Sorry that I'm getting these up so late on a Thursday... but if you saw my post yesterday, you'd know my creativity has been a little drained lately. or OFF. However, I knew I couldn't pass up an opportunity to sketch myself.
Life on base is a unique experience to say the least. I was suprised to discover that getting settled in with my new lifestyle here wasn't all that difficult. Although the differences aren't night and day, there are certainly somethings that warant remembering. After some trial and error, voila! My Thursday Thoughts...
1. When you get that "uh oh" feeling that the car behind you has been tailing you for the last ten minutes - keep in mind that you just left the central shopping area and took the one road to housing. You, and every other woman doing anything on base today. No need to pass your house and loop back around. False alarm.
2. The military is very green. You technically have the ability to choose 'plastic' at the commissary check out, but know that your groceries will be 'handed' to you with a glare. Paper is always safer.
3. While your upstairs neighbors are on night shift, know she will vacuum her house at 10:49 p.m. Giving you and your husband a sweet four hours of sleep before you are so blessed to wake up again
4. The average age on base is around 19 years of age - and they are all driving. Drive each day as if you are in the Walmart Parking lot. Stop signs are optional, as is waiting for pedestrians. Yes, that girl will try and back her car up through yours.
5. The only thing the military takes more seriously than U.S. Security, is coupon validation. DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT try to scan your own coupon at the commissary self check-out.
6. Google reader is dying. Okay, this one isn't so much a joke as a self-plug. If you follow me via google, I will disappear into the blogosphere never to be found again. Follow me via bloglovin' and we can be friends forever. I might even hold your hand, if Husband gives me permission.
What did you learn this week?