Today is one of those rainy wet days you’d expect living here in the Seattle region. Luckily, today I’m giving back to the community as an alcoholic drunk. As a volunteer, I’ll be hoisting multiple alcoholic beverages (whisky and scotch are my drinks of choice) and doing my civic duty in the “wet lab” at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC) in Burien. Basically, I get to drink all day, eat lunch, hang out with other volunteers, and allow the trainees to give me some field sobriety field tests, etc.
I have to drink until I’m drunk or to a mutually agreeable upon level of being trashed. I couldn’t drive myself here and I can’t leave until I am at .03. In Washington State, DUI/DWI is .08. Now, I’m no expert at drinking or DWI/DUI law and I can’t even tell you which crime is worse: a DUI or a DWI. I just know I don’t want to get one!
Anyway, this is my first time doing this type of volunteering. Most of my other volunteering work is on the tamer side where I need to be sober 24/7. This definitely will be a change of pace and an interesting way to start the weekend.
Have a great Friday!
I didn’t realize that is now about a month since I last posted. I can honestly say, I’ve thought about writing a witty blog entry but those thoughts have quickly passed. I’ve been busy with work. I even convinced my wife to allow me to suspend the cable TV service for the summer so I refocus on family, friends, and blogging. Sadly, this is Day 2 of no cable TV and my dear wife is going through severe withdraw shakes at the moment. I’m afraid my great experiment is doomed.
Now, I know you are probably wondered what else I have been up to. I’ve stepped up to the plate and took over the Scoutmaster position in my son’s troop. I’m hoping that he will hurry up and get his Eagle Scout award in the next twelve months so I can “retire” from the job. I’m also still my daughter’s Girl Scout troop leader. We are bridging over into the next level: Cadettes. New uniform and new challenges. This summer we are planning to do a two night campout at the local state park…I hope they have Wifi!
We also managed to get our ghetto swimming pool set up for the summer. In the Puget Sound area, we don’t get a lot of hot weather but my daughters and her friends think we live in Florida. They are in the swimming pool all the time and the water temperature is only 65 degrees.