December 31, 2007
I'm planning on staying indoors this New Year's Eve, because (a) it's raining, and (b) fireworks don't really do it for me anymore.
Most of the Marines in the barracks are planning on celebrating at a number of local watering holes, but that isn't my bag either.
So I guess I'll curl up with a good book. But the rest of you, have fun!
December 29, 2007
December 24, 2007
Woo hoo, today is the second-most important holiday in the Christian calendar. And I get to start celebrating a good twelve hours earlier than most of my family. Ha!
When we were young, we had to wait until a decent hour to open up presents. Lacking adult supervision, I'm going to start opening mine right now.
December 23, 2007
My roommate just had the TV news on. The weather report had a map with all the planes in flight over the continental US, as the weatherman described flight delays.
I remember the TV news when I was very young. The weather guy had magnets on a painted board, and he pushed them around to describe what was happening. When computerized weather graphics came out, that was totally cool. And now, they've got a live map of the planes in the air. *sigh*
December 22, 2007
December 21, 2007
Next month's promotion scores just came out. My MOS is closed out, so there will be no new sergeants in January.
In related news, I was called to the Sergeant Major's office. This is normally not good for anyone below a Gunny. When I got there, I told that our squadron mascot was picking up, and would need a new namepatch with it's new rank, a sergeant.
The mascot is a frelling six-inch pirhana, that lives in a tank in the CO's office, so we have no mascot-related emotions towards it, because enlisted never get to interact with it. To the limited extent that one interacts with a fish anyway.
So the news that a fish is getting promoted but I'm not, didn't exactly fill me with glee.
December 19, 2007
This one's a keeper- it's a comic called The Superest. There are two cartoonists. Cartoonist 1 draws a character with a power. Cartoonist 2 draws someone that can defeat 1's entry. They keep going, each new character defeating the first one.
For the full effect, start with the first entry.
December 17, 2007
Hooray! I am now the proud owner of a two-door 1995 Honda Civic. It's blue with a yellow lightning bolt painted across both sides. Yes, really.
UPDATE: It's actually only got a bolt on the passenger side. Shows you how well I inspected it pre-purchase.
Contest idea: In the comments, how much do you think I paid for a 1995 two-door Civic hatchback, with 81000 km on the odometer?
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