You remember me from Netroots for the Troops 2010, right? Volunteer coordinator, the sober one at karaoke? SanDiegoDem has promised to help me with the bar stools this year.
Working left handed for a while was good for the grey matter. Fortunately all our children are old enough to help when I needed it. Have I ever mentioned we have six daughters? maggiejean says I have a sweet way of explaining all that.
The oldest daughter's plans for the wedding with family became a quick trip to a Virginia courthouse. Army orders to report to a foreign post are on the Army's timetable. They have known each other since high school. One chose the Big East to get a degree; the other an SEC college. Two deployments to Iraq, conversations on the intertoobs, and ten years later they found each other again: the career Army career officer and our local newspaper copy editor.
Now the American-made bridesmaid dresses are being nipped, tucked and pressed. The historic house for the reception one block south of where they will celebrate a Nuptial Mass has the locavore menu. (I did not know Art Nouveau started as a Czech style!). What may still be up in the air is whether the wedding toast is with the pilsner from Pilsen or a premium Budweiser lager (no, not that Budweiser, the real one), and whether my spouse will dance at the wedding.
There is talk of long train ride to somewhere it is cooler and a green honeymoon. She is ready to be insulted for only studying French for a decade, and having parents that used some German and Spanish at home. I just hope he stops the one-sided war bride Russian conversations.
Hey, this looks like most of the pictures I have of my spouse. Ha! It's not a picture of First Lady Michelle Obama or Dr. Jill Biden when they were at the National Math and Science Competition at the Fountain-Fort Carson High School in Colorado Springs, Colo., as they
call on all sectors of society to support and honor America’s service members and their families. ... The initiative is intended to educate, challenge and spark action among citizens, communities, businesses, nonprofits, faith-based institutions, philanthropic organizations ...
Hey, that's us, right here, reading this! Remember, the families stateside sometimes get their lives in the way of a red tape tornado. You might be surprised if you ask an active service member about Emergency Relief Services for their branch. This is about helping them, too.
I am in for another $59. We got another fine-print for-any-reason annual fee notification from one of the too-big-to-fail basturd banksters. What will it take to motivate you?
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