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As I write this, I'm sitting on the couch of the condo, enjoying my last weekend of vacation before I head back to work- for about 3 weeks. Then it's totally out of the Navy, and trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. Am I excited? Hell yes. Nervous? Without a doubt. But, at the same time, I know that I'll be ok, regardless of what happens right off the bat. My wonderful (Civilian) doctor finally got me tested for Sleep Apnea, and lo and behold, it hasn't just been a bad case of snoring all these years. Although we're still wrestling with Tricare for the necessary prescription to treat said sleep apnea, as it stands right now I'm looking at getting some compensation from the VA as a result. After the last 3 years, it really seems to me the least that they can do.

It's hard to believe that I'm almost at the end of my recruiting tour. Looking back, it's felt like an eternity. Still I have to say that I did learn a few things, as much as I hate to admit it. Granted, most of the things I learned were really not the sort of thing I wanted to know, about how the Navy works, and also about what I'm truly capable of in the name of self- preservation and watching out for Number One. I've recently starting re- reading Heart of Darkness, and it's slightly frightening how easy it is to make parallels to some parts of the novel with some parts of my life and work experiences the last 3 years. "The horror! The horror!" indeed. I've been compiling my notes and I'm looking forward to writing QUITE a story about my experiences. Not to mention the fact that I've actually started writing the speech of what I'm going to say to the commanding officer when it comes time for my check- out interview.

Lots more I could talk about, but it's really time for me to get some sleep- I know Tana is probably half- wondering where I am, and this is the 3rd time I've started writing this entry; I think it's good enough for right now.
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- Sitting in the living room enjoying a cup of coffee at 9 in the morning while Tana is sitting in "her" chair cross- legged, working on paperwork for her Practicum clients. 

- Knowing that she'll be leaving for work before I will, and knowing that she'll still be awake when I get home from work.

- Looking forward to spending a weekend together, even if we just spend it doing little things like going to the Mercato here in Little Italy, or unpacking even more of the junk I have scattered around the spare bedroom.

- Coming home every night to the woman of my dreams, to our own place, without having to share it with anybody else.

- Only half- joking about running off to Vegas to get married.
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  1. I'm sitting in the USO at Charlotte- Douglas International with [Bad username or unknown identity: mepeachykeen as we wait for our flight back to the West Coast. Thought I'd kill some time. Stolen from Megan, because I'm not that creative when I'm hung over. ;) 1. What did you do in 2007 that you'd never done before? Brought a girl home to meet my crazy family and friends.  2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I don't think I bothered to make any resolutions last year- but I most definitely did for this year. And hopefully folks will help keep me in check on those.  3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Kelly, and Lori (shudders). 4. Did anyone close to you die? Not this year, that I can think of... 5. What countries did you visit? Stayed right here in the U.S. and A. the whole year- recruiting sucks away any attempts at having a life outside of work.  6. What would you like to have in 2008 that you lacked in 2007? Time off from work, less stress, more fun. In other words, a life outside of work.  7.What date from 2007 will remain etched upon your memory?  March 3, 2007. First date with Tana. We went to Aussie Pub and talked for a long, long time over pitchers.  8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Not going crazy or killing somebody as a result of my job.  9. What was your biggest failure? Screwing up certain plans that certain people made for birthdays and such.  Not doing more to ensure I was getting to use the time off that I'm supposed to be entitled to. 10. Did you suffer illness or injury?  I caught a couple of crazy nasty flu bugs in March and September, probably brought on by an immune system weakened from too much stress, too much work, and not enough sleep.  11. What was the best thing you bought? A 4-day cruise with Tana for this coming April. :) 12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Michelle and Tana for being so forgiving, and everybody else who helped me stay sane over the last year.  13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? My stupid vengeful bitch of an ex- girlfriend 14. Where did most of your money go? Gas, uniforms, food. Recruiting- related expenses. 15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Flying home for the holidays with Tana.  16. What songs will always remind you of 2007? good question.  17. Compared to this time last year, are you  i. happier or sadder? Happier, in most ways...  ii. thinner or fatter? Fatter. And not happy about it in the least.  iii. richer or poorer? Richer. And not just in monetary means  18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Working out, spending time with friends, just living and appreciating where I am.  19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Working. 'Nuff said. I hate my job.  20. How will you be spending Christmas? SPENT Christmas with the family and Tana in New York. Had a blast while we were there. :) 21. Did you fall in love in 2007? Most definitely! :D  22. How many one night stands? Um..... that really depends on how you look at it. But more than I'd really like to admit to.  23. What was your favorite TV program? Lost! The only one that was on late enough for me to be able to watch when I got home from work.  24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? The list is long, but distinguished.  26. What was the best book you read? The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists. Brilliant read.  27. What was your greatest musical discovery? Federicko Aubele  28. What did you want and get? A wonderful lady in my life ( who I promise I'll write more about soon...)  29. What did you want and not get? Out of recruiting. :(  30. What was your favorite film of this year? Transformers! Made me feel like I was 6 years old again!  31. What did you do on your birthday? We had one hell of a busy weekend- went out, went to brunch at the Wave House, drank all day, and played beer pong until well after midnight.  32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? Not being in recruiting.  33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2007? 98% of my waking hours were spent in uniform. You figure it out. 34. What kept you sane? Tana, Michelle, Jason, Colin, Billy, Zeke, Mike Jenkins, Beer, Vodka, Rum, and karaoke.   35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? EIther Edwards or Obama  36. What political issue stirred you the most? Either Immigration or the handling of veterans returning from Iraq (or lack thereof).  37. Who did you miss? Everybody back east.  38. Who were the best new people you met? Tana, her friends, and re-connecting with Mikey Jenkins again.  39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2007: Karma will always come back around and get you.  ]


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