Saturday, May 31, 2008
How it was started: I was having a conversation with one of my friends that bartends at another bar and was talking about how this town has interesting characters in it, she had recently moved here from Maryland. The reason the subject came up was there was a very drunk man hitting on her earlier and she didn't want any of it. This other fellow who was drunk, took what I said and thought it was some sort of insult on his family. He also was not in the conversation. I really don't know where he was at the time of it.
My friend goes off to go dance and this guy comes up from behind me and jabs me in the ribs and threatens me. He told me how he was going to dispose of my body and how I had better watch myself. I as politely as possible, knowing I had a few drinks, did not want to get in a fight. Potentiality that is grounds for dismissal from the Corps while state-side, fights while drinking.
At some point, two of my friends butted in between us and eventually escorted this guy away. One of them says to me later, that he heard me asking the drunk if he was threatening me and knew it was starting to get bad.
Friday, May 30, 2008
Sometimes if the mood strikes me right.
2) If so, are you an immediate buyer or a risk taker who comes back later when prices are lower?
3) Seriously, if you're not a garage saler, you are probably not going to want to play this one.
(That wasn't really #3.)
3) This is the real #3: What's the best treasure you've found at a yard or garage sale?
Glass beer stein boot for quarter
4)If you've done one yourself, at church or at home, was it worth the effort?
Not really, but my garbage was someone else's wealth.
5) Can you bring yourself to haggle?
It is a sport.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Being the well rounded individual that I am, I wonder at today and yesterday. This wonder is what we have done.
According to Ms. Winfrey, the mere conscious is God. To her there is nothing after here, which to her credit might be true since she makes a lot of money here. Why have a sin of greed, let's just get rid of that, then it won't be sinful to be rich. I will be honest with you all, I don't like her and her preachings; the cult she has made or the money machine she generated with it.
Then you have those who have decided to replace it all with a machine that has a meter on it like a Geiger counter. I have been exposed by enough radiation to know that this crap is for the loonies.
I could easily go on with more examples of lunacy and cult-like activities, but why?
It seems to be the hip thing to do lately, really. Let's replace God with stuff. Okay, so for the next twenty minutes all my advice is going to come from an iPod.
That was fun wasn't it?
I am still searching with my spirit. I don't know what I want to follow. I do know what not to follow.
When someone came up with the seven deadly sins, I think maybe they came up with this list for a reason. I mean look at what they are:
Lust - okay so with out this one the porn industry would be out of business and we know how good business is.
Gluttony - Do these jeans make me look fat? If you asking the question you probably are.
Greed - I think I all ready covered this one.
Sloth - I am sorry but sometimes it is easier to push the buttons on the TV set than finding the remote.
Wrath - You would think I would know a lot about this one, not the case. There are others much better at it than I.
Envy - I don't anyone with out this, I am one of them. I envy goodwill and happiness.
Pride - This is one of my worst and low and behold it is considered the worst. I just can't stop.
So there you have it. I am still searching for something else. These "sins" are called that for a reason and I can find fault in myself with them, but I am working on it.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
that I will support and defend
the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies,
foreign and domestic;
that I will bear true faith
and allegiance to the same;
and that I will obey
the orders of the President of the United States
and the orders of the officers appointed over me,
according to regulations
and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
So help me God.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
In the military, there are many acronyms for just about any job and it differs tremendously on occupation. Out of habit more now than anything else, I will use the words in everyday conversation unless said acronym is an accepted form by all parties.
Most people(in my experience) that use this type method to converse, instead of typing it all out, also seem to not understand basic sentence structure. "Noun - verb idea." If using an action verb there must be something doing the action. And guess what, a whole sentence cannot be all prepositions. It just cannot. Sorry to disappoint you all on that one. The point I am trying to make here is, if you are trying to impress me don't speak (type) outside of your grade level. Let me know if you flunked out of high school, so that I will use small one syllable words. I have no problem if you were a child left behind, let me know and I will help you fill out that (insert no education required employer here) application.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Middle Name Meme
Pet Peeve #23
The Poll to the Right
Coming Home - Surprises
Coming Home - The Transition
Fun with Navy Medicine, Part Seven A
Fun with Navy Medicine, Part Seven, Subsection A
Vacation Winter ' 08
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
1) Road Runner Holdco Llc
2) Earthlink Inc
3) Charter Communications
4) Comcast Cable Communications Inc
5) Verizon Internet Services Inc
6) New York Life Insurance Company
7) Covad Communications Co
7) Qwest Communications Corporation
8) Marshfield Medical Research & Education Foundation
8) Pppox Pool Rback37.snfcca
9) Xo Communications
9) Grande Communications Networks Inc
9) Insight Communications Company L.p
10) Stentor National Integrated Communications Network
10) Hughes Network Systems
11) Embarq Corporation
11) Oregon Health & Science University
11) Simple Pc.net
12) Comcast Cable Communications Holdings Inc
12) Wideopenwest Michigan
12) Connecting Point Computers
12) Bellsouth.net Inc
12) Prairiewave Static Host Assignment
13) Level 3 Communications Inc
13) Google Inc
13) Thunder Bay Telephone
13) Service Provider Corporation
13) Pppox Pool - Rback5 Emhril
13) Hale County Cscd
13) Central Scott Telephone
13) Taylor & Francis Inc
13) Pcs Broadband Llc
13) University Of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
13) Special Design Products
Monday, May 19, 2008
The following are the Masters of the Blogworld each in their own mind(and blogverse):
You've Really Got to Love Your People*
Yearning For God*
Work in Progress*
When Will I Use This?
