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Memories of Rimpack...

July 28th, 2006 (08:26 am)
frustrated

current location: U.S.S. CHAFEE (DDG-90)
current mood: frustrated
current song: Taproot-I

http://www.c3f.navy.mil/RIMPAC_2006/Images_Formationofships.html

Above is a link to the Naval training exercise my ship took part in. It's been an interesting month and I have a few of the lessons I learned.



1.Sleep is a passing fad.
2.There are only so many ways to cook fish.
3.No matter how much you like a person, you don't want to see them every day.
4.General Quarters only happens when you are trying to get some sleep.
5.Top Ramen is always better then midnight rations...always.
6.Mirc is your friend. Even if the only people you can talk to are other saliors.
7.In the battle between an I beam and a human the I beam has more victories.
8.Gravity is not constant on a small ship.
9.In relation to #8, Bulkheads can become the deck at any time.
10.Being ten nautical miles away from land sucks.

Comments

Posted by: ceri_eiluned (ceri_eiluned)
Posted at: July 28th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)

*hugs*

whats the diff between a nautical mile & a normal mile??

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 29th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC)

1 mile [nautical, international] = 1.150 779 448 mile [international]
Via www.onlineconversion.com, basically if you travel one degree (longitude) you've gone one nautical mile.

*Hugs back!*

Posted by: Nobody (studyofme)
Posted at: July 30th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)

~hugs~ Yay, at least you live, but whee! What lessons!

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 31st, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hugs in abundance!

I must ask, you have a favorite?

Posted by: Nobody (studyofme)
Posted at: July 31st, 2006 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Hugs in abundance!

The Ramen one of course. Ramen is always better than anything, and I'm certain better than rations. (Unless it's the dehydrated fruit which I used to find so fun to eat.) It's the most ingenious food item. I guess this was a lesson I had alredy learned. XD

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