Following a motivating workout, I ran into one of my sorority sisters on campus. I was wearing a baggy t-shirt with “If it absolutely, positively, MUST be destroyed overnight: U.S. MARINES” emblazoned in gold on it. I make brief small talk with her before she catches sight of the shirt. Her brow furrows and she sucks in her breath, like she tasted something unpleasant. Hippie...
madrarua asked: Found your Tumblr through a series of reblogs. Love it!
Too old for this.
I read a comment that said something to the effect of “she only reblogs stuff when she has something negative to say.” At first I’m inclined to take offense to that, but after some thought and review of my brief foray into Tumblr, I’ve decided to take that as a compliment. I had no previous knowledge of Tumblr before I started this, to the degree that it took me several...
Well, the Army wiped the floor with us. But that’s ok, because we’re...
You’re on a show now. The rules are different.– Sara Gruen, “Water for Elephants”
I knew I'd get the haters...
I love reading the comments from these teenage Marine girlfriends who think they know USMC regulations and/or rate an opinion. Look, to the USMC girlfriends who do follow me, it’s nothing personal. Until you put your feet on the yellow footprints and cross that parade deck at graduation, you aren’t a Marine. The motivation and support is great, Marines need it. But be willing to...
There is nothing wrong with being in any military organization. We’re all...– SSGT LeBlanc (via bullshitmarkiteightdude)
Today I had a moment during which I realized I’ve been fully indoctrinated into the Corps. After paying my tuition for the college class I intend to take at the local CC (lifelong learning, better myself, oorah yut yut devil dog) the nice woman at the accounting desk instructed me to take my receipt and go to the admissions office to get my photo ID. There was an unmoving line of no less...
I’m kind of wondering why the pornbots/mail order bride Tumblr’s keep liking my anti-homophobe rant.
I'll never be the illiterate girl.
prce-4: It’s a bit lengthy, but beautiful nonetheless. Date a girl who doesn’t read. Find her in the weary squalor of a Midwestern bar. Find her in the smoke, drunken sweat, and varicolored light of an upscale nightclub. Wherever you find her, find her smiling. Make sure that it lingers when the people that are talking to her look away. Engage her with unsentimental trivialities. Use...
echo4charlie asked: lmfao. what the FUCK?.... that's hilarious.
I like to think of myself as the latter. At all times.
More fun work conversations.
“It’s like going to the banana show- it’s biologically interesting.” “I don’t think anyone goes to the banana show to see something biologically interesting.” “I do! It’s fascinating. A whole banana goes in, then it comes out in such neat, even pieces!”
I love it when straight guys try to explain to me why they don’t want gays in the military by referencing some time when a gay man hit on him and/or looked a little too long in the showers at boot camp. The straight guy (SG) in question usually says it with such horror and emphasis: this is, for SG, the first time he’s ever been on the receiving end of unwanted sexual attention. I mean...
My mother gleefully bloodstriped me today after the promotion formation. She was so happy to knee me in the leg. Makes me proud.