knuckles

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from Macon, GA

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    • 23 Days left

      8 years ago

      knuckles

      That's how many days left until the wedding and I'm freaking out just a bit. I still don't have shoes that fit or a proper bra to wear under the dress. I know you guys are thinking why even wear one, but it's not an option. I just ordered my veil yesterday and since my dress is ivory I'm praying that the veil matches close enough. On top of that the friend who said she would make the cake is majorly sick right now with either pneumonia or bronchitis (maybe both) and most major bridal cake places want at least 4 weeks notice for a cake, here's to hoping that she gets better soon.

      In other news I have the reenactment of Louis XVI's trial in school today that I have gotten behind on my readings for so I'm off to try and ready 200 pgs and study for a Spanish Test today all before noon (it's 7:15 now). I better get cracking!

    • Hello again

      8 years ago

      knuckles

      So I'm back after a hiatus. I've been super busy lately with my real life. :) Besides school, work and girl scouts I've been busy planning a wedding. Brent and I are getting married next month on the 19th. Other than that there really isn't much new to report. I'm still alive! LOL.

    • Realizations

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      Camp is over, sorta. We have a week long break and then after the 4th of July I have 2 more weeks left. Actually there are 3 weeks of camp but I have to miss the last week. It's had it's ups and downs, but for the most part I have really enjoyed it. I think I have found my calling in life. I want to work for Girl Scouts. I know this is going to sound corny, but Girl Scouts has played such an important part in my life while growing up that I want to be involved with it as much as possible now that I'm an adult. I've decided that while I'm finishing up my degree I'm going to network with the people I already know at the office to try and land a permanent job there eventually. In other news I'm about to start saving for the 2011 GS national convention to kick off the 100th anniversary of GS! It's in Houston, TX this time around (it's every 3 years).

    • Wedding squabbles

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      So Brent and I set a date for our wedding. It's March 19, 2011 and already there are disagreements to the plans. Most notably our lack of traditions. We decided that because so much of my family is coming in from out of town that we would forgo the traditional rehersal dinner the night before to have breakfast the morning of the wedding and then have family go out and set tables and chairs up at camp. Well when we mentioned this to Brent's family the other night at dinner his mom is wanting to invite like all of Brent's extended family to this breakfast when all we wanted was immediate family (parents and sibblings that's it). So I simmered on it for a few days and talked to Brent a few minutes ago and calmly explained that we didn't need his whole extended family out at breakfast (for a number of different reasons). The problem? His parents have offered to pay for breakfast so I'm not sure how to politiely get out of it...

    • Too prudish?

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      So as most of you may know I got a summer job as a camp counsleor at the local Girl Scout Camp. I've decided that my boss, the day camp director is a complete idiot! She can't do her job and worries more about fitting in and being cool to the counsleors that she isn't taking the safety of the girls into account. For instance this week's theme is called "Super Soakin' " and her "wonderful' plan for Friday is a slip 'n slide. All day long! Granted they are making one out of tarps and all, so it's going to be bigger than the ones you buy in the store, but that's the only plan for the entire day!

      Also we have several counsleors who aren't 21 yet. One of the girls, Raquet, is staying with Tinker Bell (day camp director) this week because she lives out of town (normally she would stay at camp and it wouldn't be a big deal, but no one is spending the night at camp so she needed a place to stay for the week). Anyway most of them have decided to go to Tink's house and drink tomorrow night. I just find it highly unprofessional for the supervisor to buy alcohol for subordinates who are underage. Maybe I still have too much military in me, or maybe I'm just a huge prude; I don't know.

      What I do know though, is that if Tinker Bell doesn't come back next summer I'm totally applying for her position because I think I could do a way better job than her! I hope everyone else's summer is going well so far.

    • RIP TSgt Flores

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      TSgt Michael Flores arrived at Dover today with Military honors. The memorial will be Thursday the 17th at DM. He will arrive Friday the 18th in San Antonio with military honors.

      The funeral will be Saturday the 19th at 1300 at:
      Porter Loring Mortuaries 1101 McCullough SA, TX 78212

      Military honors will commence at 1430 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery 517 Paso Hondo Street SA, TX 78202.

      In lieu of flowers the Family request donations be made to "That Others May Live Foundation Memorial" Honoring TSgt Michael Flores.

      Link:
      secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=47d8a2

    • C.O.W.

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      So I won C.O.W. (counsleor of the week) for last week; and the prize? A gift card to Chick-fil-A! Camp went much more smoothly today compared to last Monday. Looking forward to a great week!

