A Tidal Wave of excitement rushed over Rams Mascot This was not like any other Rams Game. Rams Mascot had to show up to work today. The entire universe was depending on the Plan of Action.
To every fan at the Rams Game that day, Rams Mascot was tough, no one upset him, no one had interfered with the biggest dream which constituted his average day.
Rams Mascot, the Star of Stars, and Sarina the Star Reporter had collided with Soldier Sam on the way to Rams Stadium.
It was Game Day and there was Bourbon in the air as they argued and started their approach to Rams Stadium. Soldier Sam was talking some trash and Rams Mascot, showed fight, apparently because Soldier Sam failed to acknowledge they were competitors for Sarina’s Attention.
Rams Mascot took a swing at Soldier Sam, who was so provoked that he put Rams Mascot on notice as they waited for Sarina to arrive at Rams Stadium.
There were many reporters stationed around Soldier Sam and they began to be pretty aggressive. They wanted a Press Conference right then and there to solicit material for their publications focused on Soldier Sam’s Space Detective Mystery Adventures.
This Press Conference is cancelled!” declared Soldier Sam. I’m just here for the Rams Game today.
Just a few Questions for you Soldier Sam!”
Soldier Sam was walking out of the Press Room but stopped to talk to the Reporters.
“Soldier Sam, we want to learn more about what you are doing to find a Detective Partner for all your Legendary Starship Activities!
“Well, Soldier Sam…” Rams Mascot jumped in. I might have a solution to your problem.
I have it on pretty good authority that Rams Team Reporter Sarina LOVES to play detective. Sarina is an Inspector Gadget fan, and she enjoys trying to solve mysteries on her own.
Sarina is ready to take on any case that presents itself.
Soldier Sam devised a brilliant way to present missions to Sarina so she truly believes she has been recruited to be a spy. You can leave it in the letterbox at the 50 Yard Line or have someone leave it at the Stadium Gate.
Watch as Sarina is transformed into a secret agent who helps the agency to solve the latest case. Storm Troopers will be directed to a website, AKA 'Headquarters' where they will unlock required media material as they solve the case, giving them a sense of achievement as the information they send headquarters leads Mission Control to solve the case and catch the mischief-makers.
If you need an activity to report on, here’s a bunch of Media Hit Sarina Spy games. There are a ton of different themes. limited only by your imagination of reference.
Do you enjoy a good mystery? If you do, then try this mystery story activity. You'll have so much fun creating new twists and turns for your favorite characters.
We searched high and low for a trench coat and an Inspector Gadget style detective hat, and lucked out with at the Dollar Store. To this we added Spy glasses with secret rear-view mirrors.
These party activities are ideal for a Pair of Detectives who enjoy a good mystery story. The literary tradition is full of great sleuths like Inspector Gadget and lots of industrious battle troopers-- Immerse yourself in all of the fascinating aspects of a classic mystery with these activities.
Mysteries are some of the most popular books sold around the world. But what's the secret to a good mystery? The hidden treasure? The Suspicious Assistant? The mysterious house guest? Or a Rouge Torpedo Master Agent?
As you read your favorite mystery, take a few notes. Keep track of the secrets your fictional sleuth uncovers as she goes about solving the mystery. Then rewrite key scenes imagining the role Sarina would play in them, changing those secrets.
How would Sarina changes affect the outcome of the story?
Only you can decide!
Soldier Sam took control of the Press Briefing Room and made a statement.
Do you know what happened to me recently? I never considered before that one day I would go into space. It was unbelievable. I saw a huge and very shiny rocket. First, I got inside the rocket. Then, I pressed a button and I heard a loud noise. Pretty much instantly, I was far away from Earth. It was very quick. Wow!
“Are you a Detective at the International Space Station, Soldier Sam?” The Press wanted to have a concrete headline for their publications.
“Why do they call you a Detective at the International Space Station?”
“Do you mind being called a Detective at the International Space Station””
“I don’t like it when people try to put me and my work into a box” answered Soldier Sam. I develop new material every day, constantly growing and changing my point of view; I am guilty of the confusion about my work,.if for no other reason that it makes the time I spend on it more interesting. Not to society. For Me and Rams Mascot.” explained Soldier Sam
The reason for the label “Detective at the International Space Station” is the lack of creativity among journalists and critics,” Rams Mascot started to explain.
