Good afternoon and this is a special edition of the RandomCast. A few weeks ago my brother Fernando a.k.a. Chando, flew up to visit for a week. We had an excellent time! His visit also fell on the week of our fathers birthday and my last day in dispatch. We spent the rest of the time hanging out and grilling and we even had some time to record this RandomCast. In this episode we are joined by two of his childhood friends. Martin and Hector added some excellent humor to the show and we took a trip down memory lane to see how they met and what happened when Chando moved away to Florida.
Get ready for crude humor and life lessons. As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Everyone has a fear of something. Some people fear water, some fear flying, some fear clowns (i don’t like them), and some fear spiders. Now, I’m not exactly afraid of spiders but if they catch me off guard you better believe I’m going to destroy it. This story is from several years ago when I lived in Florida. For some reason the insects and creepy crawlies are huge over there! I’m not kidding here. They seem to be mutated or something. It’s no wonder the elderly flee to Florida. Whatever is in the water it helps the elderly live for many years and the insects and such grow large enough to really scare the shit out of someone.
So several years ago my now wife and I were getting ready for bed and I went to use the bathroom. I did my business and sat in deep thought. As I sat thinking about whatever the hell it was I was thinking about, I saw something move to the left of me. When I turned I saw a huge ass wolf spider. This thing was pissed for some reason and I only say this because of how it looked. Do you remember Thing from the Addams Family? If not, it was the freaky hand that was always moving around and causing havoc. The spider moved up and down like Thing and as if it was prepping itself to jump. I stared at it for a moment and then jumped up and ran my ass out of the bathroom. Um…oh yeah and if you’re wondering, I did wipe so quit thinking about it. Anyway, I was freaked out over the huge ass spider so I went to get some reinforcements.
During that time I had a calico cat named “Lico”. I figured that if anyone could destroy it, and it be fun to watch, it would be Lico. I picked up my cat and went to the doorway of the bathroom. Lico immediately spotted the spider and was hissing at it. I let her go and she jumped toward it. I swear to all that is holy that this spider was the Neo of spiders. As Lico made her jump the spider jumped out of the way. I saw this shit in slow motion and my jaw dropped. Lico’s ass fell into the tub and hissed but ran right out of the bathroom. I stared at the spider and it stared back. It took off but was on the wall climbing up and toward me. I knew it was pissed and I split to get something to destroy it with. Out of everything I could have used my dumb ass decided to put two tube socks together and stretch it out so that it would have a ball at the end and I could swing it around like a Mace.
I went back to the bathroom and looked around but I couldn’t see it. I looked up and there it was chilling over the doorway. I about pooed myself and began swinging wildly. After several hits I figured I got it but when I looked in the spider had moved and fled into a vent that had been left open. I couldn’t breathe, mostly because I have asthma and the battle winded me, but I felt that I made my point and maybe it would stay gone. A week later the jerk showed it’s face again! I was sitting on my brothers bed watching the Simpsons when I felt something brush up against my hand. I looked down and there it was next to me. I freaked out and before it could jump I punched the shit out of it. It exploded when my fist made contact and its insides splattered me. I won and I was happy as hell but then I thought,
“Damn! What if this poor fool was just trying to say hello? Salutations or some crap like that?”
Oh well, it was not Charlotte so I handled it. In the end it was smart and fast but not fast enough. Let this be a warning to all of you wolf spiders who might be reading this entry. Don’t mess with me! I’m a Mexican, not a Mexican’t!Post Views: 306
By Ricardo — 1 year ago
Today, August 24 2017 marks the one year anniversary of when I started the #IAM911 movement. In this episode we will take a look back at why I started it, the explosion, media coverage and the future of the movement. It has been one hell of a year and I thank all of you for the support. I may have started this but it is because of the entire Thin Gold Line that made it a global success.
If you have any comments, questions or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to email@example.com.
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- Medical recap
- A look back at episode 114
- #IAM911 explosion
- Media coverage
By Ricardo — 7 years ago
*sigh* Well here we are Lex, the day before your last shift. I am writing this because I feel it is best to thank you this way and let others know what you mean to all of us at Central. But first I must say that it’s not going to be the same around dispatch. I, along with everyone else will be letting out a sigh as we go into work. Stories will be told and we will reflect on the past. It’s going to be hard.
We have been through a lot together and we went from being co-workers to something more. We’re family. We go into work for twelve hours and it can sometimes turn into a nice long sixteen-hour shift. No doubt we need someone to talk to and when you were working you were there to listen us. I know I can speak for everyone when I say we appreciated it more than you know.
No matter how you were feeling that day you brought a sense of humor to work that helped get passed the most gruesome calls. The humor included the random songs of your pets, to the slow 80’s clap that you, Meg, and I performed as a tribute to John Hughes. We played music trivia in the winter when people were actually being smart by staying off the roads and you and Trista, and Meg participated in my many school projects. I thank you for this.
We were on the same team for a long time and we were involved in the most intense of situations. Four of those calls will forever be branded within my memory. No one will ever know what it was like to go through it but our team. It’s an experience that is hard to describe but we got through it and excelled like we always do.
As you close this chapter and open a new one, remember to just be you. Keep on smiling and smother them with your humor. If they start out cold at first just offer them some fruit snacks or gum (inside joke). Thank you once again for doing everything you did in dispatch and thank you for being you, friend.Post Views: 400