Finished up my internship, and I’m gonna miss it. The very last call we went on though was to a break in in progress. A lady called and said someone was trying to kick down her back door. We went sideways around a corner with the tires squealing to get there. Fun fun.
When I was little, my favorite color was pink. I even had a neon pink cast when I broke my arm. My logic for this was that pink was clearly the best flavor of any given candy, so it was the superior color. I am a man that enjoys candy.
Today was, well it was a great day. I feel like a whole new person and I’m ready to take on anything. I’ve felt different all summer, but now, I’ve got the motivation. Welcome to the next-gen version of Alex
Everything is very very complicated right now. But a couple times these past few days I’ve been happier than I’ve been in months. I’m not sure I understand what’s going on or where I’m going.
I also got tasered at work, so there’s that. It hurts like fuck. But, I didn’t even scream or yelp or anything, so that’s a bonus.
I’ve decided that I mostly like being up at the apartment. It just feels…right
I’m seriously looking forward to moving into the apartment permanently. I’ve got a lot of stuff up there, but still need to bring my computer, fishtank, xbox, clothes, and the tv for the living room. It’ll be so good to have a place to take care of and keep looking nice. As long as it doesn’t turn into me being a janitor again, I’ll be happy.
Well fuck me, I almost forgot tumblr existed. Partially due to some malware on my PC that I can’t seem to get rid of, but oh well. It’s been crazy!
Let’s see….I only have 2 papers left for the internship, one 2 page and one 8+ page. The summer is almost over, and as sad as I’ll be to leave my family and my town, I’m pretty excited to be moving forward in life. I’ve got almost all my non-important stuff up at the apartment, and I’m thinking one more trip before I move in should fill that out.
The internship is going fantastic. I’m doing things I never thought I’d do and seeing things I never thought I’d see. We executed a search warrant the other day with a National Guard helicopter for air support. Seeing that thing come over the treeline and hover 100 or so feet above the corn was crazy. We tried to intercept a pursuit the other day before County called it off. Some dumbass bolted on a traffic stop in the next town over and there were no other units available. So we did 130mph down the Blacktop to try and get there. I’ve been at 3 fires so far. Mostly I direct traffic and babysit a squad, but I’ve been in a burning building now. I’ve been to a couple medical calls now too. One was a 2 year old boy having a seizure, and the other was a 70 year old woman not breathing. The boy was okay, but idk if the woman lived through the night. She barely had any pulse when they transferred her to another hospital. It’s kind of weird to think I may have basically watched someone die. CPR looks very very violent when done correctly.
But what’s kind of weird and amazing about all this is that feeling of being on the other side of the looking glass. All of these emergencies and such feel commonplace now. We roll up to the scene with the lights going and jump out. People even come to me with questions, and my shirt says “INTERN”. It’s a hell of an adrenaline rush being the first on the scene, running into someone’s house, making sure all the employees are out of a burning store, directing traffic out of the way to make room for EMS. It’s amazing, like being in a movie. And even the slow days are fun because the cops I work with are great people. They all have families and young kids that they talk about, and I’ve met most of them. Tony took me to his house during patrol and I met his wife and son. I’m friends with two of the guys now on Xbox Live. Hell, I introduced the department to meatspin.com, but I’m not so sure I should be proud of that. They keep changing it to each others’ homepages if someone leaves their computer logged in…