Stupid criminal this week is pretty funny. Seems a man called 911 to report a theft. He said a crowbar, a hat and some other stuff were stolen. In reality he had left them at the scene of an attempted robbery. The police put two and two together and arrested the man who called 911 since he basically ratted himself out with the crowbar.
We had an "active shooter" seminar Thursday. I didn't go because I went last year. But this year our drill will be different. "A shelter in place drill was conducted under the scenario of a threat situation on main campus. The upcoming active shooter drill will build upon the 2012 drill and include participation by law enforcement officials with the scenario of an active shooter inside the building. During the active shooter drill, building occupants will have the option to shelter in place or evacuate the building." Doesn't that sound exciting? Not really. I love how they tell you to get into your shelter and not worry about locking the front door (our doors are glass) but when we had the drill we were told that we needed to take the time and lock the door. Not sure what we are going to do this year. Maybe I'll be out of town and not have to worry about it.
And all of the above is because half the building is rented by the federal government and they make them do this kind of stuff. Fun times.
Our work has a cafe...the Flying Cow Cafe. Thursday they had an eating contest for the F5 burrito. 3 flour toritllas, a dozen eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, cheese. Six contestants. 3300 calories. The winner finished in under 15 minutes. I was not here to watch it as I was getting my hair done. I'm glad that there wasn't any unfortunate accidents by the contestants...if you know what I mean.
And of course the reason I had to get my hair done is that I'm flying to Washington DC on Monday for a few days of meetings. Of course what they really need me to do is go balance the U.S. budget and slash spending in the right places. I won't do that but it sure would be nice.