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hungrypilotdude
09 July 2011 @ 03:32 pm
Next week is my last week at Chick-Fil-A.

I miraculously have the same day off as Stephanie does, so we'll probably be renting a U-Haul and moving all our bigger stuff that day.

However, my VERY LAST DAY, I clock in at 6pm, pull the gates at 9pm, clean up and head out. I'll have to remember to bring a spare set of clothes that day, since I'll be driving to the panhandle the next morning (so I can leave all my uniforms there).

One more week here in Daytona, then a week conditioning in the panhandle, then Officer School. Not sure if time is speeding up or slowing down
 
 
hungrypilotdude
07 June 2011 @ 12:14 pm
Found out on Saturday friend from high school was killed in Iraq. His family was on the wedding list Steph and I had started. Don't know the details, but I can't imagine the pain his family is going through - his sister, mom & dad, his wife, and his 1 year old.....

In lighter news, 3rd time's the charm for running.

First time I tried running last week, I accidentally missed landmark. I used google maps to figure out running distances. I noticed LPGA is one mile each way, and also found out that 8th street and back is one mile. I figured I'll start easy, run down Nova Rd, 2nd light and turn around. Then I remembered Nova has bad drivers. I'll take the weird side street that parallels is. The problem? The side street took me around the light without me realizing it. Here I am, out of shape, wheezing and wondering why I can't even make it a half mile in 7 minutes of my playlist, but determined I'm not going to cheat or back out of going to the light and back. Then I realize, I've made it to LPGA. No wonder my run time seemed like shit, and I'm out of breath.

Second time, I didn't make the same mistake. But as I enter my apartment's parking lot, I put my hands on my head to help my breathing. As I do this, a neighbor, sitting on the staircase, flicks a lit cigarette butt behind him, and it goes down my shirt sleeve. So I'm sweaty, out of breath, and now I've got a lit cigarette in my shirt. Joy.

Just got back now. Besides a little difficulty breathing, I'm doing better. Also, Pokemon Theme song makes for a GREAT running song. Hercules - Go the Distance is nice for warming up. It needs a good uhn tiss and/or guitar riffs.
 
 
hungrypilotdude
13 May 2011 @ 12:05 am
Official date is official. I'm leaving in late July for Officer School! :D
 
 
hungrypilotdude
12 May 2011 @ 12:33 pm
So, now I might be going in late July :D

Got a voicemail yesterday, saying there were spots available for June 7th. Yeah, pretty close. But by the time I called him back, the spots had been filled, but he said he'll move me up still. So, just waiting for the official paperwork.

And Happy Birthday to two women who've played a part in my life.
 
 
hungrypilotdude
08 April 2011 @ 12:01 pm
So, I realize most people who read LJ also follow my other blogs / facebook. But, I did say it'd be posted everywhere, right?

So, Yesterday my recruiter called me when I was on break. I'll be leaving in November. A bit longer than I had hoped to wait, but I've got an expected time-frame now. So, about 7 more months left.
 
 
 
hungrypilotdude
22 February 2011 @ 10:09 am
The closer I get to March 1st, the more depressed I feel. I was supposed to leave, supposed to start training, supposed to do something so much more with my life. But right now, I'm stuck on hold. Waiting, with no light at the end of the tunnel. And the uncertainty is killing me.
 
 
hungrypilotdude
17 February 2011 @ 10:29 am
People. Please. Get your shit together.

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hungrypilotdude
31 December 2010 @ 05:46 pm
I've started a Tumblr:

http://tatertatsu.tumblr.com/

For those who are interested.
 
 
hungrypilotdude
18 December 2010 @ 04:25 pm
I'm considering getting a tumblr, because that's what most people seem to have now?

Thoughts? Opinions? Statements? Preemptive Electronic Restraining Notices?

Not sure what I'd really post though, beyond stolen pictures. Not that I'm guessing most blogs are pretty much just that? (and daily event notations and ranting)
 
 
hungrypilotdude
24 November 2010 @ 12:07 pm
I realize not that many people use LJ anymore, but whatever. It's a nice little spot to kinda vent, I guess.

For those who haven't heard, my Air Force Officer training has been delayed. I was originally scheduled to start March 1st. Not so, anymore. Budget cuts. Why they're enacted halfway through the fiscal year, is beyond me. But I'll be patient. As to when I'm leaving, I don't know yet. My recruiter informs me that the EARLIEST I can depart will be early July, but with so many cadets being put on delay, who knows. 35 cadets from the January class (Cesar being one of them), and 35 cadets from the March class (myself being one), and I estimate 35 from a May class.

When will I find out? The best I can get from my recruiter is "soon." What soon means to him, I'm not sure. But each day working the food court kills me a bit inside. The countdown I had was one of my greater joys, knowing that something so much better was coming. Respect, greater chances of intelligent coworkers, decent wages, health insurance (I had to opt out of CFA's insurance plan because $300 a month is a LOT of money. I can't afford this...).

And I think the worst part, is not knowing when. Once again, I'm surrounded by the fog of uncertainty. I'm speculating that the 35 from January's class will get July, and my half of the March class will be pushed back to September, although I think it'd be pretty nice to go through OCS with Cesar. I'm (now) hoping for July, for many obvious reasons, but I guess I'm just going to have to do what I can to survive for now.