Saturday, July 29, 2006
Beach... NO. Study... yes, at gunpoint
I could have gone to the beach this weekend.
I could be sitting in the sand right now, soaking up the sun and warm breeze.
I could have been splashing away in the Gulf of Mexico this very moment.
I get to study different aspects of situational leadership in a cold dark room.
Personally, I believe leadership is something you learn out in the field with your troops. Reading about it does nothing for me other than put me to sleep.
Oh well, could be worse I guess. I could be pumping sewage from porta-jons out in Iraq.
posted by El Capitan at 1:37 PM
Looks like you'll have to change the headliner on your page. Seems you know "where's the beach?" Will you get a chance to dip your footsies in the Gulf before you head north? Hope so!
...and you're right - things could be worse! Good luck on your studies.
Well, you've gotta do what you gotta do to make Major and not get force-shaped, right? I know you've seen the Blue to Gold slides over at Chairforce?10:03 AM
Awwww! Sorry to hear that! Study hard and maybe they'll let you go surfing...
(I tracked back to you - in case I didn't do the "ping" correctly)
My career field's year group seems safe from the Force Shaping (ass to the curb) effort by the Air Force right now. Funny, but I never thought I'd have to worry about getting a pink slip from the Air Force, but I've seen it happen to a lot of 4 year LTs behind me. Not cool.
This "More with Less" crap is getting out of hand. It should be "More with Nothing."
MissBirdlegs, thanks again for all of your support and comments. Maybe I can take you up on that offer for some good grub on my way back to Dayton in Late August. The "Where's the Beach" motto is more of a state of mind. Kind of like how birds always fly north and south, they always know where they need to go.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, the Gulf of Mexico has NOTHING on California beaches.
The ones without the hypodermic needles and medical waste, that is.
That's so true. I was TDY to Long Beach last month, and Seal Beach was just outside my hotel door so I decided to take a stroll. After 5 minutes of tip-toeing through garbage, broken glass, and used condoms I gave up. Seal Beach sucked.
Just 10 minutes south Huntington beach was much much better and cleaner. Yes, it's not even close to the Beaches in Santa Cruz and Monterey, but at least it gave me a chance to get wet, ride a few waves, and get the absolute worst sunburn of my life.
NEVER get burned the day before a huge briefing to your boss and contractors. Very embarrassing.
just hope u don´t get RIF´d or Force Shaped or Whatever the F... it´s called today. otherwise you could be pumping sewage from porta-jons out in the desert. at least you´d have sand between your toes
hang in there
You saw trash like that at Seal Beach? Must have been an off day. Seal Beach is usually one of the quieter and cleaner ones. I used to hang out there all the time growing up there. Huntington Beach is usually the one where I have to watch my step. They'd clean it up every so often but it didn't take long before it was littered again. Newport was pretty clean most of the time.
How's SOS? It is bloody hot here on alert. Soaking through a flight suit is a pretty nasty feeling after you've been wearing it for most of the day.
Sorry -- I've been busy being "large and in charge" of my flight -- my LT was on leave, my MSgt was, uhm, non-existent, and there was a picnic to plan! At any rate, I love Cali and I LOVE Santa Cruz, but I hafta give it up to the Emerald Coast. The sugar sand and beautiful water? Huntington and all that cess pool can bow down to this! Do I feel bad because I am a Californian? *yeah* Am I happy as a pig in shizzat to be stationed here? *I'm choking laughing out loud!*
I love you guys~
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Too Damn Funny. I always knew NCOs knew their Shiznit.
Could always be worse.. you could be crapping in a barrel of JP8 here in Iraq. Thats almost as good as pumping porta johns...11:59 AM