Sunday, September 30, 2007

Police Blotter

The other night my husband came home and mentioned something about a cop having a guy pulled over in front of our building, being my nosey self I got out of bed to see if I could find anything out. As I sat by the window I learned some guy was driving a car that did not have a license plate on it, he was also under the influence and in posession of sometime of drug. The cop told him if he charged him with everything he could face 30 days in jail. It seemed like forever that the cop had him pulled over, as I tried to fall back to sleep all I saw was flashing lights reflecting in my bedroom. So I started googling police blotters to see what kind of stuff goes on in my town on a weekly basis that the cops have to respond to. As the daughter of a retired innercity cop, I have heard my far share of "war stories" however, none of them are quite as ridiculous as the ones listed below. I can't believe some of the stuff people call the police for. Being me, I had to comment on almost all of the incidents. Please keep in mind I didn't post all of the incidents, only the really good one.

• A Daily Street resident reported criminal mischief to property. Someone threw rocks into a swimming pool. (is that really criminal mischief?)
• A Centre Street resident reported that an unknown male walked down his driveway, opened the side door to his home, closed it and left. (is that an attempted burgulary?)
• A Harrison Street business reported that someone was stealing water from their tap. (are you serious?)
• A Nutley Avenue resident found a green mountain bike on his property. (so you call the police? Why not run an ad in the paper?)
• A Washington Avenue resident reported receiving suspicious phone calls. (from a bill collector?)
• A Cortland Street resident reported receiving harassing phone calls. (again from a bill collector?)
• A Franklin Avenue resident reported finding a black GT race bike. (what’s up with all the “found” bikes?)
• A Prospect Street resident found a diabetic needle on Franklin Avenue. (and how do we know it was a diabetic needle?)
• The manager of CVS reported skateboarders on their property. (are you kidding me?)
• A Franklin Avenue resident reported receiving annoying phone calls. (what is the difference between, suspicious, harassing and annoying phone calls?)
• A Warren Street resident reported a theft of a magazine.
• A Warren Street resident reported possible mail tampering and theft.
• A Warren Street resident reported theft of mail. (clearly someone is not happy with their postal carrier)
• A Carrie Court resident reported harassing phone calls.
• A Franklin Avenue bank reported a broken rear window. A man was arrested for punching his hand through the door after becoming angry with a bank teller. (what on earth did this teller do to annoy him?)
• Police found a yard-type ornament on Hancox and Union avenues. The ornament is described as a bear holding a fish on top of his head. (why would the police even pick this up, leave it on the corner, maybe the garbage men will take it away)
• A Wilson Street resident reported mail tampering. (looks like the postal service needs to be retrained)
• A Centre Street business reported a theft. A customer had left the establishment without paying their bill. (I guess the Harrison Street business should be glad all they had stolen was tap water)
• A Franklin Avenue resident reported a broken street light near Booth Drive . (I thought you called town hall for this, not the police)
• Daily Street resident reported that someone threw rocks into her pool. (clearly someone doesn’t like this person, this is the second time they reported this to the police)
• Police responded to High Street and Franklin Avenue on a report of a truck wedged under the railroad trestle. (okay was it the truck driver’s first day on the job)
• A Franklin Avenue resident reported a street light out on Franklin Ave. (another street light out, what is our town maintenance department doing- reading stolen magazines?)
• Franklin Avenue gas station reported a theft of money from a soda machine. (can you blame them, have you seen the price of gas)
• A Passaic Avenue business owner reported that someone had stolen a tip jar. (maybe that is because they thought the tip jar was ridiculous, why should I tip you for doing your job?)

Can't wait to see what next week brings, would love to see how they write up the guy I saw in front of our building.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

It's 5 o'clock somewhere

The weather has been crazy these past few days, you would think it is the middle of July not the end of September. Days like this make me crave a nice cold adult beverage, anyone want to joing me?

Some of the woman going on "Getaway" with me were talking about Karoke night and if we were going to perform or not. I am the last person who should be singing in public, I can't carry a tune in a bucket. However, after a few adult beverages I have been know to belt out a verse or two of a popular drinking song.....

Nibblin' on sponge cake,watchin' the sun bake;
All of those tourists covered with oil.
Strummin' my six string on my front porch swing.
Smell those shrimp
They're beginnin' to boil.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
But I know it's nobody's fault.

Don't know the reason,Stayed here all season
With nothing to show but this brand new tattoo.
But it's a real beauty,A Mexican cutie, how it got hereI haven't a clue.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville,
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
Now I think, - hell it could be my fault.

I blew out my flip flop,
Stepped on a pop top,
Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home.
But there's booze in the blender,And soon it will render
That frozen concoction that helps me hang on.
Wasted away again in Margaritaville
Searchin' for my lost shaker of salt.
Some people claim that there's a woman to blame,
But I know, it's my own damn fault.
Yes, and some people claim that there's a woman to blame
And I know it's my own damn fault.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I have so many things to be looking forward to. Getaway is in 23 days and counting- can't wait to getaway, scrap and laugh. I have never gone away with 20+ women before- it should be interesting.

1 month from today, I will be seeing my favorite Jersey Boys with some great friends yet again!!! Not sure what I am looking forward to more, seeing the boys again or spending an exciting night with my friends.

