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Drill Weekend Day 2

Holy mackerel, it was cold. The ceremony was at 8:45 in the morning, when the temperature was 50s perhaps; it's only 62 now at day's high, overcast and damp. We were out there for about an hour and a half; two rehearsals and then the event itself. As MC I kept the ceremony moving along and everyone thought I did a great job. It's tempting to say, "Meh, a chimp could have done it," and then I remember that I'm a freak who doesn't get stage fright and doesn't mind speaking in public.

Like I said, it was cold. Even my Canadian blood gave out after a while because ACUs don't have a winter variation and we don't have the wonderful, wonderful fleece jackets we had in Afghanistan. By the end of the ceremony I was shivering, which I normally don't do and even now I'm still trying to get warm. I *was* going to go to the gym, but I only brought shorts, not sweatpants. I'll do exercises in my hotel room.

But now I have a long stretch of hours with little to do. Hotel internet can't usually handle streaming video or I'd watch a movie or two. There's church at 1730, but after that I don't know.

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reginaterrae
Dec. 5th, 2010 03:24 am (UTC)
Hmph. My first reaction was "you've been in California too long, girl -- high here was 39F today". But then I read the part about the summer-weight uniform. Sorry. I feel for you.
selenite
Dec. 5th, 2010 04:00 am (UTC)
I'm a freak who doesn't get stage fright

Must be nice. Last drill the BN CO decided he wasn't up to reading the oath (to be fair, it had been two days since his eye surgery) and dumped swearing in the new guys on me. About ten seconds before the formation was ready for me to come take charge and call them up. A little more notice would've been nice. It would've even given me a chance to remember they're supposed to raise their right hands and saved them from doing the oath twice.
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