Friday, April 30

The Blog Hop to Wookie & Co.

The good lady over at Marrying the Navy had a great post today, sharing her readers with the link to other military-affiliated blogs in the chance of getting to know others in our same situation. This is brilliant! Coming from someone who doesn't know a soul outside of Mr. Wookie's classmates in this area code, I could definitely use the blogosphere to expand my horizons. Who knows!?! Maybe I'll meet a fellow Norfolk-er while dabbling around. If so, Hi there, I'm Mrs. Wookie, and I love countering the testosterone of Flight School stories with trips to beach, pedicures, and shoe shopping. Please, indulge me!


So for those who've stopped over from MilSpouse, let me catch you up on Wookie & Co.


Mr. Wookie and I are your blog fodder. But I'm the writer about our life, because face it...men suck at keeping people informed. So both our sets of parents turn to the blog to see how he's/we're doing. Otherwise, Mr. Wookie would have to talk on the phone. And we know how much he loves doing that.


We live in the bubblin' Navy village of Norfolk, VA. He's in the final leg of Flight School for the E-2 Hawkeye, and yes, it was the bird of his choice in the end. Back in Pensacola, he longed for the P-3. Partly because it's an awesomely never-deployable aircraft. Always land-based. And home would have been WA. We love nature. But sadly, the students with the lower grades got the aircraft. Mr. Wookie = CRUSHED! So he turned to the E-2. And he's glad he did. He claims it's like playing, "Command and Conquer." And I'm just going to take his word for that.


I'm a born and raised Oregonian (of the Southern variety - Medford, represent!), who ventured to Oregon State University for the coveted Bachelor's in English. Yes, I'm asked what I do with that degree, because we all know it's not a cash cow. My reasons: I can make fun of you with big words, I always find the grammatical errors in menus, museum exhibits, and the newspaper, and because writing's easy. There, I said it.


Mr. Wookie was a Navy Brat who was born in San Diego, but came to Oregon State by way of New Orleans, Louisiana. He saw the light. The light of the Northwest.


We met by complete chance. I was hosting a Halloween party. He happened to tag along with friends to a random party. My party = that random party. He was Death. Though he claims he wasn't. But really, he looked like Death. I was a Naughty Schoolgirl. His Catholic school upbringing got the best of him. The rest is history. Well, kinda. I had to get talked into being given his number/calling him because I didn't think he was cute at all. But good thing I did. Thanks Ben.


So there you have it. This is our life as played out in the Hub of All Navy Action (Norfolk). I should bet on more bloggers from my neck of the woods, but you never know. But please, leave a comment and a link, and I'd love to check out your life. At worst, you have another blog stalker. But at best...welcome to the Christmas Card List. It's a coveted list. Mainly because I even shock myself that I get them out before December 24th. So thanks for visiting! And happy weekend!!!!!

24 comments:

  1. Okay, I love your writing style. I am glad that I stumbled across your blog via the blog hop. I was a content editor in a past life so I am always catching errors - even when I don't want to.

    Karen

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  2. Just stopping by from the MilSpouse Blog Hop! Now a follower, I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    -Sarah
    navywifediary.blogspot.com

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  3. Hahaha! I'm also the proud owner of an English degree, but a writing degree, not even the allegedly practical teaching version. Pretty much for the same reasons. :) The way I see it, I use my degree more on a daily basis just by living than most anyone else does with their profession-specific degrees.

    Anyway, just dropping by on the bloghop :) Nice to meet you!

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  4. I found you via the Mil. Spouse Blog Hop. You are now being Followed ;)

    My husband is stationed at Naval Station Norfolk :)
    We currently live in Hampton. It's nice to see a fellow blogger close to our duty station!

    Christina
    http://thejourneyofanavywife.blogspot.com/

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  5. Following your blog via the MilSpouse Blog Hop! I look forward to reading more!
    -Heather
    http://heatherashleydz.blogspot.com

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  6. Hey just started following your blog courtesy of the MilSpouse Blog Hop. We have some friends that just PCS'd to Norfolk - I hear your NEX is ::huge::

    I'm hoping you'll follow my blog too - and you'll probably catch some spelling/grammatical errors. I'm more of a numbers girl.

    Mrs Somarriba at
    http://thesomarribas.blogspot.com/

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  7. Hi Mrs. Wookie! Stopping by to check you out after posting on my blog. :) Love the setup you have. Colorful is AWESOME!! I hope you are having a great weekend and I can't wait to read all about your life. (I'm not a stalker, I promise. Just a blogger.... well, wait... are those the same? LOL)

    Sarah

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  8. Thanks for linking up on the blog hop! We've got some great mil spouses out there. It's so nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading more about you!

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  9. "Just blog hopping around and saying "Hi" - look forward to reading more about it!"

    Thanks for visiting! You have a super cute blog! :)

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  10. Ah yes, my life in law school is so interesting, you'll HAVE to keep reading (I get that sarcasm thing, too!)

    Thanks for stopping by. Look forward to learning more about you.

    P.S. Don't tell my wonderful soldier, but the Navy will always have a place in my heart (check out my blog for reasons why.)

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  11. Oh my gosh, I love your blog. Seriously. If you lived near me, I would force you to hang out with me. We could drink Manhattans and Rob Roys and find grammatical errors in things together. And you can totally call me Don Draper ;)

    Sespi

    P.S. I've actually been to Medford!

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  12. Hello! Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope you enjoy reading mine. I'm going to follow yours as well. I like how you write :) Super snazy. However, there is one condition! Please don't go grammer nazi on me! Forgive me for my grammatical mistakes! Please and thank you!


    :)

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  13. I was actually not filling up on gas before hitting California. At the time, I was in a drum corps and we played a show in Medford. At least I think we played a show there... if we didn't, then we just stopped in Medford between shows. I definitely remember that had a stop there, because we were there for the 4th of July and we went to a fireworks show.

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  14. I'm glad I'm not the only crazy to sign up for a 1/2 marathon! And I also get depressed when college football season ends. I'll definitely be following your blog- and I hope you follow mine!

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  15. Love the blog! Found you through the bloghop.

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  16. newest follower found you through the hop

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  17. I'm following back from the milspouse hop! i love your blog...your stories are so much fun to read! I can't believe your boss let you use her vacation home and what an awesome trip. i'm so jealous. i want a vacation, but alas, I can't go alone! hope you have a happy sunday! hope you stop by again. I'm adding myself to your list of followers!

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  18. thanks for the comment. you are a great writer btw, so I think you'll have no problem, unlike what i studied, in finding a job. all in all i wish you the best of luck with the job hunt and i can't wait to read more of your fabulous blog!
    -ines

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  19. I'm following you blog through the blog hop and I love it so far! I will definitely have to come back and read more once I get a chance. It is always nice to have some grammatically correct blogs to read :)

    http://www.financiallyfitmommy.blogspot.com

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  20. following via the blog hop! look forward to reading more of your blogs!

    http://thoughtsbykaylee.blogspot.com

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  21. Stopping by on my BlogHop! Lots of reading to do! Love your writing style! Looking forward to reading more!!

    capturereality.wordpress.com

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  22. I'm the newest follower from the blog hop. Love the blog!

    Photina @ thehaumschiltfamily.blogspot.com

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  23. I also found this blog hop via Marrying the Navy's blog...and now I'm following your blog too. I'm looking forward to reading more!

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  24. Hi from the blog hop :) Nice to meet you!!!

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