Tuesday, March 18, 2008


See that?

That's a clean desk top, complete with a desk blotter that's already had the inked-up, coffee-stained March page torn off. April's page sits there, a tabula rasa, because I won't walk back through those doors until April 6.

Yep. That's my office, the way I left it at 7 pm last night

The last 6 weeks or so have wrecked me. I'm about 15 pounds overweight, the result of too many surveillances, too many schedule changes, too much fast food and too many jibaritos while driving around Chicago looking for the last few pieces of the puzzle that we need to solve our open murder. My skin looks pale and saggy and I'm just getting over a wicked cold. I've only run a couple of lethargic 2 or 3 milers in the last month. The shitty gray weather has suited my mood most of the time.

But things are looking up, now that I'm away from the desk you see pictured above and everything that goes along with it.

I leave for Dallas tonight, shoot a training video tomorrow and then come home Thursday. Hopefully I'll have time to visit the Book Depository and the grassy knoll along the way.

This time next week we'll be eating a big-ass southern breakfast at the Blue & White Restaurant in Tunica, Mississippi, on our way down to New Orleans. I might even have pie after breakfast. When we're back from spring break in New Orleans I head right into my favorite job-related event of the year, the ILEETA conference, where I will shift gears from gorging myself on rich food to gorging myself on law enforcement tactical swag.

Now it's time to get the youngest to school, get a haircut and pack my bags.

See you later, alligators.


Anonymous said...

I clicked on the restaurant link. Oh my lord, that country ham and biscuits does look good.

SkylersDad said...

When you get to the book depository, have a peek through the window and explain to us how he could have got off all those shots, will ya?

dguzman said...

Be prepared to see very little mention of anyone other than Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone nutjob who killed Kennedy. That's probably the thing I remember most about the Book Depository tour.

Also--have some Mexican food and a margarita for me at Ninfa's or Herrera's!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Have good trips my friend and come back rested and ready to serve and protect and to blog.

Dino aka Katy said...

wow lots of traveling - have fun

vikkitikkitavi said...

I've been to the museum on the 7th floor of the book depository. They have glassed-off the corner of the room that Oswald supposedly shot from. Obviously, they have done this so people can't walk up the window themselves and peer out and see that NO WAY COULD HE HAVE MADE THOSE SHOTS.

GETkristiLOVE said...

Take pics of the grassy knoll - I'd like to see what it looks like now.

Anonymous said...

The image of that tidy desk makes me swoon a little.

Safe and happy travels.