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.
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!