Sunday, July 31, 2011

Music Monday

okay, I'm sucked into it. This is too fun! And thanks to Xmasdolly for the Spotlight Dancer award! Makes me feel better about dancing around the house for the last hour!

Love this song

Used to sing this on the way home from missions

makes you think of the rest of the world like its not so far away, doesn't it?

I sing this song allllll the time

Yep, I like rap. sometimes.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A few more I wish were still around

And here's some more, just because I'm a dork

Had to do it

Okay, some old favorites that I wish were still around

Monday, July 18, 2011

Another one....

Don't ask, I have no idea why, but I can't get this song out of my head LOL

something fun

Sorry Y'all

Oaky, I swore to myself that I wouldn't use this thing as a bitch and whine forum. I wanted to start some intelligent discussions, more thought provoking stuff, things like that. But I need to vent, and there's not really anyone around, so I'm gonna do it here. So, if you don't feel like listening to me complain anymore, just skip this one, because I'm gonna go on for a bit.
So, day started like any other. Got up, checked some emails, took the dog out, jumped on the treadmill for a bit, and then my phone rings. Okay, first, a little history. My unit is going out for the annual two week summer trip next week. But they're leaving for three. No big deal. The manifest of who's going came out in May, and I wasn't on it. Their excuse? "well, since you're not officially qualified for the job you've been doing for a year, we can't take you". Spent the next 60 days trying to convince everyone in my unti that my capabilities would be of awesome benefit, but alas, to no avail. So, I accept that I'll be missing oout on right around $2300, which is what I'd make on this trip. Not going to mention how badly I need that money. So, fast forward to this morning. Phone rings, its my sergeant. Wants to know if I still want to go, because he may be able to get me on the manifest. Seriously? You wait until a week out for this? I pleaded my case for months, and every member of my unit said No, and you call me a week out?? When the only way I could possibly go is to lose my job??? I did that once before for this unit, when they needed me. I went on short notice, lost my job, and spent the next three months finding another. Yes, I may not like the civilian job I have, but its MONEY, and I need it. And now, when there's no way for me to go, you ask if I want to?? HOLY SHIT!! How many times can I get fucked over in this damn unit!! I bend over backwards and bust my ass 22 hours a day for these people and this is the thanks I get? They've cancelled 11 of my school applications because they said I needed a security clearance. Come to find out, I have no need of one. None whatsoever. So for the last 14 months, I've been denied 11 schools because they're misinformed. Really? I got cancelled for the 12th, with the excuse "You have to have a security clearance to be an MP". Umm, DUMBASS, I"M NOT AN MP AND NEVER HAVE BEEN!! NOR HAVE I EVER WANTED TO BE!!! How hard is it for someone to read a piece of paper? Its on the second line, for fucks sake!! I know the reserves have their issues, its to be expected. Seems like the only ones that take anything seriously and act like this is the military are a couple of the Command Level Officers, and a ton of the lower enlisted. The middle? Yeah, theres two. The rest couldn't give a fuck less. It doesn't matter to them that by not doing their jobs, we get bent over a barrel and rammed in the ass. No wonder my hip hurts so much lately. After getting bent over so much in the last year, its a wonder my pelvis hasn't seperated! And what can I do about it? NOT A DAMN THING! Oh how I miss the days of the E4 mafia, when a group of us highly motivated specialists could accomplish anything, no matter the odds. Fuckin "army of one" assholes. So, after 11 missed schools, about $30,000.00 in lost wages, what do I have to show for it? Not a damn thing. I might have a school date in october, but after everything thus far, you'll excuse me if I don't put any hope into it. All I have to do is put up with 6 more, and my retirement is complete. Lets hope I find a better place to be, before I get busted down again for telling people what I think of them. But, on the bright side, being this pissed off all day long, I've managed to burn off just about 2000 calories according to the treadmill. Thats not including the time spent chopping 3 foot logs with my axe, nor the cleanup afterwards. Apparently, when I swing an axe, the woodchips tend to fly rather far. Found a few halfway down the driveway. Pretty good, considering the driveway is 50 yards long, and the wood I'm chopping is in the BACK yard