• Sespi

    Right leaning libertarian. Navy wife. Russian linguist. Dog lover. Insatiable reader. Catholic. Country music fan. Baker. Southern girl at heart (but not by birth).

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Memory Lane: College Edition

While I was looking for a picture of me from my 21st birthday, I came across my CD of pictures from college. Sadly, I’ve lost touch with most of my friends from college. I didn’t think I would, but I guess it just happened. Anyway, here’s some of my favorite pictures from college:

I thought about captioning these pictures, but decided against it because then I’d have to explain what things like special dinner, Exodus party, Sunsplash, Movalsaic, and Ovalstone are. But I bet you’re wondering anyway now… ;)

This was fun! Maybe next I’ll do Memory Lane: Grad School edition.

Milspouse Friday Fill-In # 50

Thanks Wife of a Sailor for hosting another fun-filled MFF! As always, head over to her site if you’re a milspouse or significant other who wants to link up!

1. Do you eat raw cookie dough?

Yep! But only homemade… the stuff in the tubs tastes funny. I always have and I’ve somehow made it to the ripe age of 27.5 without contracting salmonella. I like to live dangerously.

2. When you get online for the first time of the day… what site do you immediately head to?

My browser opens to Gmail and Twitter. From there, I go to my comics (For Better or For Worse and Luann) and my advice columns (Ask Amy, Carolyn Hax, Annie’s Mailbox, Dear Abby). If I don’t start my day with them, it throws the rest of the day off!

3. What was your favorite pet as a child and why?

Umm. Tough question. I guess Roundy, because she was my cat. But I wasn’t big on pets on when I was little – my allergies were REALLY bad. Luckily, I grew out of my dog allergies as I got older. The cat allergies not so much… they still make my eyes water and certain cats make my hands swell when I pet them :(

4. If you had a snail that could magically grant wishes, what would you name it?

Tommy the Wish Snail.

5. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

You know, when I was in high school, we had a calculus problem where we had to calculate how much one lick removed from the Tootsie Roll Pop and then use that to figure how how many licks it takes to get the center… I got it right (at least for my specific lick), but I don’t remember the answer. Not even a little bit.

Wordless Wednesday: Tough Puppy

Every time I look at this puppy, I smile. And then I want a Shiba Inu.

Just a Picture: You Know You’re a Milspouse When…

Prescription Bottle

Yep, that instructs me to take the medicine not with breakfast or dinner or with food in general, but with morning or evening chow.

Surprise Video Chats

I’ve had the opportunity to talk to Chris online this week and it’s been nice to see and hear him. Unfortunately, the video camera on his laptop doesn’t always work, so I’ve gotten used to looking at the generic blue silhouette. This morning, however, when I accepted his video call, I saw this:

He claims he has no idea how that happened. What the heck, Google Chat?

Recipe: Dog Ice Cream

My dogs love ice cream, but sometimes I don’t feel like getting them in the car and going to Bruster’s for dog sundaes. Frosty Paws are expensive (like $3.99 for 4!) so I only buy then when I have a coupon and/or they’re on sale. But then I thought, how hard can it be to make some? So I googled around and found this recipe and decided to try it out (with just a few changes).

So here we go:

You need a 32 oz carton of plain yogurt, 2-3 T peanut butter (I use natural – it’s just peanuts and salt), bananas, and some Dixie cups. There’s only one banana in the picture, but I used two. I didn’t add the honey the recipe calls for, because that just seems like extra sugar that dogs don’t need.

Anyway. Throw that all in a food processor and mix it up.

Then ladle it into Dixie cups.

Now stick it in the freezer! Once they’re frozen, you can toss them all in a big ziploc bag for storage.

Now let’s do a cost analysis:

2 bananas: $.20
Plain yogurt: $2.09
2 T PB: $.14
14 Dixie Cups: $.23
Cost per cup? 19 cents!

Easy. Cheap. Loved by dogs everywhere (or by my dogs at least). What more could you ask for?

Milspouse Friday Fill-In #48

Thanks Wife of a Sailor for hosting another fun-filled MFF! As always, head over to her site if you’re a milspouse or significant other who wants to link up!