    • Camp time

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      This past weekend was the first part of staff training for camp this summer. I am super excited about it and will be working with a great group of people. We go back out there tomorrow to finish up the training and I just found out that I will be getting to go horseback riding tomorrow. They offer horse programs all summer at camp and the poor horses don't get much use other than camp during the summer so they haven't been ridden on since last summer. Monti the horse director wants us to ride them tomorrow for some "seat" time. The horse staff will be walking the horses while we ride them so it's not actual horseback riding, but I'm excited anyway. Also I got to shoot archery for the first time (I had to do it right handed though because Sunflower didn't have the left-handed bow set up yet) so I didn't do too well (I hit 2 of the 4 arrows), but Sunflower (the archery director) said that I can come back and in a few weeks to shoot left handed, so I'm super excited about that. I am also a certified lifeguard now and that's good for 3 years. Oh and I decided on Gadget as my camp name, hence the picture. Well I'm off to finish laundry and pack for the weekend. Chao!

    • Summer camp

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      I don't remember if I've mentioned this or not, but I got a summer job! I will be working at the Girl Scout camp all summer as a Day Camp counsleor. I get the confirmation email yesterday and the very last line of the instructions are:

      Every week at camp will we have a Campers’ Choice class. This will be a class that you can teach something that you love, something that you are good at and enjoy. In the past, counselors have taught STEP, tennis, archery at night, sewing, cooking, art, hip-hop, campfire songs and many more. Have a class in mind you want to teach.

      I guess now I have to come up with something to teach...If I only knew what though!

    • vacation time

      9 years ago

      knuckles

      It took me 11 hours yesterday to drive from my apt to my sister's house in Ohio. I can't believe how big Emmet has gotten. I'll have some new pictures up soon. The even better part is that my parents are driving in from NY, so the whole family will be here just about.

      In other news I'm officially a senior at school now! Final grades were posted yesterday. I walked away with 2 A's and 2 B's, so I guess that's not too bad for the first term at a new school. Goal for the fall: 4 A's and 1 B (I'm taking spanish in the fall and not looking forward to it).

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  • Comments (284)

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Wait... You signed in 2 months ago & didn't say anything? How's the hubby working out?

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      On TV last night, Mike Rowe of the Dirty Jobs series went to ??? AFB in Kansas to work with the tank rats. It was wild watching the thin frame women skinny through the small wing hatch while Rowe struggled. Looked like a really nasty job caulking leaking rivets from the inside. When they finished that, they went into a 135r to remove a leaking bladder. Amazing to see them unlace and pull it through the small hatch. When Rowe asked what the foul smell was, the woman replied they were right underneath the toilet, something that was prone to leaking.

      Pretty interesting story that ended up with a mid air refueling ride.

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      Ok, how about equally brave?

      Was there no alternative to taking Spanish?

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      So yeah... message me with your name and I will friend you then...
      Cause we addicts need to stick together... smiley0.gif

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      I haven't bought the plane tickets yet, but I think on the way down we have a layover in Houston and on the way back is Atlanta. That would be cool to meet up. We plan to return some time on Thursday June 3rd. I will let you know whenever it is for certain. smiley0.gif

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      What you could use is a leash/harness thing for cats called "Come with Me," we usually use it with Sasha to let her get out when we have to pee... so she can stretch her legs and get the jitters out. The only catch is to get the harness on her BEFORE she's in the carrier. After that, it's really easy.

      I'd have used it on this car trip... but we forgot to put it on her in the mad rush to get me on the road.

    • 82nd

      9 years ago

      aaah...sorry bout that...but no english written newspapers here...unfortunatly

    • DeltaSniper

      9 years ago

      I have never heard if it's easy or hard I just heard there can be opportunities and if you want to try something it never hurts to try for it.

    • DeltaSniper

      9 years ago

      Thanks! The way I looked at it even if I don't get my to pick or if I do and it's not what I want there are always chances to cross train. I will probably ask you some questions when I get my AFSC.

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      Oh my!! Of course it can happen.
      How, you ask? ... come to Colorado...
      you knew I was gonna say that, right?

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      Thanks for clarifying that for me. I was confused. Not an issue for a blond, but still perplexing at the time...

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      Hello to you too. I have spent a better part of the evening pondering what to say to you in answer to your question. My Mom and Dad did a wonderful job of hiding Mom's dementia from us. Only after my Dad passed away, did we realize what a problem we had. Mom in Northern New Hampshire, me in Western New York, sisters in DC and Delaware. I can't tell you how many times I had to drop things and rush eight hours to NH to solve a problem. Even sent Havoc up there for a summer to watch over her while my sisters and I tried to formulate a plan. I know the dilemma you face and the feelings you have well. I'll try to have some insight for you tomorrow. Good hearing from you.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      In reply to knuckles, #23:

      Just out of curiousity, what's your rational behind telling me to stay in GA?


