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MOD: A Very Emotional Night [Monday
June 11th, 2007 at 10:26pm]

[ mood | discontent ]

Food for thought, just thought I'd post this here too, as well as in my own journal; it's something to think on...

(Background: I'm a hair stylist; I work at a barber shop that caters mainly to a military client base and is only about 10 minutes away from the base, if that.)

So, tonight I went over to the National Guard base in my area (most of our clients at work come from there tbh) and gave the new recruits their buzz cuts. I later began to refer to it as, "$4 air conditioning!" this continued for the rest of the night. Apparently I missed my calling as a Drill Sgt., or so I was told by the drill sgt in charge, hehe. I won't deny that I"ve got a parade ground voice to put many to shame and was using it tonight because DEAR LAWDY! These guys were KIDS, KIDS I say. It's so hard for me some days to reconcile my job and my political feelings. I support our troops fully, they're just doing their job. I just happen to really dislike their boss, their boss' decisions, and this whole war business. In the heat (literally) of doing about 40-50 heads you don't have the time to think about the whole thing, but on the way home I just broke down in tears realizing that these KIDS, these BOYS could be dead in less than a year's time. It breaks my heart to see this potential going straight down the shitter all over something so STUPID as the Iraq war...

My step-neice is also in now... she goes for her first part of basic training later this week. I saw her earlier tonight and wished her luck. She's only 17, so she still has her senior year to finish, and THEN onto IT training... but it's scary. I looked at her tonight, and while I know she'll be home because of her age and all that, I realized just how many of those kids tonight that I joked with, wished luck, told to be strong may end up on the bad end of an IED or worse... it breaks my heart, like I said, it just breaks my heart to think about it.

I may have been able to wash their hair off of me when I got home tonight, but something tells me those kids will always be in my heart or the back of my mind for a long, long time to come...

*sorry for the poor grammar and spelling... I'm too tired to be a Nazi English teacher tonight *falls over dead in a heap**

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Stamped//birthday meme [Monday
May 21st, 2007 at 5:10pm]
January 15th

2001 - Wikipedia, a free Wiki content encyclopedia, goes online.

1993 - Salvatore Riina, the Mafia boss known as 'The Beast', is arrested in Sicily after three decades as a fugitive

1919 - The Boston Molasses Disaster kills 21 people.

1988 - Sonny Moore, American musician

1929 - Martin Luther King Jr, American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

2007 - Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former Iraqi intelligence chief and half-brother of Saddam Hussein (b. 1951) (executed)

Burned. [Thursday
February 8th, 2007 at 8:14pm]
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Bruised. [Wednesday
November 29th, 2006 at 11:34pm]

Another injured applicationCollapse )
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the artist formerly known as jane_black [Sunday
October 8th, 2006 at 2:39am]

I changed journals, but it's still me! I hope that's okay.
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August 1st, 2006 at 11:53pm]

Scavenger Hunt: Anyone have any ideas?
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July 26th, 2006 at 9:44am]

Does anyone else want to be mod for this community? Must be active and good with thinking up scavenger hunts. If you do, just reply to this entry.
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July 20th, 2006 at 1:54pm]

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New scavenger hunt for July [Sunday
July 2nd, 2006 at 12:22pm]

Sorry I'm a day late, but I've been having to work all this weekend. Anywho, here's the new scanvenger hunt.
Please fill it out and enjoy! Thanks.

I'm going to pull myself out. [Monday
May 8th, 2006 at 4:50am]

[ mood | weird ]

Hey, since i've been a lacking member. And I don't even really post in my own communities much anymore. I'm going to take myself out for now, i've been lacking with livejournal. It's been fun, take care


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