Saturday, August 09, 2008

Bring Your Babe To Work Day

Lucky you that I brought my trusty pocket camera with me to one of Matt's SWAT training days. I got to drive with Matt in this monster of a vehicle to an area of town that has all these abandoned buildings. The team uses them to practice realistic scenarios of crime and general unpleasantness that our society can bring. These building are really really gross. Lots of broken glass, rodent droppings, and graffiti. Oh and did I mention that it was smelly and the whole time I was hoping that my tetanus shot was updated? I was so exciting spending the day with Matt at work and watching the process that this brotherhood of men have perfected to ensure their safety and ours. They really do move together like a synchronized ballet. A ballet with automatic weapons. I even shot some video but Matt said I couldn't post them on the (high) chance that some drug dealer reads Glory Laine and is taking notes on the SWAT teams tactics using their secrets for evil and not good. I complied but am sad. Maybe if you all protest in the comment section he'll give in to your deepest wishes and forsake his safety for our enjoyment. (Can't hurt to try.) Anyway on to my pictures......
They don't look so tough carrying their baby dolls, do they.


Check out this sniper. He was all comfy in his position until I pointed out that he was laying on an ant hill. Boy those SWAT boys can move fast. This one is cuUte.Other SWAT babes.OK so I warned you these building were gross, right? They have been inhabited by run-a-ways, drug users and well, people who don't spell well. In case you don't speak jive, sNIfer is a major insult. This is Jet. He is an amazing animal. I was so impressed with all the OO7 technology that these guys use. This is a camera that looks like a gun. It captures images in rooms without having to send an officer in. They also had these round rolling camera that they can throw down a dark hallway or room. They call them (ahem) SWAT balls.

I know I look like I could do some damage with this bad boy. But in reality it took one of the guys five minuets to position each of my fingers so that I could play off this picture. I'm a lover not a fighter.

18 comments:

Kim H. said...

Wow - that's very cool that you got to experience that part of his work life. I learned some interesting information, as well as how to spell some things... HA!

Meghan said...

How fun you got to do this! You look like one tough babe with that weapon in your hands!! Matt helped me pose with some weapons once too, Eddie liked the pics...but I was wearing a skirt in my pics, LOL! You at least look serious with your camo cargo pants on and all!! Such a SWAT babe you are!

Angela said...

Best post ever!!! Deep down you have always been one tough chick!!! :)

Rachel said...

Look at you girl! No one messes with Becca! I was bummed we missed it this year...I'm sure the boys put on a good show!

Sharon said...

Leave the Man-Friend duties to me from now on, k?

And I am seriously reconsidering my drug traffic habits now that I see what I'm up against.

Shelbea said...

Becca I love the pics! It sounded like you really enjoyed it!

Lindsay said...

This is one of the best posts ever! And I can only imagine what it was like in real-life (not just the pictures you shared)... :)

Crystal said...

I loved this post! I would absolutely LOVE to go along with Matt on a day like that. So interesting. Oh, and I'm glad you found my regular blog site! Your Biggest Fans is just for Nick. I saturate that one with pictures and videos of Jack that Nick eats up but no one else really cares about. :-)

Stefanie said...

This is just bullet gray hot!

I imagine this was Matt's favorite post all time...

Alida said...

I bet Matt wants to blow up that last picture of into maybe a 16x20 portrait and hang it right over your new mantle.

Very guns and chicks!

Joshua & Valerie said...

When I grow up, I want to be on the SWAT team!!

Okay, that's not true. I'm never growing up! ;)

Seriously, the training and weapons and technology looks so cool. I just wouldn't want to have to put all that into practice (scary!).

Looks like a fun day!

Atticus Finch said...

you look great. what an interesting day with all those swat guys. love the dog!

Stacey said...

I'm still chuckling at the butthole snifer. Glad to have the confirmation that Matt and his brothers are up against a group of lower intelligence. Was the Babe day meant to provide you with reassurance?

LizzyG said...

What a great post...so fun to read. And I love the top picture, you two are such good-lookin' couple!

Molly said...

What I really want to say is you are so beautiful! I love the first pic of you and Matt. Yep, you fit the bill of "bring your babe to work day".

Stefanie said...

Okay, seriously, I've been patient and patient and patient here. BUT I'm waiting for a Tobin party post or a beach weekend away post!

In our pastor's words, "Com'ON!"

I'll give ya a day!:)

Angela said...

Okay seriously is your blog vacation over yet?????? :)

Shannon said...

im afraid of you now.