Archive for January, 2012

Caught Red-Handed

Posted: January 20, 2012 in Consulting, Experiences

Not long ago, the police department gave me an honorary badge to wear so that it would be easier for me to be admitted to a crime scene. I was working on a case, and needed to find out if my client’s husband had a record, or any outstanding warrants. So I went to the police department, showed them my badge, and got into the records room and pulled his file. While I was looking over the file, the Police Chief walked in. This wasn’t exactly police work I was doing, so naturally, he startled me. Especially when he said. “What are you doing in here?”

As my heart was racing, I responded as truthfully as possible, and hoped I wouldn’t get into too much trouble. “Working on a case. I needed to see if this person had any outstanding warrants before I went to see him.”

“That’s smart thinking,” he said. “Hey, I’m really glad I caught you. Could you do me a favor?”

“Sure,” I answered.

He hesitated, knowing asking for my help to use my “premonitions” might seem weird, or make him look silly. But he really wanted to know what his wife was giving him for his birthday. I took a deep breath, relieved to know I was off the hook for being in the records room.

“Umm…I know this sounds crazy, but can you get any vibes for what my wife is giving me for my birthday?”

I smiled. “Sure, let me concentrate for a minute.” Of course, since I don’t really have “premonitions” I couldn’t tell him. So I listened to his thoughts to see what he wanted. He was hoping for a new fishing pole, and all the stuff that goes with it, but he didn’t think his wife would give him that since she didn’t like to go fishing. Maybe I could call her later, and tell her what he wanted.

“When is your birthday?” I asked.

“Next Wednesday,” he replied.

“Okay,” I said. Since today was Thursday, I had plenty of time to tell her. “Sorry, but all I’m getting is fish. That doesn’t make any sense, unless that’s what you’re having for dinner. Sorry.”

“No, no! That’s fine. Thanks.”

He left happy, and I left to call his wife.


Posted: January 11, 2012 in Thoughts
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My favorite TV show is Castle. It’s about a mystery writer who works with NYPD Detective Kate Beckett and helps her solve murders. He’s in love with her, but she’s got issues and usually a hot boyfriend on the side. I love the humor…even though lately things have been pretty serious. I think Rick Castle is a great character…but am I the only one, or has anyone else noticed that he seems to be getting fat? Especially when he dressed up as Elvis. I don’t know why this bothers me so much, but I am a little disappointed in him. Probably because I think if he really wants the girl, he’s gotta get into shape.


Posted: January 10, 2012 in Thoughts

Ok…so now I am totally embarrassed! Why do I do these things??? I made a quick run to the store and figured that even though I had on my sweats, no make-up, and hair in a ponytail because it was dirty, that I would just be in and out real fast and would see no one I knew. Right??? Ha ha ha. So of course I run into my old high school flame. The guy I made a fool of myself over. And guess what? He’s still HOT, and I looked like frump girl. At least he seemed happy to see me, only I could tell he was thinking…”whoa, what happened to her? She used to be such a babe!” and then “why is it that when a woman gets married, she lets herself go?” Of course I have to remind myself that he’s not married so I should cut him some slack. Or maybe not. But still, I think from now on, I’ll save the quick run to the store for when I’m dressed better and smelling good.

Have any of you had an experience like this or am I the only one? Let me know – I would love to hear from you!