So I had been kicking around an idea to move this blog to a new site completely under my control and design and I went ahead and did it. For a while I'll be mirroring my posts here and there but eventually it will all be there. It isn't 100% set up yet but the new site is www.armypostroad.com. We'll see how this new project goes.
I found this humorous quote posted in the same blog that I quoted from on Sunday, From The Archives by a girl named Megan. She had this to say:
I have not got enough sleep the last two nights at all. I've gone to bed around midnight both nights and that is simply too late when you have to get up at 0530, 0545. Last night I stayed in Manhattan until after 10 which was a boneheaded idea because I didn't truly care who won the basketball game and I could've watched A History Of Violence last night instead of tonight which will cost me late fees for both it and Jarhead since I wasn't going to waste my time making two trips to Blockbuster.Well, yeah, it is somewhat easier to get laid than it is to find a boyfriend. But even that isn’t as easy as you probably think. Men intheir thirties are all of a sudden saying shit like “I’m trying to stop slutting around for a while. Don’t get me wrong, I think you’re plenty hot. It’s just… I’m not ready for a serious relationship, but I’m tired of not respecting myself.” You are fucking kidding me. I’m finally comfortable with whatever limited promiscuity I can scrounge for myself, and you just want to cuddle? Drop your fucking pants, Mr. Our Bodies, Our Selves.
I have my new phone now. Some of you may have noticed my away message with the new number on it. I'm a bit apprehensive about it but my new number is (515)779-1116. Yes, that's a Des Moines T-Mobile number, I didn't want it but I had no choice. I had to go with a number in the same calling area as the rest of the members of my FamilyTalk plan and hence I had to have a Des Moines number. I guess it doesn't really make a difference since people stopped worry about long-distance dialing when cell phones achieved ubiquity but I still don't like having less strings attaching me to Iowa City, especially that one. I'm probably being a little obsessive but what else do you expect out of me?
An interesting tidbit for you: In the April edition of SmartMoney they talk about a short, three-question quiz some psychologists came up with that gives a strong indication for how good of a financial advisor you'd make. They gave this test to some several thousand college students at different schools and the average score was something below 1.5 (if it's a three question quiz your score would range from 0-3) and men as a whole averaged I think it was just about 1.45 and women averaged just barely above 1 and guess what? I got a three. When I remember to bring the magazine back from my desk tomorrow I'll be a little more clear about it.
Well I had a little bit of a rash of weakness today (and no Patti, it didn't have anything to do with sleeping either). I splurged and bought myself a new outfit (from Aeropostale even, never bought clothes there before) and some new Pumas (another brand I haven't owned before- check that, I had some Puma cleats for 8th grade football). Definitely was money that probably should have been for keeping my car in safe, running order (not good running order, just safe) but after the strange experience I had with that yesterday I passed on the idea of trying to get some car repair done.
In reading random peoples blogs whom I'll never meet I came across a comment by one guy that is 100% true:
The downside risk of any advance by a man is that if the object of said advance doesn't like it, he can be permanently branded as a sex offender if the matter is pursued with enough diligence.
The blog I found that in was From The Archives and Love Is Testing Me But Still I'm Losing is the entry I found it in.
I would just like to note that only one month, April 2005, did I post more entries than I did last month. In April 2005, I posted 35 times while last month I post 23. Go me.
I did have a post started but my computer saw fit to restart itself for no reason that I could tell, just because it wanted to. It's stormin' pretty good outside, the TV earlier tonight was going on about Tornado Watches and Thunderstorm Warnings and so on and I guess the thunderstorm part of it has made it's way here to Ft Riley.
I'm really beginning to feel good about saving money and not blowing it at the bars and on silly stuff now that I've started reading so many peoples blogs about personal finance and what not. As an example, by joining into my parents' phone plan, I'll be saving nearly $60/month! Since February, 2005 when I had my first Cingular payment, I've paid on average $92.50/month for my cell phone and now that will be cut down to approximately $30-$35/month. Additionally, I discovered I don't have to completely surrender my current Iowa City phone number either. I found on Cingular's website that I can suspend my account with them since the military has redeployed me to an area that they don't have service, thereby keeping my number with them until I get back to Iowa City. Who knows, maybe by then T-Mobile will be selling service in Iowa City and I'll be able to move my number over and not have to go back to Cingular at all. Wouldn't that be nice? I imagine that would involve T-Mobile having to purchase one of the providers that serve that area (or just buy their license for that part of the radio spectrum) and who knows what the chances of that are.
So the reason that some of you know I was in bed by 10 last night (who can remember the last time that happened?) was because we told we were going to go for a task force-wide esprit-de-corp run this morning and we had to meet at the office at the airfield at 0600. Not that had ever made much sense to me (when do they really ever say loddy-doddy-everybody must come to a battalion fun run two days before a pt test? that was the fishiest thing and should've set off even more alarm bells) but I didn't question it much and yes indeed, we ended up having to give a sample for urinalysis this morning (and now you understand my subject line...). Only about 50% of the task force was 'randomly' selected but of course all of us who had just arrived in the past two weeks were selected, imagine that. I don't have anything to hide, atleast in terms of what they'd find on any sort of drug test, so I'm not concerned. It's always just a pain when they do these things because you have to stand around, drinking lots of water to accelerate the process, and then suddenly you have to pee and because you've been drinking plenty of water (or coffee as I had) you have a strong urge to pee but you're in line and it takes a while and by the time you get to the front of the line you've got 3-4 soldiers, full-grown men, doing the pee-pee dance and just like "ya ya ya, the cup is empty, that's my social now shut up before I whip it out and pee on your table and fill everybody's specimen cups."
Finally, I'm updating from my room because today my cable Internet was installed. I didn't get cable TV at the same time because I didn't bring my TV from home with me and that is definitely not something I'm going to by an additional supply of.