Who I am and where and what I am, for those just joining me.
My name is Tom Reynolds – except, that this isn’t the name written on my cheque book. It’s a pseudonym that I cooked up years ago, and when I started blogging I thought that a bit of anonymity would be a good idea. Lots of people, even those who know the truth call me Tom, which is fine by me.
I work for the London Ambulance Service (in the UK). I’m an EMT-3, which means I’m one of those people in a green uniform who looks after sick people. At the moment I am a solo responder working on an FRU, or ‘First Response Unit’ (or is it ‘Fast Response Unit’?).
I drive around in a fast car, getting to the sickest patients as quickly as possible. At least, that is the idea. Often my patients aren’t that sick at all. My ‘patch’ at work is pretty much all of East London. It is 33 miles in circumference – which is from where I live to Southend. There are a lot of people in that area. I am a very busy person.
I’ve been writing this blog since July 22nd 2003. So that’s coming up on two and a half years. It seems much longer. I now consider it my second job. This is not a bad thing.
L.A.S. management know that I blog, they also know who I am. No it doesn’t make me worried.
There are various ways of contacting me, all of them can be found here. Email is the most reliable way to talk to me, because if I’m not at work, or on my computer, then I’m normally asleep.
I love getting comments – I know this makes me someone needy looking for validation. But that’s fine.
There are things going on in the world that make me angry – I used to write about them here, but for the past two years, I consider it ‘going off topic’, so now I stick to ambulance stuff on the whole.
I have a secret blog that no-one knows about. I dream of writing fiction, or comics. These two facts may be connected.
Actually…I dream of getting paid to write.
I’m thirty-something, and was born on the 28th of November. I have a brother (1), a mother (1), and no idea where my father is (1?, 0?). I like my bachelor lifestyle – but would like to become someone’s stalker.
I am currently preparing my next big post – which might take a day or two, but will hopefully be worth it.
Warren Ellis did this, so I thought that with my new-found desire to write stuff, that it’d be a good idea for me to do it as well.