Monday, August 13, 2007

Beauty in the breakdown?

This song struck me as an amazing piece of advice today... I lasted 12 months, 8 days and approximately 17 hours. If only I hadn't listened to the words. Yeah...thanks to Frou Frou I have officially broken down...and yes there is some beauty in's actually peaceful here in the depths. If you're teetering on the edge don't listen to the words just enjoy the music there is a very soothing beauty in it as well.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Pleasant boot camp environment?

I had to chuckle when I saw this article on possible new recruiting incentives and ideas. What exactly is a more pleasant boot camp experience? I mean don't get me wrong, I myself have never been to boot camp. I can only imagine what it must be like. Like others who haven't been, my imagination is assisted by movies that show these poor pitifully shaved souls being woken up at the butt crack of dawn, screamed at and made to run crazy distances singing silly songs. Doesn't paint a pleasant picture to me. To say "make a more pleasant ...environment" suggests it had some pleasantries already. I wonder if those who have been just leave those pleasant parts out to make it appear more strenuous and difficult. I mean if it sounded like a bed and breakfast would everyone join the military? Pleasant boot camp experience? I might even consider it. Especially now that they are taking old, out of shape recruits. Sign me up!! (As long as they can make war a little more pleasant too of course)
I know I know you all feel safer already. Ha ha
PS don't worry mom and Jack, I'd never quit my's way too much fun. wink wink