04 March 2011

friday fill-in

Well, Wife of a Sailor used a question I forgot I submitted this week, so I guess I owe it to my readers to answer it!

Link up with Wifey

1. Do you or your {spouse} ever wish your {spouse} was in a different branch of the military? submitted by The Turner Family
Nah.  I think the Navy is a good fit for him.  However, sometimes I wished he wasn't a submariner because he hated it and was generally miserable.  But then I get to thinking if we ever would have met if he wasn't Navy, or wasn't submarines.  Guess the stars lined up on that one.  Also, the community in the sub world was amazing (once we got a new CO whose wife wasn't a nutter, that is).

2. What duty station(s) are on your “No Way, Hell No, Not Going, Have Fun Unaccompanied” list and why? submitted by Every Branch
I'm generally adaptable, but a year ago when we were making our wish-list, I begged against a few places in the northeast because I have no desire to shovel snow and I don't like rude people.  Something in Rhode Island did end up on the list anyway, and I probably would've enjoyed it.

3. If you could be one age forever, what age would you choose and why? submitted by Three Krakens
When I was little, I didn't want to grow up (true baby of the family here).  But since then, I've enjoyed every age without dreading the next.  I love the age I am now (26), but I'm sure there are awesome things about being older that I don't want to miss.

4. If you were a breakfast cereal, which one would you be? submitted by the C.W.
This is my question!  And like most things in my life, it has a story behind it.  Back in college, a group I was in decided to do a Survivor-esque game show on campus.  I got to help with interviewing the contestants, and this was one of the questions.  More than half of the potential contestants answered with "Kashi" and gave the exact same explanation for it.  This was back in 2004, before Kashi was doing any kind of major advertising, and I was still eating dining-hall granola mixed with Froot Loops on a daily basis.  I had never heard of Kashi, and by the end of the interviews, I never wanted to hear of it again.

Now for my actual answer to the question?  Probably Chex.  It's good enough on its own, but it can also be mixed with other semi-healthy stuff to make yummy Chex Mix or not-so-healthy stuff to make Muddy Buddies/Puppy Chow.  I'd like to think I'm as versatile as Chex.  But perhaps I'm actually more like dining-hall granola mixed with Froot Loops?

5. What is your morning beverage of choice and why?  submitted by NH Girl Displaced
I guess it would be milk, since I'm pretty faithful to my cereal and milk combo in the morn (I've stopped mixing the cereals though).  I've always hated coffee and kicked any potential caffeine habit back in high school when I gave up soda for Lent a few years in a row.  I've probably averaged less than five sodas a year since then (usually Sprite, which is caffeine-free).  I also hate tea in any form, which is why I'm a lousy Southerner and would also be a lousy Brit.  Water is my overall beverage of choice, morning, noon, night, whenever.

1 comment:

  1. Aw, I like the northeast BECAUSE of the people! :)

    Isn't it crazy what a few people can do to a whole command? If we had a different CO in the yards, the men (and the wives) would have had a better experience, I'm sure.