Tuesday, April 27, 2010

ETSN Bobblehead

So, I will be checking into my division tomorrow. I took the liberty of waltzing into their trainer today to say hello to everyone. SPAN is crazy when everybody is in it. I got to watch the whole 3-hour piloting evolution. There are tons of people in that room so the ANAV was trying to move me around and kept making such little adjustments that i just started moving my head opposite where he put me and he called be a bobblehead. Teehee

Not a whole lot today.... dont feel too great, cant find my water bottle.

Everyone i have talked to that is not a Nav is like "off-crew is so easy, we go home at 12 every day, its awesome!"

Everybody who is a Nav: "We do paperwork in the morning, and start our trainers at 12, and go until 4. Every day."

Damned lazy rates - all of them except mine! Why couldn't I have been a Radioman? They dont do much (if any) real work. Not in off-crew anyways.

I guess its all good though, at least i get to say I'm one of the elite.

ET Nav Baby! I will poke you with a compass and slap you with a sextant!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stop lieing.... SIR!

So today i bumped into someone today who looked exactly like one of my RDC's (recruit division commander). I immediately called him by his name (what it thought was his name). He said "No, I'm Lieutenant Suchnsuch".

"Don't lie!"

He promptly gave me a loot like he was gonna kick my ass and pulled out is ID and gave it to me. Sure enough he was NOT who i thought he was. But he looks and sounds just like him - EXACTLY like him, even face to face.

Not a whole lot happening i guess, im stuck in some silly indoctrination classes where they sometimes make us do work deserving of a five-year-old. But its not so bad i guess. We get out pretty early. Its over on the Bremerton base where all the aircraft carriers are at. Its a very different culture, its all air rates there and though it seems like they know of each other they are not as tight-nit as submarine crews are. I can tell that even with limited exposure.

Been working out the past couple weeks. Soon i will be able to conquer the likes of Mr. Olympia. Put him in a headlock and make him call me "Daddy".

One downside to my current barracks it that the desks SUCK. Its a large drawer -basically- on which the door opens downward and stops at 90 degrees. This means my keyboard is really high up and i don't have a lot of space for my mouse. Luckily it IS just though, my mouse is very sensative so it doesn't need much.

Ducky performed her first haircut on me. Went pretty well I must say. Missed a couple hairs here and there but being her first time im gonna go ahead and give her a bravo-zulu.

My room here is temporary, there are some problems with geographic bachelors here so i might have to move out in town and find some roommates. Kinda dumb, but that what happens when a certain very high ranking government official -who is on track to increase our national debt TWICE what Bush did in 8 years- decides to cut the defense budget by 10%. I poop on you, sir - I poop hard.

Being able to come home on the weekends is totally boss. I love it already. Not too bad a drive, gonna put a lot of miles on my car though. Im alright with it. I think it will make it.

anyhoozle thats about all the time i have for right now.

By the way - for those of you who voted for the WONDERFUL man i mentioned above, you might be looking for evidence of his rather reckless shopping spree, I shall provide links.

Yes. Bravo, my blue children... Bravo.





Monday, April 12, 2010

A new home for Monkey

Well, it was a great two weeks but as all good things do, they've come to an end. He's gone back to his new base.

It's actually quite a nice change for him. It's very nice up there. He's just outside of Springville or um Silverdale or something... which feels kind of like Beaverton. It's a good size with target, kohls, home depot, a mall etc. But it's not huge like Jacksonville.

He has a roomie for now but the room he's in is probably temporary. They didn't quite know what to do with him since they weren't expecting him and no one from his boat contacted him so he didn't really know where to go. Plus apparently his boats barracks are full and as is the geobach barracks to they're really strict with letting the guys be GB. This could get interesting. It'll all get sorted out this week.

We also had a bit of a hard time time getting my car on the base since I still have yet to get my military ID.
On the way out we ran into one of his buddies from school who he didn't know would be there. Turns out they're on the same boat and on the same crew! Also, he told us that their crew just got back so, that means we have a couple more months before he goes out.

Ok, that's all i have time for right now. Hopefully, B will update us on his first days there when he gets permanent digs and internet.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Roller Boogie!!!

I love having Monkey home! We get to go do fun things together! Last night we went with my work to Skateworld for a self appointed Roller Boogie 80's Night. It was not actually 80's night at Skateworld. We just decided to make it such. :D

Lets take a spin around the rink!

Monday, April 5, 2010

That new-car, dead-mouse smell.

Monkey is the proud owner of new used car! Yay! That means he's able to come down on the weekends. He really loves his new car, it's got a sun roof, lots of power, and it came with a pet. Though, someone apparently forgot to feed it, because it was dead.
That's right... there was a dead mouse. In the radiator.

He's kinda cute, in a very dead, crispy sort of way. Mmmm, mmmm....