Archive for November, 2008

Pics from Marine Mess Night

Monday, November 17th, 2008


This is our units Marine Officer Instructor, Capt. Rosenthal and his wife. Capt. Rosenthal is an amazing man and I look up to him a lot. He had been very helpful and encouraging while at the same time pushing me to accomplish all that I possibly can. He also (more…)

Marine Mess Night/Celebration of USMC 233rd Birthday

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Ok, we’re taking a break from talking about everything I do during the week, and today you are going to get a special edition of “my exciting life.” All I’m going to talk about this time is the Marine mess night I went to last night celebrating the 233rd birthday of the Marine Corps.

Observation #1: Marines Rock, yes capital R, Rock. I think the Marines Corps attract all the cool people, and anyone who isn’t already cool becomes cool just by being a Marine. I haven’t had so much fun with so many people in a long time…..take that back, ever.

Observation #2: If you are not a Marine, you have no idea, though I will try to explain.

Observation #3: Parties are fun when they involve Marines.

Observation #4: I am slightly biased toward Marines (I wonder why that is? Maybe becaaaausse….MARINES ROCK)

Ahem….so anyway it was lots of fun. My date was…..drumroll please…… (more…)

Veteran’s day update

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Ok guys, quick update,

(disclaimer, I’m too busy to edit this, so if you see spelling or grammar mistakes, don’t be surprised (mother *glare*)) Wow, it is so amazing how, once I get involved in the new week, last week kindof fades away and I have to look on my schedule to remember what happened! Well, I’ll try to dredge something up.

Last tuesday I had a midterm, second Geology one, haven’t got it back yet but I think I didn’t do too well. That is ok, because I didn’t study, and I didn’t study because the lowest of the three midterms is dropped, so I didn’t want to take extra time to study really hard for this one when I had so much else I had going on.

I finally got my part of our final project in Chinese done and handed in, as well as a couple other assignments for that class. But tomorrow I have (more…)

Finally, after two weeks of Chaos, I am still alive after all

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Dear Family and Friends,

Alright! I am about 5% less maniacally busy this weekend and I figure I owe you all something after two weeks of “Hi, I have homework, bye”. So here goes.

These past two weeks are wonderful examples of times when you look ahead, know what you have to do, and think “I am going to die”. And then it doesn’t happen, you just take each hour at a time and before you know it you’re past the hard part and everything is just peachy again. Well, not quite peachy, but at least not “I am going to die” anymore. For anyone wondering why this was the case, I would say it is because (more…)