I am off today (so I wonder why I am awake and blogging at 7:20- blame it on the husband.) I am feeling somewhat motivated, I think I am going to do some scrapping, can't remember the last time I had the day off and nothing to do. Hopefully I will be posting some finished projects by the end of the day...... off to create.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Love and Support Needed

My dear friend Kimmie is going through difficult times. Her grandfather is in the hospital. Kim is trying to be strong for her family and grandfather but I know it is taking its toll on her emotionally. As her friend I wish there was something I could say or do to make it better. I just keep praying for her and her family and telling her that I love her and am here for her if she wants or needs anything. It really stinks that we are in two different states, I would love to be there to give her a big hug and give her a shoulder to cry on. Growing up and being an adult really sucks sometimes.

Wedding after Wedding

I almost feel bad for the people I work with, because of weddings and being on vacation, I am not working any Saturday in the month of September. That is okay, I am sure in the long run I still got the short end of the schedule stick. Sometimes I am too nice.

D and I attended our first wedding as Mr. and Mrs. the other weekend. I am not used to things saying Mr and Mrs. Caraway because my last name is hyphenated. So I wonder what is the correct way of writing our name as a couple? It isn't Mr and Mrs. Keating-Caraway because I am the only Keating-Caraway (even though I really tried to get D to change his name too- he didn't go for it). I guess I should consult Miss Manners on that one!!

During the wedding a friend of my parents said to me, "I learned something today" so being a smart @$$ I say "yeah what?" and he says "That you and your sister really love your father" It made me smile on the the inside and out..... My sister and I are not and never were spoiled little girls but I can say with pride we are both Daddy's Girls.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Vacation was tons of fun

I had a great time on vacation, it will be the topic of many future blogs... consider yourselves warned. This is a short post because I am tired and need to go to bed.
I have been to the caribbean several times and every time I go I say I am going to parasail and never do.... this time I did and it was awesome!!! I felt like I was on the world's largest swing. I love that I got to drag my feet through the water. It was so cool. Glad that I did it.

Can't wait to share more pictures, tomorrow is a long and crazy work day, most likely won't get to post until Wednesday, stay tuned!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Vacation Update

The past 24 hours have been a whirlwind..... we had a good time at the wedding, got to see some people we hadn't seen in years. I have never been to a wedding where the DJ played mostly country music before- I don't care because I can sing and dance to anything, it was just an interesting mix of music.

We got home, finished packing and decided it didn't make sense to try to stay awake. So we went to bed around 1:15 and had to get up at 3:30, the car came right on time at 4:00 and we were at the airport checking in by 4:20.... you have no idea how many people where there- we are talking 4:20 in the morning, not in the middle of the afternoon- WTF?

The flight here was uneventful, we made it no problems; however, Miami Airport sucks, we waited an hour for our luggage! Since I slept in my contacts then wore them on the plane, they were dry as anything. Darren forgot his sunglasses so our first stop after leaving the airport was WalMart- so help me God, I thought I was at the UN. It was unreal how many people working at WalMart don't speak English... it is a crying shame that customers had to say to the associates on the floor "do you speak English" before asking for help. We get to the register to pay and the cashier says "Buenos Dias" of course I responded with "Hello" afterall, I am paying the bill with US Dollars, not Pesos or Euros!! I am all for this country being a melting pot and the land of opportunity; however, I firmly believe if you are going to come here, make money and contribute to society you should be able to speak English!!!

We just got pack from a relaxing dip in the pool and hot tub, I am getting ready for bed, the ship leaves tomorrow at 4:00, I think we are going to head over there around 12:00, can't wait to officially be on vacation!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Going Crazy-Wanna Come?

I am so excited!! 24 hours from now I will be on a south bound plane! Our plane for Miami leaves tomorrow at 6:00am. That being said, I am starting to freak out, I have so much stuff to do.

My schedule between now and tomorrow looks like this:
1. Go to work (I should be doing my hair and makeup instead of typing this) work 9-2
2. Go to Macy's for a new bra-girdle combo (anything to prevent the chub rub)
3. Come home: finish packing, take another shower, shave my legs get dressed and ready for a wedding.
4. Leave the house no later than 5:15 for a wedding (starts at 6:00)
5. Attempt to enjoy myself at the wedding knowing I have stuff to go when I get home.
6. Get home, ensure all packing is done, camera batteries charged, camera chargers packed.
7. Print out boarding passes, ensure all travel documents are savely packed in the carry on bag.
8. Confirm the car service is coming at 4:00am
9. Attempt to get some sleep because the car is coming at 4:00 which means we need to be up at 3:30am.

Wow, I am tired just thinking about it- no wonder I need a vacation!!!

I forgot to mention I have to double check my fantasy football team lineup for the week, Reggie Bush did nothing for me the other night, I only have 3 points going into this weekend- unacceptable!! There is money on the line and I hate to lose!!!!

Sunday, September 2, 2007


Okay I have been trying to edit my blog for a week and for whatever reason I can't. I click on the necessary boxes and it immediately says I am not connected to the internet and all this other bull shit. I got that damn Peanuts thing on the side of the page that I wanted to put on the top so you could see the whole cartoon but it won't move. Any suggestions?

Testing Google

Someone forwarded me an email about testing
Google Go to Google and in the search bar type " goes" and just see what funny stuff comes up.

I do Kelly Goes and I get:
Sean Kelly goes to Hell from Amuse Yourself.

and of course tons of stuff about R. Kelly going to court for all the crazy stuff he did in his life. So I decided to search for my husband's name and see what comes up....

Darren goes after the ugly girl to beautify her.

I know it is only a game, but really that isn't want I needed to read when PMS is in full swing!!