MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

Missed out on #7, shame on me.  Here’s to getting back on the wagon with #8, though.

What is ONE thing you’d like civilians to understand about being a military family?

Just because military folks dress a lot alike and have awfully similar haircuts doesn’t mean they all think the same way.  The military is far from monolithic; please do not mistake the uniform for a signifier of uniform thought and lockstep personalities.

What is your favorite mistake?

The mistake that turned out best in my recent memory wasn’t anything life-altering or deep.  We were in an unfamiliar town looking for a place to snag lunch, and we displayed poor enough judgment to trust our GPS to take us to something random in the “food” category.  The place whose name had sounded so intriguing when we selected it from the list turned out to be in such a sketchtastic area that we didn’t even get out of the car for a closer look.  Our efforts to get back on the highway from there led us to a much nicer shopping center containing — lo and behold — a Red Robin.  We hadn’t been to one in years.

Any mistake that leads to heavenly onion rings has to be a good one, right?

What indulgence could you give up for a year?

I could live without our occasional afternoon respites at a local coffee shop — I make pretty tasty caffeinated beverages right here at home — but I’d be sad about it.

If you could be a winged animal, what would you be?

Have I mentioned that I’m a bit of a dragon freak?  You should see all the draconically-themed novels on my recently erected bookshelves.

A green dragon basking in the sun

I drew this green Pernese dragon basking in the sun when I was in high school.

What is one question you’d like to see asked in a future MFF?

“What is the silliest get-up you have ever worn outside of a Halloween party?”

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!


12 thoughts on “MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #8

  1. sespi says:

    And would you burninate the countryside as a dragon? 😉 And I know exactly what I answer as the most ridiculous get up outside of Halloween! I hope that’s a question at some point… hint hint, Wifey 😉

    • Those thatch-roofed cottages had better stand the eff by, that’s all I’m saying. 😉

      Now I’m dying to know about your ridiculous outfit. Positively languishing in suspense!

  2. Very, very true on number one! We’re both on pretty opposite ends of the spectrum politically from what people would probably assume a military family would be, but we’ve been surprised at home many others of “us” there are out there. We are capable of free thought. Shocking though it may be!

    • We’re evening people by inclination, too, but the exigencies of crack-of-not-even-dawn briefs have forced us to wrench ourselves into some semblance of early rising. Sadly, that means afternoon caffeine isn’t something that can happen every day. Woe!

  3. Brooke says:

    OMGsh you made me want Red Robin REALLY bad! I haven’t been to one in over a year and have to go all the way to ATL for one now lol

    • I had almost forgotten how amazing it is. Their turkey burger was incredibly moist, in stark contrast to the dried-out ones everyone else seems to serve. And the onion rings… oh man, I’m working up another craving now, too.

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