Does your Significant Other read your blog? Why is this a good or a bad thing? submitted by Mrs. Alana’s Miscellany

Yes, he does. It’s not a good thing or a bad thing, it just is :)

What is one item in your house that holds the most sentimental value and why? submitted by The Albrecht Squad

Two things: (1) my box of ticket stubs, notes from friends, letters, cards, etc that I’ve had since middle school. It’s literally bursting at the seams… I should probably get a new sturdier box soon. (2) my dad’s sweatshirt from the police academy with our last name (my maiden name) on it. It’s so thin and worn now, but I love it.

When it comes to water fun in the summer do you prefer the beach, the pool, a lake, or the sprinklers? submitted by The Turvo Times

If I had grown up in the South, I might say the beach. But because I grew up in California, where the water at the beach is always freezing, and I don’t like swimming in lakes because of fish, I’m going to say pools. But regardless of freezing water, I love the beach! Here in Georgia is the furthest I’ve ever lived from a beach (~3 hours) and I didn’t realize how much I would miss it.

What is the one special thing that you do for yourself to get you through the first week of a deployment/separation? submitted by A Creed and a Psalm

The day that Chris leaves, I treat myself to a nutritionally crappy dinner – chicken tenders from Sticky Fingers with sweet potato fries and broccoli cheese casserole, a loaded burrito from Barberito’s, broccoli cheese soup or loaded baked potato soup from Panera, etc. I think I once even went to KFC. Those things are not in my normal diet at all, so it gives me something to look forward to after Chris leaves.

What is your biggest guilty pleasure website? submitted by Christine’s Little Blog

A Hamburger Today. When I read A Hamburger Today, I secretly wish that my job was driving around and reviewing different hamburgers. Hamburgers are pretty much one of my favorite foods ever. And the second is pizza. Coincidentally, there’s also a website for that: Slice. Mmm hamburgers and pizza :)

What’s Your Song #20

[click above to see other participants this week]

I’ve always enjoyed seeing different bloggers post their songs because (1) it gives me a way to tell what day of the week it is, (2) I love music, and (3) I love finding new music. For some reason or another, I’ve never participated so this is my first song – and it’s not even a country song!

I was introduced to Damien Jurado by one of my good friends in college and “Ohio” has always been one of my favorite of his songs. Give it a listen and let me know what you think.

Milspouse Friday Fill-In #47

Thanks Wife of a Sailor for hosting another fun-filled MFF! As always, head over to her site if you’re a milspouse or significant other who wants to link up!

1. Have you (spouse) ever considered joining the military and what do you think of dual military couples? submitted by Project Army Wife

Yep. I even signed the line, swore in, and checked into OCS. Then I DOR’d. I think dual active duty military couples are amazing, but it wasn’t for me and watching my Georgia BFF deal with it — she and her husband are not co-located — has convinced me I made the right choice. I still have a sad hole in my heart because I want to be part of the Navy, but hopefully I’ll make into the Reserve this next time around. [And before you ask: no, I wasn't married or even engaged when I went through the application process and swore in.]

2. What is your idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon? submitted by A Few of My Favorite Things

Going to Target after checking out the ads, stopping by Second and Charles or Borders, then taking the dogs for a walk at the canal with Chris, and stopping by Bruster’s afterwards for ice cream.

3. What do you usually do for the 4th of July holiday? submitted by Anchor’s Away

BBQ with family and friends, watch fireworks. It’s my favorite holiday, but for the second year in a row I won’t have Chris here, so it’s not going to be a big deal.

4. If they could make an Olympic event JUST for you that you know you’d medal in, what would it be? submitted by Pants are Confusing

Speed reading. Lest you think I’m joking, want to guess how many books I read last weekend (Friday-Sunday)? 15. Yep. They were definitely brainless romance novels, but that’s averaging 5 books a day — my legs were sore from P90x so I couldn’t move, hence all the time to read. Definitely gold medal material, I think ;)

5. What have you been doing to get yourself bathing suit ready for the summer? submitted by Not Just an Army Wife

Eh, bathing suit ready is not my concern. But to get myself ready for the Navy Reserve, I’ve been doing P90x, occasionally running, and counting calories. I’m down 15 pounds from the beginning of May, so I think that’s pretty good. 10 more until I hit my first goal (pre-OCS weight) and then I think I’d like to drop another 10 or 15 before October. We’ll see how it goes!


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