed in a mini skirt, halter top, nylons, and high heel knee high leather boots. He is walking kind of bull legged, and flags us down. So we ask him "Whats the problem?". He tells us after much discission that he has a D cell battery stuck in his anus, and wants us to pull it out. We told that we could not do it, but would be happy to take him to the hospital. He agreed, but really wanted me to pull out the battery. So we take me to the local ER and give report. The staff has a hard time containing their laughter. So we laugh with them, and turn over patient care. Then we go back in service, and make jokes about it the rest of the night. JS

Saturday, May 3, 2008

The rest of the story

Let me tell you the rest of the crack story.

We are at the jail with our patient. He is getting fingerprinted from our cot. There is a small holding cell in the room where he is being printed. In this cell is a drunk. There are 2 officers trying to get the drunks property (wallet, keys, money) into a property bag. The property bag is about 8 inches by 8 inches, and seals like a zip-lock bag. The drunk refuses to give them his property until they let him go to the bathroom. The officer tell him that they will let him go to the bathroom after he has turned over his property. The drunk still refuses and says he is going to piss on them. The officers are kind of distracted at this time because we are telling them the story of the stolen crack. So the drunk finally agrees to put his stuff in the property bag. The officers hand him the bag through the bars. But the drunk does not put his property in the bag. Instead he decides to urinate in the bag.The drunk is now laughing. He then hands the sealed bag, 1/2 full with urine to the officers. That makes the officers very upset. So, one officer goes into the cell and "removes" his property. When he comes out of the cell, he starts to hand the other officer the drunks property. The other officer opens up the property bag 1/2 filled with urine and places the drunks wallet, money and keys in the bag to soak. Needless to say the drunk was not laughing anymore. Then they filed the property and boxed it up. When the drunk gets released from jail, he will have a well marinated wallet. So I guess the cops got the last laugh. JS

A weekend with crzegrl!

My best friends birthday was this past weekend, so we went out to crzegrl's house (HTL) to celibrate it. I have been there before. We had a great time. There was golfing, drinking, and socializing. Let me say, I have great friends. I have not spent much time around her lately, and I ask myself why? Then I remember, she lives on the other side of the state and is a workaholic. We have not known each other very long, maybe alittle more than a year, but it seems like I have known her forever. My friends are a very closed group of people, and yet they welcomed her right in. Maybe it was the use of her hot tub the first time many of them met her. Anyway, I just wanted to thank her for putting on a hell of a party for my best friend and putting up with our annoying friends. I know BJ really enjoyed himself! I look forward to seeing you on the boat this summer. OH, and thanks for letting me play with your Jeep last weekend. Anyone who doesn't know who I'm talking about, you can check out her blog at crzegrl.net. JS