Blogroll action figures

Acquired from Marko the Munchkin Wrangler.  The rules are pick someone on your blogroll and mske them an action figure with accessories from the local We-B-Toyz.  I pick Ol Tanker at Mostly Cajun.  The accesories would be a tank, an M1911 pistol and an M-14.


The year in review

From a friend’s wife on a different site.

1) Where​ did you begin​ 2008?​​
La Mesa, CA

2) What was your statu​s by Valen​tine’​​s Day?   dating on and off.

3) Were you in love anyti​me this year?​​I had thought so.

4) How did you earn your money​?​​Fixing ships.

5) Did you have to go to the hospi​tal?​​regularly scheduled shots and such.

6) Did you have any encou​nters​ with the polic​e?​​one or two.

8) What did you purch​ase that was over $​​1000?​​the ‘puter.

9) Did you know anybo​dy who got marri​ed?​​
10) Did you know anybo​dy who passe​d away?​​

11) Did you know anyon​e who had a baby?​​yes

12) Did you move anywh​ere?​​
La Mesa, CA to Guam

13) What conce​rts/​​shows​ did you go to?
David Alan Coe, Spirit West Coast(I think that was this year)

14) Are you regis​tered​ to vote?​​
I Rock the Vote!!

17) Where​ do you live now?Guam

18) Descr​ibe your birth​day?​​Uneventful.

19) What’​​s one thing​ you thoug​ht you’​​d never​ do but did in 2008?​​make HT1

20) What has been your favor​ite momen​t?​​making HT1

21) What’​​s somet​hing you learn​ed about​ yours​elf?​​
I have a lot of determination.

22) Any new addit​ions to your famil​y?​

What was your best month?
April, I got to visit Dad.

24) Were you in a relat​ionsh​ip this year?​​

25) What music​ will you remem​ber 2008 by?Cadence to Arms by Dropkick Murphys

26) Who has been your best drink​ing buddy​?​​
Roommate and Uncle Ed.

27) New frien​ds?​​
Oh yes!!

28) Favor​ite Night​ out?Hong Kong

29) Would​ you say you’​​ve chang​ed since​ the begin​ning of this year?​​
Truly different

30) Do you think​ 2009 will be bette​r or worse​?
It’s in God’s hands


Being an HT1 has given me a new perspective on life.  I am now in charge of a large group of sheep.  If I choose to use it, I have a seperate dining area to eat in(F$#@ that! I’ll eat with my boys!)  I am the first to get my crap pushed in by the Senior Chiefs when stuff goes south.  But I can finally change things.  Best advice I ever got, “This is the Navy.  Shut the F$#@ up and deal with it, or get promoted and change things.”

Stolen from

Do you remember your first favorite song? If so, what was it?
“Amazing Grace”

What do you refuse to eat?
I’m no fun with this one.  If I’m hungry enough, not a damn thing.

Have you ever injected any kind of drug before?
Flu mist.  The Navy is now DIY with flu shots.

Do amusement park rides make you sick?


Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
Hans Solo.  Because he doesn’t give a F%$#

What kind of cheese do you put on your sandwiches?

What was the first thing you ever learned how to cook?
Corned beef hash.

Did you ever collect beanie babies?

When was the last time you got a haircut?

Have you ever been to a bachelor/bachelorette party?
Soon.  Little bro is getting marrued,

Where are you most ticklish on your body?  I don’t know.

Have you ever bailed anyone out of jail?

What’s the last board game you played?
Scattergories.  And that was back in San Diego.

Do you still own any VHS tapes?

Do you shop at JC Penney’s ever?
Used to.  No JCP on Guam though.

If there was a real Jurassic Park, would you visit it?

Do you ever read the newspaper?

Do you eat your mac & cheese with a fork or a spoon?

Is there any medicine/pill you take everyday?
Plenty.  Mostly of the run faster, lift more persuasion/

How many 20 dollar bills do you have on you right now?
Six.  it must be payday.

Would you do meth if it was legalized?

F No!!

Do you think Obama will be assassinated?
One chance in a hundred. Along with the entire DC area, in a big mushroom cloud. Kumbaya this, a**hole!

Have you ever made out with someone and then never saw them again?


Do you drink egg nog?
Once a year.

What are you wearing?
The complete uniform of Guam.  Naked from the waist up.  BDU shorts and no shirt or shoes.  Watch and glasses.

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New duties

On Friday, I had the chance to stand duty R-1.  The senior enlisted guy for all things Hull Tech on Repair side.  We were doing a hydrostatic test, and I was there for support.  The MM/ENs had missed signing a part of the test document.  They didn’t want to come and sign.  My first issuance of a WTF, “You need to get here and sign this.  The book says so, and QA says so.  You have 10 minutes to be here or I will call the Repair Duty Officer.”  Eight minutes later a guy meandered intot he shop.

Now back to our regularly scheduled blogging

I am now officially a “frocked” HT1.  Frocking is one of those Navy terms that harkens back to days of sail and newly promoted officers wearing a frock instead of a shortcoat.  I am still wrapping my mind around the transition.  For those of you Other Service Vets(OSVETS), I went from E-5 to E-6.  My roommate is still in the grade of E-5, but we keep our stuff professional at work.  The whole HT1 thing hit home when roomie came to the office and the first words out of his mouth were, “HT1, I need some advice.”  Barely a week ago, he was the one I went to for advice.


One of the first thing a new Sailor learns is how to wear a uniform.  Failure to comply is punished swiftly and harshly.  I am sure Tanker over at Mostly Cajun can elaborate further, as he was a DI.  Any Sailor stationed on a ship has received all the instruction a grown ass man should need.  In the military, if you shave, keep your hair short, and take ten minutes on your uniform, you’re halfway to good sailor.  Personally, I hate shaving, but I do so because it is no less part of my job than sawing wood or running a shop.  One of my minions got caught not shaving by our Leading Petty Officer(LPO), who recently came from the Navy equivalent of DI duty.  Then he didn’t shave yesterday.  Dumb#ss!  We have a tool called a recruit fashion inspection.  Over the course of a few days, “At lunch tomorrow, I want to see you in whites, blues, coveralls, etc..”  If that doesn’t work, one after the other in the same day.  The big daddy of ’em all is the seabag inspection aka junk on the bunk.  We also can make certain slow learning types muster with me or my HT2 before leaving berthing before work.  Failure to comply results in inspections prior to liberty.  Those get painful because I don’t want to be there.  There you have it.  A week’s worth of ranting and maritime misadventures.