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My last weekend before…

I have great friends and family…

I got an awesome party on Friday night with some of my friends.  I don’t even remember some of the night, but I do know it was still fun!  I’m guessing it was the two boots from Hessen and the shots… mixing alcohol never does well for me!  There are a few photos that shouldn’t be shown to the general public… but here is one that gives an idea of what the night was like! 😛

This guy thought he was a pirate... Really!

This guy thought he was a pirate... Really!

Saturday was spent recovering from the night before, hanging out with my mom, dad, and some family friends, and of course, I got to see my friend Laura and her adorable baby bump!!  And I had to finish packing… We were leaving early the next morning!

Sunday was a long day but SOOOO much fun!  Mom, Dad and I got up around 3 am and were in the car by 4.  We picked up Erika and Brett and headed out to Chicago.  We had to leave so early because we were going to a Cubs game with my Aunt, her son and grandson.  It was a perfect day for baseball at Wrigley Field, and the Cubs played an awesome game.  Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux had their number (31) retired.  We even saw a Grand Slam by Derek Lee, as well as a couple other great plays! And the Cubbies won!

The field looks soo much smaller in person... TV lies!

The field looks soo much smaller in person... TV lies!

We went to dinner at Chicago Joe’s… it was a random pick by Mark (Good Job, Mark!) and was a neat place.  And we stayed at a very nice Embassy Suites!  It was a perfect place to stay because I need all the help I could get to fall asleep!  It didn’t help that the alarm clock was set an hour ahead though…

It was a wonderful way to spend my last weekend before heading back to the Army for deployment.

Me and Mom at Wrigley!

Me and Mom at Wrigley!

Thanks Everyone!


May 4, 2009 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

i get so mad…

Communication in the army sucks…. SUCKS!!  I don’t know if it is the caliber of people, or the way we are trained, or just certain people.   But it is close to implossible to get  a straight answer to a simple question.  Yesterday, I emailed my unit admin with some basic questions (it was actually a second email sent with the same question since the first wasn’t answered).  She emailed me back with the most confusing email… I wasn’t sure if I had to report to my unit on Saturday or Monday and she contradicted something she had previously told me.  I was so confused and so upset… if I had to be there Saturday, I would have to leave Friday (I live 6 hours away from my unit).  That would change and ruined a lot of plans, not to mention really affect how much packing and planning I got done before I left.  I sent her a very quick, pert email asking her to clarify and stating that I was very confused.  I was so upset that I ended up getting very little done last night, and I have a LOT to do!!

This morning, she responded, but still did not clearly answer my questions and proceeded to insult me by questioning my reasons for joining the army!!  First of all, that is not her business.  Second, how does that become part of a conversation about when to report?

I was sooo mad, I just wanted to call her and tell her that SHE made me not want to be part of the unit.  Luckily, she didn’t answer…   I did get a chance to talk to her later and clear things up.  I also slyly added that I was excited to get to NJ and that it would all be an adventure. 

That is only one instance of bad communication in the army.  The same communication issues were rampant in training, and they weren’t even over email!!  It is definitely something the military needs to work on.   I hope that is something I can possibly have  a hand in.

P.S. Dave says he is not amused [at my blogging].  GO CUBS GO!!!

April 28, 2009 at 11:00 pm 2 comments

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