Tuesday, April 23

Mr. Wookie + The Life Aquatic

This USS Awesome currently deployed.

So the past 3 weeks have been entertaining, to say the least. I did want to back away from the blog while I get everything together (mind, body, wallet) after I dropped off Mr. Wookie at the squadron for their departure. But things are hitting a stride and there are things to discuss, Murphy's Law incidents to recant, sunshine to bask in, a cat who has a knack for getting onto roofs (and then meowing incessantly until she's removed despite being able to get down), and April's RULES OF DEPLOYMENT when on land.

I'm going to go put the water on, grab my favorite tea, and wait for the whistle. It's been awhile since we sat down and chatted on how's life in the Wookie & Co. household. We need to catch up. :)

Monday, April 8

Umm...I fall off the blog-Earth, and I 'win' an award?

Apparently us aviation-attached bloggers gotta stick together. ;) Because seriously, who else understands the excuse of not coming home from a routine day of, "Babe, plane broke. I'm stuck in ____________ until we send a crew with parts to fix it." like the jet- and prop-ridden life of Naval aviation. :) Thanks NavyGirl!

Seriously, how does it jazz hands like that?

What’s a Liebster Award you ask?Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers who deserve some recognition and support to keep on blogging.  It’s also a great way to discover new blogs!
Here are the rules:
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter and link back to their blog. (See above!!)
2. Share 11 things about yourself and answer the questions given. (See below!!)
3. Nominate 5 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award who have less than 200 followers, and provide them with questions to answer about themselves. (Erm....can I pass on this one?? I'm a re-virgin'd blogger, remember?)
4. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog.

11 Things About Me
  1. My feet are still a Size 8 - and it's been this way since 8th grade. So yes, I never get rid of shoes because they don't fit; it's because I wear the shit outta them. So yay for my bank account, I guess...
  2. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a Minor in Writing...and have NO desire to ever be a teacher. SO STOP ASKING ME! I don't like babysitting 2 kids, why would I want to be around 30 kids? Especially when there's no Pokey to throw the rotten kids into... :)
  3. I once went anorexic for a week to see what it felt like. So after a week, my clothes fit the same, but I was just cranky for not eating. Then I knew I had no dreams of being a supermodel.
  4. I didn't take any pictures of Mr. Wookie's "goodbye" because I didn't feel the need to commemorate his leaving - instead I have this deep memory of his last bearhug, my head buried into his shoulder, and his arms compressing my body. There were temporary tears in my eyes as I knew this was the worst part of it all. But then I headed to work and had my mind easily busied with my workload. And now we're on the (long) downhill to another bearhug that I will document.
  5. I'm midst a bad habit of not eating breakfast until I get to work. :/
  6. I'm midst the good habit of enjoying a glass of red wine on my patio after work as California is finally gracing us with "California weather."
  7. And then after the one glass of wine on the patio, I enjoy one with dinner while my butt is parked on the sofa watching Jeopardy.
  8. I had an impromptu spur of energy on Saturday night at 8pm. It involved Michael's, a 40%-off coupon, and picking up some quilting supplies. :)
  9. So yes, it's official: I'm going to attempt quilting very basic projects.
  10. I've made my first deployment goal: NO FRIVOLOUS SHOPPING since I can easily walk into Target when bored and drop $75 at the register because I was bored. Tsk tsk tsk Mrs. Wookie. So for April it's only the basics: food and wine (and quilting supplies!). No Gap.com, no tall clothes, no NOTHING!
  11. I briefly flirted with the idea of "No adult beverages" for April, BUT WHO ARE KIDDING?? That ain't gonna happen.
Questions for my Nominees
1. What is your earliest memory from childhood?
I was maybe 3 and it was of the ugliest wallpaper known to man: magnolias (or  something) on a bright red. Sounds beautiful, eh?
2. How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
Umm....in style?? My 30th birthday will involve NYC, shopping, museums, and hopefully purchasing a fake Chanel bag from the trunk of a car. :)
3. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
The last movie we saw was The Hobbit.
4. How do you like your eggs?
Unfertilized. Oh, you mean chicken eggs... ;) I like 'em over medium.
5. What would you do if the Internet disappeared?  What would you miss the most?
I'd miss the bullshit entertainment: The Chive, TheFrisky.com, etc.
6. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
It depends - I can be the absolute life of the party or I can be a turtle.
7. What is your favorite family recipe?  Is there a story behind it?
No story, but it's amazing...and so very basic! It's my mom's chicken noodle casserole and my 'go-to' for MOM, MAKE ME THIS MEAL, DAMMIT!
8. What is your favorite quotation?
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Ghandi
Because anyone can bitch about changing things; but actions actually do.
9. If you were the President of the United States, what would be your first act in office?
I would order a cocktail and lounge on the South Lawn.
10. Do you know a second language?  If not, which one would you like to learn?
I can fumble through Spanish despues una margarita. :)
11. What is one household chore you actually enjoy doing?
Laundry. :) Which is something I need to do as I'm out of underwear now.

