So Garrett is eating Cheetos from a bowl with chopsticks commanding the full attention of the monsters.

So Garrett is eating Cheetos from a bowl with chopsticks commanding the full attention of the monsters.

We might not understand FaceTime! #FaceTime #doingitwrong

We might not understand FaceTime! #FaceTime #doingitwrong

Mikaela and ‘C’ are doing girly things. Apparently that involves scary masks and ice cream.

Mikaela and ‘C’ are doing girly things. Apparently that involves scary masks and ice cream.

See what happens to the first iPhone 6 sold in Perth today.

Oh just the nephew hiking to Havasupai Falls with a few friends. 

This seems like a pretty typical day for him.

Oh just the nephew hiking to Havasupai Falls with a few friends.

This seems like a pretty typical day for him.

Well this is rare…

A second hurricane ‘Odile’ is heading toward Arizona and could drop a lot of rain like the one we had last Monday! 

Of course all I can think about is Odie from Garfield when I see that name….

Well this is rare…

A second hurricane ‘Odile’ is heading toward Arizona and could drop a lot of rain like the one we had last Monday!

Of course all I can think about is Odie from Garfield when I see that name….

The face of unrequited love!Face first, who needs a spoon!

The face of unrequited love!
Face first, who needs a spoon!

Picasso BatMan

Picasso BatMan

Conversations With Mikaela

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  • Mikaela: (looking at her makeup) I hate it when my makeup is uneven...
  • Me: I know, your face is totally warped...
  • Mikaela: What?
  • Me: Like a Picasso!
  • Mikaela: Shut up!
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  • Mikaela: (asking me to pick up a birthday cake for her bf while she is working) Can you get the cake?
  • Me: I don't know, I have to study...
  • Mikaela: I know you will cuz you love your daughter...
  • Me: We'll see about that...
  • Mikaela: Shut up!
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Pride & Prejudice
I am a sucker for this movie. It was on HBO this morning. It’s a given I must watch it. Probably more so than the Mrs or my daughter
Seriously what does that say about me?
I would like to be able to write so elegantly as Jane Austin did.
oooo… Ace Ventura - Pet Detective is on!
Pride & Prejudice

I am a sucker for this movie. It was on HBO this morning. It’s a given I must watch it. Probably more so than the Mrs or my daughter

Seriously what does that say about me?

I would like to be able to write so elegantly as Jane Austin did.

oooo… Ace Ventura - Pet Detective is on!

So… I downloaded an app called SurveyMini. As I go to stores it asks me questions… Duh… And gives me either points or coupon rewards. Well it took me about 4 months but I got enough points for $25 gift card to Olive Garden! I actually came.  Well blow me down!

So… I downloaded an app called SurveyMini. As I go to stores it asks me questions… Duh… And gives me either points or coupon rewards. Well it took me about 4 months but I got enough points for $25 gift card to Olive Garden! I actually came. Well blow me down!

Pen and Ink Recruitment Poster for the Phoenix Police Department Circa 1980

Pen and Ink Recruitment Poster for the Phoenix Police Department Circa 1980

rockytop-conservative:

A former NYC police officer says he once believed that gun control and strict gun laws would reduce crime and protect people. But he quickly learned how wrong that thinking was when he saw victim upon victim … all unarmed, all defenseless. Read John Cardillo’s story of his transformation to ardent Second Amendment supporter here: http://bit.ly/1jpUo9O
From: http://home.nra.org/

This is a good read. It astonished me how things turn out for responsible citizens who take the time to learn a little bit about how to defend themselves and those who don’t. A gun is an equalizer against those bigger, stronger and more capable who have evil intent.  I have seen incident after incident of sound decision making by people from every walk of life, even kids. This link is of a recent incident where a widow, taught by her late husband how to deal with a situation survived a violent break in while waiting for officers to arrive. I would never want to remove that option from her. As much as any officer wants to be there to help, a lot of times we can’t due to traffic and other circumstances. That is the reality. There is about 9 of us covering 24-48 square miles of dense city. The obvious answer is hire more officers     But the truth is the cities are broke and don’t want to pay the officers and want us to do more with less always. Who needs backup anyway?Oh you thought I was talking about me?No, sadly, we are YOUR backup. Even if you hate us and want us all dead which seems to be the theme of the day, we still answer your call for help. Can you believe someone I knew on Facebook was posting advice about how and where to shoot a cop the most effective way to to kill them? Wait… us? Wait… Me? (It’s quite a daunting feeling knowing someone desires your violent death merely because of the uniform you wear)You can bet I hit ‘unfriend’ immediately! That’ll show HER! You bet!

rockytop-conservative:

A former NYC police officer says he once believed that gun control and strict gun laws would reduce crime and protect people. But he quickly learned how wrong that thinking was when he saw victim upon victim … all unarmed, all defenseless. Read John Cardillo’s story of his transformation to ardent Second Amendment supporter here: http://bit.ly/1jpUo9O

From: http://home.nra.org/

This is a good read. It astonished me how things turn out for responsible citizens who take the time to learn a little bit about how to defend themselves and those who don’t. A gun is an equalizer against those bigger, stronger and more capable who have evil intent. I have seen incident after incident of sound decision making by people from every walk of life, even kids.

This link is of a recent incident where a widow, taught by her late husband how to deal with a situation survived a violent break in while waiting for officers to arrive. I would never want to remove that option from her.

As much as any officer wants to be there to help, a lot of times we can’t due to traffic and other circumstances. That is the reality. There is about 9 of us covering 24-48 square miles of dense city.

The obvious answer is hire more officers But the truth is the cities are broke and don’t want to pay the officers and want us to do more with less always.

Who needs backup anyway?

Oh you thought I was talking about me?

No, sadly, we are YOUR backup.

Even if you hate us and want us all dead which seems to be the theme of the day, we still answer your call for help.

Can you believe someone I knew on Facebook was posting advice about how and where to shoot a cop the most effective way to to kill them? Wait… us? Wait… Me? (It’s quite a daunting feeling knowing someone desires your violent death merely because of the uniform you wear)

You can bet I hit ‘unfriend’ immediately! That’ll show HER! You bet!