The police came to school today

Quote of the Day: Coming home with a hole in your chest is bad.
/ Photojournalism professor Mike Eliason

Today the police came to the school and arrested the assistant teacher. Pulled weapons, sirens and handcuffs.

Everything was planned, with meaning and completely harmless.

Last week we were at the fire department in photo journalism. This week it was time for the police to get caught on film. Greg Hons from SBPD came to visit us and talked about what it's like to be in the police, tips for journalists in contact with police officers and other things.
Speaking of good quotes, like I wrote above. This following quote were also pretty good by Hons, about whether to shoot in certain situations or not, and the impact it can have:
"Better judged by 12 than carried by 6".

Greg Hons in clas, showing weapons and other things after his lecture


Hons is part of Santa Barbara's SWAT team. If you do not know what it is, it is the U.S. special police forces, their task force. Those with fatter fire arms, clothing and equipment. Unfortunately, he did not wear it... But he had with him everything and we could go up to him and take pictures and feel everything. I took up the M4 assault rifle and felt it and immediately came back memories of my military service. The instinct of how to hold it came up directly and I tried to aim it. It was cool. Maria, Maria, Linnea, and several others took pictures of me with the gun. It was fun. The rest of the equipment was also cool, with the shotgun, stun gun, vest, flash grenades and helmet.

James gets arrested


Then it was time for our photo assignment. Hons would anticipate arresting teaching assistant James (teacher's sidekick if you will remember from a previous post, as always get’s it coming). They made the “arrest” and we took pictures of everything. It was cool.


(I dont put up so many photos now. And images of me with the asault rifle I will post when I have got a copy of it from one of the girls)

Food blog

I'm having a very good evening. Just wanted you to know. I was out running earlier. Ty looked it up that my route is 5,4 miles, or 8,7 km. That's good. I ran in the sand the last strip of East Beach. That was tough.

Tonight I made meatsause. It was so deliscious! o tasty that I wanted to take a picture of it. And so I did.

Nom, nom, nom

Tonight I'm just chilling. Adjuting my article about ecurity at SBCC. It will be handed in tomorrow. Also chatting with Patrik. That's nice.

I don't have anything more to say tonigth. C ya!

Movie: Zombieland

There was one more blog entry today. Or, it's Monday now because it's after midnight. But all the same. It became one more because we have been to the movies tonight. We have seen Zombieland. Or not Maggie, because she fell asleep XD Haha, it was fun.



Wiki, IMDb

The story? Hm. Not really lot of story. Very similar to other zombie movies. USA has been hit by a zombie-outbreak and most of the people are zombies. Everything is desolate and dead. The main character, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) (all are named after the place they are going to or coming from, because they would not be so much friends that they say what they are called) has drawn up a list of rules for how to do that survive in the United States of Zombieland. And he has done well with it. He is to go to his parents in Columbus, Ohio. On the way there he meets Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson, from Cheers!). They also find the sisters Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin, Little Miss Sunhine) that are tougher than they pretend - as the guys get to experience. They are going to an amusement park in Los Angeles. On the road in his car run on both zombies and Hollywood stars – the cameo was also very funny!

I liked this movie very much. As entertainment for the moment it is clear as a bell. Very funny with great actors, and it is nicely done. You do not have to think so much, just go with the story and have a nice time. And that is exactly what I'm looking for in a cinema. Therefore, the high marks.

The grade is 4 shotguns out of 5.


The four on the way to go into an Indian shop and have fun.

Past movie reviews.

Jennifer's Body

Sorority Row

Religion, party and stores where you not are allowed to shop

Hello world!

Has nothing to do. It’s so good. Have no homework this weekend (or, I had, but I have already done it). Lies in bed and listening to soft music, watch YouTube (today's Parliament) and watched film. Just watched (again) the documentary Religulous with Bill Maher. He goes around and talk to various people about religion. The movie satire all organized religion and people who believe in God and stuff like that. There are really sick people in the world, and strange phenomena. As the Creation Museum in Kentucky that shows up that dinosaurs and humans lived together (so that the dinosaurs fit into biblical sense of time). Another strange person is John Westscott who was gay but now has become "healthy" and work to make more people who think they are gay to found out that they are not. Stupidity! Religion is nonsense! Maybe good for those who need something to believe in when they have a hard time, but mostly nonsense that creates conflict and war.

Oops, now I became very upset, it feels like. Not good, you should be happy. But there came the Spotify commercials again, so now I became cranky again. Nah, I have to see something funny. Like this bird. I already posted this video on Facebook, but here comes again. Check this out! A bird with a large blue mouth and two eyes on the wings. It must be the funniest bird ever.

Now I am happy again.

