When I ran to MizBubs and told her that I'd received several mocking comments after baring my heart and soul to you people, she told me I had it coming, and that my plan rated a 9.7 on the hare-brained meter.
Oh well. Guess I'll just stick around here.
My favorite law enforcement event of the year started today--the annual ILEETA conference. I spent today being certified as a Management Of Aggressive Behavior instructor. Tomorrow I'll attend some workshops, and then Thursday I'll attend an armorer's class. I refrained from doing a lot of the hands-on physical training this year.
This time last year I was high on swag. This year's haul was less impressive, with far fewer flash drives, pepper sprays and laser pointers in the goody bag. I did get a leather duffel bag, a leather briefcase/laptop carrier, and a bunch of logo polo shirts, sweatshirts and a jacket. Best of all, I got a "Don't Tase Me, Bro" tee shirt. And an NRA law enforcement logo tee shirt, which I love because it can simultaneously identify me as both a gun nut and a cop if I ever wear it out in public. I saw a tee shirt with this excellent quote, and it expresses how I feel about the job I do:
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."And now, a soothing swamp picture: