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Happy birthday to me

It's not my first birthday away from home, doing the Army thing, and I'm sure it won't be the last. I'm in Los Alamitos, and it's being okay.

I work at the 78th in the morning and the 11th in the afternoon. We've been making excellent progress on discharge packets. Since the 78th was out this weekend, I worked all day this weekend at the 11th. The paralegals I worked with are still there, none of them promoted. They are on their third Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) in a year. They may have shed First Sergeant Hitler, but the place is still ate up as hell.

But it's been positive. MAJ M, who is at the 11th to get the experience points for LTC, had to bring her little boys to work because she didn't have any childcare. J1 and J2 are 10 and 7 I think, and she put them to work making copies and running files between the offices. When I went to the PX to get a Coke Zero they were my battle buddies. And today the whole office got me donuts and a card for my birthday, which made me very happy.

I am having a quite evening at "home" tonight. Since a lot of things are closed on Sunda nights, I decided to celebrate last night. I went to Franco's on Cerritos and had an amazing meal: green salad, chicken stuffed with mozzarella and spinach on linguine with a vodka cream sauce and flourless chocolate cake. What made this meal extra good was that the serving sizes were sane. Nothing was the size of my head. I walked out full, but not groaning.

After that I went to the local Games Workshop and kept painting my Golden Knights Space Marines. It wasn't much socialization but it was some.

Lastly, I went to the Goodwill next door and scored myself a red hoodie for $4.00. I am working on collecting a rainbow of hoodies, since they give me my superpowers.

So spending my evening reading and writing and listening to music.

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elevengirl
Aug. 11th, 2014 03:59 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

Love the superpower hoodies.
garpu
Aug. 11th, 2014 12:34 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!

Hoodies are dead useful. You can layer them. They're good if it might rain (but not so hard that they get sodden.) I couldn't have survived in the PacNW without one. I get looked at like I have 3 heads for wearing one around here. Haters gonna hate.
kwokj
Aug. 12th, 2014 12:18 am (UTC)
Happy belated!
kwokj
Aug. 12th, 2014 12:24 am (UTC)
It's nice when the serving sizes are sane, especially if you want to treat yourself to multiple courses.

Maybe it's because I tend to the introverted side of things, but I often like essentially solo activities with quite company, so painting your figurines at the local shop sounds like a nice way to spend a couple hours to me.
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