Archive for October, 2007


Posted by on Wednesday, 31 October, 2007

Wednesday Halloween!

A quick weight-loss report: As of this morning I am down 40.4lbs since August 1st. This marks my half-way point to my goal of reaching an even 200. As they say, “its all uphill from here”! 😉

Other than that, I don’t have much to say, even though we have been very busy. The past two weekends found us out and partying with friends, on for a wedding in Santa Barbara, and another when Fergus drove into town for a day.

I expect a better update to be coming down the pipe here within the next week or two. Really I just need some down time to formulate a coherent post. So we’ll see what comes of it if I have the ability.

Unbelievably busy…

Posted by on Wednesday, 24 October, 2007

so this is just going to be a quickie:

I am officially halfway to my weight loss goal:

Only 37 more pounds to go before I hit 200lbs even. I am hopeful and mildly confident that I can hit my goal by the end of the year, at which point I will weigh less than I have since I graduated high school. Scary thought…

I’m sorry I missed your call; I was in jail on Saturday.

Posted by on Monday, 15 October, 2007

This past Saturday, I was privileged enough to be able to schedule a job-shadow with a Washington County Corrections Deputy. This meant I would be following along side a deputy over the course of an 8 hour shift helping out where able, but mainly just watching and asking questions to gain a better understanding of the job.

For the majority of the night we worked intake where all arrestees are patted down, photographed, given an ID bracelet, and all possessions inventoried and bagged. This all occurs before the arrestee is allowed in any other part of the Jail facility to await their actual booking. Essentially this is the prisoner handoff point from officer/deputy to the jail staff.

Right off the bat when I began the shift, we had one come in. He looked like a runner. Turns out we were all wrong.

So what happened to THAT guy?