You see, Soldier Sam There is a reason Press Conferences are scheduled when you get back from his Mission Duties. Soldier Sam wasn’t interested in talking about his Space Adventure Detective Mysteries but here he was, sitting in the Hot Seat.
“The motivation of the interviewer is not to get a terse, accurate answer but rather to write an interesting, slanted article within the boundaries of the editorial outlook of their particular publication, so they will be given the means to grease the production machines.
So the Press and the writers show their lack of integrity by asking blockbuster questions, the answers to which they already have, much like a chef who follows a recipe and mixes the ingredients properly.
Soldier Sam agreed.
Let’s say I’m working at the International Space Station. There’ll be Rams Mascot who brings along some of those Discovery Channel writers to Mission Control Activities and then it morphs into whole barrage of questions from the Press..
“How Does this Mission Control Package Work, Soldier Sam?”
“We pioneered a brand new form of Detective Entertainment: immersive mysteries delivered to your door or current position. We have created mysteries in partnership with some of the world's biggest Spy Agencies and we ship a brand new Space Detective Mystery Kit periodically, or whenever we feel like it.
“We’re interested, Soldier Sam! How do the Mystery Briefs work? shouted the Press Corps.
Rams Mascot jumped in with an explanation.
“Most can be solved relatively quickly depending on skill level and focus. We ship a limited number of mystery boxes each month and we often sell out.”
Each new mystery is designed to be enjoyed and solved without any knowledge of our prior mysteries. However, all of our mysteries are set in the same fictional Space location with recurring characters, locations, and storylines.
“Over time you will begin to uncover the showstopping secrets that tie all of our mysteries together. Almost all of our Mystery Delivery targets decide to stay for more rounds.”
Soldier Sam made part of his perspective clear.
But I’ll finish the Adventure Mystery Investigation get back in one of those Starships and the press comes up to me and says, “Drop everything you are doing, Soldier Sam. I’m a member of the press, and I’d like you to talk about your adventure with me.
Rams Mascot says these press clubs are essential to my job and they are very interested in our Mystery Boxes.
“You ever work on Saturn, Soldier Sam? Lots of people like you there, and you’ll really do great. You’ll win ’em over For Sure. You’ll have a lot of fun. Have you ever surfed Saturn’s Rings?”
The only thing is, I know that in these press clubs, pretty much anywhere in the world where people know how to read, the members of the Press in the audience are more used to asking questions than I am at answering them. The most I can say to the Press is, “Thank you, I’ve had enough to eat today. I don’t need to grab something in the Green Room.”
But they keep asking you questions, Soldier Sam” instructed Rams Mascot. Tell them just a bit about your travels.
“Well, the whole mission package had no sense of acceleration. The universe seemed to be revolving around our Station.”
“Shortly after landing, I saw something suspect. It was a Planet X spaceship. I was surprised. Next, one of the Suspects got out and I asked him a question: “What your problem with us? ‘
I didn’t get an answer, but instead he asked me: ‘‘what is your name?’’
I said “Soldier Sam”. Then, the Suspect gave me an Orange Box.
When I opened it, I saw it was a Mini UFO. I liked it very much. I also wanted to be nice. I found a flag, which I was supposed to put on the Moon. So, I gave it to him and he disappeared.
“You see, I get to these Pressers and the first thing that ticks me off is that they’ve scheduled the interviews during the afternoon. I really am hungry for dinner, it’s just that I can’t stand talking to anyone any more than I have to do when I am sitting here like this doing what I’m forced to do.”
I go to a Presser and it’s not even dinnertime yet. Who can tell stories when I’m hungry for dinner? It’s not even dark out yet. I don’t want to be here, Rams Mascot. It’s almost Gametime and I haven’t even started drinking my bottle of Bourbon yet, man Can’t you take some of these questions for me? They are just delaying the reservations I made at Burger King.”
“We aren’t holding you up for dinner, Soldier Sam. It’s just we have to get paid for our dinners too. People want to read this stuff.”
Some of you look familiar from some of the Info Specials they show at the Space Adventure Society Mission Preps but I’ve never been to Rams Stadium before. Then I realize you people here right now are only here to write a story in the Tabloids, you know what customers buy when they are in line at the Grocery.”
