Thursday, June 29, 2006

Dispatcher laughs

Subject: Dial 911

BELIEVE it or not, These are REAL 911 Calls!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: I heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the brown house on the corner.
Dispatcher: Do you have an address?
Caller: No, I have on a blouse and slacks, why?

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is your emergency?
Caller: Someone broke into my house and took a bite out of my ham and cheese sandwich.
Dispatcher: Excuse me?
Caller: I made a ham and cheese sandwich and left it on the kitchen table and when I came back from the bathroom, someone had taken a bite out of it.
Dispatcher: Was anything else taken?
Caller: No, but this has happened to me before and I'm sick and tired of it!

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the nature of your emergency?
Caller: I'm trying to reach nine eleven but my phone doesn't have an eleven on it.
Dispatcher: This is nine eleven.
Caller: I thought you just said it was nine-one-one
Dispatcher: Yes, ma'am nine-one-one and nine-eleven are the same thing.
Caller: Honey, I may be old, but I'm not stupid.

Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What's the nature of your emergency?
Caller: My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart.
Dispatcher: Is this her first child?
Caller: No, you idiot! This is her husband!

And the winner is..........

Dispatcher: 9-1-1
Caller: Yeah, I'm having trouble breathing. I'm all out of breath. Darn....I think I'm going to pass out.
Dispatcher: Sir, where are you calling from?
Caller: I'm at a pay phone. North and Foster.
Dispatcher: Sir, an ambulance is on the way. Are you an asthmatic?
Caller: No
Dispatcher: What were you doing before you started having trouble breathing?
Caller: Running from the Police.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Hirshhorn Museum

While in Washington, I wanted to check out the Hirshhorn Museum specifically to see "Big Man" by Australian artist Ron Mueck. Much to my disappointment, "Big Man" was on tour, and won't be back until the fall. I still loved the museum of modern art and sculpture. My son doesn't "get" modern art and told me so at every turn. I told him that I don't get it either, but I just like it! Maybe as he gets older, he will develop an appreciation for art.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Home again!

I had a wonderful time on vacation, visiting my family in Virginia. We stayed with my brother in his "starter castle" (5 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms) plenty of room for visitors.

Preston & I went to Washington, D.C. and saw the play "Spamalot" at the National Theatre. We spent some time walking around Washington, there is so much to see.

I saw a cool butterfly flutterby (I don't know one kind of butterfly from another) but nobody told me how difficult they are to photograph! I took about 15 shots, before I finally got a usable one! (hooray for digital!)

The train was fun again this year, we had our own sleeping comparment, nice, private and WAY better than driving for 16 hours!

Monday, June 05, 2006


I miss all of you and tonight I took a while and read all your blogs. I didn't have time to comment, but as usual I am happy to read about everyone's life adventures. The train trip to Washington, D.C. was nice, very relaxing to just look out the window. I am in Virginia Beach now, staying with my brother and sister-in-law, two of the nicest people on the planet! I go over to my mother's house in Norfolk (about 20 minutes away) everyday. Today we were starting a project to organize and catalog her various photographs. Next week Preston & I will be traveling to Washington, D.C. and staying a few nights to see the sights up there. We have tickets at the National Theatre to see "Spamalot", so that should be great fun. On June 15th, we will be headed home on the auto-train. Until then, keep smiling, stay happy - I miss you my blog pals!