We Do It Too*
The Warped Mind of Ron
The Village Carpenter
The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
Sharing a Journey*
Seeking Authentic Voice*
Random thoughts and Acts of Stupidty
No Smoking in the Skull Cave
My Saturday Evening Post
Mock, Paper, Scissors
Meaning and Authenticity*
Lost in Lima Ohio, A True Crime Blog
Jeans, Flops, and Jesus*
Hot Cup Lutheran*
Growing Where I'm Planted*
Faith in Community*
Crummy Church Signs**
Cheesehead in Paradise*
Bits and Odd Pieces of Mindy's Kingdom
all the way from oy to vey
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
1) Favorite Destination -- someplace you've visited once or often and would gladly go again
2) Unfavorite Destination -- someplace you wish you had never been (and why)
Jackson County, Ohio -Hwy 35
For some darn reason, I get pulled over for speeding every time.
3) Fantasy Destination -- someplace to visit if cost and/or time did not matter
Disney World, TomorrowLand, Opening day.
4) Fictional Destination -- someplace from a book or movie or other art or media form you would love to visit, although it exists only in imagination
Battle School (Ender's Game)
5) Funny Destination -- the funniest place name you've ever visited or want to visit
Spread Eagle, Wisconsin
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I had been shuffling around the house for a few hours and already felt tired. The doorbell rang. I opened the front door and saw a figure striding away from the house, quickly and purposefully. I looked down and saw a bulky envelope. I picked it up. The handwriting was smudged and cramped, and I could only make out a few words."(Splotchy)
Despite the throbbing pain in my knees and the dull ache in my lower back, I bent down slowly and picked up the envelope...
Oh no. It did not say this, did it?
Oh yes, it did. It did.
The handwriting was familiar in a way that inspired a cold sweat and a bout of nausea. It was the penmanship of my former husband. You know - the one that was presumed dead.
He disappeared in a suspicious blogging related accident a number of years ago and was never heard from again. I was devastated. I had hated the blog, loathed the thing. What began as a hobby that took but a few minutes a day had morphed into an addiction, the proportions of which could not be measured. It was pure evil.
The blog turned into a cruel and demanding mistress and her siren song was more than I could compete with. One day he left for an evening event, never to return again.
All fingers pointed to one blogger, but I could never get the charges to stick. That one is slick- slick, slick, slick. He can talk a good game and write like nobody's business. But there is something about him, it just is not right.
So my husband was gone, that other one kept blogging and I had to rebuild my life, which I did.
So I finally had the bastard declared dead.
And now this. (FranIam)
Suddenly the phone rang, and I felt like I was ten inches tall and eerie music was playing in the background. I went to pick up the phone and the music stopped.
Dial tone, no one was there. I glanced back to the door, and there he was. He rushed me and rose his hand and...
Suddenly the phone rang and I just had that "black cat, Friday the 13th" kind of feeling. I looked out into the world. No one, no one was about. I closed and locked the door and went to answer the phone.
Dial tone, no one was there. I glanced back at the door and it was locked.
I directed my attention to the envelope, abruptly, I heard a knock at the door.(Wyldth1ng)
As much as I would love to tag everyone, I tag the following:
Yearning For God*
The Glamorous Life of a Hausfrau
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Just because the sticker is blue, does not give that vehicle the right of way.
End of Story.
UPDATE- Officers have blue DoD stickers, Enlisted have red DoD stickers.
UPDATE- I wasn't on base.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Ten Years Ago what was I doing?
