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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Episode topics –
- Medical recap
- A look back at episode 114
- #IAM911 explosion
- Media coverage
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2011 was a great year for me. So many things happened to my family and I this year that it’s hard to capture them all in one post. First off I have to mention a moment that changed my family. That change is sitting in her Bumbo chair drooling and smiling at me. That change is none other than my daughter Lola. On August 29th, 2011 my beautiful princess made her appearance. She’s officially 4 months now and since her birth so many things have happened. She’s growing fast and she looks more and more like her mother every day. She coos, giggles, and smiles all the time. I can’t help but be taken back whenever she flashes a smile at me. She’s funny in the little things that she does. My world has definitely changed and I’ll be the first to admit that I am wrapped around her little finger.
Before our bundle of joy was born, I took a supervisor position in dispatch. It has been great and I work with an excellent group of people. I also started Jabber Log around April 2011 and to date I have over 13,700 hits with 122 subscribers on WordPress. 37 Twitter followers and 101 Facebook fans follow up those numbers. I started Jabber Log as something small where I would share dispatch stories and news from around the world but it turned into something more. As I generated post after post I quickly fell into my first passion, writing. I have always loved writing but as I got into design and started school, my writing took a back seat.
With Jabber Log my passion returned. My blog turned into somewhat of a self-discovery. I have shared many stories with all of you. Some stories are ones that no one knew about. I opened the floodgates to the life experiences that made me who I am today. I don’t know a lot of people who would share so much with the public but I felt the need to let everything out. I find writing to be very therapeutic and Jabber Log has helped me express my feelings. I have held back stories involving my eldest son Richie in the past but with Jabber Log I have been able to get them out and share them. About two or three months ago I saw my son. It was bittersweet and although I wish I could have said something to him, I know that one day I will get the chance to tell him everything I have ever wanted to say to him. It may sound weird to share all this with total strangers but I see it as a tool to help someone else out there. Maybe someone else is dealing with something similar to what I have experienced. Reading my posts may be able to help that person.
Whatever the case may be, my blogging has become something more than expected and it has opened up some great opportunities. With Jabber Log, I have been given the chance to explore the world of cloth diapers, promote a talented artist, and design banners for the likes of Farmington High School Choir, and Jackie Green of WGRD, a local Rock Radio Station. I have also added extra writers to Jabber Log and we can only go up from here and into 2012. Thank you to my family, the Jabber Log writing team, my friends, the talented Maddie Larkin, Candis of EcoBuns, the always awesome Sheri Jaffurs, and the beautiful and outgoing Jackie Green for allowing me to express myself through them in order to promote and spread the word on everything they do. 2011 comes to end but 2012 holds so much more. New and grand opportunities are coming my way and although I cannot speak of them at this moment, I can at least say that they are superb and I will share it with everyone as soon as I can. Happy New Year and here’s to another excellent year!Post Views: 10
The last time we saw people eating spiders, beetles, Quail eggs, and other ungodly things was in 2006 on Fear Factor. You remember this show? Of course you do! If you’ve never heard of Fear Factor then you need to either go to IMDB.com or YouTube. The show is hosted by none other than Joe Rogan. The shows pits contestants against each other in teams or solo and they must pass 3 stunts. The contestant(s) left at the end will win $50,000. How awesome is that? I think it’s pretty cool but the stunts are crazy! The worst ones I’ve seen dealt with eating rotten Quail eggs, live spiders, and anything else deemed edible by the Fear Factor producers. The show also included stunts where people were jumping out of cars, swimming in ice cold water, and these stunts involved getting the best time to move on to the next round. Although the stunts were cool, I think the best part of the show was watching people try to eat the vile things given to them. The look of disgust and attempts to stop from blowing chunks were priceless. After almost five years the show ceased to exist but Joe Rogan continued with his stand up comedy, which is superb, and of course the UFC as a commentator.
It’s now December 12, 2011 and Fear Factor has returned with back to back episodes. I will admit that I missed the first stunt but I tuned in just in time to see Joe yell at the contestants while they tried to eat scorpions. One guy kept yelling that it was just peanut butter and as they showed a close up of him you could see a gooey brown substance around his mouth. It was great and watching their gag reflex go wild was hilarious! The final stunt of the first episode put the contestants in front of a truck while ramming into different things and grabbing as many flags as possible. They were actually strapped to the front of it and the team with the most flags at the end of the stunt would win the $50,000. It was definitely a good episode and the second episode had a stunt that would have made me puke on the spot. The second episode started with ex-couples driving a car into a tank of water and unfastening screws on a container in order to release some flags. Once this was accomplished they were to swim to the other side of the tank and clip the flags to a pole. Now I was less then impressed with this stunt until one of the contestants encountered a problem that would have most likely taken me out. While trying to swim back, one of the contestants began to struggle. She struggled enough that divers on the sidelines had to come to her rescue. After making it back she revealed that she did not know how to swim. This would have been my problem! So the stunt turned out to be cool after all but only because I could relate to it. The next stunt involved a large tank, gallons upon gallons of blood, and cow hearts. The teams had to get inside, pull out a heart with their hands and put it in their partners mouth. The partner would then reach over the tank and spit out the heart into a container next to the tank. The team with the most hearts in the container at the end would move on. The stunt was nasty and I’m sure I would have lost my lunch but for $50,000 you never know. Finally the last stunt included a helicopter, a speedboat, and lighting flares in order to set off an explosion. After doing this the teams had to swim to the other side and the one with the best time would win the loot.
The final stunt was an adrenaline junkies dream come true! The return of Fear Factor was definitely a good one and I for one am glad it’s back. I look forward to many seasons involving gross, raging stunts. As Joe Rogan has stated to the press,
“Fear Factor is way grosser than before.”
I’m ready for the gross factor of Fear Factor Joe! Bring it!
– Past stunt
Let me know your favorite stunt from tonight and past shows!Post Views: 8