May 1st, 2008

christmas 2008

the big two-seven

So it's my birthday today. I actually do feel a bit older this afternoon than I did yesterday...or maybe it's all the time I've spent on the Submersible Death Trap lately. How am I celebrating? By fucking standing duty, that's how. This begins a month of total butt rape for me; I have duty nearly every other day for most of May, to say nothing of the fact that we're getting underway in the very near future. Fortunately, I do have a couple of days off in the middle of the month, coinciding with the commencement of my FINAL YEAR in the Seagoing Military Force. I really must effort to make both my twenty-eighth year of life and my sixth year in the Navy better than all those past.

I still haven't yet contacted my mom, with whom I share this birthday; but I did lock down the signing for the New Nexus of Hate tomorrow. I'm really ready to not ride around with the Minivan o' War filled with most of my earthly possessions, as has been the case for the last week.

Tomorrow marks another milestone, and it's one that ties into a question that's been rolling around in my head for some time now. Until then...