Monday, February 26, 2007
Update to Last Friday's Stupidity/Insanity
Well, we made it to the Air Force Dining Out with only minutes to spare, and we both looked pretty slick. I ended up having an unexpected role in the ceremony which I performed flawlessly... but our Commander screwed up his part, so of course I was the one who looked like the meat-head.
Commanders aren't allowed to look like meat-heads.
A comment on the closing speech. During the event, whenever applause was necessary we were only allowed to tap our spoons on the table rather than clap with our hands. If we did clap, we would have been sent to drink from the Grog, which was in a toilet in the middle of the room. (Always classy). The closing speaker made one comment that said everything there was to say about the person was when he proposed more toasts. He ran out of things to toast to, so he decided to give rounds of 'spoon taps' to random people, places, animals, objects etc... you name it, the guy just wouldn't stop. The absolute worst one was when he asked for a round of spoon tapping for.... our country. No kidding.
"And let's give a warm spoon tap for (pause for effect) our country."
This request was followed by a few lonely taps that were mostly drowned out by some crickets outside the windows. Hell, we're all patriotic, but a spoon tap for our country?! I guess after giving spoon taps for so many random things, we were all tapped out. He should have had his microphone cut off long before he got to that point.
The Queen and I quickly fled after that and headed to a restaurant down in Cincinnati for some dessert and drinks. We had to wash down the rock-hard fillet/horse meat we paid 25$ for at the dinner. Of course I dumped half the chocolate fondue on my uniform, but it was dark enough to hide in the restaurant and we got a good laugh out of it.
In the end it was a good night.
And, my lesson was learned. Keep the events calendar updated bonehead! No more last-minute crap.
posted by El Capitan at 9:30 AM
Who has a grog bowl at a Dining Out? You only have them at a Dining In. The spouses and dates should not have to see that and some of the embarrassments you get grogged for you don't want to air out in polite company.