Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kicking things off

So...  Here I am just three weeks out from the start of my six months of hell as a Police Recruit.  Should be a good time...  Before we delve into any of that I'll take a post to familiarize my future adoring fans with who exactly they are reading about, so here goes...  (in order to protect confidentiality, i will be keeping everything somewhat anonymous throughout the blog...)

I'm 24 years old, grew up in a rural Detroit suburb and moved to a suburb of a decent sized southern city just before high school.  I graduated high school and joined the United States Marine Corps at the ripe old age of 17.  From there I became an Airport Firefighter and served for 2.5 years of my enlistment in that MOS (military occupational specialty).  7 months of my enlistment was spent in the wonderful country of Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, while there I was the Personal Security Detail Team Leader for the 2nd highest ranking State Department civilian in country.  I left the Marine Corps at 21 and started college back in my home city.  After a year of college I was pretty fed up with going to school, and decided to get back in to public safety and became a 911 dispatcher for the city (there are some good stories there, which may or may not be told in the future...).  After just over a year of being tethered (literally, the cord from your headset to the phone only reaches about 8 feet) to a desk in a basement I decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things, and my journey to become a Police Officer began.

Here's a little about my private life.  I've been married to my beautiful wife (you can read about our relationship shenanigans and her life here... My wifes blog) for just over a year and a half.  We own a house in a suburb of the city I will soon be working for.  We have three dogs (Harrier a 5 year old lab/chow, Boyd a 2 year old pit bull/bull mastiff mix, and Sadie a year old lab/German shepherd/pit bull mix) all of which are rescues.  I'm a HUGE adrenaline junkie, I can't function for long periods of time without putting my life in danger...  I ride sportbikes (a 2009 Yamaha r6), and ride BMX, pretty religiously, and will find any activity I can to get my adrenaline fix if i cant ride my bikes.

What to expect for the future of the blog...  antics, foul language, bitching of some sort (look at that the foul language already started), random thoughts, minor political insights from yours truly (get over it if you don't agree, i didn't ask you to feel the same way and i don't care about e-fighting about it with you...), probably lots about motorcycles or BMX, but the general gist is going to be about my Police Academy experience so those who follow can have an idea of what to expect.

Things not to expect... Proper grammar and good sentence structure (sorry in advance to my sister in law Bagel Fairy)or any attempt at pleasing the masses.

I'll leave you with one final thought...  At some point in this blogs future I'll probably offend you, so get ready for it.

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