Saturday, February 26, 2011

Freaky Friday

After dinner last night, Tyler offered to take me to the PX (that's post exchange to you) before work, so I could walk around and do a little shopping. I thought it would be a nice evening to myself so I took him up on the offer.

While I was trying to put back an item from the top shelf, some older man with a Spanish accent asked if he could help me. I said sure and thank you and tried to go on with my night... Not so lucky. He began telling me that he could tell I was a nice person by my beautiful face and asked if my eyes change color... "Nope, just blue, everyday." The guy would not stop talking to me/following me around! After about 5 minutes of this nonsense I shut him down but he still followed me, though at a farther distance. Everywhere I went, even the make-up department the man followed me. I got my mace out of my purse when he followed me to get a cab.

Why are people so darn weird sometimes? Only 4 more months in Korea... I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

What Kind of Person I am...

In the words of the Jung Typology Test I am an "INFJ". Introverted-Intuitive-Feeling-Judging. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about Google "HumanMetrics" and take your own test. My test was very accurate. It helps you to see what type of job suites you best, your best matches in a partner, people you can easily befriend and so on. It's fun and it's free.

I'm very much a relaxed type of person. One of my favorite quotes is "If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans." If I could have looked ahead on my life 5 years ago, I wouldn't expect any of what happened! I believe this is true for most people. I have dreams, like everyone else but I don't have a rigorous schedule in which they must be attained. I'm a very spur of the moment type of woman! I love to just grab my mom or my sis and go shopping! My test confirmed this :) Some things left unknown are good! If your too rigid with life, your setting yourself up for disappointment... And who wants that?!

I am also very choosy about whom I'm friends with. I don't have very many "good" friends. I tend to not make friends at my work. I see work as just that... work. Too many people knowing the ins and outs of my life is not really my style. I think that's why I tend to gravitate toward male friends. They don't really like drama and neither do I.

As far as tangible things go... I know my husband for one, "loves" his belongings. If he gets a new thing, like his gun, he really does "love" it. Not I. I very much value people and experiences over things. When I take a vacation, I remember the sites, food, laughs, pictures, and so on. For my husband, he's more likely to recall the cost of the trip and how many miles we put on the car. : / I'm working on cracking his shell little by little.

If I am having an "in depth" discussion with someone, I am able to complete the entire conversation in one sitting. Some people need time to "think on the matter" and then get back to you. For me, by the time this person is "ready to talk", I've already moved on with my life and don't feel like exhausting the subject. I'm really very glad I'm the kind of person I am.

Now all this is not to say that I'm some random, never plan anything, do what feels right at the time, type of person. I just try not to get ahead of myself. Take things as they come. For one thing, being in the Army means almost no planning. You get moved a ton, you could get deployed, you hardly ever do the job you were trained to and so on. I am getting a little tired of the whole waiting game. We are supposed to PCS out of Korea in late June, early July. We still do not have orders for our next duty station! We have tried to do lots of things and tried for goals in the Army and none of them have worked out. Very disappointing! We know couples who got involuntarily extended to stay in Korea. This country is really wearing on us... Lets hope we aren't one of those unlucky couples. Those of you in the service know exactly what I'm talking about.

So all in all, I'm very happy with the optimistic person that I am. I see myself as a person who can take a hit and keep coming. I don't let a flat tire ruin my whole road trip. I know who I am and I'm very comfortable with it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

"I love my wife."

My thoughts may stray
My eyes may roam
The neighbor's grass may seem much greener
Than the grass right here at home

If pretty girls excite me

Well, that's life
But just in case, you didn't know
I love my wife

My mind at times

May dwell on sex
If someone's rating dreams
Then most of mine I guess are double X

So dimpled knees delight me

Well, that's life
But just in case, you hadn't heard
I love my wife

Like bait that wriggles

And it makes catfish bite
A lady jiggles
And my eyes gotta light
Upon so sweet a sight

And if I shake

Break out in spots
Don't fret, it's not swine fever dear
Your swine has merely got the hots

If rosy lips invite me

Well, that's life
But just in case, you couldn't guess
I love my wife

My mind at times

May dwell on sex
If someone's rating dreams
Then most of mine I guess are double X

If rosy lips invite me

Well, that's life
But just in case, you couldn't guess
Or hadn't heard
Or didn't know
I love my wife
I love my wife
I love my wife
I love my wife

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Winter Survival Tips

As "Blizzard 2011" hits our family and friends in Missouri, I began thinking, "What are they going to do to occupy their time?" They have 20 inches of snow... No one is going any where, any time soon. March 20th can seem like forever away, especially with early sunsets. Being confined to a house can cause serious cabin fever! I have been brainstorming ways to help you all fight this battle and here's what I've come up with...

  • Make snow ice cream! It's a great activity for kids and adults. 
  • Purchase a new bath robe. Believe me, you will be glad you did.
  • Have a spa day in your new robe! :)
  • Play board games or put together a puzzle. The latter being my favorite!
  • COOK! Winter is the best time for comfort food. The crockpot should be your new best friend.
  • Make home improvements or clean out your closet. People are always in need. Help someone else stay warm this winter.
  • Read a book. My current read is called, "Packing for Mars." You should check it out!
  • Write a letter. Have children write as well or include their art work. Your recipient will love it.
  • And finally, rearrange the furniture. A new look will help in big way!

    Now onto the necessities of surviving winter... For real!

    • Make sure your car has proper tire pressure, anitfreeze levels, oil weight, and gasoline.
    • Your cars emergency kit should include: 
     -Jumper cables.
    - Inflated spare tire.
    - Jack.
    - Cotton gloves.
    - Extra bottle of windshield wiper fluid.
    - Sand or absorbent cat litter for traction.
    -Flashlight and fresh batteries.
    - Simple first-aid kit.
    - Blankets.
    • At home keep plenty of batteries ready for radios and flashlights.
    • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener.
    • Cash.
    • Anti-stress items like books or magazines.
    • Blankets.
    • Toiletries.
    • And lastly a lantern.
    Hope this little post helped you in more ways than one. Winter can be a very fun season! Get outside and enjoy the snow!