Friday, October 15

What's for breakfast? Fill-In!

Well....Happy Friday to those working.  Happy Just Any Other Day for the rest of us! ;)

It's time for more Friday Fill-In with Wife of a Sailor.  So let's go over my answers while the coffee settles in.  I apologize for typos.  It's early.  Friday.  And my coffee hasn't started working yet.

1. What are some of the things on your bucket list?
Ah yes, the elusive bucket list.  (This reminds me I still haven't completed the list for my 30 Before 30 List.  Shoot!).

But I'd love to go on a hot air balloon ride.

I need to hike Mt. McLoughlin outside of Hometown, Oregon.  Summit: 9,344ft.  And that's 22nd tallest in Oregon.  East Coast, this is a mountain.

And there's still pet rescue!  Don't buy, folks.  Adopt!

2. How long have you been a MilSpouse and where have you been stationed so far?
Well...Mr. Wookie did his 4 years of ROTC at Oregon State.  We now debate how true to the Navy it really was.  We thought so back then.  But we also thought Big Lebowski parties were awesome.  Oh wait, they are.  But the Navy did help pay for school before sending him on his merry way to Pensacola, Florida.  So...we still debate.

So enrolling in NROTC was in 2003 - he commissioned in June 2007.  Now it's 2010.  So for 3+ years.  Into the commitment though: 10 months.

Mr. Wookie's commitment began upon Winging which was December of 2009.  And with the E-2, Winging doesn't necessitate Graduation.  That came in July of 2010.

Since Oregon State, he's been sent to Pensacola, FL (for too long), then Norfolk, Virginia (where I joined him) and now California (our first station together).  My favorite?  Well...let's TBD on that since I'm not working yet.  I love where we live.  The rest of life will fall into place.  Eventually.

3. What is a list of songs that sums up your life so far?
Well since this is what I was sung this tune this morning...."Where did you go, My lovely Wookie...where did you go?????"

I also love Black Eye Peas, "Got a Feeling."  I have a feeling interviews will continue...until someone wants to hire me...because I'm awesome, people still back on the East Coast miss me.  What up? ;)

4. What is your favorite kind of pizza?
Right now, it's the Vons (Safeway) take-and-bake because it's better than any pizzerias near us.  This is sad (to the local businesses since they're beat by a grocery chain)...but the pizza is pretty good (and about a 1.4 minute walk out our front door).  Thanks Middle Sister for that piece of information.

But I still LOVE the pizza of my college town (Woodstock's) - and can't find any place that resembles it.  Their pizza is amazing, the beer selection is stellar, and you have to pay for a pizza box to take leftovers home.  This was their method of curbing wasteful consumption (with a name like Woodstock's...this is a given that they're hippie).  Because you can't recycled the bottom of a pizza box.  Grease ruins it.  Instead they offered complimentary aluminum foil for their guests.  Go green or go home.

5. What are three good things in your life right now?
- I have a pulse.

- There's one more cup of coffee waiting for me.

- I have an internship with an event coordinating company that's at least allowing me to expand my areas of expertise into social media and marketing.  It's not paying (yet!), but the owner is great.  And while this won't ever be a 40 hrs/week gig, it gets me outta the house, gets me meeting people, and gets me using what I learned back East.  There's only room for improvement.  And this weekend is a bridal show I'm assisting.  Let's hope the Bridezillas aren't out in large.


  1. Mmm, I ate Woodstock's pizza in Davis once. I remember it being pretty tasty. I think there's one in Santa Barbara... but that's a bit farther than a 1.4 minute walk for you.

  2. I will have to try that pizza from Safeway!

  3. Congrats on the unpaid job! It is something and you can look for something while you get some connections and such. Seems like even finding unpaid work is a royal pain in the ass these days.