Sweet Stuff

Question #1197: What do you like on your toast or biscuit?

I usually eat my toast with butter and fruit jam, although if it’s German pretzel bread, I prefer cream cheese with it.

But if I could, I would put Nutella, bacon, and sliced bananas on my toast every single day. I don’t just like that stuff … I LOVE it. I love it so much that I only eat it about once or twice a year.

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Praise from the Principal

During a parent-teacher association meeting last week, the school principal stopped Martin to praise Miss C’s presentation earlier today. Apparently, she not only did a great job leading her peers during their recent GROUP PROJECT (*gasp*), but “her research, delivery, and language efforts did not go unnoticed.”

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Noted

They weren’t expecting me when I showed up to work for them last May. I found myself in an office full of retired and active-duty military pilots and strategists, all men, none of them communications experts, but they were somehow responsible for implementing the commander‘s vision for a strategic communications team … and I was put there to help them.

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Cheering Squad

At some point, he’s going to learn that most humans do NOT have cheering squads applaud and praise their every move. But that wasn’t happening last night.

This was his reaction when we all cheered his ability to eat dinner with a fork.

That’s What I Did

Photo taken June 2000, a week before I headed to Ramstein Air Base

Question 1455: What is the best thing you have done just because you were told you can’t?

The day I arrived to my first duty station at Ramstein Air Base in June 2000, my sponsor called my new office to confirm I made it there. The first thing the senior NCO asked was, “How does she rate on a scale of 1 to 10?”

He didn’t realize he was on speaker phone.

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It’s Official

Well, the word is out now, so it’s time for me to announce it: you are looking at my command’s newest Strategic Engagements Coordinator. After eight months working in a position created to take advantage of my expertise, I managed to convince my bosses that I really AM a hard worker who knows what she’s doing, and is a pleasure to work with…so they decided to keep me.  

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Blustery

A blustery walk to my car this evening.

Construction starts next week for a two-story garage by the medical clinic. It should be done in two years, which means it will be done in 2027.

Recreating Pompeii

She received a volcano kit for Christmas, and decided this was the weekend to play with it. Mt. Vesuvius is baked and painted. Now, she’s recreating the city of Pompeii. Note the rose garden in the center, a temple, and a few aristocratic homes. Possibly a bathhouse if she doesn’t run out of building blocks.

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