16 July 2006

Well, I’m sorry that I’ve been away for a while, but it’s been a busy time. I did *very well* in my interview for the GS-5 Security Guard job on Friday, and I’m expecting to hear good news tomorrow. I’m also expecting MBS to give me grief about my 401(k) loan, but I’m quite certain I can handle it.

I went to see *Dead Man’s Chest* today. I enjoyed it quite a bit (although some have questioned my taste in movies before 🙂 ). Although I’m not going to do any real spoilers, I will say… I’m pretty sure that there’s going to be a *Pirates of the Caribbean III*.

I was supposed to teach my first class in the park tonight, but I had to cancel due to overtime at MBS. I was planning on shifting the time slot next month, anyway–not to mention the fact that I’ll be spending more time in Jefferson City (with a little luck).
I thought that everyone might be amused by this recent conversation at work:
Me: Hey, real music on the radio! There were flute noises coming out of this thing a minute ago.
Kevin (my boss): You don’t like classical music?
Me: You know, I’ve tried to cultivate an interest, but I just can’t do it. Actually, now that I think about it, perhaps the fault isn’t mine–perhaps it’s KBIA’s. You know, they’re more “1812 Overture”, and I’m more “Die Walkure”. For a cross-dressing Nazi, ol’ Wagner was a pretty good musician–of course, the same could be said of Bill Clinton.
Hip-Hop Lyric of the Week:
“My hump, my hump, my hump; my lovely lady lumps!”
–Fergie Ferguson, poetess and aesthician.

I’ll check in again soon!

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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