I read about this challenge today. Which means I am a day behind, but hey. It's a leap year, I get an extra day, it all works out, right? I just like the idea of writing to people, and the thought of sending letters out to people I have been thinking "gee, I should write to X", can now be... "Oh, I have this challenge, who can I write to, oh yeah, X!"
The other day, one of my friends asked how my book was going. I have several pages written, and showed her. She looked confused, and said, but it's handwritten. I said that yes, I transcribe it onto disk later. Yeah, she said, but it takes so long to write that way.
I guess I never thought writing was about speed. (Just ask most of my school teachers...)
Anywho, I figure I will see if I can get some letters to people. If you would like me to write to you, send your regular/classic/snail address to: rencatus AT yahoo DOT com. I would be happy to drop you a (handwritten) line!
I was at my shift at the substation, and this gent came in wanting a welfare check on a family member. I called dispatch to send a deputy out to talk to him. While we were waiting, he started saying that he hoped the deputy could find said family member. (Oh, great...)
I very carefully said that a welfare check usually implied that one has some idea where the person IS. He then said something to the effect that it shouldn't be that hard to find her, and discussed some ways HE thought that it could happen. Several that were questionable, one or two I suspect were illegal.
I responded that while he had some... interesting ideas, that Law Enforcement did have some limitations on what they could do. I kid you not, he responded:
"But they do that on TV all the time!"