MilSpouse Friday Fill-In #31

Aside from no deployments, what is one thing you would want to make the MilSpouse life “perfect”? –submitted by Oh How Delightful

Oh, I think we are all too aware that it would take a lot more than any single thing to make this life “perfect.” As long as I’m dreaming, though, I’d like to be able to choose where we’re stationed. Sometimes the whole “Where to next?” process brings to mind images of monkeys and dartboards.

Just how many peppers did Peter Piper pick? –submitted by Married into Army

None. The technical term is “chiles.”

If you could have any career in the world with nothing holding you back, what would you do? –submitted by It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To

It would involve preventing even Earth’s gravity from holding me back.


Gemini Spacewalk

Let's go for a walk, shall we? (NASA photo of Gemini EVA)

Do you have a service oriented tattoo and if so what is it. If you don’t what would you get? –submitted by The Squid’s Accomplice

I’m just not a tattoo kind of gal. For one thing, Judaism has traditionally frowned upon getting inked, though the issue more complicated than it might seem at the outset. Conveniently, the religious prohibition meshes nicely with my own squicked-outedness over needles of all varieties. I don’t even have my ears pierced, folks, and that has nothing to do with a religious rule and everything to do with the fact that I turn pale (okay, paler) at the thought of a needle going through my poor defenseless earlobe.

I do admire some of the lovely ink others have had done; I can appreciate the aesthetics without ever considering a trip to the local tattoo parlor myself.

Imagine a block of time has opened up in your busy day for you to take a class in anything you like. What subject would you choose?  –submitted by To The Nth

Why, what a thought-provoking question, Self! I’m so glad I asked it. 😉

…actually, why did I pick suck a tough question? I’m having a difficult time narrowing it down. I loved my college courses in topics such as Suffering and Evil (yes, really) and Religious Conservatives in America, which is probably why I wound up adding Religion as a second major in undergrad. Delving deeper into either of those topics would be welcome.

On the other hand, what about the courses for which I would have registered if there had been room between all the Comp Sci and Religion requirements? I missed my chance to indulge my not-so-inner nerd with a seminar entitled, “The Anthropology of Star Trek.” I would have eaten it up!

If I were to sign up for a class today, though, I think I would choose Arabic. I missed getting to take it as my foreign language in college by just one year, and someday I would like to correct the lack. As an added bonus, Arabic would open doors for me in religious studies — best of both worlds, eh?

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!