These kind of Pressers have nothing to do with anything notable like the stuff we review at the Space Adventure Society. You guys are like a Wolfpack attacking me just to get a line in your Papers.
“Ok Ok Soldier Sam. Why don’t you talk some about what’s in the Box you were talking about before? You know, the one you received on Planet X.”
We're not going to tell you. Part of the experience is you discovering what’s in the box yourself and figuring out on your own how each item relates to your Starship Mystery investigation. Then and only then you should write up your full story.
“But we'll give you a Clue” Rams Mascot indicated.
Past boxes have included items such as a Perimeter of delivery, suspect profiles, Key Chains with an important purpose, investigation notes, a mysterious letter, event scene photos, suspect interview excerpts, forensic evidence, a poker chip with an important logo, a newspaper article with important information, an ID security card, a matchbook with a handwritten message, a passport, suspect photos, a coded journal, and much more.
“Even a Mystery Ring” Soldier Sam jumped back into the interview.
“Tell Me More!” the press asked.
Once I got to the space station I was greeted by Rams Mascot! Rams Mascot told me his satellites had recorded the mischief that our adversaries
And the conversation was on the level of, “Is it true about everything that was in the Box?”
That’s all I have to say” Soldier Sam was ready for Rams Mascot to wrap up the Presser.:
“The most interesting thing in the Box was a Magic Ring” Soldier Sam was done answering questions.
Ready to Print Your Spy Activity Pack? Asked Rams Mascot.
There’s a fun spy word search, options for mystery story live show, and the create your own code page that we talked about.”.
When you print the pack, you’ll get these pages without the watermark on them. It’s there to deter people who will steal these for their printable coloring page websites.
We’re on It, Soldier Sam” The Press seem satisfied with the Press Conference at this point. After all, that was behind most of the intention, anyways. They wanted to write up the story themselves.
“Good Luck Writing up your Tabloid Story.” Soldier Sam started walking away from the Space Adventure Podium and carried an Orange Box out of the Briefing Room.
“Just one more Question, Soldier Sam!” the most persistent of the Reporters asked.
“You always wear a seatbelt when you are cruising through Space solving your Intergalactic mysteries?”
I wear a special space-suit when I am hired as a Space Detective. I always have a helmet on my head, earphones and microphone. I run the operation at the front of the HQs with a seatbelt to stop me from floating around the rocket ship.
Suddenly, there was a Space Detective Mystery when I took off my seat-belt, I was floating around because there isn’t any gravity.
So yeah, I wear a seatbelt when I am in the spaceship.
“Do you wear them all the time?”
“Do you have one on now?”
“Well, what do you do if you have to tell your detective partner, ‘I’m going to put a seatbelt on now’—it’s going to ruin the whole intergalactic mission.”
I ask Rams Mascot at mission control if I have to put one on.
“Are you crazy or something?”
“No, I figure it’s something to do. We’ll both put seatbelts on. We’ll take a picture.”
“Now, get the hell out of here, you nut, you.”
I can’t help it, though. Seatbelts are so dumb. They’re sold for the prevention of fun in space.
As far as detective partners are concerned, these press conferences are no good for getting a partner to trust you.
The mission control planners ask you where you want to go in space It’s really a hang-up. Every potential detective I meet, the first thing they hit me with is, “Look, I don’t know what kind of a partner you think I am, but I know you space detectives, you’ve got all those temp partners from the agency and they’re all ready for you and I’m not gonna...”
“That’s a lie, I never met nobody from the detective agency that’s any good!”
“Never mind, I know you have no problem getting detective partners to solve your space mysteries. You get all you want.”
“I don’t!” Soldier Sam responded.
That’s what everybody thinks” Soldier Sam continued. “But there’s nobody decent at the temp agency. That’s why Inspector Gadget never finds a partner to solve his mystery cases.”
It’s the best thing is not to ball Inspector Gadget. “Listen, now, they all ball him, I’m not gonna ball him.” And that detective always plays roles on Earth. I have real world space adventure mysteries to solve.
