MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #10

What secret indulgence do you act on while your spouse is away? (from Devil Dog Darling)

I will quite cheerfully pour myself a glass of wine and settle in for an evening of reading bad fanfiction.

Man, that’s embarrassing.  I should have made up something saucier.

If you were a spice, what would you be? (from New Girl On Post)

I don’t have a good answer for this one.  The question asks which spice I would be, but I think I’d rather choose an herb.  However, I am not having much success wrangling my pedantic tendencies into submission this morning, so I find myself unable to tell you what kind of leaf I am when I ought to be choosing which bark, seed, root, or fruit I am.

Where do you go for support when your significant other is deployed? (from Texas Meets Washington)

My undergarments remain supportive whether my husband is here or not.

Family and Twitter work wonders when I’m not making lame lingerie jokes.

What is the oldest thing you own? (from A Troop’s Girl)

I am not sure.  The oldest T-shirt I own (and regularly wear) is bright red and from the theatre at which my parents were working when they met.  Mom was an actress, Dad was a techie.  It was a match made in heaven, if heaven is a place where patrons are encouraged to boo, hiss, and throw popcorn at the villains.

How did you envision your future pre-military? (from Daddy’s Duty)

How far pre-military do we want to go?  If you asked four-year-old Nth, you would hear about a fascinating projected career as a paleontologist.  From about first grade onward, you would be regaled with plans for becoming a marine biologist specializing in cetaceans, particularly in orca communication.  Post-freshman year of high school, during which I had a phenomenally lousy biology teacher, my interest in computer science began to solidify alongside an interest in the Russian language.  I thought I might wind up working for the State Department or some other federal government agency (a career aspiration not uncommon when growing up in the DC-Metro area.

I had an inkling that my future might involve the military when I started dating my now-husband during my junior year of high school, as he had already gotten an appointment to the United States Naval Academy.  As we continued dating and eventually came to the conclusion that we were probably going to wind up married, it became clear that my career would not be as simple as staying in DC to seek a government job.  I still struggle with that a little bit, as I have not yet made the leap into wholehearted pursuit of alternate career ideas.

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 #10

  1. sespi says:

    I love that you distinguished between spices and herbs 🙂

    And was your desire to work with cetaceans, and particularly in orca communication, in any way influenced by Star Trek? I seem to recall a movie based around orca communication and a Cetacean Institute…

    • Shockingly enough, no. I didn’t see “Star Trek: The One with the Whales” until years after I had already made clear my aspirations to anyone who would sit still long enough. 😉

      • sespi says:

        Haha! What a weird coincidence. And I think the one with the whales is my second favorite Star Trek movie… shhh, don’t tell Chris. I think it’s blasphemy like when I said Picard was a communist 😉

    • I’m so glad someone else appreciates my dubious sense of humor. Of corset is pretty silly, and perhaps more bra’d than sophisticated, but it amuses me. ;-D

    • Oh, please do rec away! I’m always looking for new reads to pass the time. I’m a science fiction and fantasy geek; my first and best-loved fandom is Dragonriders of Pern, but Harry Potter, Redwall, and a smattering of others make for enjoyable universes in which to immerse myself.

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