MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #6

What is your spouse’s best feature?

I am sure I will not be the only MilSpouse Friday Fill-In respondent to answer this question with some variation on, “It’s so hard to pick just one!”  I wouldn’t have married my husband if I didn’t think he had a staggering number of “best features,” but different aspects of why he is such a great guy jump out at me on different days.

One aspect of my husband’s personality that jumps out at me on quite a few days is his enthusiasm.  His excitement over whatever topic has captured his interest — from flying to motorsports to a particularly delicious meal — is contagious.  His obvious delight in sharing all these things never fails to cheer me up.

Mild, Medium or Hot sauce?

I like the comfortable range between medium and hot, especially if a flavor like bourbon is involved.  I can handle the heat and I do enjoy it, but I’ll choose a milder sauce with more flavor over a one-trick-pony ultra-hot bottle.

What is the worst uniform you had to wear for a job?

The only “uniform” I have ever had to wear for a job (unless we’re counting Civil Air Patrol volunteering) is a set of techie blacks.  In theatre, the people working backstage wear black clothing to reduce their visibility when they are skulking around out of the spotlight.  Of course, when I was getting paid to be backstage, I was working wardrobe and pretty much kept to the green room, where it did not matter one whit whether I blended into the shadows.

My high school theatre group (in which I met the love of my life, as it so happens) had a joke: “If you paint it black, no one can see it.  If you paint it plaid, no one will want to see it.”

You have invisible powers… where is the first place you would go?

To the bathroom, where I would check in the mirror to make sure I was truly invisible.

Can I have force fields, too?  The daughter in The Incredibles was pretty cool.

What’s left on your “to do” list for this summer?

Oh, too much to enumerate here.  A random sampling:

  • Finish my Technician rating in Civil Air Patrol so I can get promoted — gotta get those sweet silver bars on my shoulders 😉
  • Choose a flight instructor and begin working toward my private pilot certificate
  • Get a head start on knitting gifts for the winter holidays (hope everyone wants to unwrap cute coordinated dishcloth sets, ’cause that’s what they’re all getting)

Are you a military spouse/fiancée/fiancé/girlfriend/boyfriend? Hie thee to ENS Wifey’s blog, snag the questions, and add yourself to the Mr. Linky for this week’s MilSpouse Friday Fill-In!


15 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #6

  1. sespi says:

    Good luck with finishing your technician rating! Sounds like the rest of your summer is going to be pretty busy 🙂

    • Thanks! Really, I’m just dragging my feet on one or two little requirements that are a lot less interesting than other things I’d rather do (like, uh, actually flying); I just need to get over it and get it done so the paperwork can get submitted. And then I get my 300% pay raise!

      300% * $0 = $0… alas. ;-P

    • Thanks! I’m eager to start flying the plane instead of just working GPS/radios/direction finding equipment; the right seat’s okay and all, but I hear the left is even more fun. 🙂

      My husband loves flying for the Navy, of course, but general aviation really is a different animal from military aviation, isn’t it? This past week, we took advantage of some well-earned leave to go do a little flying in a Diamond DA20, which is about as different from a big ol’ C-2A as you can get. He had a good time figuring out how to flight a light aircraft again, but I think his mind is still a little boggled by how casual civilian flying is. “You mean I can just decide I want to fly and call up to see if the aircraft is available? I don’t have to wait until the flight schedule tells me I’m flying? Whoa, the preflight is that simple? Craziness!”

      • Ha! Yeah, I don’t even remember the last time we went and flew just for fun. It’s partially my fault, the last time we went I got horribly air sick. My old cast iron stomach seems to be a thing of the past 😉 Glad y’all got in some fun flying!

  2. I just learned to crochet, so everyone is getting dishcloths from me too! You can never have too many…right? (PS…found you through the Friday Fill-In)

  3. Karen says:

    I’d like to knit Christmas gifts this year. I say this every year, which is why I have 50 million unfinished knitting projects laying around. I applaud your efforts!

    • Thanks! When I get more advanced than the “variations on a rectangle” (scarves, dishcloths, etc.) stage in my knitting, I’m sure I’ll have tons of projects in varying stages of completion, too. I’m sure I’ll need all the encouragement I can get as [insert winter holiday of each recipient’s choice] gets closer and I’m at the point where just the thought of another cotton square makes me want to scream. 😉

  4. You always have such great answers! Force fields would be awesome, although I’d take any super power from The Incredibles. And I’m glad I didn’t go into detail about my summer to do list because “buy the kids school clothes” really doesn’t compare to your technician rating to get promoted. You’re so cool. Good luck!

    • Aw, you’re gonna make me blush. 😉 The Incredibles is one of my favorite movies; I’d love to play in that universe, especially if I could be a “super.” In this world, however, I am pretty sure that being able to find appropriate school clothes for children amounts to a superpower! I loved back-to-school time when I was a kid, so I think that sounds pretty exciting. The approach of autumn always energizes me. It’s probably the thought of brisk breezes and apples and all that good stuff.

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