Saturday, February 14, 2009


Yeah I likes them.

I was entertaining the Orclette this morning and this was what I came up with:

I tried to join the Navy
But they said they do not swim
I tried to join the Air Force
But they said I was too thin
I tried to join the Mar-ines
But they said I was to smart
Now I'm in the AR-MY
Learning how to march

The Army takes my breakfast
gives me stuff called chow
The army took my girl-friend
I've got a battle buddy now
The army took my ca-ar
and gave me these two boots.
The army took my learnin
and taught me how to shoot.

I tried to be a lawyer
but the clients wouldn't pay
I tried to be a doctor
but the patients wouldn't stay
I tried to join the Coast Guard
but they didn't have a plan
Now I'm in the AR-MY
Learning how to stand.

Seriously.... there should be more of these cadences in life. I'd love to hum/quietly chant one while coding, or raiding... or cleaning house....

Wulfa has a fairly serious difference of opinion with me on the subject though. :(

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Bataan Death March

Damm's ROTC is manning the water stations along the route. The race happens to take place on my birthday, March 29. This doesn't upset me at all. Participating in a race is, like, a perfect birthday day :D Then Damm suggested I might like to try walking part of it. So I hopped on to see what kind of race lengths they have. There is the marathon, and then an honorary march of 15 miles.

I don't know. Were I not pregnant I wouldn't have hesitated. Had they had a 10k I would've done it. I'm concerned about a 15-mile walk though, especially as my training is only now beginning to build back up. So I'm thinking that maybe I could volunteer with Damm. Get the in-laws to watch the Orclette. Though maybe a slightly shorter shift as they have to stay until the last participants passes and that could be up to 8 hours depending on where he gets stationed ...... we'll see.

On the health front: I gained a pound! I think it's from eating incredibly salty foods yesterday, namely pizza and spaghetti, but still. Tums seem to help my stomach upsetness, making it very bearable. And I can still run. Last time with the Orclette I quit running really early on because it felt uncomfortable. Hasn't happened yet this time. Only about a mile right now and I can't see increasing the distance too much but I want to have a workout I can do right up until the day the kiddo makes its appearance in the world. And then my mother will be there and she won't let me do ANYTHING for 2 weeks other than sleep, try to eat, feed baby, repeat. This is a good thing. Left on my own I'd probably do something stupid :D

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I haven't been reading my reader. It's just too painful. All those posts about what's happening in WoW. The other day I was daydreaming about running a toon around in Elwynn Forest. Then I remembered Wulfa and felt just a wee bit guilty. She's 77, so close to 80. I am still holding out hope that I'll find time to play. It was also sad to log onto the Sidhe Devils page and see everyone else's name. I almost felt a tear.

I do have happy news. Went to see the head of history yesterday (he's my advisor person) because Damm got this cool little printout with his degree plan, what classes he had credit for and what classes he was currently in. I wanted one. Well, last time I was advised my transcript hadn't been evaluated. Turns out that I had 35 transfer, which means that after this semester I had only 24 to get my associates. That's much faster than I had though. Expected graduation: Spring 2012 OR 2011 if I take summer classes. Damm isn't set to graduate until fall 2012. I really thought I was going to not be done when he graduated. The other happy news that made me want to dance was that I'M DONE WITH MATH. I never have to take another math course again! Whooppeeeeee! Just 2 sciences and then I'm done with the boring classes.

Other happy news: I beat Damm on our first spanish test by 1 point. Not that we're competing. I got a 100% on my East Asia essay. I have another test in Mod. Eur. that I think I'll do well on. At the moment, life is sweet :D

Monday, February 9, 2009

National Guard Weekend

Damm was away all this weekend learning cool stuff (wouldn't you know he'd fall in love with marching cadences? and want to sing them to me?) and getting yelled at. He has many many stories which I'll let him tell. The Orclette and I had a fun weekend watching my season dvd's of Monk and in general just lying around (I did study for a test in between Orclette interventions on Sunday).

My stomach is feeling a mite queasy again. Not as bad as last time but enough to affect my daily eating habits. Actually braved the scale this morning to find out I've lost 3-5 pds. At this point in time I'm supposed to have gained 3-5 pds the first 3 months and then about a pound a week thereafter. How I'm supposed to do that when foods make me queasy and I can't eat as much in one sitting as I used to I don't know. Maybe eat more pizza :D