April 30, 2010
April 29, 2010
What happens when a self-proclaimed “liberal, geeky, nerdy, scientific, perverted atheist feminist trapped in Indiana” dashes off a snarky response to Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi’s comments that immodest women corrupt men and cause earthquakes? BOOBQUAKE!
On April 19, 2010, Jen McCreight dashed off some comments on her blog, Blag Hag, before running off to watch one of her favorite TV shows. Little did she suspect what her little spur of the moment missive would become!
On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that’s your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I’m sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn’t rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it’ll be one involving plate tectonics.
Well, the internet being what it is, and the general response by straight males (and plenty of women, as well) to anything to do with boobs, it took off. Read the initial blog post by Jen here. The BOOBQUAKE event took place, and the results are in!
Jen has been interviewed by media around the world, including the BBC and CNN. Quite the subject for her 15 minutes of fame, huh? Even though I can only appreciate boobs from a purely aesthetic point of view, all I can say is, you go girl!
April 27, 2010
I walk into dispatch at 1700 hours (5pm). It’s moderately busy, but not bad. I sit down at Channel 1, and prepare for my shift. The first hour or so is not bad, I get my shift rostered, tell various Sargents about pending calls, and generally settle in for 5 to 7 hours of radio.
It didn’t take long for the fan to be hit.
April 23, 2010
Hubble is 20 years old. How’s that for a birthday picture?
April 22, 2010
April 21, 2010
I mean, I got a Relic… 15 years service at Tulare County. A nice introduction in front of the crowd. More brass there than I’ve ever seen at one gathering! The Sheriff himself, and a bunch of the rest of them. Not there for me, of course, many of them were receiving service recognition too, but still a big crowd. SRO in the Supervisor’s Chambers.
April 19, 2010
On Tuesday, April 20 2010, I will be recognized for 15 years employment with Tulare County. The award will be presented at the Tulare County Board of Supervisor’s Chambers, during their weekly meeting. A nice certificate, a token of appreciation in the form of a nice watch, and a handshake with my Supervisor, Mr. Cox is on the agenda.
You are invited to attend, 9am in the Board’s Chambers, 2800 W. Burrel Ave., Visalia.
(Isn’t government wonderful? My 15th anniversary was July 5, 2009! Better late than never, eh?)