      Look, it stinks when family gets sick - been there, hell, doing it now, sort of. Putting your life on hold will end up making you resent a whole lot of stuff, and be worse for everyone, not just you. There's plenty of people who can help take care of family - and they should understand that you can't rip your own life up and make it revolve around them.

      Relatively frequent visits home (every 3 months or so), can let you keep reasonable tabs on the goings on & so forth, without completely destroying your life.

    • nightwolf12 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      Yeah, it is fairly simple stuff. Unfortunately my condition of Asperger Syndrome has left me with under-developed mathematical capabilities. So take that in to account with my lack of Math classes, it makes it a little difficult for me to understand what's on the test in the AR and MK sections. smiley6.gif

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      Remember your painting episodes and how we both hated painting especially under pressure? Several months ago, my granddaughter called and asked if I would come down and repaint her room. One day while at school, the baby came into her room and did quite a decorating job with crayon and pencil. I just finished painting her room again and hope that the old paint hasn't faded much. I am really not into detail work at the moment. The upstairs hall and stairwell are another story. I told the kids if I saw as much as a pencil mark on anything, EVERYONE in the house would be spanked. The four year old got a bit upset and asked if that meant Mommy and Daddy also. When I told him EVERYONE again, you could have heard a pin drop. Did I ever mention how much I hate painting????

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      Sure I'll still read it. m.woody@yahoo.com

    • mathfreak

      9 years ago

      oh yessss! My ebil plan works!
      bwahahaha!

      Come to Denver! I have a spare room. We would have so much fun! smiley0.gif

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      reimbursement only works right now with us if we have/had the money to begin with. military doesn't pay for overdraft fees on an account waiting to be reimbursed.

    • DadHavoc

      9 years ago

      One last scout story. We were camped in the Scout Camp ground at Wright Patterson AFB. I made a head check about 2230hrs and went back to my tent. Around 0030hrs, all Hell broke loose. Cargo planes with JATO's, fighters and just about anything with wings started taking off and landing. There was going to be no sleep that night. Then I got worried the kids might be scared by the noise. I went out to check and found four tents MISSING! The camp ground was at the 50 yard line of the main runway and I finally found the tents squeezed between the pine trees and the runway fence. The kids were plastered to the screens watching all the action. So much for being scared. Later I found that we were confined to camp because of the alert. When I mentioned to the MP's that we traveled light and needed groceries, they took our shopping list and came back later with everything we needed. For all they had on their plate that night and the next few days, we were treated like royalty. They escorted us to places that few outsiders ever got to go. We were even invited to the officers mess for dinner. I could never thank all of them enough for making our trip such a success.

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      Yea, the pants and shirt are a tad too big... for now. But she'll grow into them in no time I'm sure. Expecially at the rate she keeps eating. She's went from 1-2oz at each feeding now to about 2-4oz per feeding... still every 2hrs. Where does she put it all?

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      Kim, got your package today. Thanks so much for the clothes, and the sundress is so cute!!! When Jerrod opened the box he didn't believe me when I told him you had sewn all of it. You really have done an outstanding job on everything.

    • pwoody

      9 years ago

      It's not really enjoying her misery as much as it is remembering the same situation with one of my kids....and asking my folks the same questions.....and watching their reaction. It's a classic.

      See history does repeat itself!

    • Megan327

      9 years ago

      No worries. You didn't tell me what was in it.

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      You have to have a colpo or something to go twice a year?

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      It's the same clicky thing they use for your annual PAP smear.

    • trevor1001

      10 years ago

      Thanks for the tips. How long have you been in the air force?

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      Ok, thanks.

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      Yea, but I know you're getting out soon and also need to be saving some monies for that. Plus you didn't have to, there's no "fine print" with friendships.

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      That is really nice of you. Good thing that as I just updated it and changed the shipping address to the apartment instead of my parents.

      Between you & Paul, you two have been the best folks anyone could have asked for. And that isn't me sucking up either. You've done things I wish I had the balls for, yet don't really ask for anything in return (but anytime you're in the area let me know, don't know if we've got room to stick ya here, but can at least give you directions, travel advice, and places to go that isn't the typical beach or naval base and good hotels).

    • Megan327

      10 years ago

      Try the link now. I think its fixed.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Ask him if a Taco Bell Sonic Boom would be a better III-V semiconductor.

