lmf221

Female
from San diego, ca

  • Activity

    • Oh god

      3 years ago

      lmf221

      Life has changed way too much for me since I last logged on and it blows my mind that I joined this community 10+ years ago. I'm 29 in a month and I feel like the oldest of ladies, haha. I'm in San Diego now for the rest of the year, divorced as of 2014 (hello statistic), and struggling with life on the daily. On the plus side I'm still looking pretty good for an old maid, haha.

    • Resident Evil

      6 years ago

      lmf221

      Got myself resident evil 6 for the PS3. If anyone is interested in adding me my tag is my user name.

    • Things people don't think about

      6 years ago

      lmf221

      I am in the military, so to a point I have accepted that I am surrounded by men in an environment that caters to men. I essentially shed any and all "girly-ness" while at work because I don't want my being female to define me or limit me in my job. This is very important to me as I know the negative associations that occur when women join the military and I am determined not to live up with the stereotype. I want to be a bad-ass, frankly and do my job and learn the most possible so I can make the most of my experience when I finish up with my time.

      Here are a few things about women in my particular rate. I could apply this to women in the navy in general but I feel that would be unfair as my experience with non-nuke female sailors extends solely to boot camp.

      I am perhaps one of like three girls in the program I have met in the last 2 years to NOT be married to another military member. Of all the girls I know in the program, perhaps half--maybe less have NOT washed out via pregnancy or "going sad" as we like to call it. I hate this with a passion, but whatever. All I can do is my job.

      My husband is essentially shit on by being a civilian male spouse. All military spouse groups/programs/etc are aimed SOLELY at female spouses, who frankly I generally abhor on a level unheard of. There are OF COURSE wonderful exceptions, and spouses who do not work as the cost of daycare for their children isn't worth the money they would make so I get that or who work and provide equally to their husbands. This is aimed at the majority who I feel only leech off their husbands, let the house be a mess and do nothing everyday but complain about how hard they have it and stuff their faces and gain weight. To me, who feels the intense need to contribute and work and do my part this is just unacceptable.

      He is currently searching for a job (he is employed here in SC but needs to have something when we move) as we are scheduled to relocate to my permanent duty station in a couple of months, but he has a bachelors degree so I'm hoping the economy won't shit too hard on us. WE SHALL SEE. (If anyone knows any companies hiring in the Norfolk, VA area let me know)

      Sorry, just a little rant. Needed to get this off my chest.

    • hm...

      6 years ago

      lmf221

      I'm only a couple of weeks away from qualifying Nuclear Operator and heading to the fleet. Still no word on orders. Life otherwise is going pretty well. I removed a bunch of pictures that I thought were ESPECIALLY stupid and put up a couple of more recent ones. I don't love how I look in my uniform they don't have the same effect on women as they have on men (the instant cool factor) but I'm proud to wear it.

      Hope everyone is doing well!

    • 6 years ago

      lmf221
    • So. 8 months later.

      7 years ago

      lmf221

      I am an Electricians Mate 3rd class (EM3) in the United States Navy. I begin the second part of my schooling on Monday. I just got married 3 weeks ago (on July 16th) and I've begun married life (which is pretty awesome). I'm stationed right outside of Charleston, SC. It gets hot as Hades sometimes, but it's really nice here and the beaches are pretty great.

      The military has been a struggle, but I'm managing it. I'm a little nervous about getting back into school, because A School was pretty rough for me. Really time intensive and a high stress/high difficulty situation. I know I haven't been on here in FOREVER, but I like to keep people updated (at least a little, lol!)

      I'm just keeping on keeping on. I'm planning to complete power school in Feb '12 and begin prototype in Charleston sometime in the first half of 2012 and be done before winter. Then ultimately the goal is to get stationed in Norfolk, VA. Buy a home in the vacinity and serve out the rest of my 6 year enlistment (getting a degree in nuclear engineering or a similar field, have children, get a job in the civilian sector, make tons of $$$ and live comfortably with my husband, children, rescued pets for the rest of my days.

      ...NOW lets just hope it works that way, lol.

      I'll try to check in intermittently. I might put some wedding pictures up soon.

    • FUCK YES

      8 years ago

      lmf221

      I graduated from RTC Great Lakes Wednesday. I head to Charleston, SC to begin Nuke School on December 1st.

      I will be an Electricians Mate and I am so proud of myself for getting through the first of many challenges to come. I am a Sailor in the United States Navy which is pretty fucking cool.

    • So...to clarify

      8 years ago

      lmf221

      I'm entering Naval Bootcamp in Great lakes illinois. I ship October 4th.

      And yeah, I'm pretty seriously nervous about it.

      Everyone please pray that I get in and get through ok!

    • THIRTEEN DAYS

      8 years ago

      lmf221

      I head to Great Lakes, IL in THIRTEEN DAYS. I am WAY TOO NERVOUS.

      I'm sooooo scared something is going to go wrong.

    • Here for a sec

      9 years ago

      lmf221

      So here I am. God, I am pathetic when it comes to this place. Maybe if they got a RedvsBlue app for my phone I might be on more often, but as it stands not I check facebook and occasionally screw around with twitter. Still waiting around for boot camp in august. I'm still in pretty terrible shape but I'm working on it. My endurance is absolute shit.

      Absolute SHIT.

      But it's a process, and if I'm not up to par before I leave, then I'll just through hell in Great Lakes and be hard bodied when I get out.

      Things with the boyfriend are going really well right now. We went to myrtle beach the weekend before my birthday (June 1st) and had a FANTASTIC time. I can't wait until I'm stationed in Charleston and get to see the South Carolina beaches all the time.

