Wednesday, April 15, 2009

My military doo...

My friend Sherryl just took this picture of me at work. Terrible lighting...but hey it's from a cell phone! I know you've all been dying to see my hair short. It hasn't been this short since 5th grade!

I've got 3 weeks left in Arizona. And tomorrow night is my last night of work. AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!! I'm so nervous/excited/scared...etc!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Getting ready...

I have 35 days left of being a civilian. WEIRD!!! 5 short weeks (from today to be a matter of fact). And I have 6 shifts left of work. This is all becoming SO REAL!!! So I'll just let you all know of how the last few weeks have been...I've been running every now and then with my friend Christa. She's one of those athletic mom's that is in great shape after having 3 kids, and still seems to tell me that she can't run! WTF?! HA! This girl can run, and she kicks my butt every time!! It's nice to have someone there to push me to run more, since this is what is going to happen in boot camp. I've been extremely busy with life in general, that we haven't been able to run in the last week. I know I'm a slacker!! But in the meantime, a few weeks ago Phoenix hosted a Navy Seal Fitness Challege. I was encouraged to go to this just to be able to compete against other people and to see where I'm at fitness wise. I finished with these scores:

500 meters of swimming- 13:39
1 and 1/2 mile- Run Time 15:46
Pullups 0
Pushups in 2 minutes 43
Situps in 2 minutes 55

I need to defend myself on my times. I feel a bit embarassed considering I was the last person to finish in every event!...I was competing against a bunch of high school kids that have been active in sports all throughout this past year. I have not. I haven't actually swam laps in a pool since 6th grade. I walked parts of my run because I don't have great running shoes and my ankles were burning! I don't have the best upper body strength and therefore couldn't even succeed at doing one damn pull up. (neither could any of the other girls) AND, as for the push ups and sit ups, I had done this 2 days prior to the event and my body was already sore. :) haha

Ok so since I've joined, I've had to call in ever Monday to check in with my recruiter. And every Thursday I've had DEP (Delayed Entry Program) meetings. These meetings are different every week. One week we are at the park doing fitness training, and the other week we are in the office practicing are Salior's Creed and stances. The weeks that I've gone for the fitness training, I've been there with ONE other girl. With 15 other guys. The one week I went to the meeting in the office, I was the ONLY girl. Let me just tell you that being the only girl with 15 other guys in the room, having to do push ups, and yell out the Sailor's creed, it gets pretty intimidating!!!!

Overall, I've been doing good. I have the next 8 days off from work to go home and visit my family in Joseph City. I'm really excited to just veg! And work out of course. I really can't complain about how this is all unravaling. I'm stoked to be able to go into the Navy and accomplish things that will prepare me in my future. Every day I go to sleep I always catch myself saying, "Oh my gosh! I'm really doing this. I'm really going intot he Navy!" AHH! I'm so excited!

OH and just another thing that just proves that I've going into the Navy....I cut my hair last Friday. 9 inches off!!!! Holy Sh*t! There's no turning back now!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

It's Official!!

Last week was adventurous. I took the ASVAB test on Thursday. Scored a 66. Woke up the next day at 4 am and went downtown again to do my physical. Besides being dog tired, wanna know the perks about joining the military..... MEN. Ahhh! Most of them were't your typical eye candy of choice, but the few that were..hmm I couldn't stop staring. HAHA. And the day went on with tons of embarassing things I had to do...learning different military things and such. But by the end of the day it became OFFICIAL! I'm a NAVY recruit! My goal was to get into their Hospital Corpsman program to be a Medic. But that program is all full. So, I'm going to be an Operations Specialist. Sounds intese huh? The only other choice I had was to be a mechanic and that wasn't happening! Go figure the mechanical scores on my ASVAB test were the highest... So basically what I've been told as an Operations Specialist, I will be locating all of the Ships out on sea, seeing how fast they are going and in what direction. I'm sure there is more involved, but that's the basic stuff I'll be doing. My recruiter said that it's a very good job and I'll do very good at it. Hmm...thanks! After setting up my job, they gave me my ship date. May 6, 2009. That is literally right around the corner! And just 4 days after my birthday. Don't get me wrong, I'm stoked! And nervous at the same time. I realized that I have SO much I need/want to get done before I leave. I'll be going to Great Lakes, Illinois for basic training and also for my schooling for my job. Then, I have to option, which ever is be stationed some where in the U.S., on a ship, or over seas. Any takers on where my first choice will be?? Over seas baby! I hope they have that available to me by the time I graduate! Wish me luck!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

The secret's out!

