I was at work New Year's Eve, and at 2 minutes 'til midnight 911 started ringing off the hook when some drugged up idiot in Kendallville went nuts and started stabbing people with a knife. Must have thought the party was too dull. Needless to say, all of us -- dispatchers, medics, cops, everyone -- missed the ball dropping. We airlifted two, transported a third by ambulance, and tracked down the bad guy where he was hiding in some nearby bushes.
To top it all off, while the Kendallville Fire Dept was setting up a helicopter landing zone, a fire broke out on the other side of their town, so we had to start dispatching mutual aid fire departments for fill-in. I gotta tell you, I wasn't in a very festive mood by the time that shift was over.
But what the hey -- we'll just have to hope it can only get better from here.
My resolutions from 2006? Just one: get published. I know better than to make promises regarding health related matters or general organization. I guess I could resolve to stop smoking, but that would be a cheat, considering I never have.