Day: April 13, 2005

What kind of dumbass am I? I reduce my leg rep weight by 100lbs, but change up the rep type to include single leg squats, so I can support my knees properly, and I end up with my gluts killing me! Oh well, least I’ll have a nice ass when this is done, hopefully my knees will be fully rehabilitated too, and the arthritis will be reduced.

There’s a discussion going on a list I’m on, about soulmates. Some have tossed around the idea that it’s a means of keeping us fantastically glued to the “one overall true love” ideal. I disagree. I think it’s fantastic when two soulmates come together to walk a magical life as one unit, and I applaud and respect it. However, I don’t believe in one soulmate per person, as a soulmate is someone we readily connect with on the soul level, that feeling of knowing a person forever, even if it’s only a few minutes. Like all relationships, these relationships have to be nurtured to grow, even if you can separate for years, and come together like it was just yesterday when you last met. This also doesn’t mean said person is “the one”, because as those of us who’ve done this can attest to, sometimes it’s just next to impossible to live a life with a soulmate and it’s best to keep things at an intimate friend-level than an intimate lover-level.

Anyway, those are my passive thoughts for the day.

Maybe I’m just strange, but it’s a wonderful feeling to get up in the morning and put on my underwear and have them stay put, and not have to yank them out every 5 minutes.

In other news, while I promised myself I’d stay away from the military forum, I broke my promise. My update this morning just pissed me off. God damned vets who blanket a feminist this or feminist that, in the theory that us “feminists” think that all women can do things better than men because we’re women. Fucking BULLSHIT! I know women that I wouldn’t trust my life to, and I know men that I wouldn’t trust my life to either. No female on this forum has said “women can do it because we’re women.” No, we’ve been saying that, yes, indeed, there are women who can cut it, let them have their shot and prove themselves. Hell, the little pissants half of them are talking about, I wouldn’t want in my unit.

Had one story about a woman on a naval fire squad, who asked for re-assignment after a real fire proved she couldn’t pull her weight. My question is, how come she didn’t know this before hand? I know the military is big on drills, making sure that people can pull their own weight when the time comes, so why this? What officer above her was slacking in not making sure that everyone under him/her could pull their duty? And why didn’t this woman make sure she could pull her duty herself?

Seriously, slack-ass stuff like this ranks up there with people who decide at ship time, that they’re a conscious objector to the war, because they enlisted for college funds. It’s the military, the extras are icing on the cake for you to do your duty, not a loophole to get out of it. Sheesh, we’ve raised a bunch of fluffy pretty kitties with no concept of honour or duty in this country.

And for the record, that’s a gender-blind comment. *eg*