I think that its somewhat ironic that I begin this year exactly where I started the last one. 2/16 Rear D. To be sure I'm satying in a different room (by far the smallest I've had YET) but essentially I'm in the same position I was in before. It's kind of funny, before everyone left on Block leave (and wasn't there a flood to get the hell out of here) I saw SFC Hall, and CPT Hampton. The reactions were predictable, but amusing none the less. CPT Hampton lit up like a Christmas tree, and there was a lot of smiles all around. SFC Hall's expression said something akin to "oh no, not again" (just like that bowl of petunas)
Well the last two weeks have seen a lot of action. . . who am I kidding. The most stressful thing I had to do was fill out a leave form in 30 mikes or less (also had to add a pin to Mypay). Show up at 0630, do a little PT (and I do mean little) and then show back up at 0930, get talked to, and leave, final formation 1130 and for some reason a safety brief. . . EVERY DAY! Really I couldn't be more underwhelmed. But I know not all is roses. I get the distinct fealing that this is the calm before the storm.
I think the Highlight of my holidays was the package I got from Mom and Dad. The shotgun shell christmas lights were a real kick, and I liked them so much I put them up right away. I aslo got the Audio book for "Paul of Dune". Nice to see my folks still remember my obsession with the Dune Chronicles. The satalite radio. . . broke, but I'm going to buy a new one. Hopefully that will be the end of it.
CPT Brock is (somehow) still the PA, and SFC Hall can't have forgotten my "antics," there is also the matter of getting back into the PT regamin. Being on a deadman profile for 10 months, and the genral apathy that happened after that really didn't help matters any. Also though I think I am remembered fondly there are undertones of people thinking I'm a shitbag. Sadly this unit has a long long memory.
I've *tried* starting the liquid diet. The Medifast plan is five shakes a day a shit load of water and moterate excersize. It works, you drop pounds like a crack whore. . . but keeping to that diet is not easy. Its rather like tourture, and sadly the last time I did it the result was some. . . butterness. I hate to admit it but aside from women my greatest vice is food. I keep trying to eat things I know I shouldn't. *sigh* well lets hope it works out.