      Still struggling to find a job for the summer, but I'm meeting with a temp agency this week so wish me luck.

      Now I'm off to enjoy this beautiful Saturday here in VA. Hope everyone else has a stellar weekend. :)

  • Comments (2350)

    • RVBclan

      4 years ago

      Misty rocks

    • randy43326

      6 years ago

      wow last signed on 3 days ago... long time no talk!

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

      7 years ago

      Happy Birthday

    • SpadeEXE

      7 years ago

      Cool to see you are in the USN. I am stationed in HI, so if you are every through here, drop a line. Hopefully things are well for you. Take care.

      • lmf221

        6 years ago

        Thanks, I doubt I'll be out that way because I'm shooting for east coast and Hawaii is a sub only base for my job. It's nice to hear from you! Hope things are going well :)

    • ToneDizzle05

      7 years ago

      Yo lauren, you still on this site or what? lol

    • Stonesword

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

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

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • Gui_

      9 years ago

      Holy Crap you're still here!

      You probably don't remember me but I just saw you online and wanted to drop by to say I hope you've been doing well ;)

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      Good morning! Just thinking, if you liked my idea at all, it doesn't have to be Halo 3. I see you've also played Orange Box and Vegas 2, both of which I have smile.png Since the idea was to cheer you up, I'll let you choose wink.png

    • blaster49707

      9 years ago

      Happy F U day.

      nice Grammar pic

    • RVA_Amanda

      9 years ago

      Congrats on FU fellow Virginianite! smiley1.gif
      I don't see people from the same area as me on here very often

    • bendcook

      9 years ago

      congrats on fu

    • KoreanWonder

      9 years ago

      Congrats Ms. Featured User!

    • cloud23

      9 years ago

      Congrats on FU...!

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

      9 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!! smiley0.gif

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

      9 years ago

      Congrats on FU smiley11.gif

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      Grats on your FU Day. smile.png

    • ProfDrCmdrChang Professor Doctor Command

      9 years ago

      Congrats on the FU thar.

    • LittleHelper

      9 years ago

      Happy FU!

    • silverkitten

      9 years ago

      Hey, if you get this soon, can you check out my journal please? i need some more girls to help me on an art project

    • Jalnor

      9 years ago

      shock.png Your star is gone! Need a helping hand?
      I prefer to check, since sometimes peeps deliberately stop sponsoring in protest at things and they get all rowdy at me... LOL

    • Nicolai

      9 years ago

      you look really famiar in a really vague way
      do we know each other at all, i sincerely doubt it but its annoying me right now

    • andym005

      9 years ago

      So I know that you're an avid Brand New fan just like me and I just wanted to see if you knew you could listen to their entire new album "Daisy" online?! I'm going to see them live in Oct. and its going to rock my fucking socks off clear to the moon!!! much love LMF.

      click for Daisy

    • BlackMonsta

      9 years ago

      I miss you babe

    • Opaque

      10 years ago

      Of course I remember you, don't be silly.

    • Kumiho

      10 years ago

      Oi!

      Put up a journal or something!

      It's weird when you go silent!

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

      10 years ago

      Hey, we still on for tomorrow?

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

      10 years ago

      Hey you should come help me out and vote for me!
      rvb.roosterteeth.com/groups/forum/viewTopic.php?id=10942

      It would be much appreciated!

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

      10 years ago

      happy belated birthday

    • mm172001

      10 years ago

      Happy Birthday!!!

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

      10 years ago

      happy birthday Laur!

    • Stonesword

      10 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

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

      10 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

      I still have to wait an hour. smiley3.gif

    • BlackMonsta

      10 years ago

      Hey I won't be on for a while tomorrow so I'm saying happy birthday now

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

      10 years ago

      1 day!

    • believeinka

      10 years ago

      I'm alright... just relaxing. Been busy working a lot lately, but all in all - i'm doing well

    • believeinka

      10 years ago

      you're welcome!
      how are you?

    • believeinka

      10 years ago

      Hey,
      Long time, no talk. I saw on your profile it says your birthday is in two days! An early happy birthday to you there kiddo. (I probably won't remember or talk to you in two days, so I'll tell you now - I hope you have a good one!!!)

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

      10 years ago

      One week!

    • Red_Enemy

      10 years ago

      hey
      how're you doing?

    • Resho_Sagara

      10 years ago

      hey, umm could you add me lol...i've been pending for a while lol

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

      10 years ago

      Two weeks!

    • cutencrazy

      10 years ago

      the Navy is a great way to get job training that you can use once your out, they allow you to pick a job unlike the air force that asks you to pick 5 jobs and gives you the first available. They have reserves just like every other branch if you want to start with a small commitment and still make good money (its 1 weekend a month and 2 weeks in the summer). If you have any questions just send me a message, I am heading to boot camp on Wednesday and will be back in 2 months, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes!

    • BlackMonsta

      10 years ago

      you know you miss me lol

    • Red_Enemy

      10 years ago

      hello.

    • Higgins

      10 years ago

      Not all Marine chicks are insane... only most of them.

    • RNHdb25

      10 years ago

      well depending on the branch and ur MOS you have like a 75% chance of being deployed, however if ur not infantry or MP or something like that u probably won'd be in the action, but that's the thing about being in the armed forces, they ARM u for a reason, lol.

    • RNHdb25

      10 years ago

      hey, if ur going, go balls deep, so to speak

    • dix

      10 years ago

      Do your research. Make sure that what you are signing is exactly what you would want.

      I HIGHLY recommend checking this out. Read it. I read it twice before signing up.

    • Red_Enemy

      10 years ago

      hey lauren

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