“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Bits from the week

Managed to survive another long one - rough on the family & I both, but hopefully next week will be better.

- For those wondering, lawsuits aren't that much fun, whether you are the plaintiff or the defendant. The fact that they move at a glacially-slow pace doesn't help.

- Pretty much tired & fed up with lawyers who are of the opinion that cops are stupid, simply because we don't have a J.D. after our name.

- The weather has finally cooled off nicely & we've gotten some much needed rain. I do enjoy fall around here, as it is a distinct season.

- I was dumb enough to pick up a 12-hour off duty job yesterday which involved being on my feet the whole time. Feeling the results still today... not one of my wiser decisions.

- We've entered the semi-annual range qualification cycle yet again. And yet again I'm amazed at the number of cops who don't even pretend to take it more seriously than going through the motions just long enough to qualify and go home.

Alright, bitching is over - I get to help a neighboring agency blow some things up tomorrow, so hopefully it will be a positive start to the week.

For those who are unaware, Monster Hunter: Vendetta and the new P.J. O'Rourke are both out...


Dori said...

AND...Joe Butcher's collection of short stories comes out in a couple of weeks. The days are just packed.

Christina RN LMT said...

Lawsuits are the armpit of hell. I know, I've been there.

On the other hand, MHV is winging its way to me, yay!

Jon said...

Jim Butcher, Dear Dori :)

And I read MHV 2 or 3 months ago. (Yay for E-Arc, yes I paid the premium... and yes, I did just go buy myself a proper paper copy yesterday :P)

Tis a very fine book.

suz said...

Oooooo! Things that go boom! Yay!

Dori said...

Sorry, Jon! We have a friend named Joe...and you read the bit about it being a long week, right? :)

Courtney Breul said...

Sorry about the law suit. Been there, done that with my hubby. Miserable process.

Captain Tightpants said...

Jon - I have the e-copy as well, but went ahead and ordered the autographed along with it to help him pay the rent.

GunDiva said...

Blowing stuff up always makes my week better.