It’s a real hang-up, not having a decent partner when you’re on the road to space. Suppose it’s three o’clock in the morning, I’ve just done the last mystery prep plan, I meet some detective partner who wants to work with me,
At first I think they could be a decent partner and I even decided to review the case with them, putting out all the facts that are known and gauge their opinion.
I usually just want to talk to them, nothing extra until I’m convinced they could be a real asset to solving the case, that’s it. Nothing more.
But because the detective parties where I go, just talking about the facts to one of your cases is considered too much. Like a dirty word, I can’t say to a potential detective partner, “Would you like to solve a case with me on another planet?”
And Lots of people presenting mystery cases to solve on another planet has given “Planet” such a bad connotation that I couldn’t even ask a friend of mine ”Say I want to go over facts with you about another planet at three in the morning.
The next day in the middle of the afternoon, when the Space Adventure Club meets there, then “Planet” is clean. But at three o’clock in the morning, where the hell can you go over a Mystery Case that’s clean?
You can’t say “Planet” to potential detective partner you try to think, what won’t offend? What is a clean word to the Detective Society? What is a clean word that won’t offend people who go to a Detective Party just to Network?...
What about “Just a ride in a Starship. That’s it, Starship. Will you pilot my Starship. There’s no harm in that, right?”
“All right, there’s nothing bad about asking potential detective partners to take a Trip in a Starship. It just doesn’t take it to the next level like asking to find a Planet
Starships are for intergalactic battles, cruising at warp speed and taking target practice. Yes, of course, I’ll take a trip on a Starship. Where are you going?
. Yes, of course, I’ll come on out and check out the Starship. Where is it?”
“On another Planet. Oh, Fuck, that won’t work” I’m not supposed to say “Planet”
Why can’t you just say, “I want to partner up with you to solve the biggest mystery in Space.”
No, it’s “Come up and set a course for the Ultimate Coordinates. Just don’t say “Planet.” Or Bourbon. “Let’s have a bottle of Bourbon.
“In 10 years, the word Bourbon will be banned too on this Planet.” Solider Sam complained.
Otto the Orange was on the phone and Sarina overheard him say that he was tailor made to be the Cuse Hero and all the Orange Fans would Love it.
Sarina noticed a helicopter in front of the Training Castle that hadn’t been there the last time she looked.
When Otto the Orange ended his call, Sarina asked him if that was his helicopter. “No,” he replied. “It’s probably Soldier Sam’s, well you know what with the business and all that.
Otto the Orange and Sarina crossed many miles that day and It wasn’t an easy path, but eventually they arrived at the grand castle.
As Otto the Orange walked through the castle’s arch, his eyes grew wide. Standing before him were brilliant Mascots of every kind that shown with Fandom as bright as the sun.
Otto the Orange approached Soldier Sam and marveled, “I’ve never seen a Drill Instructor like you before.”
“You are correct. I’m not like just another ordinary Hoops Fan.” Soldier Sam replied, “That’s because I am the Mascot Trainer here at the Castle Training Center.
“We are courageous, determined, bold, and we welcome Fans of all Teams who think they have what it takes to be a Mascot.” explained Soldier Sam.
Otto the Orange assured him, “I can be all of those things.”
“Come and join us,” Soldier Sam replied, “but you’ll have to prove yourself.”
So Otto the Orange joined the Mascot Program and began learning how to exemplify the qualities of the Ultimate Mascot.
Otto the Orange had begun his training inside the Castle and would be there to learn leadership, perseverance, ways to sharpen his mind, and how to celebrate all that is Great about Cuse Hoops.
But Sarina wasn’t allowed inside the Castle. Not even for a minute. Not even to get something, She was not allowed in the Castle. She would never leave if she got the chance, the Hoops Excitement in this house would be more than she could ever handle.”
“Come out of there, Otto the Orange!” yelled Sarina
“No. Uh-uh.” Otto the Orange replied.
“I’m going to come in and get you.”
Soldier Sam, who runs the training regime usually spends his time reading a little, writing a little and drinking a lot and is the upmost authority on everything it takes to be a Hoops Mascot. Soldier Sam rarely has time to live any kind of a life outside these Training Castle Doors.
Sarina went to a park nearby the Training Castle.
Sarina decided to call Orange Mascot on her Smart Phone that she brings with her always. “I’m staying at the local Orange Community Center” Sarina announced.
