Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28, 2015

As I walked, I noticed a couple of men talking.  As I turned out they had a large, friendly husky which made them safe.  As well, I passed some people on the outside of a Mexican restaurant, with one of them drunk.  I took a look, to make myself aware upon return.  When I did, I noticed a neon-garbed man looking like a Pauly Shore fan from MTV was drunk with two men smoking cigarettes, and a woman,  The woman was close to the neon man and there was no threat, just a guy acting as if he was macho.  I walked down the street.  I was going to extend it, but inside I felt I had to make it short.  So I walked as far as the park.  Along, the way, I noticed a car in the nearly abandon for the time industrial park with lights on.  It was safe since it was at the door, but I looked to see if there was anyone else waiting and there wasn't.  So I walked on.  My patrol techniques are improving.  For a shortened patrol, I improved by leaps & bounds.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

April 25, 2015

I started my patrol with a learning experience.  Normally, for the last few, I walked in a quick motion without stopping.  As I heard a noise, I managed to stop, think, access.  Stopping, nuff' said; thinking & accessing, listening to the situation to see if it warrants my attention.  I heard a noise.  I stopped to see if help is needed.  But the car passed and it was silent.  No need for work, even thou the technique might need a bit of tightening.  I did a different route.  Once again I heard a noise, I stopped.  But I heard kids laughing and hanging out.  No danger problem, no need to work.  I walked on the opposite side of the street, with few people around.  It felt like the eyes of a hawk.  As I passed kids doing tricks on their bike, possibly the only time to do so in the area this time of year.  I noticed a dead end on my route.  I thought to stop the patrol, but I remembered the question on how many times to defeat an opponent.  So I walked another route.  I was going to continue, but I noticed nature calls.  I am starting to think about an hour fasting before patrols.  As I passed a store, I looked at a window as a car was running at the door.  I noticed the cashier calm as I stop on the other side of street.  A calm cashier, no hints of danger.  It was learning patrol that leapt by bounds, even thou I wished it was longer.
I thought of was Hero Man said about uniforms not looking suspicious, like a hoodie and sunglasses.  But I remembered if it wasn't for my sunglasses, I would be more suspicious.  So I'm proud of my uniform, even in my uniqueness.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 18, 2015

Managed to do a patrol for the first time in the warmer weather.  Wore a lighter hoodie, with the hood down.  I tried some alternative routes.  With all the concern, & second looks, it turned out better than I thought.  As I walked by a park, I heard some noise.  Turned out to be laughter and having fun.  Might be a future checkout thou.  As I walked by I notice a man hanging with a man in the car.  Too soon and premature to jump to any conclusions.  They were gone by the time I returned.  I also saw a car engine running in a pizzeria.  Turned out to be nothing.,  I passed an event at the Hall.  Fortunately no problems.  I managed to make the most of my patrol.  As it turned out, it turned into a great patrol.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015

On the late patrol, it was mostly quiet.  The air was more comfortable than recent days, which made it easier.  I tried a few new routes.  One of the things I noticed was as I passed by one area there was a smell of a dead skunk in the air.  Fortunately, I was no where near the animal.  As well, a few spotters, none of them was suspicious as they were going out, smoking a cigarette, or going some where quieter to make a call.  All in all, nothing much.  But I should be careful what I wish for...