The Army Influence

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28 September 2005

My secret pal emailed me... this is gonna be so much fun.. and I got one to pamper too!
So this weekend is CRAZY. Tomorrow, homecoming parade... marching in color guard. Friday, kiddie parade...marching in color guard.... then the homecoming game... marching in color guard for pregame and flag squad for marching band at halftime. Saturday, Oktoberfest parade in the am, marching in color guard... pm is my birthday party at the Beach ( its a waterpark ) ...
Grandparents coming in too... Gonna play full contact twister...
Week has gone well, we ran the 10k in Raiders on Saturday. I did it in 1:07:33 ... Ok so I was doggin it now and again. I walked on occasion.. Bn Commander did it in 58 and XO in 1:05... GIRL POWER!!!!! S-3 did it in 1:08
APFT at Raider practice tomorrow, and Rockwall in class...WOO HOO
Well, 6am comes early...
Night all, Night SP !!!
Peace , Love and Shrimp Kabobs !

SP 6
Ok, I joined... better late than never! So here's my info:
1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?I love merino and alpaca most, but I adore homespun for hoodies and stuff to wear at Raider practice on chilly mornings . I love bernat camoflauge too
2. Do you spin? Crochet?No, I've tried, and No. I do not crochet.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.) No, but I do not like the smell of vanilla
4. How long have you been knitting?5 years
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?Yup. It's on the left side of my blog
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)Jasmine and Lavender.
7. Do you have a sweet tooth? I love chocolate
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?Cross stitch
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)Metal, Classic Rock, Gwen Stefani... anything but country and rap. I have a stereo and a lyra mp3
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand? I live for camo, I love purple, I despise yellow and orange
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?Me, Mom and Dad, Older brother, 3 hairless dogs
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know) To go to University of Illinois Chicago on the ROTC scholarship, get a dual degree in Military Science and Education, obtain my commission, take a position with the Army for 15-20 and then teach JROTC in high school
13. What is/are your favorite yarn/s to knit with?I love merino , alpaca and camo. I prefer DK or lace weight
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?Anything icky feeling, itchy or just plain nasty. I do not , DO NOT , like fun fur, disco, any of the furry novelty yarns
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?I obsess on all that I knit.
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?Functional sweaters
17. What are you knitting right now?Dog sweater, sleeveless turtleneck in camo and another hoodie
18. What do you think about ponchos?I HATE PONCHOS!
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?Circs and Dbl Points
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?I only own Bamboo and I have a set of Blk Walnut Striaghts in all sizes
21. Are you a sock knitter?yes
22. How did you learn to knit?my mom
23. How old is your oldest UFO?2 years, a henley that I dyed the yarn in koolaid for
24. What is your favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?Dragons and wizards. Favorite animal is a dog
25. What is your favorite holiday? Halloween
26. Is there anything that you collect?Pewter dragons, and anything US Army ROTC, JROTC or Army
27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?I don't, but I buy most at the newsstand.
28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?SnB Nation
29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for one reason or another? Anything from White Lies
30 What are your foot measurements, and what kind of socks do you like? I wear a size 9. I am really fussy about socks.... really fussy....

20 September 2005

OOOOOpppppsssss..... Sorry.. Hey wait its not my fault.. I was just doing what I normally do!!! Flags, Raiders, PLT SGT duties, S-3 living in my house, and so much more I really dont have time to talk about everything ,but i will say I now have a Boyfriend (and its one thats not going to be a jerk and act like a complete idiot)
Plus today i tested a bunch of new perfumes in the store and now I am a multitude of different scents!!!

10 September 2005

Ok,dont get snooty because I havent posted its been a long week....
First, lets attend Monday I had a barbeque for Labor Day and I had a bunch of friends over, ok not a bunch, just my Plt ldr (who treats me like his little sister), his GF,the S-3, his GF, and a some one I have known for 3 or 4 years now... It was a lot of fun, we played twister, ate some food, and watched tv... After that things kind of went bad when one of the people got kicked out of his house and got maced; a trip to the hospital for both him and my plt ldr and going to sleep at like 330 in the moring later I get up go to school and come home to the bsement all rearranged and the futon from my room moved downstairs, and now the S-3 si living in my basement which there is nothing wrong with that. Its going good so far and I think everything is going to be fine.
Well I have to go find stuff for dinner.
talk to you all later
peace out!

03 September 2005

The first football game was last night, the team did pretty good they won 20-0. Maybe I should back up to that morning at practice....... I get there for Color Guard practice because the S-3 told me to,who had me excused from the flag squad in marching band for this, even if I wasnt in the Guard..... The XO was there to bring equipment and help the commander of this Color Guard out, she told "Jekyl"(that is his nickname he has a "partner in crime" known as "Hekyl") that I should do it because I was pulled out of flags, but "Jekyl" said that he was in charge of the color guard and that he picked who he wanted........ Fast forward to that night... I show up extremely early, in uniform, for the Color Guard just in case someone was very late, but as it turns out they all showed up on time so I go and pull the fastest change of uniform ever and meet the band for pregame right as they are about to march around the track and play the school song... All in all the Color Guard did well... Fast foward even more to after Halftime ( the show was pretty good) I catch Hekyl and Jekyl with their berets tucked up under their shoulder board and two extracurricular cords on, one on each shoulder, I shout down the stands to tell them to remove their berets from their shoulder boards but they refused, the S-3 tells them to remove 'em and they tell him that they dont care. So by this point, me and the S-3 give up and continue on with the evening.
Now its the end of the game everybody has left and we have fallen in for cleanup.... Each squad has their assignments of where to clean and are sent on their way. I get done what I need to go and help on the other side of the field to see what needs to be done over there... I partner up with a friend and we go up and down the bleachers with a bag between us and pick up all the garbage that people just threw around... we get to an area in between the band and student bleachers, where people claimed they cleaned and we found 3 pop bottles, 2 nacho trays, 4 other pieces of garbage, and there was people just standing around doing nothing. Afterwards the OIC generously gives us 2 hrs in community service and then dismisses us.. After cleanup me and a different friend go to the "block party" well actually it was a gathering of people and a couple people were trying to rap but did not know the words, and one band tryed to do AC/DC and was very high pitched.
I am going to scare everyone on Tuesday and wear a skirt, and I am going to wear it with the Puerto Rican fence climber shoes, just because I can!!!!
All for now. Peace, Love, and Shrimp Kabobs!!!!

02 September 2005

I am a backup for the football Color Guard tonight. I am going to "love" watching the band from above.
According to a class of second graders all the ribbons and medals mean that you are in charge(it was cute!). The flag etiquette class went well, we showed the kids how to fold the flag properly and let them try and fold it, then we showed them how to raise the flag on a pole. Raiders went pretty good, we did an APFT and I didnt do so hot, according to the S-3 I passed the pushups and situps. The 2 mile run didnt go to good I thought that I did all 8 laps and got a 1620, but then again I might have counted laps wrong. Either way a 1620 isnt bad right?????
Well I have to get ready for a football game tonight.
See y'alls later