I am now officially an official officer in the United States military. What you see above is a shoulder board, proof of that fact – shoulder boards are worn on my dress uniform and indicate both my rank and my branch.
Anyway, on a more practical level vis-a-vis this blog… I have a ton of catching up to do. I have a bunch of shows from last season I haven’t been able to wrap up yet, and I haven’t seen any of the “new” season’s shows. I also am woefully out of date on the state of the aniblogosphere – I could step into a minefield of bloggy drama completely accidentally! Better call the EOD team!
On a personal level, I spent about twenty days total either sleeping outside or in crappy tents, and had a grand total of ten showers over the course of a month – and half of them only came in the last week of that, you do the fun math. At one point I went eight days without bathing! My scalp was dying! I also managed to lose about twelve pounds from the joyous combo of excessive energy expended and poor diet. Aaaand I sprained my ankle, was encouraged strongly to leave the field, and went back out anyway – look up GAR! My picture is there!
Then I came home and took an eight hour nap, fully ensuring that my sleep cycle is totally fucked. And I’m still tired.
Over the next few days I’ll probably finally get to watch summer season shows. I also have been toying with the idea of posting my journal entries from training just for shits and giggles. Do they have anything to do with anime? No. Do I care? Of course not! Its my blog, bitches! I DO WHAT I WANT.
Only thing in this post relating to anime: the list I made throughout of anime I either wanted to watch or re-watch when I got back.
- Samurai Champloo*
- Revolutionary Girl Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse*
- Valkyria Chronicles
- Hetalia Axis Powers
- Aoi Hana
- Blue Seed*
- Outlaw Star*
Stuff with an asterisk is a re-watch. All of the ‘first’ watches are ones I dropped at some point.
In other news, I just saw that Bandai licensed Turn A Gundam while I was gone. Seriously? I think my head just imploded. Time to go steal a netbook so I can afford to buy it when it comes out!