Friday, February 18

friday fill-in with those crazy milspouses

It's Friday y'all!  Time for milspouse action in the blogosphere to circle the wagons and blog brag about our lives.  Because who doesn't want to be a milspouse?  Who doesn't want to move every 2-4 years, start their careers over, take paycuts, hunt down appropriate living digs, and finding a new hairdresser (yup, that's my least favorite!)?

Well...we're at it again.

This time it's post-Valentine's and everyone is on the post-sugar crash.

So let's liven it up!

1.) What is your favorite milspouse blog (not including your own)?
It depends. I have favorites for different reasons.  Do I want to talk Stanford football?  Then I read Sespi's.  Do I want to drool over the rain of the PacNW?  I stalk NavyGirl's.  Do I want to read about the horrors of having your crotch lasered?  Then it's the Annoyed Army Wife.  It just depends.  I have lots of favorites, if I follow means YOU ENTERTAIN ME and I LOVE it!

2.) What are your favorite perks about your s/o being deployed/training?
I can hog the bed. I can eat breakfast all day long. I can eat vegetarian and not hear gruff. I can stay in pajamas all morning. I can have a beverage in bed while reading.

3.) How long did you date your before getting engaged? Married?
It depends on what state we're in.  We're not technically married.  We're the blog that chronicles and emphasizes the power of the progressive relationship: committed without the government involvement.  In Oregon, we're common-law.  But we don't really use that title in real life.  We're just together.

But if you're curious as to our duration of a couple:  That'd be 7+ years.

And proud of it.

4.) What do you think your s/o would do if s/he wasn't in the military?
Wear a suit, not use his [history] degree, bring home the bacon, and live in Oregon.  Sweet stuff.

5.) If you could talk to the Secretary of the Navy, what is one suggestion you would like to bring their attention in order to improve the lives of military families?
I've never really thought about it.  Umm, increase BAH in California because the county we live in is not up to our living standards and we have to pay over BAH to afford quality housing.  I don't want to be elitist, but come on....this place is a dump overall.  Majority of the houses haven't been renovated since at least the early 1990's.  That's just too old for our taste.

Yes, I know that's totally superficial, but what else is there to bitch about with the Navy that really cuts me deep?  I take everything with a sprinkle of salt.  We chose this.  We're going to suck it up.  Even if it takes paying more for granite countertops.

One part vinegar, 4 parts water. Run through machine.  Repeat twice.

And because blogging should always have pictures.  This is what happens when you clean out your coffee pot.  We've been drinking out of this daily for years.  Who know's what we've ingested.  I think it counteracts the alcohol though.  Maybe I should market it.  We've got rich college kids around here.  I'd make a fortune.  Steve Jobs, suck it.


  1. Clay and I always joke that our apartments were always nicer in college because the areas we have lived due to the military always have substandard housing. Sad, but true.

  2. No place is going to be as awesome as our apartments on 26th Street.
    Because it's not just a walk across the grassy patch to see you.

  3. I definitely take advantage of the ability to stay in PJs all morning long without anyone to make me feel guilty for not putting on grown-up clothes.

  4. I was just looking at my coffee maker thinking I should run some vinegar through it. Now I'm scared. My lady bits thank you for the shout out!

  5. Thanks for the shout out :) I do love me some Stanford football! I go vegetarian when Chris is gone too and it's lovely to not hear, "Where's the meat?"

    P.S. you just reminded me that I have to clean my coffee maker since I haven't... ever.

  6. Thanks for the reminder that I need to clean the coffee pot! I normally do it when the husband is gone, but the silly AF has kept him around for more than six months... Gah!
    I've forced my husband to be quasi-veg. He doesn't cook... I don't cook meat... so if he wants to eat at home, he eats vegetarian things. :)

    I found your blog at the fill in! Love it! (BTW - I'm currently living in Pensacola. You are very right, Lower Alabama... The beaches are nice, but the people here wanna bang my head against a wall.)