Meandering Through Life
- Miami, Florida, USA
- December 31
- Meandering Through Life with a Precise Goal...the Journey Matters More Than the Destination
- An odd young woman from South Carolina who joined the military after 9/11.
I am an active duty service member stationed in Miami. Completed a double major in History and Political Science from Rutgers University. Trying to decide whether or not to pursue a Masters in Public Adminstration, Strategic Intelligence, or Bioscience; or even continue another undergrad program in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.
BACK from a year deployed to Afghanistan.
Avid Progressive Independent (LIBERAL) and Obama supporter
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-Benjamin Franklin (On the PATRIOT Act centuries before those idiots in Congress co-signed on it)
MY RECENT POSTS
- I Miss Open Salon...
October 28, 2010 06:25PM
- Social Norms or How I Still
Can't Talk to Normal People
November 16, 2009 12:56AM
- I Attempted to Attend Rush
Holt's (D-NJ) Townhall
August 26, 2009 11:15PM
- Memorial Day: Remembering My
May 25, 2009 02:02PM
- Open Call: Maya Angelou *With
March 03, 2009 12:50PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “As soon as I catch up on
Fringe I'll show your recaps
November 05, 2010 01:11PM
- “Your pictures are
beautiful...and the guy who
killed the deer
is a bastard.
November 02, 2010 09:30AM
- “You guys are still
awesome...maybe it won't be so
Where have I
November 02, 2010 09:23AM
- “Sorry everyone, I wrote
it elsewhere and then copied
Salon and it just
November 16, 2009 08:37PM
- “That is classic...but
Gohan didn't need super saiyan
September 25, 2009 03:15PM
- MY LINKS
BUT...I worry that after a YEAR away it won't be the same.
Let's see how the next few weeks of reading and watching goes.
Seriously though...I missed you guys
Siobhan Read full post »
You know that square in Johari's window that is about how there are things you don't know that you don't know?
Well, someone just opened my eyes to something I didn't know I didn't know. Apparently I missed some basic areas of social interaction.
I mean… Read full post »
I haven't posted in a long time.
This is my fifth day back from Afghanistan.
This post is for my LT. Her memorial service was in St. Louis today and I wish I had been able to attend.
Lt Roslyn Schulte was a memorable person. She was very sweet and… Read full post »
Written by Maya Angelou
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
I'm not cute or built to suit a model's fashion size
But when I start to tell them
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips/… Read full post »
An oldie but a goodie from an hilarious webcomic.
Ah, the sweet echo of my thoughts.
Kabul, Afghanistan 27 February 2009 1252pm Read full post »
Okay seriously...why did I bother?
(Warning: My comments in bold express exasperation)
This was the summary provided in my NY Times daily email:
Dark Dark Dark
By MAUREEN DOWD
We need leaders to help us through our crises, not provide us with crude evaluations of our character.
So, last night I had dinner with a Congressional Delegation here to visit President Karzai.
The dinner opened with Speaker Pelosi telling how the military will be affected/supported by the House and some of the facets of HR1. I have a video of the end piece that I'm still trying… Read full post »
So, I got tagged with this by two different people on Facebook. It's been over a week since the tagging and my "Twin" asked me if I had seen the tag. Sensing that he was going to guilt me I told him I would do it ASAP.
I thought I'd… Read full post »
From the main site of our lovely community (truth is I went because OS was down) I read a blog on the Obameter Diary. After popping over to Brainwrap's diary on Daily KOS (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/2/17/20467/1935/680/698009) I decided to vist the real deal.
PolitiFac… Read full post »
Okay, a quick caveat. I LOVE THIS POST! It summarizes all the arguments I make to people who I'm trying to "help understand" how the Republican party is not for them. It also makes all the points I make when talking with people who cause me to ask them, "Do… Read full post »
Yesterday in Kabul there was a mass coordinated attack on several government facilities.
Though there were some losses the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) did EXTREMELY well. They controlled the situation and responded well.
Even though yesterday was a horrible da… Read full post »
I was standing on the stairs outside my office, watching people walk by, when I suddenly felt the urge to write. I haven't felt the urge or desire to write a story, play, or poem in years. I think the lack of creative output led to my massive amount of video blogs on… Read full post »
[At first I wasn't going to post this...it's so silly...but someone jabbed me about not having posted in awhile]
I’m going to write very honestly about how I feel at this exact moment.
From what I gather the entire point of these blogs is to share my feelings, opinions, and emotions… Read full post »
Since we have been posting all these pictures from High School and laughing or lamenting the past I suggest we should also celebrate the FABULOUS people we are now (or have always been, your call)
So I'll begin by posting a photo from a couple of months ago
I am inspired by the senior year photo album to do random posts that travel down memory lane.
In the Summer of 2004 I went on vacation with 3 other people to Spain and then to Rome for a week with my best friend Gabriel.
One of my fondest… Read full post »
Since I'm in Afghanistan I can't get to my Senior Year picture...what a pity.
Instead here are some pictures from that year (2000-2001) in which I was a High School Senior.
Who thought those one piece jean outfits were a good idea anyway?
Reaching back to anot… Read full post »
Okay, I gave Blag some credit from pulling Illinois' business from Bank of America. It was the last thing I saw before going to sleep last night. Upon further research today I see Mayor Daly of Chicago threatened to do so first.
So I'm researching the two...Mayor Daly 80%… Read full post »
Okay, I read alot of Andy Sullivan and other blogs (listed on the left) but now Megan McArdle makes the list. She wrote EVERYTHING I have been thinking about all the "Chicken Little" type reactions to Obama and his appointees.
I love it! The best line is modifed as the&nb… Read full post »
*I keeps hitting some key that makes the page refresh...I will quickly write a VERY short post since this is the third time it has refreshed :-(
So I'm going to quickly say good job Illinois on supporting your workers.
I caught this story on my way out the door from… Read full post »
Okay, I am currently deployed to a joint command in Afghanistan. In my office there are Army, Navy, and USAF (with I being the latter).
Yesterday LATE LATE LATE at night a group of, what I can only suspect was, Navy went around camp posting up "GO NAVY BEAT… Read full post »
My avatar for the poster...emailed and posted...ta da… Read full post »
Kanye West has had an hard year...and it's reflected in his latest album.
Now Ye, as I affectionately think of him, has quite the reputation as an overblown drama queen. He makes inane statements, argues on his blog, and keeps talking long after most people think he should have stopped.… Read full post »
Kabul, 1 December 2008, 1500
So it's fairly common to hear people around me whining about how President Elect Obama is going to make America socialist and communist by giving out handouts and such.
I decided to question some folks and figure out why they believe that and if they… Read full post »
I know ya'll don't have the original email sent to me to view but I thought I'd post my messy response as it touches on several of my personal positions.
Original email 17 November 0650 am
I have been a long time lurker on OS. I only recently established… Read full post »