Looking back through my flash drive archives and I realized that I haven't posted here since late last summer. Picking back up from where I left off... I made these gems in October, right before Halloween though I don't believe I had any specific intention to combine Man and Beast for the holiday. A lot of the background material for these came from "Office Ephemera" meaning I cut out pictures from junk mail I received at work and used the insides of security envelopes. I am amazed at how many different pieces of paper pass over my desk that I am inspired to incorporate into collages.
This is about stuff that makes me happy and its main purpose is to serve as a digital journal to log life's merriments. Posts include handmade originals, interesting found objects, and vignettes giving a glimpse into my life. Both handmade originals and found vintage wares are sometimes sold at my Etsy shop.
• 6:45 p.m. — A State Road 233 caller said his girlfriend was beating him because he was supposed to ask his mother for money but didn’t. He told the police his girlfriend was mad because she needed a fix, and wanted him to steal money from his mother’s piggy bank. 911 dispatchers could hear the woman in the background telling the caller he was irresponsible, good for nothing and nothing but a pothead. The man left and no report was taken.
1:33 p.m. — A caller said a man was asleep in a car on Bond Street, but he was stepping on the accelerator while Chihuahuas escaped from his car. Police found the intoxicated man running around Vietnam Veterans Park chasing his Chihuahuas; a sober driver picked him up.
2:32 p.m. — A North Riverside Drive man called 911 and said "pill" and "need to go to hospital." Police determined he was okay but wanted an escort to the hospital to drop off paperwork for his doctor because he didn't want to walk in the snow. An officer gave him a ride.
2/13/2008 1:40 p.m. — A caller said she wanted to make an appointment with her doctor in Santa Fe. Dispatchers advised her that 911 is for emergencies, not to schedule appointments.
9:15 a.m. — A caller said a man was hitting a woman in the parking lot of Citi Financial. Police contacted the woman, who said the man was going to give her a hug, and she pushed him away because they had broken up. No report was needed.
3:19 a.m. — An anonymous Roman Drive caller said she had been hearing loud noises coming from her neighbor's house for about an hour. Police found the house in question, and determined the man who lived there was hearing impaired and had been praying loudly.
1/3/2008 Starting the New Year off right...
1:44 p.m. — A Century Bank caller said someone was trying to deposit bad checks; a man accompanying the person accused of fraud fled on foot and hid in a weed patch. Police noted in dispatch logs that "we know who the subject is that is hiding and he really isn't involved, so he can get full of stickers." The other subject was taken into custody.
12/13/07 "man down"
10:15 a.m. — A Giant gas station employee said a man had been in the bathroom for half an hour and was now yelling. An officer was en route to the call but got diverted to a "man down" on the way there. The employee called again and said, "he did whatever he needed to in the bathroom and left. Thanks a lot for nothing." Police contacted the bathroom monopolizer at Fairview Cafe and noted he was "a little loud" but not disorderly or intoxicated.
"6:47 p.m. — A caller requested welfare checks be done on a household where knives were present. When the officer arrived the two household members told him to have the complainant stop calling because that was what they were arguing about."
11/16/07 A Disagreement About Going to Bed
8:48 p.m. — A caller requested welfare checks be done on residents of a Sandy Drive house. Police determined that the residents were having a disagreement about going to bed — one wanted to and the other didn't. No report was taken