Sunday, July 22, 2012

Finally finished

Just kidding, this is only the beginning. I have one day (and a half) to relax and enjoy myself. Then it's off to the world of Fort Jackson, where shit gets real.

No more RSP until I come back. That will be gold phase, and then I will go to my home unit in Austin for drill. As far as that goes, I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to work it out. You'll know once I know (promise).

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I just got the most amazing news of my life

This is drill weekend. Took the pt test today did okay, sat in a classroom and did paperwork, eh, mildly boring, then it was time for formation, and Blue Phase isn't doing pt tomorrow! #excitingg

(I know this isn't twitter, and I don't even tweet that much, I just like hashtags).

Although now that I think about it, sitting from 7am until chow is going to be a long wait.

In other news, my friend, Hannah (who shipped to bct almost a week ago), has been discharged due to a medical problem. Details aren't really my business, so I haven't asked, but she's expected to stay at Jackson for about two more weeks, so I may run into her, or maybe not, I'm not sure.

But in related news, I met the dumbest girl ever today (I'll explain the connection in a minute). She literally just enlisted, this was her first drill, and she was only there today. She leaves on Tuesday (the same day as me). I don't know her story, but she just tweaked every nerve every time she opened her mouth. She's not at all prepared for bct, but she gets to pack off to Fort Sill and have a whack at it.

But Hannah, who deserves to do this, who has worked her ass off to get a better mile time, getting up and running miles and miles while even I was still sleeping. She did everything she possibly could to get herself ready to kick ass and take names at Fort Jackson, but she has to turn around and go home. Not. Fair.

Also I hate fire ants. They make me itchyy. :(

And done guy tried to sell me this bearded dragon yesterday

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Everything packed

Except for socks and a spare outfit. Bag's not too heavy, which is good. That's all.  Oh I decided to take a different bag, but I'm keeping the 12 dollar one because I like it.
This is a pic of a bag like the one I'm taking. It's not great quality, but you get the idea.

More later, good night.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Got the rest of myy stuff

That is all.

Except the maps, we never have maps at RSP so we can learn about land nav, and one of the cadre gets a little frustrated about it so I saw this at the dollar store and almost bought it but decided not to because it wouldn't be worth getting smoked for it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UPDATED: I am on twitter

Follow me @devinni01841 or don't, it's whatever. For now I will refrain from Instagram... Sorry.

Plus Jenna Marbles is hilarious.

UPDATE : I swear I meant to say Jenny Lawson, the bloggess. I'm not sure where I got Jenna Marbles from when typing....

Monday, July 16, 2012

So long story short..

I'm not single, but we're kinda taking it slow while I'm gone. (Eight to nine months is a long time... )

It was pretty much a lack of communication between the two of us and both of us had or fair share of the blame.

This shall count as yesterdays post (don't worry, I have slept). I shall try to fond something interesting to talk about today.

Also, I still plan to be a total pt stud-ette at bct, it just won't be for revenge.

Here's a pretty magnolia bloom.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

So I'm a single girl.

And I am not okay.

There was one moment today when I saw him, and I knew I could face the next 8 months with a straight face, but now - I don't know. He was my reason to fight, to keep moving forward, and now he's taken himself away from me.

I guess the key now is to fight to show him what he's lost. I am going to blast through Fort Jackson and Fort Gordon. I will be such a pt stud-ette that even the drill sergeants will secretly look on in awe. Everyone will wonder what my deepest motivation is, and no one will find out. I will be a better person because of this. I will be one bad-ass-motha-fucka when I come back.

Thanks for the memories, I guess.


This girl has (I believe) astrocytoma, and has lost all her hair due to the treatments she has gone through, but instead of a wig, she wears makeup, and she does it phenomenally. Go check out her YouTube channel, she's totally the most beautiful girl on the planet!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

These things rock!

The qwikbuns are totally awesome! Completely worth the twenty five bucks I spent on them! It literally takes like one minute to put my hair up.

Also, it makes your hair pretty curly if you leave it in long enough for your hair to dry.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Soldier's Creed

I am an American soldier.

I am a warrior and a member of a team.

I serve the people of the United States of America and live the Army values.

I will always place the mission first.

I will never accept defeat.

I will never quit.

I will never leave a fallen comrade.

I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills.

I always maintain my arms, my equipment, and myself.

I am an expert and I am professional.

I stand ready to deploy, engage, and DESTROY the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.

I an a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Okay, so... The packing list

Stuff... and things

Just kidding:
There are important things like soap and underwear, and toothpaste. However, that's the no-brainer stuff.