      Ask him id a sausage rocket would be better than Galium Arsenide.

    • bikemancs

      10 years ago

      1. I don't trust them 100%

      2. I wanted an inventory of all my TA-50

      3. I have 2 shipments, so I wanted to make sure I knew which shipment had what in it (by MY packing)

      4. 2 guys, pack and move 5 people in one day! uh... I'll pack my own, thankyouverymuch...

    • mathfreak

      10 years ago

      Ok! I'll keep a plate warm for ya! You might want to come before tomorrow, cause our airport may be shut down. We're expecting a blizzard! woohoo! smiley1.gif

    • tinybronzgod

      10 years ago

      Gansevoort is just north of Saratoga, near Wilton. Yea, I'm part of the 109th at Scotia!! That is crazy you're from Amsterdam! If you don't wanna stay in the south....you can always come back up to the cold!! I dson't blame you for stayin where it's warm though!

    • jamerv86

      10 years ago

      things suck even more now, cause my team got another new staff and he's married to one of the chicks already on my team and i have already voiced my concern about having spouses work together to our super, but she dont care. its already affected how things are and is creating unrest with our airman. plus our sup is being super anal about our pt now cause she thinks our run time for a run time gauge, that was requested by our wing be and didnt have any effect on tests, was as she said atrocious. but nobody is gonna try their hardest when they dont have to especially when u cant cound just one part of the pt test and then say some sucks cause of it.

    • MiraSuMuerte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold /dev/null

      10 years ago

      Where you at?

    • MiraSuMuerte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold /dev/null

      10 years ago

      Hey. I'm generally a large reg, so I don't know. My trouser + blouse size, I mean. The Med-Reg trousers may be akin to tights, but I'm still shrinking. I know for sure that Med-Short blouse wouldn't cover me. Heh.

      How much were you thinking?

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      no that's the perfect time to....because you have no reason to get out of bed while on vacation....it means you should stay in comforty warmness

      and ebay sucks

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      nope...it's Dayquil now!

      sup?

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
      your soul is a cavern of....fluffy pink stuff

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      ^ Nori is a male name. The "ko" at the end changes its gender to female (I have a Japanese friend)

    • DadHavoc

      10 years ago

      That's a tough call on price. The neighborhood we moved from was highly desirable so even in the bad market our house sold within 6 weeks of listing. I figure we made $5000 in improvements (painting, new carpet etc) and ended up getting $15,000 more than we would have without the improvements. There are ways to get around some of the higher real estate commissions. I saw one company that will package and advertise your house but it is up to you to show it. Some of these outfits work on a reduced percentage (typical 2-3%) where others are straight flat rate. It all depends on how involved you wish to become in the sale of your property. Also, if you haven't done it, take a drive through the neighborhood and check out the for sale signs. Then call at least 2-3 of the agents with the most listings and interview them. Many more things are negotiable these days than they were in the past. What ever you do and what ever agent you pick, just make sure you are comfortable with them. I hate to say this but there are more lazy agents out there then there are top notch ones. A good one will make all the difference in your sale.

    • DadHavoc

      10 years ago

      I love cutting our own tree. It can be full of peril though. Several years ago during a extreme cold snap, we cut the tree and brought it home. After several hours in the warm house, hornets and flies started appearing. Looking for the source, I discovered a nest right in the very center of the tree. The warm house had brought them to life. Since then we check carefully for any hitchhikers.

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      You have entirely way too much free time on your hands to keep coming across all this stupid (funny, but stupid) stuff...LOL.


      You kidding? that's me

    • mathfreak

      10 years ago

      Awh thanks!

      Can I have your address? I would like to send you a Christmas card smiley1.gif

    • DadHavoc

      10 years ago

      Losing that award to a desk jockey really sucks. I totally understand how you feel. Several years ago, I worked like a dog at our church clearing brush, cutting trees, building a fire pit, raking and leveling a field so the youth group had a place to play (and also have overflow parking). Everyone was really pleased and impressed at the results. I got a lot of compliments on how wonderful the new facility was. Then when the service to church award was handed out, it went to the little old lady that went daily to the post office to pick up the mail. I remember during the church service how she was praised by the minister for the wonderful and faithful job she did picking up the mail every day. Sometimes life just isn't fair.

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      weeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • 82nd

      10 years ago

      I never knew you weren't a guy

      smiley0.gifsmiley6.gif

    • tomii FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      hey...

      Be strong.

      That's all.

    • mathfreak

      11 years ago

      Glad to hear tyou're back...yeah I know I write too many journals.
      That's only because I lead an exciting life....or I'm addicted to RT... O.o

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