Friday, August 27

Again with the Friday Fill-Ins?!?

I swear, Fridays are ganging up on me and making me hate life.  At least I hate that I'm so behind on life that I can't keep up with my blogging queue.
Anyways, enough of my pity party...let's link up to Wife of a Sailor for some Friday Fill-In fun with those other milbloggers!
1. What secret indulgence do you act on while your spouse is away? (from Devil Dog Darling)
I love to wear pajamas all day.  There's nothing wrong with eating Cheerios for every meal.  The dishes can sit in the sink.  I can spend hours at Target.  And I can watch Say Yes to the Dress without grunts, groans, and eye rolls. :D
2. If you were a spice, what would you be? (from New Girl On Post)
Paprika...because it's Gingy colored, adds a little zest, and goes great with potatoes.
3. Where do you go for support when your significant other is deployed? (from Texas Meets Washington)
My best support specifically is Mommy McD - while she's a Navy wife, she's also a great friend, and allows me to fully bitch to her if necessary.  Plus she'll call me back should her trolls terrorize her for a brief second...since being a mommy is slightly more important than my woes.
Plus, I love blogging about life with the expansive milblogging world I've come to love.  There are so many great people, who've been where I've been before, and have great anecdotal advice to get through the day.  Them and microbrews.
4. What is the oldest thing you own? (from A Troop’s Girl)
I have underwear from junior high.  Don't judge.  And they fit because the elasticity is gone.  Don't think my ass hasn't grown since 8th grade.  But let's not go there. I don't feel like dealing with reality after I just spent a week-plus driving cross country. :)
5. How did you vision your future pre-military? (from Daddy’s Duty)
I thought I would have met a guy from Northern Oregon, settled in Northern Oregon, and lived the Oregonian lifestyle (not a bad thing - trust me).
Instead, I'm with Mr. Wookie.  I moved voluntarily from Virginia to California (as I'm not legally attached to him), and glad that I get to experience this traveling, Navy-attached life.  Some times it's not pretty as plans are CONSTANTLY changing, but it keeps us on our toes and thankful for the little things.
And I'm going to add another little questionnaire to my blog in honor of not having a washer and dryer in my new living arrangement...
What type of washer/dryer do you have?  Is it top load or front load?  Your reviews?  And any advice to throw my way?
(Thank you!  And happy Friday!)


  1. We had to buy a washer and dryer when we bought the house, and we got LG front loading ones. They were sort of the middle level ones (not the most expensive, not the least expensive). I'm too lazy to get up and go check the model numbers, but I will if you really want me to :) They both work great - the dryer is crazy fast, and I believe they were each less than $600. We got ours at Best Buy (because NavyGuy will buy anything he can there to rack up the rewards points), but we saw them at Sears, Home Depot, etc., so I'm thinking they're fairly popular. Happy shopping!

  2. Haha! I had a pair of underwear that I considered 'lucky' in high school, but I have no idea where they've gone to. I guess I've done alright without them :)
    We recently bought our first washer/dryer set. They are Romper, which is the Canadian brand of Whirlpool. We got the washer for $180 on sale because it was a floor model and the dryer we bought on 4th of July weekend (for about $200, I think), both at Lowe's. They give a 10% military discount on non-sale items. The washer is a top-load. I researched top/front loading washers and, of course, front loading are better - quieter, they are less likely to damage your clothes because they don't have the thing in the middle, and usually more energy efficient. We knew we wouldn't be keeping this set for very long, we hope to buy a house at our next duty station and we will get a fancy set there. For now, this beats the laundrymat and they work great - no complaints.