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Graded a PT test. I took and passed mine in November so this was for all the losers re-taking. I had hoped to be able to take my fat self on a 2 or 3 mile run, but it didn't happen. It was funny because I keep having to remind myself that I wasn't grading the PT test because I was broken but because I'd been successful.

I also gave two classes, the Homosexual Conduct and Sexual Harassment Prevention ones. For you civilians, these things are mandatory to give every year. Yes my unit is unanimous on Don't Ask Don't Tell being a stupid, stupid policy that needs to be put to sleep. Obama has said he'll do this but as he IS a politician, there is no assurance he'll keep his word.

I also worked more on my packet. I'm hoping we're in the last stages. Since even the staff sergeant who was helping me was confused by the regs, I'm resenting even more that *I* have to do this almost unaccompanied. I get my DD 3355 to Ma'am tomorrow.

In other news, Steve and I bought six-foot-tall wire shelving for the kitchen. Since the place is so small we need to go high rather than to take up floor space. I'm going to re-arrange that and my pantry tonight then we'll sell the kitchen table later.


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Feb. 9th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC)
we have our bed raised far enough off the floor to put a typical laundry basket, as another way of making use of the height dimension for storage.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
We'd need to buy a bedframe, which we haven't had since two moves ago.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
we have the cheapest bed available from ikea since most of their beds put the mattress on slats rather than a box spring, or I'd need steps to get into bed.
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
I'm almost dubious that he will ever repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell". I really have some high hopes for him, but that policy is a very touchy subject right now and a lot of people in states that are not ours still support it. It would be a miracle if he actually did repeal it though. I think he is trying to find a balance somewhere in the middle and possibly avoiding any decisions that seem too far "left".
Feb. 9th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
This is a serious question, not a joke: What does one learn in Homosexual Conduct class?
Feb. 9th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
That it's okay to associate with gay folk, go to Gay Pride (as long as you're not in uniform) listen to gay music, read gay publications and even BE gay as long as you don't say you are and don't get caught having sex. The above activities are not admissions of being gay.

It's a really stupid law.
Feb. 9th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
I don't even know how to respond to that.
Feb. 9th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)

DADT is stupid. The main two objections annoy me. In my experience, it is ALWAYS a man making this argument.

1) It makes me uncomfortable to think GUYS are checking me out! I don't like them checking me out. I'm not a sexual object for them.

This one always makes me respond with a variant of "And now you know how women feel..." And trust me, you're probably not their type.

2) They don't need to DISPLAY their sexual behavior.

Look, we're not talking about them sharing gay porn or whacked out threesome stories. (Because, as we all know, porn and whacked out sexual escapades are just peachy keen if you're a straight guy.) We're talking about simple things like a gay servicemember wearing a wedding ring, having pictures on their desk, and NOT HAVING TO HIDE WHO THEY ARE.

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