Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey! Look at that!

Yessery! This is the 100th post of A Monkey in the Navy. In honor of this momentous occasion I was thinking about a top 100 things list. But, I don't think I could list 100 things about anything and I don't think you all would want to read 100 things about anything, so lets go with a couple of Top 10 lists.

The Top 10 Things I have learned from/about the Navy
10. It's not quite as exciting as it looks in the posters.
9. Plans will always change. Nothing is for sure until he's already there.
8. Don't set your heart on anything. But, try not to get jaded.
7. Chiefs are not scary. The ones that I have met are actually very nice.
6. Plans will change again. But it's not always a bad thing. Though, it's usually not a good thing.
5. Boys are cute in sailor outfits no matter how old they get.
4. It will always take longer and more steps to get something done than you think it should. Be patient.
3. Stay occupied. Hobbies are my best friend.
2. The first information you get about anything from your Sailor is probably not complete or not completely accurate. Wait before you get excited or freak out.
1. Be Patient
1.b. Semper Gumby (Always be flexible)
1.c. Oh, that was more than 10. Well, plans change.

Top 10 things I love about being a Navy Wife
10. He looks adorable in his uniform.
9. Military Discounts
8. His job is pretty darned cool. (Even if it's not as quite as exciting as it looks in the poster)
7. A great excuse to have a blog and make funny graphics.
6. New friends.
5. Stories to tell the kids one day.
4. The Navy has already taught him how to do the dishes.
3. VA benefits for future school and house
2. The time away makes me appreciate him even more when he's home. (Ok, I don't love that he has to be away so much, but I'm tryin' to be positive here.)
1. Pride... in what he is doing and who he is becoming. I love him and am so very proud of him.

I hope you all have enjoyed or at least been informed by our little project. It's good therapy for me and helps keep us all in the know on this grand adventure.

Now it's your turn. I have google analytics. I know you guys are out there, reading this. But, sadly, we get very few comments. :( Talk to us people! Even if you just wanna say hi! Tell us what you think. What do you like? What do you not like? What do you want to see more of? Or, less of. Let us know you're out there! Also, click the little boxes at the bottom of the posts. It's like a tally of reader reactions. Thank you to everyone who does comment and check the little boxes. We love and appreciate you. It makes us feel loved, too! (Just one note. Please don't put anyone's names in the comments. Use only First Initials or nicknames. If you do I will have to delete it. I will try and contact you so you can re post but I hate to be bad guy.)

So, there you go. 100 posts of Navy Adventurisms. Hope you are enjoying, and hope to hear from you more! Let's continue this adventure together!


  1. Lol, this was great. I love reading the blogs. I try to post all of the time but not always good at it. I think my favorite was Semper Gumby. It is so true. I am glad you are so patient with it all, cant say that I would be.

    I love the blog, nothing I dont like about it. Wouldnt mind seeing more pics, but I know it is all time consuming so I am happy with the effort you put forth. IT really means a lot to me, so thank you..:)

  2. I can't believe its been 100 posts! Seems like just yesterday we were talking about starting it. Kudos to my super-awesome wife cause she has really kept it going. I usually don't like to say things twice so it takes some motivation for me to write.

    Good job Ducky! LOVE YOU!!!!

  3. I think this blog is a great idea and hope to see you two continue to use it. I always check in and see what is new! I'll try and post more often!

    Super-Awesomnessess.... what's the plural on that?

    ;) Stay dry son!

    And K... keep focused and let us know if you need anything. We are always here for you.

    Quote of the day:

    "It follows than as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious."

    President George Washington