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My sympathies. My grandmother just had to put down her last two remaining German Shorthair Pointers. This is the first time in 56 years that she hasn't had a dog in her house. For the family legacy it's sort of sad, Kaposia Kennels is no more. But for the family itself it's a great thing! Grandma can actually come and visit without having to worry about the dogs missing her, or not being home soon enough. I explained to my husband about the Rainbow Bridge. He looked at me like I was insane. But although I do not believe in "God" as he does, or heaven , I do believe in the happy hunting grounds over the rainbow bridge. Anachronistic, yes, but it's what I believe.
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2009 on RIP Freddy Snowpants at WWdN: In Exile
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I've been feeling very nostalgic and sentimental recently. A little under a year ago I came back from OIF 07-08, and I've felt massive guilt that I had such an easy time of it. As I've said to friends and family, the most difficult thing I had to deal with was boredom. I sat at a computer and tried not to fall asleep at the office. The guilt comes and goes, but over the past four days I've really begun to realize how lucky I was and am. I was never in any danger, and I thought it was a hassle to have to carry my M16 on the rare occasions that I went off-post (never had to carry it on-post). I got to wear civilian clothes on-post, just 14 miles from the Iraq/Kuwait border. I worked, usually, less than 10 hours a day, and had at least one day a week off. The guilt comes from helping the soldiers coming in and out of Iraq, via Kuwait. They had friends die, were in mortal danger on a daily basis, and I complained when I had to pull a very rare 24 hour CQ duty. Even in my own unit there was a complete dichotomy. Some soldiers in my unit were like me, desk jockeys; others were in and out of Iraq with convoys and were in actual danger. I'm unable talk about this without sounding like I don't know what I'm talking about. Because I do feel very conflicted about my deployment. However. I did join the National Guard without realizing that we could be deployed overseas. But I did join post 9-11, so I must have felt the need to do something for my country. I just didn't actually expect it to happen, really. (the deployment) And especially in a war that was all because the president wanted to finish what daddy started, plus his friends wanted the oil. WMD's my ass. Ok, enough of that now, before I get myself all riled up. Wil, thank you for reminding both myself and the rest of your readership what this day is about.
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Wil, that was AWESOME! Much enjoyed! I've really been looking forward to watching it, so it was a great pleasure.
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2009 on kyle + rosemary is finally online at WWdN: In Exile
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I saw this today on graphjam and showed it to my husband. His response was, "We can't see the future. We don't know if those aren't true." I wanted to SMACK HIM. My own fault for marrying a Republican.
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I saw this today on graphjam and showed it to my husband. His response was, "We can't see the future. We don't know if those aren't true." I wanted to SMACK HIM. My own fault for marrying a Republican.
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I've followed what you've been posting throughout the campaign. I love hearing from other like-minded individuals. Plus... I cried hysterically for about three minutes after I saw the results. Always a good sign. I do have some horribly ignorant friends who say that the world is coming to an end this January and that God will pass judgment on our country for doing the wrong thing. Wait. Why am I friends with these people again?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on YES WE DID at WWdN: In Exile
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I've followed what you've been posting throughout the campaign. I love hearing from other like-minded individuals. Plus... I cried hysterically for about three minutes after I saw the results. Always a good sign. I do have some horribly ignorant friends who say that the world is coming to an end this January and that God will pass judgment on our country for doing the wrong thing. Wait. Why am I friends with these people again?
Toggle Commented Nov 5, 2008 on YES WE DID at WWdN: In Exile
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