01 September 2012

Morning Vent, 1 September 2012

GungalTM of the Day

GungalTM gets ready for an offhand shot with her nickel plated 9MM...

    The work week is finally over, and as this auto-posts on the blog, I'll be just about home. Lord, it's been a long, crummy three night week. But, thank God, it's done now, and in minutes I'll be holding my Pretty Gal in my arms again!! Effie, my honey, I'm home!!!
    Today is also the first of September. September (from the Latin for 'seventh') was originally the seventh month in the Roman calendar. It's a common misconception that it was edged out by July (in honor of the deified Julius Caesar) and August (in honor of Caesar's adopted son, eventual successor, and the first Roman Emperor, Augustus). In fact, according to the wikipedia article on the origin of September, it was in 153 BC that September was displaced by the addition of Kalendas Januarius as the new first month: "September was in fact the seventh month of the Roman calendaruntil 153 BC, when the first month changed from Kalendas Martius (1 March) to Kalendas Januarius (1 January)".
    September is an especially meaningful month for me, as it contains a host of anniversaries. I enlisted in the Army on September 13th, 1985 and graduated from Infantry traning on December 13th, 1985 (both Fridays, coincidentally), and my birthday is the 28th of September. A lot of friends' birthdays in September, too. An old friend of mine, Bethann, celebrates her birthday on 10 September. My old work mate Jerry, God bless him, celebrates his birthday on 11 September.
    Of course, this year on 11 September, we commemorate a much darker day, also: The eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attack on The Twin Towers in New York City in 2001. It's hard to believe more than a decade has passed, and we are still essentially at war. We may not see that war end in our lifetime, but we earnestly pray that it will...


    As I mentioned, I played a bit of Barebones this week. I got on again on Thursday and Friday, but I wasn't able to get much going. I managed to be negative in nearly every game. On those games where I did really well (like 24/11 on one Arkaden Domination match), my team just sucked abysmally. What's up with that? I was getting really, really frustrated, and I was also a bit upset at myself that I started cursing a bit, mostly with the mic off, thank goodness. But I really have to curb that all the time, since if I do it at the apartment, I'm more likely to do it at home. Moving on...

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