Thursday, September 20, 2007

I gave in.....

Yes, I am now a watcher of "The View"!!!! After years of trying not to watch the show,the GF and I have started to watch this show when Whoopi Goldberg started to co-host the show. We both enjoy Whoopi Goldberg and some of her comedy, and she has definitely been a lot better co-host than Rosie O' Donnell.
The GF would DVR the show every day, and we'd watch it after we get back from work.
We're definitely waltzing toward middle agehood! I'd even found myself wanting to be a member of the studio audience so that I might be able to win a free trip or something!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Adventure in armyland

As some of you might know, I'm now a weekend warrior, which is a army reservist. From the description, I should be doing army stuff one weekend a month and two weeks of annual training a year, right?
That's not the way things turned out to be. When I became commissioned as an officer, the unit that I was in gave me 11 people to be in charge of, as well as made me a program manager for the linguists/translators in the company.
Needless to say, I'm experiencing growing pains big time. Even though this reserve unit is mostly virtual, the needs of soldiers do not diminish, there will always be people who are looking to the reserve unit as a way of getting some work to support their families, some of the superiors still have the "holier than thou" attitudes, and there will always be complaints of a unit not better taking care of each soldier's needs.
Since I made the conscious decision to stay in the army for now, I'd figure that I should just buckle down and try my best to see if I can do at least a good job. I know full well that I might just throw my hands up one of these days and say "fuck this sh*t!" and leave it all behind. It seems also like that, this is payback for the times that I was only being an half assed soldier.
But I am trying though......even when I don't feel like others are....
Pity the GF though.....because of this "part time" job, she has been neglected too much... :-(

Feel better B!

Thursday, September 13, 2007


The above is the poster for Werner Herzog's documentary, "Encounters at the end of the world". The photography of this poster was done by my old college friend Cindy Ogasawara, world traveler and I think, a brilliant writer.

I will definitely see this documentary when it comes to town! Most of it was filmed during one of Cindy's sojourns in Antarctica. It is now being screened at the Toronto Film Festival. If any one of you could catch it, you will not regret it!

Sunday, September 09, 2007