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        09-20-2012, 02:28 PM
      #81
    Green Broke
    i think its stupidly ironic that the army advertises "communication communication communication" and yet they don't communicate.....
    I had to PERSONALLY go to Top (1sgt) and ask him who I belong to now platoon wise because all I had heard before was rumors from an E-2 that I was in 4th plt....so I went to my old PLT Sgt and he wouldnt say.


    Anyways. So my NEW plt sgt just sent an email out with the names of the people taking a pt test next tuesday....guess whos name is on the roster...tahts right this chick.

    I havnt had a ptin a YEAR. I was supposed to have one in march but I got hurt so now that I just got my permanent profile (after 6 months of fighting it.) they think "oh lets throw her in and get her one".

    Granted...its just a DIAG but the thing is the old army standard was 2 failed RECORD pt tests and your kicked out of the army....new standard......any 2 pt tests, diag or record failed and your out.....

    I havnt run in 6 months....all I can do now is the walk because I got messed up. Now everybody says that ANYBODY can do the 2.5 mile walk in under 35 min..but I've never tried so of course im freaking out because I've never done it and if I fail this diag and then have my record 2 weeks later....tahts not much time to really practice the walk and all that....its whatevs I guess...idk.


    Im just glad I only have 3 more days of work this week...then the big 5 mile parade on saturday and HOPEFULLY I can FINALLY get on Champ sunday...poor kid hasnt been ridden in 4 weeks.
    Blerg...this week is going SOOOO SLOW.


    But on the bright side...i just bought an iBook G4 that im SUPER STOKED about! Yay! Ill finally have a quality computer (i now have 3 hahahahahaha)
         
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        09-21-2012, 10:49 PM
      #82
    Green Broke
    Obama's downsizing the military. Any excuse to get rid of a soldier and they'll probably take it.

    At the end of the day, when all's said and done, all you want is an honorable discharge.

    Have you heard from Barrelwannabe? She was trying to get in the Army so bad....then quit blogging.
         
        09-23-2012, 02:15 AM
      #83
    Green Broke
    Yeah. Last I read I think she had put it on a back burner (not a bad idea haha)

    But I really don't want to ETS here. I've heard horror stories about this unit basically taking EVERY single item you have armywise----even if you bought it....its crap. So im hoping I can either get Hood (please please please!) or ill volunteer for Korea and then im guarenteed my next duty station....hood haha.
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    9/22

    So today we had the Aloha parade...biggest one of the year....10 islands were represented, it was a 5 mile parade route (OMG!)

    Got up at 0300 to go pick up Armywife and go get horses loaded up and on the road.
    We got there about 0600 brushed saddled and then sat around....then after about 45 min the riders got up...and sat around.....then we moved over to the staging area..and sat around (haha sounds like the army!)

    We finally got started around 0930, and made our 5 mile hike over to the end!!!! Omg it was SOOOO hot. Me and 7 others walked behind the riders as "horse handlers" aka....pooper scoopers! We had to wear black shoes, black jeans, a purple shirt and a truckers cap with the unit on it....HOOOOOOOT!

    The parade was over about 1130, we got the horses unsaddles, brushed down and watered and the unit was kind enough to buy us lunch (spam rofl)

    I fell asleep on the way baack O_o and when I wake up (about 5 min out) im informed that one of the boarders called Betina in a panic because her horse was basically....dying....i have a thread on it here------

    Neurological, heart, or something else?


    After we got the mare taken care of and back on her feet me and armywife left and I dropped her off at home before coming back to my room, where I see my escape with a flat tire....again...awesome so I took it over to the gas station and filled it up...im not taking it in right now haha, then FINALLY went to my room...whwere I've been vegging...the rest of the day haha...i really hope tomoro isnt this hectic!
         
        09-23-2012, 11:28 PM
      #84
    Green Broke
    9/23

    I am SOOO tired still. I slept in till like 930 when I got woken up by my alarm (oops forgot to change it haha) and vegged in bed watching Supernatural...then I figured I better go out and contribute!

    So I got out there and they had a huge ol birthday party for somebody going...went and got champ out and started lunging him....