“Please let me come inside to have a nice dinner at the Training Castle?” Sarina asked.
Sarina wanted to get in there that night, and she did want eat something. But not anything they had. Sarina wanted Gluten-Free Pizza and Orange Soda- That’s really a double threat.
“The Boss want to talk to you, Sarina.” Said Otto the Orange, he’s a really great guy”
“Hello, hello, hello, this is Soldier Sam.” Sarina heard though the phone.
“I was here with Otto the Orange last night. We didn’t wake you up, did we?” asked Sarina.
Soldier Sam replied “You from New York?”
“I sure am!” responded Sarina
And Soldier Sam was listening seriously to Sarina now, with a sort of searching that he normally does on the phone, and then he says,
“Are you from the City?”
“Yes.” Answered Sarina. “I’m from the Bronx.”
Sarina had already learned plenty from Otto the Orange. Sarina called out to Soldier Sam on the phone again. “Let me inside, Soldier Sam!” demanded Sarina.
“It’s the same rules here as there are all the Mascot Training Facilities around the world.” No one gets in unless they have aspirations of becoming Team Mascots, and no one gets out if they are unprepared for that role.” said Soldier Sam.
“How many other Mascots are here at the Training Castle?” Sarina asked.
“Hundreds so far,” replied Soldier Sam. “All Mascots receive their training here. For Hoops Teams, and every other sport as well.”
“How many Mascots are there today in the world?” Sarina asked.
“Millions” responded Soldier Sam. “Including every one we have trained ourselves.”
“Do they have Training Centers like this too?” Sarina asked.
“They do indeed,” replied Soldier Sam
“This surpasses any Training Center in the world, ours does,” explained Soldier Sam.
“This building contains all the history of Sports. “Just as it appears.” continued Soldier Sam.
“Why are there no Mascots about?” asked Sarina.
“Because they are taught a certain amount of information in the main building,” Soldier Sam replied.
“I see.” Sarina was getting more and more interested in the Training Castle.
“Just what is that glow hovering above the Castle?” Sarina asked.
“That is the source of the light in this training center,” replied Soldier Sam.
“How did it get there?” Sarina asked.
“Once each Mascot had finished their training here we placed it there by using all the energy technology, created by the Mascot Hype Energy that each mascot generated” replied Soldier Sam. “Which is still used here today.”
“We have to start to wind down this phone call, Sarina.” Soldier Sam stated.
“Just a few more questions, Soldier Sam” Sarina was insistent
A hot mic at at the next Space Mystery Adventure Presser recorded Soldier Sam making a joke to the best Mascot in the Business.
“I’ve been joking with Rams Mascot” said Soldier Sam.. Did you see that? He’s going to have a rotating first lady. He’s a bro with no ho,” in comments to the International Space Station Press Corps.
We asked people from Chicago if they'd heard the term.
By the way, if you search for "bro with no ho" on Urban Dictionary at this point, there might be a definition there. Because we added it.
.But what do you say about a Detective who had never had a decent partner on his Space Adventure Missions some have wondered if he would be going crazy when he is assigned to the International Space Station without a partner if he were to win the contest.
Soldier Sam’s comments have been criticized by the Media as being insensitive.
Later at the next Presser Soldier Sam acknowledged as much, saying he regretted the remarks.
Soldier Sam was the latest Space Detective Press Corps victim of those relentlessly scheming microphones-that-people-don't-realize-are-on.
The ‘We Love Everyone” Focus Group picked up Soldier Sam’s comments riffing on the idea that, in the unlikely event Rams Mascot wins the contest that he would have a "rotating first lady."
If no decent Detective Partner comes through in the Clutch.
"I've been joking with Rams Mascot, 'cause he doesn't have ... did you see that?" Soldier Sam said during a recent Field Exercise... "He'll have a 'rotating first lady.' He's a bro with no ho."
So, that's a tough conversation to have with Media Action Groups.
But then Soldier Sam added something else: "That's what we'd say on the street." The last word is a bit muffled, to be fair, but it certainly seems like he says "street."
Let's set aside that most Space Detectives do not spend a lot of time on the "streets." Let's instead focus on this: Who says this, exactly?
