Ep 149 features Jen, a telecommunicator out of an agency in Illinois. In this episode Jen tells her 9-1-1 story, shares some calls and stressors of the job, along with some educational points for those calling 9-1-1 on a cell phone and how cell phones can still be used to dial 9-1-1 even when there is no service.
This is a must listen so please check it out and share. As always if you have any questions, comments or you would like to be a guest on the show send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- Jen’s 9-1-1 story
- 9-1-1 prank
- Kids playing on the phone and how to avoid it on a cell phone
- Always know where you are
- And more
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
So the wife and I have recently decided to make some changes in our lives to better ourselves and our children. It all began with our decision, and some help from a good friend at EcoBuns, to try out cloth diapers with our daughter Lola who will be here around September 1st of this year. We are very excited about our new adventure and if you didn’t know, I will be documenting my journey in a segment called “Diaper Wars”. This is the first stage of an eye opening experience.
The second stage involves a 10 day pledge that my wife recently stumbled upon. This pledge involves 10 days full of eating real food and cutting out processed foods, which includes refined sugars and artificial sweeteners. When my wife sent me the link I did what any other man would do and skimmed through it. I guess you could say it was the equivalent of a man actually asking for directions to a specific location when he is obviously lost. Yeah, I was being stubborn. I told her to go for it since she seemed so dedicated and I was willing to try it. I had already decided to cut out pop so why not try this?
Our 10 day pledge toward eating “real food” starts today and so far it has been great. I have gone without pop since this past Thursday and though it was hard the first couple days at work, I’m feeling good and my stomach has not been hurting. I’m going to miss it but if I feel better then it’s worth it. McDonald’s and all other fast food joints will no longer get my business and although that too sucks I will feel better in the long run. So here it is, the two stages to a better life and health. I’m digging it and maybe you will too. Below is the link to the pledge and no there is no money that you are actually pledging. It gives an explanation of the pledge, recipes, and other items. The family that did this did it for 100 days but 10 days is enough for me…for now.
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
Good morning folks! Before I take my break from blogging to concentrate on my finals before graduation, I’d like to share a post on what I believe is the “Top 10 Drug Induced Movies You Must Watch Before You Die”. The movies that made my list range from comedy to drama. Each one of these movies are ones that I could watch over and over. Some are pretty old and others are a little more recent but all in all they fall under my list of classics. So without further ado I bring to you the best of the best.
***WARNING…SOME OF THE MOVIE TRAILERS MAY HAVE LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN.***
1. Up In Smoke – 1978
Comedy legends Cheech & Chong starred in this classic comedy that in my opinion, started the whole trend of Marijuana specific films. Who else could have brought you the quarter pounder joint and a van made entirely out of weed?
2. Scarface – 1983
Al Pacino gives a stellar performance as Tony Montana in Scarface. Tony is shipped from Cuba to America and goes from being a refugee stuck in a camp to a high powered cocaine drug lord. The story is a rise and fall of a classic character that lives on in cinema and shows what happens when you try and live your own version of the american dream.
3. Blow – 2001
This movie includes an all-star cast and is lead by Johnny Depp. Based on the true story of George Jung, the movie shows another rise and fall of a man seeking out the american dream. As many times as I’ve seen this movie, I always hope for a different outcome in the end. You begin to feel bad for George and you want him to succeed but in the end he falls.
4. The Basketball Diaries – 1995
Leonardo Di Caprio plays Jim Carroll in this movie based on Jim’s life. At the age of 13 Jim was well on his way to becoming a full blown heroin addict. He documented what would later be known as, “The Basketball Diaries” and self published his book turning him into a known and famous author by age 16. I can’t even begin to tell you what this person went through, but it’s a must see.
5. 54 – 1998
54 is based on Studio 54, a real nightclub in NYC from the 70’s. The nightclub was host to celebrities, the outrageous, and the fabulous. The story is told through the eyes of an employee and shows how the club was eventually shut down due to drugs and trouble with the IRS.
6. Go – 1999
From the director of Swingers comes a movie dubbed as, “The child of Pulp Fiction”. The movie includes different stories that involve, Las Vegas, a rave, drug dealers, a strip club, a wedding, and Ecstasy. The movie is insane and fun for all.
7. Dazed and Confused – 1993
Dazed and Confused is an all out good time. The story is based in the late 70’s and is at the end of the school year. New freshman are running for their lives from those who are now seniors and everyone is trying to find something to do since the party of the year has been crushed by the hosts parents. I showed this movie to my dad once and he remembered how hazing was part of high school back then. Ah the memories.
8. Detroit Rock City – 1999
If you have ever wanted to watch a movie that included the music of KISS and the stoners of the 70’s then this is your movie. In this movie, 4 teenagers try to scam their way into a KISS concert after one mom torches their tickets. The incident leads them on a crazy and insane adventure that they’ll never forget.
9. Half Baked – 1998
Following the Marijuana laced films that Cheech & Chong brought to the table comes Half Baked. The movie follows four childhood friends who live in NYC and have a mutual love for weed. When one of them is sent to prison for murdering a police horse, the remaining three are left with having to raise bail money. Now, the charge sounds odd but that’s how this comedy is. The police horse is fed by Kenny while out on a munchie run but what he doesn’t know is that the horse is a diabetic. The horse goes into shock and dies on the sidewalk. It’s all goofy fun and a must see.
10. Friday – 1995
Two friends, Craig and Smokey, experience a wild Friday by dealing with a bully, an angry drug dealer named Big Worm and other crazy characters. The movie is definitely a classic and is one that I believe was the way that Ice Cube made it out into the mainstream of film.
There you have it folks! The Top 10 Drug Induced Movies You Must Watch Before You Die. Now I know I missed some like, Party Monster, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and many others but you can comment and add others that should have made the list. Happy reading folks!Post Views: 295
By Ricardo — 5 years ago
Hello everyone! Whitney and I are back with an epic episode 18 of Within the Trenches. It has been about a month or so since Whit and I were together for an episode but we are back to hook you up with another excellent show. This week both Whitney and I have been battling some health issues but my minor cold and Whit’s ear were unable to hold us back. On this episode we had the pleasure of interviewing none other than the very popular KMK of Diary of a Mad Dispatcher. KMK shared some awesome stories from her dispatch career including her very first 9-1-1 call and another call from a drunk who called in saying that he had fallen off a cliff but what he didn’t realize was that there are no cliffs in the area he was in. Get ready to hear from the Mad Dispatcher herself and make sure to check her out on Facebook and her t-shirt store on etsy.com by searching “The Mad Dispatcher.” As always you can email the show at email@example.com and ‘Like’ our new Facebook page! In this episode I said it was just Within the Trenches but it’s actually Within the Trenches Podcast. Cheers!
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- The beginning of KMK’s dispatch career
- How Diary of a Mad Dispatcher was created
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