Today marks the start of our ‘Biggest Loser’ contest here at work. I just weighed in weighed in at a hefty 223.2 lbs. The object of the contest is to lose the most weight in a 1 month period. I start training for the December 5th Vegas half-marathon today; I’ll be posting progress in here to bore the hell out of everyone.
My goal: to weigh in at 199 lbs. on October 5th.
so there’s a trend called ‘text parties’ that I am obviously unaware of at the ripe old age 35. I just found out about this from the account that I use to monitor my son’s grades.
CCSD E-mail Message
Subject: Text Parties
From: Superintendent Walt Rulffes and Sheriff Doug Gillespie
The Clark County School District and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are contacting parents to inform them of the dangerous connection between texting and parties.
It has become very common for young people to text each other the location of a party. Unfortunately, these texts often get forwarded to uninvited guests, causing large numbers of people—including gang members—to arrive. These out-of-control events are referred to as “text parties.”
Recently the LVMPD Gang Crimes Bureau has responded to 28 text parties that ended in violence. Several of these incidents involved stabbings and shootings, and one resulted in a homicide. Some of these parties started out as innocent private birthday gatherings, while others occurred when the parents were absent. In all of these cases, however, the violence stemmed from the arrival of uninvited guests who learned of the event in a text message.
As a parent, you need to be aware of this alarming trend. Please talk to your children and warn them about the dangers of text parties.
Here are some tips you may want to consider:
Be aware that the LVMPD will be taking the necessary enforcement actions to shut down these types of parties.
- If the location of a party has been widely texted, advise your children to not attend.
- Tell your child to never text party information.
- Advise your children to stay with their friends and avoid parties for strangers.
- Remember that you are responsible for any parties at your residence.
- If you have any information about a text party, please report it to the police.
On behalf of the Clark County School District and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, thank you for talking with your children and doing your part to ensure a safe community.
CCSD Superintendent Walt Rulffes and Sheriff Douglas C. Gillespie
The entire system of parenting is extremely well paced. First, it’s feed/change/bath and the rest of the time is spent holding a baby. Okay, got it that down? Let’s add a bit of volume to the cry, bathing switches from sponge to tub and you factor in some simple choking hazards. So far so good? Excellent. Let’s work our way up to basic mobility.
Learn to do things with one hand and it’s a piece of cake.” —@floccinaucinihi