A search for the expression in the news-story database returns only on similar entry, which doesn't use the expression itself. It is titled, "Yo, bro, no 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' "
"'What we say on the streets? I can't imagine what streets he's talking about. Maybe while he was writing up that Manifesto? I have never heard the phrase before in Chicago. So maybe I'm not hanging out on the streets enough."
Soldier Sam told the Media to drop it. No one searches for the expression on google.
Rams Mascot’s sisters appeared to be having fun with white-bread reporters when they replied off the record, "Nope. Is that a riff on 'bros before hos' that everybody has heard of?" Since it appears to have no background, it's impossible to know.
Rams Mascot’s sisters said, according to an unidentified source that "We've certainly seen and heard a lot -- especially on big Chicago sports days when people seem to go nuts. But this phrase? No."
So apparently, Soldier Sam don’t have a lot of tact.
The Internet hasn't heard the expression just like, supposedly, Rams Mascot’s sisters haven't heard the expression in Chicago. Well at least according to what they say to the Press.
But feel free to speak up in in the Comments Section!
. Whichever "streets" Soldier Sam got the phrase from are, as yet, unidentified.
There are people of all kinds in LA today. Some of them are in showbiz, some in sports, some in other things and this is how things went in LA before Sarina.
In this story we will talk about Sarina whose spirit was strong but there was still something else…
There were Rainbow Roses all over the city just looking for someone to surprise.
So let’s know what happens in this story. Sarina became a Target for these Rainbow Roses.
For Millenniums, many sorts of people have lived in LA.. There used to be different kinds of Targets, but none had to date received Rainbow Roses this Special for their Anniversary.
But here we are talking about Sarina, whose Spirit was Strong. One day Sarina is invited to a party. But not just any party. It was the most exclusive red carpet party gala in decades.
Sarina was overjoyed to hear the news of the party and spent the whole day getting ready for the party. Sarina was dressed perfectly for the party and went on her way.
Sarina headed out to the party house dancing and humming along to music in her truck. Now Sarina reached the party house. However, there was no parking space big enough for her Truck.
All the other vehicles were cars, not trucks and everyone else was able to get into the party driving their cars. Seeing the parking lot full of cars, Sarina was disappointed and set out to find something else to do that night.
Sarina drove towards the forest and parked her truck beside a tree to take a nap.
It was early morning and the rays of the sun began to fall on Sarina’s eyes. Because of this, her eyes were opened. As soon as she woke up from sleep, she heard someone nearby and started looking around but did not see anyone.
Sarina calls out, “Who’s talking? I can hear you but I can’t see you!”
“This is me, I have to try to talk like this every day” was the response.
“But why am I not seeing you?” Sarina then asked the question.
Then that voice said “Look down here over here on the ground!”
Then Sarina looked down and saw a Special flower talking to her. Sarina asked the plant, “Why are you in such trouble, what’s wrong?”
Sarina was happy to see a Rose on that Day.
The Rose said, “I am not ever picked for a bouquet, there are other flowers who get picked, but not me and my friends here. We are all the same color. People like you must prefer other flowers.”
“The sunlight does not reach me, due to which I am not reaching my full potential. The Rose continued. “There are big trees above me, they stop the sunlight from reaching me. Because of this—this is why I am not happy. “
“If I do not get sunlight like this, then I will not be able to grow properly. Now you tell me what to do. Apart from me there are my friends too which do not get sunlight and because of that they are also not reaching their full potential.” Rose told Sarina.
Sarina thought for a long time, what to do so that the sunlight reaches these Roses. After thinking for a long time, Sarina thought why don’t I pick you up and give you what you need to reach your full potential?”
So this is what Sarina did. Sarina started picking up all the Roses she could carry.
Sarina told the Roses, “Look here, I have a perfect plan. It’s our Anniversary and Soldier Sam is searching to find the Perfect Roses for his Science Experiment!”
After gathering all the Roses up they started to feel like they served an important purpose. “We are going to brighten up someone’s day!!” All the Roses became happy. After becoming happy for the first time ever, they thanked Sarina and considered her their hero.
After seeing all this, Sarina became very happy and forgetting about the previous night and the Truck Parking Fiasco, she began to think about the Anniversary Day ahead of her, she started living happily.
