Sunday, February 3, 2008

The most uninteresting weekend.... ever.

Dear Friends, Please stop sending me youtube montages of soldiers in Iraq, specifically ones that include sad music, folded flags, crying men, and/or crying children saying their goodbyes. Thanks. Love, KJ.

Their hearts are in the right places but geeze... you can only watch those things so many times before you want to cry and fly to Iraq to pick up your significant other. Don't get me wrong, I think they're very sweet and I'm sure the object of said videos are to instill a sense of pride and respect for military members. But trust me, I'm good in that department. Pride? Check. Couldn't be more proud of the man I adore, the job he does, the values he stands for and the country he serves. Respect? Check. I respect the job he does, the courage he has and the man that he is. They're nice videos... really, but I don't need or want to watch them. They make it incredibly difficult to go about your day with some amount of strength and resolve... particularly when you're already an emotional mess because it's "that time of the month." I'd MUCH rather watch videos of soldiers duct taping each other to things, dancing and lip syncing to Britney Spears or testing their kevlar out by running into buildings. Send me those things... atleast they're FUNNY! (speaking of... have you SEEN the one of the soldier who lets someone put an electric fly swatter up to his.... "junk"? Hillarious)

This weekend has been good. It's Superbowl Sunday! Whoo hoo. I love football. Go Giants. (unless of course Dave Thomas, graduate of my Alma Matter and tight end for the Patriots gets to play... then go New England!). I'll probably head over to a friends house later on... her and her husband are having a little get together and it'll be nice to catch up. After that I think I'm going to head out to Sgt.'s family's house.

Friday I was planning on going shopping after work for care package stuff. Well... I then watched one of the aforementioned youtube videos and was a sobbing mess. I decided that it was probably best to avoid the store for a while since I was worried I'd see someone I knew (small town and two grocery stores... it's highly likely) and then they'd ask how Sgt. was doing and I'd lose it. So I picked up the apartment some, ate supper, and took a little nap. I woke up around 9:30pm and decided I wanted to go to the store now... not sure why, I wasn't planning on going grocery shopping till the next day but I think it was more out of boredom than anything else. So... went to the store, wandered the aisles for a little bit, got something for breakfast for the next morning and was going to get one of those face mask things but they had cosmetics closed off due to restocking or something like that. Jerks. Don't they know "left behinds" who have nothing better to do in a small town on a friday night might just want to pick up some beauty products at 10pm?? The nerve of some people huh. Talk about poor customer service. :) Made it back to the apartment around 11:00 and went to bed. Saturday I DID go shopping (and did get that face mask)... ran a bunch of errands and picked up a to-go order from one of my favorite restraunts in town. I don't normally do that, I usually eat at home or maybe get some fast food since it's just me. I'm not nearly brave enough to actually eat inside a restraunt alone yet, but I figured to-go was ok and it was better food than anything I could pick up at a drive through. You should have been in the car on the way home though... totally wierd. I had also picked up some coffee from Starbucks for Sgt. and since it was freshly ground I had the aroma of coffee and mexican food battaling against each other. I won't be reccomending that to "lysol" anytime soon. The mexican food won out by the way... took a while but the 15 min. drive back home proved to be too much for the coffee. My life is shockingly uninteresting.

Talked to Sgt. a little bit. He's doing good... he was able to get an x-box and bought "Guitar Hero." :) I'm not a huge fan of video games... except that one. I LOVE it! I'm excited he got it, it's something we can share now even though he's gone. Hopefully he won't have much time to practice and I'll still keep up my high score over him :) unlikely though.

Everything else is going good.... just same story different day.


Lindsay aka Corn

Just a hint, they tend to come back home with *extremely* well honed Guitar Hero skills.

I suggest A LOT of practice and threatening to with-hold care packages if they even think about trying to beat your score when they get home.

He still beat it...but at least he didn't rub it in...too much.