Wife on the Roller Coaster over at Riding the Roller Coaster is hosting a military spouse blog hop, so I figured I’d dust off my own personal lily pad for new visitors as they bounce from one milspouse blog to the next. Welcome!
The Short Version: I’m a geeky Jewish Navy wife with two cats and no kids. I like to cook, fly, read science fiction and fantasy, and drink martinis (provided that there are no pilots playing dice games involved).
My world is defined in large part by two big N’s. N the First is the Navy: I’ve been married to my Naval Aviator for three years and change, but the Navy has been a part of our lives for much longer. We started dating when I was sixteen (I know, I know…), and we liked each other enough that we kept at it through his four years at the Naval Academy while I completed my studies at a school other than that quaint little engineering college in Annapolis.
The subject of my studies leads nicely into N the Second: Nerdiness. I am a great, big, proud, unabashed geek, and no one can talk to me for more than five minutes before they figure out that I was probably never one of the cool kids. That didn’t bother me too much, as I had Star Trek, Dune, text-based online Dragonriders of Pern roleplaying games, LEGO, C.J. Cherryh, Terry Pratchett, computer programming, and Harry Potter to keep me company. In college, I couldn’t decide which of my academic geekdoms meant more to me, so I wound up with a distinctly odd double major in Computer Science and Religion.
These days I’m involved in the Civil Air Patrol, in which I have trained to conduct search and rescue missions as a member of the aircrew. I am hoping to begin flight training towards my own private pilot certificate this summer, so there will be a whole lot of aviation going on in this family. Later on, some of my husband’s part of the flying equation will take place somewhere far away as we muddle through our first deployment.
If, by the end of that, you’re interested enough to stroll along with me for a while, I look forward to getting to know you. Once again, welcome!