I'm joining the...

I can't wait!!!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

My BEST friend!

Paula and I both started working in Labor and Delivery about the same time, 2 years ago. I'm pretty sure she was the first person to say Hi to me, and introduce herself. We've been best of friends ever since. This last August, she was strong enough to pick up her life and move it back home when she realized that her life with her husband was no longer going to work out. I had never been so devastated in my life. During that time, We worked opposite nights from each other so we didn't risk the chances of getting cancelled, but the one night we were finally going to get to work together and catch up on life...I wake up to text messages from her letting me know that she was leaving and wasn't going to make it to work. I cried. Hysterically. I felt horrible that she was going through this, and even worse, that I didn't see any of it coming. Immediately I had called her, getting a voicemail I was frantic and told her that she had to call me and explain what was going on. 20 mintues later she called. Explaining everything, I realized that for her to move back home was the best thing for her and her little girl Mia. We both started to cry and then she told me she had to go. That was that. And then she had sent me a text message stating that shes terrible at good byes and hates crying. You and me both Paula.

Well, I haven't had the chance to see her since August. Until last night! She had texted me letting me know she was in town..I unfortunately scheduled to work so I called my manager immediately to talk my way out of working. It worked. Luckily it was a slower night so she grantedme the entire night off. YAY!! So I went to see Paula, who is now dating her best (male) friend that she has known for 10 years. He was there and after giving Paula a hug, I'm introduced to Jeff. He gives me a hug instead of a hand shake, because he's 'heard so much about me from Paula'! Aww....We had a great time of catching up. She seems so happy now and I'm glad. Despite the fact that we had a few too many adult drinks, and trying to bring a close to everything the last time I had seen her, it was a little emotional at the end. Our lives are going in 2 different directions, and it made me sad realizing that I'm not going to get to see her as often as I'd like when I move away...

I've always grown up not having a BEST friend, but just some really GREAT friends. Now I can say that I have a BEST friend. Her name is Paula Herrera. I have to add also that she's gonna be in my wedding one day. HAHA. She already told me that I'd be in her's when she gets married again. And she said if she wasn't in mine, that she would come and crash it. HAHA. I guess I have no choice now. Gotta love best friends!

P.S. Tiana, your my best friend too!!! :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Superbowl XLIII

I have not so nice words to say about the superbowl. :( I was crying when Larry Fitzgerald made the last touchdown with 2 minutes left on the clock....I had a friend next to me crying hysterically (as if someone has just died)... Which made me cry even more because I was laughing so hard. And we cried...until the Steelers recovered the fumble and made the winning touchdown. Speechless. Then came cuss words. Lot of them. The officials were paid off. It's obvious. I know who the real winners are. GO CARDINALS!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gotta love them Longhorns!

I got a call from Kendra last week asking me if I wanted to go to the Fiesta Bowl on Monday night. What was my obvious respose?? HELL YES!! I love football! Anything about football and I'm there. I love the crowds. I love the energy. And I love the game! I've ALWAYS wanted to go to the Fiesta Bowl. And to think...I was able to go watch one of the best college football team in the nation! My Texas Longhorns!
This game was actually my first college football game that I've gone to. The crowd was AWESOME!!! So much more energy then NFL games.
Colt McCoy. Ahhh...he's such a stud!

Did I mention that Matthew McConnaughey was there?!?! HECK YES! He was out on the fiel though so I only saw him on the big screen.

Imagine this...17-21 Ohio State ahead. 0:41 seconds left in the game. Longhorns have the ball. Colt throws the ball to gain yardage every 5 seconds. Calling time outs to be able to stop the clock and run another play. The intensity! I thought it was a done deal. That Ohio had won. Kendra told me to not loose hope. :19, :18, :17....Colt throws the ball to this guy. TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AAAAHHHHH!!! And the crowd goes WILD! And I GO WILD! And here I am, jumping up and down...tears forming in my eyes as if I had just won the game! :16 seconds left on the clock and the Texas Longhorns WIN an incredible ending to the Fiesta Bowl, 24-21. Yeah baby!

Here's Mr. Colt McCoy again. So my battery was dying out during the game. I snagged a few pics, but now I'm kicking myself in the butt for not saving the battery to get a picture with the older couple sitting in front of us at the game. I think it might have been ColtMcCoy's parents. They were getting treated like VIP, and when Colt got his trophy after the game, the man says, "That's my son"! I'm an idiot for being too shy to not ask them if they were his parents and If I could get a picture with them. Dang it! Guess I'll just have to go to another game :)