Tuesday, November 07, 2006

07 November 2006, I voted, did you?
One of the comments left yesterday was about standing in line with a cup in your hand and having someone watch you take a urine test. Well, Sarge was today's winner. Yes, today I was that person watching soldiers pee in a bottle. You see, the Army hasn't changed that much at all. I was fortunate since I only had to be up 45 minutes earlier than normal. For most of our Company, it was several hours earlier, and the line was outside, and the temperature is finally feeling like fall-winter. It's certainly a job I can do without.
Great news for me. Last night, my airman got back from her pass and today my LT. got back from leave. Yes, there was much celebration in my little world. As usual I gave my LT. a fright by telling him he had been moved to another part of the office with a different job. I had even put a sign above the door to his office, which I have been using and remodeling. It had my name on it as the head of that office. I told him there had been some changes around since he left, which was extremely likely, he had a look of terror on his face as he realized what I was saying. Of course, being the nice guy that I am, I quickly broke the joke after a few moments. I have always enjoyed the immediate gratification of a good joke as opposed to letting it run its course. It will be a shame to give up the office though, and return to the main office.
I made it to the gym tonight, did 25 minutes on the elliptical trainer and then moved on to weights. A little while later, LTC Y told me to join them in a basketball game. Apparently fouling was legal as long as you didn't break skin or cause bleeding. We played 21 with 3 people. I actually made 6 points, "cookie for me" , survived to tell about it. It definitely was a cardio workout.
I'm back in my office tonight, finishing up a couple of things and then calling it a night. Well, be safe and have a good day.


MrsDub said...

Yes I voted! I feel sure that with the exception of a few candidates that we cancelled each other out. I'm so glad that the military doesn't have anything better for you to do than monitor urine tests. Did everyone study? At least you'll be able to list that on your resume -- what exactly would you call that? I hope you wore gloves and eye protection. You failed to give us a chili report today. Kuddos for making it to the gym.


Sarge Charlie said...

Hi Sarge
No matter how much things change, they still stay the same, Mrs Dub sounds like a fine woman but I do not understand cancelling out your vote.

I got to tell you some of the guys I had could not pass a urine test even if they did study. I think the Army is smarter today than during Vietnam, take that jOn Cerrrry (damn spell checker), oh well I am happy things would still be familiar to me.

Be safe my friend.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

working on afghanistan on the 2000 visitors blog, anything i need to include from you? and be safe....bee