Sunday, April 7

This boy left on a...well...not a jet plane.

Thank you SO MUCH for allowing some massive time away from the blog - but now that he's been gone enough time for me to get settled into, "So this is what deployment feels like?", I need to work on my LL Cool J skills...

That's right...MAKIN' A COMEBACK.

So hey, you, right there. How have you been? Have you enjoyed the lack of reading of shitty tales, drunken fables, and nights of eff-bombs? WELL I HOPE SO! Because this time we're trying to make a full-fledge'd comeback.

First off...


Phew. I got that outta the way. Nothing ever says happiness like Mrs. Wookie dropping bombs.

Oh, and that whole "This is what deployment feels like" shit....well it's just enough to keep me on edge with a semi-fervor butthole. Every couple days Murphy likes to rear her head and be like, "Bazinga!" but without the awkward giggle of Sheldon Cooper. Because that shit would never happen with Mr. Wookie around.

But let's get to re-know me better, since it's been awhile. I'm like a re-virgin'd blogger.

1. My childhood nickname was "Trashley." Yeah, then I changed schools. They barely graduated high school. I went to college...and finished. They have 3 kids, live in a trailer, and hate their life. I'm awesome. Boom.
Sucks to be them.
2. If you want to spoil me rotten, buy me a gold chain on deployment for my natural sapphire pendant that you got me for Christmas.
Mr. Wookie, ^^^ make it happpen! You read this blog on the boat. :)
3. The television character I most identify with is Robin from HIMYM with her career drive and love for suits, steaks, strippers, and rollin' with Barney, mixed with Lily since she's an actual Ginger and also met a boy in college who just wouldn't go away. ;)
4. If I had a whole day to go shopping and money to spend, I would go to (ready???)....
Can you take a guess why? Oh right, I have an inseam that competes with an elephant's penis. That's why!!
5. The most wild and crazy thing I have ever done (that I can admit to publicly) is "acquired" a tiara and dozen roses that just happened to not have any owners in an establishment where beverages are served. Don't just leaaaave your shit lying around for hours. Someone will enjoy wearing it and being asked, "OMG, is this your bachelorette????????????????????" <multiple question marks necessary
No. Though if I say 'yes,' will you buy my friends a round of drinks??
Scheming new move while all the boys are deployed for free drinks. Hmmmm...
6. The one thing on my bucket list that I am most eager to do is 1.) Buy a house. 2.) Go to Scotland with Mr. Wookie. Both TBD in 2014/2015.
7. My family will always be loyal to fighting for the "trust fund." It's a bogus joke where all the kids try to out-hustle each other for top rank in the parents' saving account. Who doesn't want to be the "family favorite?"
8. If I could spend a day with a celebrity I would choose Zoey Deschanel.
9. In my opinion, the best invention in the history of the world is the tampon.
10. When life hands me lemons, I make a vodka tonic. Duhhh!