Leevee (colin_chaotic) wrote,

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Napping and the Military

I think I might go take a one to two hour nap. I'm attempting to get on an almost normal sleep pattern (not entirely normal since I'll be staying up past ten tomorrow night so I can watch Serenity), but it's not quite working yet.

Also: *slams head into wall repeatedly*

The first ten stories that pop up on FFN's NCIS page breakdown like following.

Six are post-Twilight.
Of those six, two are "reaction" pieces (in that it's what's advertised in the summary), two are Tate, one is Kibbs, and one is a "fix-it". God damn.

Anyway, back in real life, I've been reconsidering the whole "should I join the military?" issue. I think, with proper training and dieting like I've been planning anyway, I could easily be physically fit enough to qualify for Marine Corps Basic Training in two years. Two years is a long time, folks. But assuming that I do manage to qualify, I still have to complete Basic, which might kill me, and then do the whole "at least eight years enlistment" deal.

Except for the working out to pass the physical fitness exams, I'd qualify in every other area. I have no diagnosed diseases/mental disorders or physical defects, I have color vision that is correctable to 20/20 and is better than 20/200 uncorrected (I think), my hearing is perfect, I have criminal history, my moral code is actually fairly decent when I'm going all logical at it (which never guides my actions anyway), and I'm pretty sure I could do damn well on the ASVAB, except perhaps in electric and mechanical sections, whatever they're actually called. But since most of the MOSs that I'm after don't require any scores in those sections, it doesn't really matter. So the question rests with whether or not I could deal with grueling training and highly regimented lifestyle.

Those of you who know me might be surprised to learn this, but I thrive on routine. There's just something comforting in knowing exactly what to do in a social situation because it's outlined in a manual. It's also a bit thanks to the lack of responsibility in infers - if someone reacts badly to you, it's not your fault as a human being, it's theirs for not knowing the manual. I have no problem taking responsibility in other areas, but socially it scares me.

I think that joining the Marine Corps would be a good idea for me, even if I just do the bare minimum and don't make a career out of it like my dad. I mean, hell, my first memory is of being on my dad's shoulders during an airshow when a Marine my dad worked with had just stolen my popcorn! That leaves an impression on ya.

Also, the good news about me repeating junior year? Next year I'll still be eligible for the Naval Academy's Summer Session for rising high school seniors. I got a letter for it this year, but there was no way in hell I'd be in shape enough. If I start excersizing now, it shouldn't be an issue.

Now I just need to draft myself a dedicated regimen to follow.

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