Now Soldier Sam would finally be able to set about his task of making the most beautiful Roses in the World for Sarina. RAINBOW ROSES!!
The incredible idea of Rainbow Roses came from Soldier Sam, a flower construction foreman in Los Angeles.. When sales of the single coloured flowers in his shop slowed down, he was inspired to try something new and developed a stunning collection of rainbow roses!
It took Soldier Sam a couple of years to fine-tune the process before his method was perfected. Since production first started, millions of Rainbow Roses have since been ordered and spread throughout the globe!
These brightly colored beauties are the result of some very clever work by Soldier Sam. Looking to expand the market demand for cut flowers, Soldier San began experimenting with developing new colors of roses.
Today, Sarina discovered that a Rainbow Rose Production Factory was now set up exclusively for her Anniversary.
Now… that is very AMAZING! The process, discovered by Soldier Sam is surprisingly brilliant.
We call it the ‘Supply Service Pain Train’," said Sarina, a key Team Member. "Those Supply Runs can be long and tedious. You're constantly loading, unloading, reconfiguring. A lot of times you'll get to the destination, you'll unload all your pallets, and then you'll have to bring on 50 Troops. It can be a painful transition back and forth."
But the "pain train" is vital not just for logistical reasons such as resupplying bases with the parts needed to keep vehicles in good working order, Sarina explained. They're also important for Troop Morale.
"Moving the Troops around allows them to have a little time to come back to other bases, resupply them, so they're not going to go a little crazy out there by themselves," Sarina said.
And when emergency strikes— logistics officers and transport aircraft work together to get life-saving supplies into the field as quickly as possible.
Multiple times each day, huge aircrafts are packed with cargo and Troops for flights into hostile territory.. For example, one time Sarina’s crew gathered in the aircrew flight equipment shop to grab flak jackets, night-vision goggles and other supplies they might need for their mission — including equipment they'd need if something went wrong, like small arms and ammunition, life rafts and life preservers.
This day, thankfully, none of those emergency supplies would be needed — it would be a Textbook Supply Run, encountering nothing more dangerous in the air than local planes full of regular people traveling to their Vacation Destinations or Important Board Room Meetings on how to sell the newest Smart Phone, or whatever normal people run around and do these days.
Sarina pulls on her helmet with night vision goggles attached and stepped inside booths with blackout curtains to test them. The crew went out to the Flight Line, where a K loader — a vehicle designed to move heavy cargo onto airplanes — pulled up with four big pallets of spare parts and medical supplies and a smaller pallet of mail.
The aircraft ramp lowered and was braced with a wooden support stool. After Load Masters moved the pallets over the rollers onto the plane and tightly secured the cargo, Sarina threw both her arms in the air and cheered.
Sarina is usually responsible for making sure all the cargo is properly secured -- some pallets are secured on the aircraft’s Rails with locks, while other loose cargo such as baggage is usually secured with heavy straps — and balanced in the back of the plane, so the weight doesn't throw the plane off as it tries to take off and land.
“It's crucial to make sure cargo is locked down tight”, Sarina said, “because sometimes in hostile territory we often have to hit the brakes quickly. “
"That's more of a danger than anything we've noticed in the air," Sarina admitted.
The Unit as a whole usually load up multiple supply flight on a regular basis.
The flights take place multiple times a day and are critical to sustaining Troops directly in the fight. Sarina said her crew typically flies every other day.
"It's kind of boring, those days that we have off," Sarina admitted. "We'd rather be flying, but we need to have a day so that we can recuperate."
One Day, the trip into the fight included a FAST — or Fly-Away Security Team — to guard the plane while it unloaded on the runway. One of those FAST airmen, Sarina was beginning to show interest in, wore a New York Yankees patch on his body armour, above pouches packed with spare ammunition, The Side of the Logos on his patch was inscribed “Bronx Strong”
Shortly before takeoff, Sarina and Her Crew making up the small Expeditionary Signal Battalion boarded and strapped themselves into their seats near the front of the cargo hold. Sometimes Sarina would just fold her arms, lower her head and catch a Quick Nap.
Other times, Sarina would pulled out her smartphone and put in earbuds, eat a contraband candy bar her Momma sent her, check out whats playing on the Watch ESPN App, or just Shoot the Shit with all her friends on the mission.