The important things are:
Baby wipes - because you don't always have time for a full shower between PT and your regular day.
Feminine hygiene products - duh
2 soap cases - one for actual use, the other for inspections
Deodorant that I know I can use - because I have a tendency to have allergic reactions to some deodorants
Sunscreen - because I'm freaking pale
Elastics and pins for my hair - you really can't have too many
Bandages - to cover blisters
Hair gel - so there are no flyways and nonsense.
I also bought some things called Qwikbuns. They're little contraptions that you use to wrap up your hair and make perfect buns, I'll let you know about them when they come in the mail.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Le bag... Packed and ready.

I'll talk about everything in it tomorrow, but I have almost everything I need to go to basic. (All that remains to be acquired are a few more travel size bottles, some letter-writing things, and locks to secure my belongings.) This bag is cool, though. It collapses down into a tiny little square for storage, and expands even more if necessary. Also, I got it for twelve dollars, so that's nice.
Until tomorrow, then. <3

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Just something about it...

I did three awesome things today.

1) I danced around my kitchen. Like a total geek.

2) I got into a cleaning grove (a rare occurrence) and washed a ton of dishes.

3), I watched Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty today.

Yeah, you're jealous if my awesome, but it's okay.

Well then.

I was wrong last night when I predicted that I was going to write about my boot camp packing list today, because something happened that was altogether not that annoying, but considering the person it involves, I'm pretty ticked off.
So let me give you two pieces of back story first: 1) the girl in question (let's call her Lauren, shall we?) is someone I considered to be my best friend in 7th-9th grade. However, we went to different high schools, so we grew apart, no biggie, it happens, but she changed, big time. 2) I posted a picture of the potato salad I was eating for dinner on Facebook and tagged my friend Hannah (who used to be my battle buddy at RSP), because we share a love of good potato salad. Lauren then decided to passive-aggressively post that no one actually cares about my potato salad. I responded with (what was meant as a friendly suggestion/nugget of common sense) "if you don't care, don't look" and then she and her friends got all uppity and started making sarcastic remarks at me. It's not like I took it personally, it's just that I find the passive-aggressive facebook posts to be irritating, and she's been getting on my nerves lately as it were.
I will conclude this post in a short letter to Lauren, because I really an done with her crappy antics.
So, it has come to this:
You irritate the shit out of me, you know that? You are the reason that I stopped wearing eyeliner and switched to waterproof mascara, you at the reason that I feel like shit about myself all the time. You never had a filter on your mouth- that one time I had a zit on the middle of my nose you called me Rudolph, and laughed when I got mad. I liked you because you were funny and confident and your mom was nice and you had great taste in books. Do you remember what a book is? But then you started hanging out with her. Don't get me wrong, I loved Mary as much as I loved you, but when it was the two of you together, you had no problem making me feel left out with inside jokes and talking about friends of yours that I had never met.
And you were so confident, you never played sports like Mary and I did, but you were just so... comfortable with who you were. But now.... I'm pretty sure you use some substances that aren't exactly legal, and you openly post about drinking and stuff, I guess this means that we are taking our lives in different directions. I will stick to my morals, and you will... do whatever it is that you do. You've hurt me too many times, plus you cussed like a sailor in front of my pastor grandmother. Good luck, but I'm not going to feel sorry when you get into trouble. Not one little bit, and if you have something to say to me, just do it, because I don't get all that offended, and you're much less likely to get embarrassed online that way, because I fight dirty these days.
So yeah that's pretty much it. Here's a couple Facebook images:

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Still not much going on

I've started a packing list for boot camp, and I definitely need to do some shopping, because I have a towel that I'm going to take, and my Bible... Yikes. I'll post the actual list tomorrow, after I double check it against a couple of videos I watched, I'll let you know.

(Don't worry, there will be no killing here :P)

Monday, July 2, 2012

A traveling soldier [girl]

Well, I was in Colorado, and now out looks like there might be a trip to Austin in the cards for my family and me. Woot.

Didn't hear from boyfriend today, but I guess it's not a tragedy, I didn't have much to say anyway.

It's really difficult to be positive about something when the person who is supposed to be your better half is being negative.

Here's a shirt that I really wanted:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

More arguing

And it's no fun.

I had ice cream from Sonic today. Yum.

Anyways, even if that I've person is actually the one person, I'm not gonna let it get me down, because I have to focus, 23 days!

Crap, I suck, again

That's okay, though, not much to talk about. I did laundry today, isn't my life exciting?

Oh, I watched Holy Musical B@tman on YouTube. It's by starkidpotter,  and all of their stuff is hilarious. Especially their Harry Potter parody, A Very Potter Musical. Go watch it. (especially if you like Darren Criss from Glee, AVPM is from before he was famous)