Hi everyone. Welcome, and good morning. My apologies to everyone. I am already on to my second cup of the morning but hope you’ll come in and join me for a virtual cup. The Weekend Coffee Share is now being hosted by Eclectic Alli. I’m using “Frosted Sugar Cookie” creamer by International Delight in my coffee but I also have plain half-half & sugar (both stevia & Florida Crystals), or black if you’d rather.
Yesterday was kind of an exciting day. The Citizen Police Academy I’ve been taking was out on the driving track doing mock pursuits. Last time I took the class I had chickened out of driving (opting, instead, to ride w/ one of the officers who was playing back up in that situation) and had hoped that this time would be better – that I wouldn’t chicken out on the driving part. I did partner up with another member of the class riding in the passenger seat working the radio while she drove. I learned that I pretty much suck at improving locations and status but, except for playing things back in my mind and seeing how I could have done things different/better, it was kind of fun. On the one hand I am I am kind of pissed at myself for again not taking the opportunity to be a driver. At the same time, I would have liked there to be an opportunity, for those who wanted to, to simply drive the course lights & sirens as fast as they were comfortable doing without the added pressure of trying to do a mock pursuit at the same time as trying to navigate an unknown course at high speeds. What can I say, I’m not a risk taker and hate surprises (don’t get me started on how feel about surprise parties). Something for me to put down on the feedback/evaluation sheets for that particular part of the class.
By the way, this is how a professional driver handles the course:
The novices of the class, well let’s just say a few cones were taken out – LOL. No doubt, if I had been brave enough to give driving a try under the circumstances given I would have taken out more than a few.
I will say that if any of the local police agencies in your area offer some sort of Citizen Police Academy, that you take the opportunity to enroll in the course. You will, of. course, have to go through a background check before being allowed to take the course.
In other news, my son helped out with an Eagle Project yesterday morning and then came home for a bit before heading over to his grandma’s to gon on their annual biking camp out.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week. Stay tuned to Eclectic Alli, and hopefully you’ll be joining us on the next Weekend Coffee Share.