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Good day for being me!

July 30th, 2007 (07:32 pm)
current location: On edge in calm waters.
current song: It's Been Awhile - Staind

Last night I dug into the stash of goodies we stored for deployment and found a Betty Crocker Cinnamon Swirl cake mix, the time was then 0030 +8H (1200) which is fancy lingo for us being eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time. That is the set up, here's the pitch. What I didn't know was that the date was now July 30, 2007, I had just turned 26 years old and didn't know it...lol. Birthday cake consumed, I turned over my watch and hit my rack a few hours later.

Popped out of my rack at revile (0600) to hear my name announced over the 1MC as one of the people that had birthdays, checked my watch and sure enough it was, surprise, surprise. Made my way to quarters and thanked the people that wished me Happy Birthday. Since I have night watch after quarters I hit my rack to get ready for the next watch and enjoy the day, nope, navy loves giving presents to b-day people, mine was berthing cleaners and two man overboard drill musters during the day so of course rack time was cut down to a few hours before watch. Luckily my birthday ends in four more hours so hopefully I miss a General Quarters drill ;).

“People sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” -George Orwell


Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 12:46 pm (UTC)

(over the 1mc) This is the Captain speaking. Today is Petty Officers Sarge's birthday. To celebrte, we will conducted a general quarters drill with a circle william exercise for five hours followed by abandon ship drill. Then we will have a class bravo fire drill down in the engine room.
Happy Birthday Sarge
general quarters general quarters, all hands man your battle stations

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)

You forgot doing the circle William (ventilation control for the ship) while in full FFE (Fire Fighting Equipment)....;).

Posted by: boiler1 (boiler1)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 04:33 pm (UTC)

oooooooo...a class bravo fire drill in the engine room, during circle william....with a november emergency (broken arrow)
happy birthday

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
*Glows slightly*

Thanks, that's one candle I may have trouble blowing out...LOL!

Posted by: Risu (skwerly)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 06:25 pm (UTC)

mwa hah! Happy birthday! Here's a bag of acorns to keep you busy! :D

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
*Waves, Hugs*

Thanks! :P Here's the thank you card with an apple core, want some more? ;).

Posted by: teh_kei (teh_kei)
Posted at: July 30th, 2007 11:48 pm (UTC)

Happy Birfday.

Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: August 1st, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)

Thanks, and congrats on the new job! Hope you enjoy it.

Posted by: Evadne (kiarafallan)
Posted at: July 31st, 2007 11:51 pm (UTC)

Happy birthday!


Posted by: Sarge (sarge104)
Posted at: August 1st, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)

Thank you very much, hope things between you and your mother have been cleared up ;). Really like your icon, what is it from?

Posted by: Evadne (kiarafallan)
Posted at: August 1st, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)

uh, somebody on lj made it and I took it. Don't think it's really that important, don't know where she got the image from or anything.

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