Archive for August, 2008

Hurricane Update

So far, Mother Nature has been on our side. It looks like Hurricane Gustav is not going to be a serious threat for Pensacola. It rained for about 20 minutes today and there’s been increased winds, but otherwise you’d never know there’s anything going on in our neck of the woods. The predictions for tomorrow […]

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KFC = Faster, Higher, Stronger Movers

When I returned home at 8:45am Friday morning after taking NavyGuy’s car into the shop (because it’s not like we could have two working cars during this debacle…), I found the moving company already in my house ready to tackle our biblical quantities of books and other “junque.” Apparently the moving company had a hunch […]

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To pack or not to pack…

So, NavyGuy’s winging was a great event. He got his wings, took tons of pics, and we had a great time with his family. It was a special day for him, and except for the unending stress of the movers arriving tomorrow, etc., it would have been a perfect day! It’s now 10:00pm, we’ve just […]

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Chaos Update

The movers are coming to pack our stuff tomorrow. Send vodka.

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Craft Project

Here’s my latest craft project (with some help from Mom): a winging banner for NavyGuy. Apparently, it’s tradition for the girlfriend, fiancee, mom, wife, etc., to create a banner to commemorate when someone gets their wings. It’s then hung out on the front porch to proclaim to the entire neighborhood, “Hey a Navy pilot lives […]

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When it rains, it pours…

From what I can remember of a conversation yesterday: NavyGuy: Bad news. Mugs: Are we out of ice cream? NavyGuy: [sigh] I have to be in San Diego for two weeks of survival training starting a week from Saturday. Mugs: Better you than me. Where’s the bad news? NG: I detach from the squadron here […]

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Monday Lesson

Don’t wear black pants whilst cleaning with bleach. Or if you do, at least don’t sit in bleach whilst cleaning. Lest you end up with a suspicious-looking brown stain on your rear… Lesson learned.

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Monday

NavyGuy returned late last night from his “boneyard” trip, and now we’re quickly prepping for his winging ceremony this Thursday. Winging for a naval aviator or flight officer is the equivalent of college graduation – except you get to wear a way better outfit, and most of these guys (and girls) have actually studied and […]

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“Olympic” TV Coverage No Accident

The New York Times has a really interesting article (On TV, Timing is Everything at the Olympics) about how NBC managed to turn a potentially ratings-killing-time-zone-difference Olympics, into one of the most watched in recent memory. Apparently, Michael Phelps played a role in making sure that the swimming finals were scheduled for morning times in […]

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Mugs “Must” List

Your weekly round up of all my pop-culture awareness suggestions of the week: 1. M&Ms; PremiumsWhy perfection needs to be improved, I’m not sure, but I am intrigued with the triple chocolate and mocha flavors of Premium M&Ms; being advertised. The packaging has been upgraded, and the outer shell has been transformed into a marble-swirl […]

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