Haven’t felt much like writing lately. Sorry. For what this gig pays (nothing, in case you were wondering), you’re lucky I don’t just link pics of LOLCats and call it a day. ‘Tis a shame, because while I don’t feel like writing, there are things I eventually want to write about.
It’s a beautiful Sunday morning. I’m visiting family and sitting next to my cousin’s pool. Don’t know why, but I haven’t really felt the urge to hop in. I prefer to just sit by it, read blogs, and sip coffee.
Tomorrow, road trip to Atlanta. I’ll check in on Dad’s grave. Say hello. It has been almost 5 years since we buried him. Tuesday, I’ll attend his high school reunion. It was a tiny class in 1946. It hasn’t gotten any bigger since. Good people. Some went all over the world, some never left the county.
Tomorrow is, of course, Memorial Day. And nice people will thank me for my service. How do I tell them, “Not today.” Tomorrow is for those folks that you can’t thank in person. My day is in November. Folks still serving get Armed Forces Day. So what do I post tomorrow? A sentimental picture? Maybe. People like them. But I’m not a particularly sentimental person, and it feels… inauthentic. Repeat my post from previous years about enjoying your BBQ, but please take a moment to remember? I don’t know what I’ll post…
My cousin’s daughter and her friend came to her last week with a problem. They had a 9th grade history test coming up, and what did Cousin know about D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge? Not much, she admitted. At which point, I offered my services as a tutor. That turned in to a pair of 60 minute seminars on the course of World War II. Very bright kids, and an enthusiastic audience, but their baseline of knowledge was so far from what I’m used to dealing with, it was hard to fit the material to the audience. And I had to strike a balance between “teaching to the test” and trying to help them understand what happened. I personally think that if you understand what happened, the test is easy. But I had an evening to assist, not a semester to teach. Still, they tell me they think they did well on the test.
I’ve decided I’m 1/32nd Cherokee.
I’m gathering from the comments that Roundhammer117 didn’t get much out of JRTC. Never went there. NTC, CMTC, sure. Had a pretty good time there. But mounted warfare training has a much different “flavor” than dismounted.
There’s some sort of “no-see-ums” here that are eating me alive. Or I’ve recently developed an advanced case of leprosy. (In honor of the series finale of House, it’s NOT Lupus!)
Flight of the Intruder was on last night on The Military Channel. Fantastic book, craptacular movie. Still, nice to see some footage of A-6’s zooming around. Back when attack jets carried more than two bombs.
Somebody tell me a joke. I’m out of funneh for the month, and need a touch to tide me over, just till payday…