I need some brains. I need YOUR brains. That would so rule.
It's getting cold now and the mountains are getting too cold for my guys at work,so I need to find meaningful activities. So far we've been to the zoo,the Railroad museum the other day,The IMAX Theater,the malls which sadly has become a bee hive for other agencies when it gets cold out,the Butterfly Pavillion,Bus ride to downtown,the library downtown,the art museum downtown,these horse stables out east,the local airport.....that's about it.
I can requisition money. That's not a problem. But I'm running out of things to do. As an added obstacle,I really shouldn't mix school kids with my guys cause they can be unpredictable. And everywhere I go it seems has a class full of kids getting ready for some tour.
So there's got to be somewhere we haven't tried yet.......Help?
If it works like in Denmark, you have a right to waltz in and demand to have your questions answered. But maybe an appointment works better.
Anyway, that seems like fun. Have your guys make a list.
We did city hall. A whole bunch of us showed up and packed the room where people were gonna decide the faith of our funding. It worked in spades,man.
As far as learning,my guys are non verbal and learn by example and modeling. Basically it's a good outing when there's no incidents.
And we do Volunteers of America on Thursdays and Fridays. We deliver meals for Meals on Wheels. We've been doing this now for over 15 years.
Were just running out of NEW things to do.
This dude got fired once for taking higher functioning guys to a strip joint. They bragged about it and still do.
Then they can't stay too focused for long. Then people stare at us. Then we stare back. One of my guys likes to make lots of noise. It's so much fun. Most people would get embarrased. I just laugh about it. What else can I do?
what about cleaning and fixing bicycles? it's not too difficult, you could organize it as a community service project with a local bike shop, and the bikes could be given as Xmas presents to needy kids. we do it with the teens.
My guys would find pleasure in throwing the parts around the room and thru windows and shit. They like the sound of shattering glass.
There's a reason why I am the way I am!
...but that may be a good idea...except we have a policy that an activity like that may be exploiting especially when it makes profit for someone else.
Sometimes laws are weird.
So, take the idea and run with it. Set up a pillow fight league, organize bigger and bigger events. I can see it now, John's guys all dressed in their logo'd T-Shirts as the Colorado Pillow fight Champions of the world.
[edit: Just don't use that goddamned Queen song as your anthem]
He's (Obama) the President of Hate. He has magically allowed the blue monkeys to embrace hatred, to feel proud of it, to murder, to conquer. They never would have been able to take this step without him.
I definitely couldn't do LF's job. When I saw the recommendation that the kids be brought to a retirement home, the first thing in my mind was, "Oh, GREAT! If I were stuck in some home, and then suddenly surrounded by a bunch of retarded kids, I'd kill myself."
I volunteered in college at a mental hospital, and one ward was dedicated to mentally retarded men who'd pretty much been dumped there by their families. I had real problems working with them, so I ended up just hanging out with the autistic patients.