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Next Mission

25 Mar

A. Get a car. A car is the key to happiness.
2. Don’t run out of money. Possibly find a job (bleh) until this summer.
Tres. Take that car on a roadtrip.

That’s pretty much the plan for now. I’m thinking about going to Afropunk this year. It looks awesome and it’s freeee!! I definitely want to do at least my first helpx this summer as well. I’m planning that for July since we won’t have drill that month.
Speaking of drill, guess who got promoted at her last RSP drill? 1148916_635108553233485_171847432_n

Yeah, that’s right.



Annoying Things People Do and How To Fix Them

4 May

I’m not usually one to complain about little things. But there are just some things that are absolutely annoying. So annoying that I’ve made a list of them. I call it “Annoying Pet Peeves List.”

  • When rappers assign new meanings to words that already have MULTIPLE meanings. Think “Racks on racks on racks.” Do you know how many meanings the word rack(s) has already?? And you just thought it would be fun to add to the list?!
    Solution: Before you start to make a rap about something, purchase a thesaurus so you can steer clear of words with previously assigned defenitions. 🙂
  • When people leave their shopping carts at a parking spot instead of walking 10-20 ft to put it in the designated buggy area thing. 
    Solution: Stores should follow Aldi’s example: charge people quarters when they use a cart. Then, after you’ve finished shopping and return your cart, you get your quarter back. I’ve never seen an abandoned cart at Aldi before, just sayin’.
  • Road Rage. Angrily honking at the guy who just cut you off isn’t making anybody’s day better. Now you’re all pissy because he’s cut you off, he’s all pissy because you’ve honked at him angrily- nobody benefits from road rage. And what if he’s an emotionally unstable MMA fighter? What’s to say he won’t get out of his car and attack you for angry-honking?
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    ^Observe, his angry scowl^
    Solution: Don’t honk, follow my scream then laugh technique. The way this works is that instead of you honking at the rude person that was obviously wrong for cutting you off, you take that aggression and channel it into positivity. Instead of shouting a string of expletives, you’d say something like this: “WOW! YOU ARE SUCH A GREAT DRIVER! I CAN’T BELIEVE HOW AWESOME YOU ARE!” in the loudest, most sarcastic voice you can (assuming your windows are up),thus bringing yourself some sort of satisfaction while eliminating the risk of having your face destroyed by an angry MMA fighter.

Using this technique has been scientifically proven (not at all) to decrease road rage by 40% (made that up, too).
But trust me, it works.

There are so many Awesome People In The World

24 Apr

And this June, I may have a chance to meet some of them at the Trailblazer Gathering , founded by Blake Boles, in Asheville! That is, if I get to go. Which is pretty much dependent on me not having a drill rescheduled for anytime that week. Oh yeah, and having money to pay for it. Hopefully, neither of those things interfere (interfer? idk) and I’m able to go. “Chari, what is this Trailblazer Gathering you speak of?” you may ask. Well, invisible internet person (who may or may not actually be there) the best way to learn about it would be to go through the link and read the Vision. I’d rather you get your own firsthand persective than for me to tell you about it and not do it justice. While you’re there, check out the schedule for all of the things that they’ll we’ll be doing that week. What I will tell you is that it’ll be awesome. Maybe I’ll see ya there.


Aside 16 Apr

Today, I was going to write about all of the exciting things that have been going on in my life right now. About going to prom with my friend, about my last trip to MEPS, and about my swearing in ceremony today. But, with all that’s happened today, with all of the bombings, I feel less excited about anything thats happening in my life right now. I feel it would almost be dishonorable to talk about my accomplishments and endeavours while three people in Boston and an unknown number in Iraq have lost their lives today to bombings.

I will say that I wish I wasn’t just a sitting duck right now. I wish I could do something, anything to help the people that were directly affected, or even the family who’re waiting in hospitals to recieve word on their loved ones. I wish I could help find whatever sick bastards think things like these are okay to do. But right now, I can’t do any of that. So I’ll pray for their lives, that their injuries aren’t fatal, for the National Guardsmen and women that are going to assist them, or in the case of those in the Iraq, that anyone assists them at all. For now I’ll pray, because thats all I can do.

12 Apr

Since January, my family has done started this program of sorts where we list 5 goals for the month whatever month we’re in. We write them out on and find a motivational quote to go with them. Then we all present them to one another so everybody is held accountable. Since I’m blogging again now, I guess I’ll just post mine online as well.

April Goals

-Get up to my weight before swearing in

-Find a gym to train in

-Finish my final project

-Don’t fail exams

-Find a job in food service

Merry Chistmas and all that Jazz

10 Apr

Merry Christmas Eve, andd congradulations on surviving the end of the world! I havewn’t got much time, so here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

1. Saw the Hobbit. It wasn’t terrible. Now, I’m a BIG LOTR fan, so I was less than thrilled by all of the additions Mr. Peter Jackson&Co. have decided to make to the story line. Other than that, it was okay. Not a terrible way to spend 4 hours of my life.

2. Decided to Enlist into the Army National Guard. This wasn’t a spur-of-the-moment decision. I’ve been thinking about it for a few years actually. It’s taken this long for me to seriously do my research. Also,  had to convince my Dad, who wasn’t as in love with the idea as I am. I still have a few more questions before I go and see a recruiter, so if anyone who reads this blog (assuming people actually DO read this blog hehe) has/is ever been enlisted or is related to someone who is/was that wouldn’t mind answering some of my questions. I’d sure appreciate it. 🙂

3. I’ve decided to stay in school. For those of you who don’t know me personally, you don’t know that I’m currently in my senior year of homeschool. I’ve currently got more than enough credits to just go ahead and graduate this semester, but after a lot of thought and a few almost very dumb and possibly life changing decisions, I’ve decided to finish out. I realized the only reason that I wanted to graduate early is because I felt like I needed to do something super impressive to compare to the rest of my peers, which usually isn’t a good reason to do something. Also, the National Guard isn’t too crazy for people who don’t have the discipline to finish out highschool.

4. I still don’t have my liscense. -_- Don’t wanna talk about it.

That’s all I can think of right now. I’m not gonna promise to update soon becuase that almost never happens now. See ya when I see ya


MOS Complications

10 Apr

Well, today I had to pick another MOS AGAIN -_-. (Just go with it, I’ll explain later). This is the second day in a row. Yesterday, when I went to talk to my recruiter, I was a 35p hopeful. Then, upon arriving at the base, we discovered that that slot- the ONLY Linguist slot available in the entire state- was snatched away by some other lucky son of a gun while I was away on Spring break. I, of course, was disappointed. 😦 <– that’s my sad face.

Then, we looked around for a bit and found another MOS that we thought would fit me, Blackhawk Heli Repair. I have to admit, at first I wasn’t crazy about the new job. But after I finished wallowing in my own self pity over not getting my dream MOS, I realized how awesome it was going to be to work on Blackhawks! I mean, how many girls can say that they repaired and flew in Blackhawks right? Well, as I found out this morning, I won’t be one of the few. It turns out that there was a soldier who requested a transfer to the unit that was offering that position -_-. Of course, I understand the NGs position; why send a brand new grunt through all that training when there is someone who’s already qualified to do the job? Still, I’m a little disappointed.

Now, as of this morning, I’m going to be a 91B, Light Vehicle Mechanic. I’m supposed to swear in Monday, but I can’t help but wonder whether or not I’ll end up with another MOS by then.