Sarina admitted how exciting her first deployment was on the “Supply Pain Train”.
“I’m ready to get out there and do it again!”, she exclaimed.
But when Someone on the flight mentioned going home in a few days, Sarina was about halfway through her first deployment, said, “I really miss my Friends at Sportscenter. Sometimes I wish I was there cause it is Kinda Fun doing all those Sports Bloopers.”
She had started texting that guy she was interested on the Flight Security Team with the Yankee Patch. The others ribbed Sarina for being so soft — and for saying “Sports Bloopers.” She took the joking in stride, firing back: “It is Fun! Look it up sometime on your smartphone!”
“You just got here,” he texted Sarina back, “Its not like ESPN is just going to pick up and run away while you are doing other things like “Riding the Supply Pain Train” he said with a laugh.
Her fellow compatriots let the kidding drop as the plane taxied to the runway and took off. Then Sarina realised there was a Surprise Stowaway, Her new Crush with the Yankees Patch was there too!
They leaned in close together, Sarina held out her smartphone, and she took a selfie of their smiling faces as they flew off to yet another Supply Drop Target.
Sarina had plans for Halloween this year. When Soldier Sam arrived to pay a "Halloween Visit” to Sarina in LA, he found her charged to the brim with mystery and excitement.
Soldier Sam had only received her telegram that morning, and he had come anticipating quiet nights; but the moment he arrived, he caught the first wave of her electrical condition.
The impression deepened when he learned that there were to be no other visitors, and that he had been telegraphed for with a very special object.
Something was in the wind, and the "something" would doubtless turn into something good for Sarina and Soldier Sam, both with a mania for Halloween research, each had brains as well as will power, and by hook or by crook she usually managed to accomplish her ends.
The revelation was made soon after their first Bourbon of the day, when Sarina sidled close up to Soldier Sam as they paced slowly along the ocean beach..
"I've got the keys," Sarina announced in a delighted, yet half awesome voice. "Got them for Halloween!"
"The keys to the fighter jet, or--?" he asked innocently, looking from the beach to the city lights. Nothing brought Sarina so quickly to the point as being stupid.
"Neither," Sarina answered. "I've got the keys to the Haunted house at Rams Stadium--and I'm going there tonight."
Solider Sam was conscious of the slightest possible tremor down his back. He dropped his teasing tone. Something in Sarina’s voice and manner thrilled him. She was in earnest.
"But you can't go alone--" Soldier Sam began.
"That's why I wired for you," Sarina said with decision.
Solider Sam turned to look at Sarina. Her face was alive with excitement. There was the glow of genuine enthusiasm ‘round it like a crown. Her eyes shone.
Solider Sam caught another wave of her excitement, and a second tremor, more marked than the first, accompanied it.
"Thanks, Sarina," he said politely; "thanks a bunch."
"I should not dare to go quite alone," Sarina went on, raising her voice; "but with you I should enjoy it immensely. You're afraid of nothing, I know."
"Thanks so much," Solider Sam said again. "Is anything likely to happen?"
"A great deal has happened," Sarina replied, "though it's been most cleverly hushed up. The Rams have been playing football for months in there already, and Rams Stadium is said to be empty at present"
In spite of himself Soldier Sam became interested. Sarina was so very much packed with good ideas.
"Rams Stadium is very active indeed," Sarina went on, "and the story dates a long way back. It has to do with NFL football, an excitement that has never been matched.”
"And Rams Mascot--?" Soldier Sam inquired.
"Still keepin’ it real, I believe, but I’m not always able to get more details of the story."
Soldier Sam now felt his interest thoroughly piqued; but, though he was not particularly in it for himself, he hesitated a little on Sarina’s account.
"On one condition," Soldier Sam said at length.
"Nothing will prevent my going," Sarina said firmly; "but I may as well hear your condition."
"That you guarantee your power of self-control if anything really horrible happens. I mean--that you are sure you won't get too frightened."
"Soldier Sam," she said seriously, "I'm not a girl anymore I know, nor are my nerves; but with you I should be afraid of nothing in the world!"
This of course, settled it for Solider Sam had no pretensions to being other than a very ordinary man, and an appeal to his talents was irresistible.
Soldier Sam agreed to go.