One year ago today I started this crazy blog thing. This makes my 45th post in that year. I started this thing with my disgruntlement about the way companies try to make anything for some sales with this post. Seriously, Hannah Montana Easter egg baskets? What were they thinking? Don’t get me wrong. I think capitalism is a good thing, but I think that some companies have tried to take it too far for way too long.
I’ve also discussed some of my thoughts on some green items, green thinking, and stuff. Since I started this blog, I’ve switched to using mostly organic shampoos and soaps and even tried some homemade deodorant. I use less water, electricity, and recycle more now and it makes me feel a little bit better about my impact on the world. I also realize that I’m only getting started. I have many more ideas I’d like to do to reduce waste and use more.
I’ve bitched about some stupid people in the Army, but that is only a little bit of it. I got sucked into talking politics, tried to stay positive and not talk politics, and sucked back into talking politics. Looking back on it, I didn’t have much positive to say about John McCain, but I had lots negative to say about Obama. I still think that McCain was the wrong Republican to be our front-runner and I’m not really sure he helped himself when he brought in Palin. One thing this election definitely taught me is that it is more okay to be sexist than it is to be racist. I’ve tried to remain positive about our new president, but I’m mostly underwhelmed with what he’s done so far. I believe that Congress, on both sides of the aisle, needs to step up and do whats right for the country, whether it is political sepuku or not.
So here I am, one year and 45 posts later. Sandy and I know that we’re moving in about 45 days, but we still don’t know where the Army is sending us. The list of places that we thought they were sending us has completely changed, grown, and morphed so that it is now a 5 minute conversation to tell someone where we might end up. Good times. At this point it is almost comical when someone asks where we’re going.
My thesis is a little less than half way done, but the half I have done is probably some of the hardest stuff. All references and stuff. Out of the five chapters; 1st is at about 99%, 2nd about 90%, 3rd and 5th not really started, and the 4th is only about 40 %. I’ve got a little more than a month to finish it up. I better get back to writing…