Last Friday, I rode a car. Andreas and Jocke had rented a car and drove to Camarilla. When they came back, they picked me up and we went to Goleta. We went to a lot of big stores. Best Buy was kind of El-Giganten. Same color even. Then we were at Costco. It was a weird store. With the world's worst business idea. You may not buy anything there! It was huge. Huge racks with huge packs of things. We added them to their huge shopping carts and drove them around in the huge hall out to the huge funds. Where this conversation takes place:

Cashier: Do you have Costco card? (all stores have membership cards so that you can buy cheaper)
Me: No, I do not.
Cashier. Then you cannot buy anything. Only those who have membership card may buy.

Eh, what? Apparently, it was necessary to have a membership that costs $ 50 per year in order to shop. You could buy alcohol, medicine, and something, but nothing else. So we had to leave all our candy, loads of Snapple, sheets and other things and walk out of the store empty-handed.

We went to K-Mart. There you may buy things.

Then we went to Ralphs and bought just so much to drink. You can do that when you have a car, otherwise it is too heavy to carry. 12 bottles of ice tea, 12 cans of vanilla-coke, 12 cans of ginger ale, a gallon of water and an ice tea to drink in the car.

The evening was party, first in Victoria and then IV. It was great fun in IV this time:)

Saturday was party here. Beer Pong and then on to Chapala. Later we went to a pub, which is really unusual. We were a few who are over 21 who went it. Damn how wonderful it is to just sit in a bar and drink a beer on tap.

Today is chill as I said. Tonight it's time for new episodes of the Cleveland Show, The Simpsons and American Dad. Unfortunately no new Family Guy.

This week will be taking photos of a police SWAT and it's time for Halloween! Will be several days with a lot of costumes, crazy parties, creepy things, horror movies, candy and much, much more. It will be wonderful!

Fires just for us

It became a long entry today. But it contains many cool things.


Wow, today the photojournalism class has been just so cool! We were at the fire departments training facilities taking photos of firefighters in action.


This was one of the things I have looked the most forward to. Just the fact that the schedule tells us to wear clothes we don’t care that much about is cool. We were warned that we were to get wet and dirty. And we did.


First there was a lecture with one of the firemen. It was very interesting and he taught us a lot about how to act when you’re at a accident scene or fire, where to stand to get the best pictures and how to best work with the authorities. Good things to know and funny.


But then the real fun stuff began. Staged thing! There was only our class there, so everything they did they did for us only. That’s very cool.



Fire fighter with smoke helmet

First thing fire fighters with smoke helmets. They filled up a room with smoke and lights and then a firefighter crawled the floor pretending to search through the room. He kept on crawling there back and forth while we were shooting pictures. Then we went out and got replaced by those who didn’t fit in the room at the same time as us, and the fire fighter kept crawling.


A was knee standing in this room. I now have to stains with sot on my knees.


Here comes the fire truck

Everything wasn’t in a chronological order, as it would happen during a real fire. The next step was for the fire truck to arrive. We shot pictures while it arrived, flashing the lights (but not the sirens, since you don’t need those for photos). They jumped out, attached the hose to the fire hydrant, turned on the water and ran in to the house, all occurring with us running around them taking pictures.


Firefighters entering the house

Next stop was in the room where soaked the room with the hose. Here it was so wet! I didn’t get that many good pictures, cause my camera got all wet and I didn’t have time to clean the lens. And I didn’t have that good spot to stand at.


It was very wet in this room

The last thing was to set a car on fire. The used propane gas to light the fire in an old car wreck. The oaked it with the hose up until we were satisfied.

I didn’t get that good pictures of the flames itself, but kinda good photos of the extinguishing.


Putting out a fire in a car

When we were to bike home we got a new good surprise. A guy called Matt was to drive home and asked me, Maria and Maria if we wanted a ride. So he put our bikes in the back of his pickup truck and drove us home.


This was actually the second time today I got a ride home today.


Today I went to and back from school with Cecily. She picked me up this morning and we went to Starbucks. Finally some good coffee and not the watery crap they have in school. After journalism class he drove me home, so today I haven’t needed to walk or bike home at all! That’s good. Btw, hope your knee gets better Cecily!


The class today was a journalism test. It was hard, but I hope it turned out fine. Now all my midterms and tests are over for this time!


In the long 6 hour free time I went to the beach. I fell asleep and it was just so sweet. I guess that’s what’s happening if you stay up all night chatting. But it was funny.


We have no internet at home right now. It sucks like hell. So now I’m sitting here writing my blog entries in Swedish and English, I’m sorting tonight’s photos and watching Scrubs and South Park. Chilly. But I WANT MY INTERNET BACK! Fail house. Later when I get internet back I will post these entries.