    So of course like 20 people had to line up on the sidelines and watch...and champ can't perform under pressure apparenlty! Rofl

    Once I finally got him to lope 2 circles both ways I went ahead and saddled up. He did SOOOOO good today. He was already sweaty becasue it was about 83-84 degrees out so I did some trotting but mainly focused on flexing and responding to the bit.

    He did very well for not being consistently ridden for a year. Im really looking forward to getting him more in shape.


    Also found out about the HWRA (hawaii womens rodeo association) having a rodeo on the 6th for county fair!

    Im really hoping I get to ride honey and kana in it! I havnt gotten to really BR in about 4 yrs!!!!!1
         
        09-24-2012, 06:48 PM
      #85
    Green Broke
    It's okay if you don't win, just go have fun! One weekend a month one of the local saddle clubs has a barrel racing night and you see all kinds show up.

    Some just walk and some run, but the best time I've seen is only in the 18 second range so no one is giving up their day job and turning pro.

    Heck, I think my walking horse can run barrels in the 18 second range, but maybe that's just an old man talking.

    Just remember, there's only one first place but everyone that shows up and competes is a winner.

    Now, go rodeo girl, and have fun doing it!
         
        09-24-2012, 06:54 PM
      #86
    Green Broke
    Haha thanks!

    Yeah im def. Not expecting a ribbon this time.

    But you never know. They don't have the regulation size pattern here so most of them are running 17's and 18's so maybe I can get my two in there!


    I told my parents about it yesterday. And they totally want to come watch haha. They fly in at noon that day so my mom said they plan on driving straight out to watch me once they land O_O no pressure haha
         
        09-26-2012, 03:33 PM
      #87
    Green Broke
    Cool! Ain't nobody ever going to love ya like momma does.....

    Mom and rodeo and both on the same day! You're one lucky gal!

    My guess is mom doesn't care if you win either......she'll be happy to see you regardless.
         
        09-28-2012, 02:34 PM
      #88
    Green Broke
    Haha yeah. I can't wait to see them too! I havnt seen my dad since last christmas so im excited!

    Ohmygosh! I just realized I have to get a new hat! I dotn have a hat for the rodeo rofl

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    9/28

    Whew. Im tired haha. Yesterday the ENTIRE army had a suicide safety standdown. Apparently its gotten bad enough that the MAN decided we needed to have a sit down to talk about it....232 suicides in 271 days!


    But today is friday....today is a good day haha. I got so much to do though.

    I need to hit up my retention NCO to talk about reenlisting. The next reup time slot is supposed to start 1 october and its supposed to go through september 2014 so that's my time to go since I PCS in march of 2014. Blerg.

    Honestly though the only way im going to reup is if I get the 1st cav horse detachment. It should be pretty easy. They don't exactly have alot of 35N volunteering for Hood. So if I do volunteer hopefully ill get it.

    Then....shark fishing tomorrow with Army Wife and her hubby lol
         
        09-28-2012, 06:24 PM
      #89
    Green Broke
    March of 2014.....that's way down the road.....I think I'd hold until after the election and see if conditions don't improve with the (hopefully) new administration.

    Frankly, I think you're way to eager......why don't you see if they try to court you some.......???
         
        09-28-2012, 06:33 PM
      #90
    Green Broke
    True true. It is kinda far down the road....but nobody knows how long this slot is going to be open now. Or when it opens. So im just going to talk to em. Aargh haha its all so complicated.

    I have to reup before jan. Of 2014 in order to BE ABLE to.
    My DEROS is only 10 months before my ETS so if I don't reup here I wont get to reup. You have to have 12 months left in service in order to PCS so my window is kinda small.

    Now with their new policy they don't just have an individual re up basis. Theres certain time slots for reenlistment and mine happens to fall in the next one.

    For now im just going to talk to the retention NCO and see if 1st cav is an option.

    35N are N/N for changing MOS right now so me being able to go to a cav. Unit to ride may not even be a possibility...if its not, then im outtie.

    If it is possible, then next year during my 12 month mark ill go in to the Career counselor to see what I need to do.

    Its possible with the BEAR program, I may be able to change to Cav. Or something if they have slots and then I can get the Horse Detachment.

    But for now its just talk. Lol
         

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