I'm a good girl, loved my momma. Love Jesus and America, too.
I'm a good girl, crazy 'bout acoustics. Love tactics and my family, too.
Oh, and one precursor: if you try to steal valor and pass yourself off as a vet without having served, particularly if you claim combat awards, I'll stomp your f*cking skull in. :)
I recently got out of the military after I was injured during a training exercise. The military was going to take up the next 5 years of my life so I'm trying to reorganize; the plan, right now, is to get a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern & North African studies while trying to get back into the military via ROTC. I wanna serve without a doubt but only for a term. After that, being able to come home every night and not work *terribly* insane hours sounds pretty good. Later, given my course of study, I'll probably look for work with the Feds. (For the record, it's not about "killin' terrorists!1!" and it definitely isn't about the college money. It's about service and love of home.)
For now, I have multiple jobs - one of which is working for myself. They're kinda fun and kinda cool, and they leave me pretty flexible. Inquire further if you care, or if you think those sentences made it sound like I'm in prostitution (I'm not).
I take my faith seriously. You should be cool with Jesus and strive to live your life according to how He lived His. You should be convicted about who He is and why.
My favorite shoes are pink and my favorite range gear is in A-TACS.
Spring to-do list:
1. Purchase Mosin-Nagant M44. (300 bucks, what?!)
2. Put some lovin' on said M44.
(^This one is slightly more important because, hello, it's a freakin' piece of beautiful, Grade A, wood-and-steel Russian ass-whooping.)
3. Purchase cute spring dress.
4. Put some lovin' on country fields in said dress.
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
I don't make promises lightly.
Before I was injured, I was really starting to get into the health and fitness scene, particularly via HIIT and Crossfit. I can't wait to heal up and get back to the grind.
I'm learning French in my spare time and eventually I want to re-learn a little bit of German.
If you know what any of the following mean, we should go out:
Sisu; Hic sunt Leones; agape
Should you know anything about the Myers-Briggs test, I'm an INFJ. It's creepily accurate, save for the fact that I'm really starting to branch out of my deep-seated N function a bit.
I gravitate toward men who are clean: cut, bodied, blooded, spirited - because I am, too. I'll elaborate on that if you ask.
Books: The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (Don't hate! That ending is soo heavy!), The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer, On Killing by LTC David Grossman, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A. Seiss, Jesus Among Other Gods by Ravi Zacharias, The Lotus and the Cross: Jesus Talks with Buddha by Ravi Zacharias, Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, The Naked Gospel by Andrew Farley, anything Kahlil Gibran ever wrote, almost anything Rumi ever wrore.
Movies: The Fountain, The Village, Tommy Boy, Uncle Buck, Hercules, The Shawshank Redemption, The Reader, Waking Life, NaPolA: Elite für den Führer, Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, We Were Soldiers, The Patriot, The Book of Eli, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, The Lords of Discipline, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, The Nativity Story.
TV: The Deadliest Warrior, The Colony, NCIS, The Amazing Race, The Walking Dead, South Park. The Discovery Channel, the History Channel, the Military Channel, Discovery Health. Learning in general, wit in general, intelligence in general. And I occasionally watch Say Yes to the Dress while squealing uncontrollably and eating brownies. Don't judge me.
Music: Ben Howard, William Fitzsimmons, Radical Face, Sufjan Stevens, The Decemberists, Hundred Year Storm, Band of Horses, Mumford and Sons, Iron & Wine, The Guggenheim Grotto, The Civil Wars, Mindy Smith, City and Colour, Beirut, Explosions in the Sky, Jeff Pianki, Lauren O'Connell, Thrice, Dustin Kensrue, Jon Foreman, Flyleaf, Laura Hackett, Audrey Assad, Jenny & Tyler, Lecrae, Oh, Sleeper, Wolves at the Gate, Sleeping Giant, Red, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, Trevor Rabin, Ludovico Einaudi, Mychael Danna, James Newton-Howard, Tan Dan, Tallis, Byrd, Palestrina.
http://8tracks.com/exanimovoto/ring-out-or-ruck-up --- Crossfit mix
http://8tracks.com/exanimovoto/midnight-reflections --- Thinking mix