May 30th, 2005


Memorial Day

I surprised myself by being somewhat productive today - despite not falling asleep until around 3 AM, I managed to get up and do laundry, including washing my enormous New Balance sneaks, which I don't think have seen the inside of a washer since I acquired them before the house was sold. (Okay, all together now: EEEEUUUUWWWW! No wonder I have dermatitis. *rolls eyes at own stupidity*) After laundry, went grocery shopping and bought more stuff than I'd planned to, but that's okay. It'll get used. Did some tweaking of the Deskpro today but no new software installation; would have reinstalled Operational Art Of War, but the CD has run off to hide somewhere in the bedroom and only God knows where I stuck it. Did find some blank ZIP discs, though, which will come in handy, and managed to recover the Utena fanfic that phoenixalpha and I had been working on before we both realized that while fanfic has zero sales potential, people are buying original stuff. So Possession will probably remain unfinished, unless I somehow wind up with a lot of time on my hands and nothing better to do...this is projected to happen about half an hour after I get settled into the Old Soldiers' Home.

I thought about my father today, and did some praying -I'm pretty sure he doesn't need it, but it never hurts to be sure. He had one hell of a career, especially considering he was one wrong answer from being tossed out on his butt around the time my brother was born. Not too many enlisted men get the Legion of Merit when they retire, on top of two JCS Commendations. Which is about as good as it gets if you're piloting a desk, really. It nags at me some. I don't expect to do that well, myself; I'd be happy with putting in my 20 years and getting my rocker back before I shuffle off. Which is part of the reason I'm working on losing the weight. I figure he expects it of me.
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