The year of Nineteen Hundred and Ninety-Eight, I was in the Marine Corps. Holy Shit! And I was here at MCAS New River, but was going to school. I was changing jobs from a jet electrician to a helo electrician. Yeah, I was pulling the wool over Uncle Sam's eyes that year.
Five Things on Today's "To Do" List
Go to Occupational therapy. Check
Go to post office. Check
Go to commissary. Check
Go to work. Check
Go to sleep and dream. Half check.
If I were a Billionaire
I believe I did a post about what I would do if I was a millionaire, so let's assume that what ever I was going to do for that piddly amount of money, I satisfied it.
I think the only rational thing to do after that, would be to attach lasers on dolphins and let them rule the world for a while.Three Bad Habits
If in a bar and there is a lot of smoke, I will subconsciously ask to a smoke a cigarette, thinking I am still a smoker( then later I will get sick from the smoke smell).
I basically can not remember any one's name longer than about thirty seconds, if I see you again and call you by your first name, odds are I imagined you naked in some sort sex-themed love park.
I drink copious amounts of alcohol to rid myself of the pain.
Five Places I've Lived
USS Nassau, USS Saipan, USS Guam, USS Wasp
Futenma, Okinawa, Japan
Five Jobs I've HadThis is by far is the hardest one. I have been in the Marines for more than a decade now, that alone should count as five jobs.
3-Auto-Barrel Operator (Plating factory)
4-Post Hole Drilling & Fences (ha ha, not funny.)
5-Librarian - Aide Technician (I don't have a degree, so I think they added the technician part to make me feel special.)
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 08, 2008
1) wyldth1ng (Seems like a no-brainer)
2) cerveza bitte
3) nautical / salty language (Again, seems like a no-brainer)
4) al asad, al asad 2008
5) mserve@ samsclub.com (This is from a post I did about crappy customer service.)
6) usmc collateral duty inspector, mals-29, cdi stamp, marine corps, homecoming
7) flag etiquette on rainy days (combo search lands mulitple posts)
8) fy 2007 approved selections to staff sergeant (this was a happy day)
9) stop smoking day 5, quitting smoking day five (Apparently, I am not the only one who had a hard day five)
10) sergeants course, sgt's course ( one of the many schools I did to get promoted)
11) stripclubs in jacksonville north carolina (I mentioned it once and people stop by daily to read it)
12) one day, the villagers came with torches to the house (from one of those silly quizzes)
13) meaning of asterisk (it is a good thing I wrote about this, I have a monopoly on it)
14) valders journal (I still haven't figured out why they don't have a website)
15) side effects of wyld, side effects of wyld men (this is a learning process)
16) bad driving japan (it wasn't me, I swear)
17) wyld papa smurf
18) love for a marine quotes
19) norman rockwell homecoming, homecoming marine rockwell
20) alpha males
There are several words in the English language that are already plural with the addition of certain words preceding it.
There is no need to add a fucking "s" at the end of the word that is already plural.
So quit fucking doing it!
If you happen to be talking to me and I slap the back of your head for being a dumb ass, know now you have been forewarned.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I was immediately pissed off at this point in time. Then the HM1 a the front desk said this schmuck would be part of my evaluation. I then promptly said fuck you, and my afternoon went way better after that.
Needless to say, they did some switching around and I did my evaluation with some other people. I have to call back tomorrow with my decision to do:
b) see a counselor off the books. (Requires extra driving on my part.)
c) see a licensed clinical practitioner either:
i) on base, on the record. (Able to give Meds.)
ii) off base, on the record. (Able to give Meds.)
iii)off base, off the record. ( Kind of a big shoulder, but closer to home.)
Who knew I would have all these decisions to make?
Monday, May 05, 2008
The house that I am in a contract for has at least two more weeks of repairs, which in turn means I have at least two weeks more with the rental situation.
The doctors have given me a prescription of Celebrex, does nothing for the pain, stops me from taking aspirin, and have AmbienCR which helps me sleep in four hour blocks.
The goods news is
I am seeing a head doctor tomorrow?
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
So how do you wait and pray?
1. How do you pray best, alone or with others?
I rely on the prayer of others.
2. Do you enjoy the discipline of waiting, is it a time of anticipation or anxiety?
I hope it will come to me when I need it most.
3. Is there a time when you have waited upon God for a specific promise?
4. Do you prefer stillness or action?
You could think of me like an action hero. But not plastic.
5. If ( and this is slightly tongue in cheek) you were promised one gift spiritual or otherwise what would you choose to recieve?