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Apr. 19th, 2008 @ 05:06 pm (no subject)
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Enid is surely the most backwards, boring place ever for supposedly the urban center for a large portion of the entire state. I hunted around town today for random shops; of which there were a few diamonds, but mostly rough, and none the sort to keep one's interest. The local Magic store was replaced by an ATV repair center, two bookstores downtown were replaced by a Bail Bond center and a coffee shop open only 'til 3 PM on weekdays, and the garden shops here sell neither cactuars or bonsai. Seriously, no cactuars! There are no adult sport leagues excepting golf and softball, even on base, the only fencing is next to plumbing & concrete and there is flannel & overalls everywhere!
I now have a small, non blooming, but still ~nice looking plant of some sort. It's name is Aubrey II, with a B. To be sure it's not exactly what I wanted, but I don't think it'll be too much trouble. I mean, what's the worst a plant could ever do, right?

So this was a slightly depressing day as the most interesting things I can do in Enid are generally on my own. I'd prefer not to go out in town for this, but there are a few martial arts centers in the downtown district. ('Downtown' generally being defined as the existence of stoplights.)

I start on May 15th, which really is forever from now. Anyway, on to looking for the gym on base.
I'm starting to fall back into the terrible trap of synthetic reeds; they're so much less effort than cane, but the withdrawal symptoms are terrible when you come down off of them. That, and the sound is just so incredibly bright.
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From:flyboymike
Date:April 20th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
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Huh, I never did synthetic. Kingsville and (I am told) Meridian are no better on the township front. Corpus is okay, but so far, Pensacola has been the best aviation town I've been to.
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From:bozjoma
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
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I really didn't appreciate Pensacola while I was there, it felt too temporary to care quite as much. Once my class starts phase I I'll be far too busy to notice the lack of a town, really.
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From:rollingthunder
Date:April 20th, 2008 05:31 pm (UTC)
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you should quit the navy, return to nova, and be my roommate. we could join frisbee and soccer leagues, travel across the country on our bikes, and work menial 9 to 5 IT jobs to fill the rest of our meaningless existence(s?).

in the meantime you can learn to breakdance as you recommended to me a few weeks ago.
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From:bozjoma
Date:April 21st, 2008 03:35 am (UTC)
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Right, perfect, this both is and is not what I want. Also, would *definitely* violate my contract and put me many hundreds of thousands in debt.

I seriously might put serious effort into it. It's frustrating to work out just for its own sake, or for a mindless PT test. I looked up crossfit and a few quick guides on breakdancing and will make that part of my routine. Having a defined goal will be far more satisfying.
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From:bozjoma
Date:April 21st, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
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There are a surprising number of gymnastics gymnasiums in the area, I'm checking them out!
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From:flyboymike
Date:April 22nd, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
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He'd have to be in the Navy first to do that. He's one of those gorram jarheads. :-)
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From:bozjoma
Date:April 22nd, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)

I wanna fly vipers!

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FRACK!