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  1. Duolingo couldn't have come out with it a year earlier?! I might have to dive into this. Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeee Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Oops. Never realized I was tagged here. Darth, the videos didn't show on my phone, so I have nothing intelligent to say, other than "listen to@Machete and @The Most Loathed." Just posting to say that I wasn't ignoring the tag. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Here again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Love the wordplay on the Gnome and Clay Sure Tie. And the gloves! https://goo.gl/images/57m1Ml Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. In my quest to be a better lawyer, I finally sat down and set up some Lexis alerts. A few searches related to military justice, criminal procedure, and the fundamental right to marry will be run every Saturday, and updates will come my way. The first two are for my job, and the last for an article idea. Woot. Last night's farewell dinner went well, although I ended up drinking more than I expected. We finished the night at a small bar, and my friend's Japanese girlfriend translated our drink orders. I ordered a double of bourbon (neat), and got two glasses. We all assumed that the barte
  6. I didn't realize MSP had an MLS team. That was something I wish I'd done when I was in Oregon. Portland and Seattle right there and I never went. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. You found me out. While I like to tell people I'm a military lawyer, I'm really part of the ultra-secret Jedi Strike Force, the pride of Special Operations Command. We're like the Seals, except way cooler Dream big, right? Okay, so now on to real things. Remember those three things I said I was going to do this week? Pffft... that didn't happen. Well, the trifecta didn't happen. I did get my friend's taxes fixed. But the other two? Nope. Work has been all manner of busy this week. Now that I'm basically done with taxes, I'm all in on my new job: adverse act
  8. It's okay. I have a lightsaber. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Funny story, but they didn't make us qualify on anything. The commandant at COT said there was no time in the course schedule to carve out for that. I know, it's going to sound bizarre. But it's a true story. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Not according to the internet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Where is Yakushima? My big goal is to knock out all three holy mountains this year (Fuji, Haku, and Tateyama). Hakusan is on tap for Fourth of July weekend.
  12. And after posting about how I struggle with feeling like I'm accomplishing anything, I had a day where I: 1. Started garlic beef stew in the crockpot; 2. Had a five hour (!!) conversation with my brother, mostly about movies and Magic: the Gathering (got some good ideas for my tribal cat deck); 3. Did S&S; 4. Started prepping ingredients for tomorrow's crockpot bonanza; 5. Read the Air Force Instruction on marriage in overseas commands (law review article idea; has potential, must actually research (that's the hard part)); and 6. Finished the amended taxes (longhand, nonethe
  13. Sorry, Tank. I didn't mean to give the impression I was critiquing your (plural you, for your organization) approach. I just used your post as a jumping-off point to talk about my organization's issues. Without clearly delineating that leap, naturally, because it made perfect sense to me in my head, which is no good to readers.
  14. Hey, a post entirely without spoilers. It's time for the weekly roundup, starting with whether I accomplished my Rule of 3 1 last week. Which I did. I was almost tempted to say f*** it and wear my mess dress (the brides wouldn't mind), but common sense got the better of me. There is no way I want to pack that ensemble for an international flight unless I am required to do so. The week itself was fine. Training was solid all week. I flipped the crazy switch yesterday and cranked out 65 nonstop two-handed swings with the 24 kg bell. That's an improvement of eight reps over two
  15. The first half of your post is 100% true. The problem I've noticed is that it's very hard to have a policy conversation about the second half. It's not about blaming the victim (saying "you should have done X and Y and Z, but didn't, so you deserved it"). It's about discussing prudent actions to take in order to reduce vulnerability. But on a policy level, even trying to start that discussion turns immediately into "you're blaming the victim!" And yet, educating people on those prudent preventative measures would be tremendously helpful. It would be lovely if we could focus entirely on the off
  16. I suppose I should update and let y'all know that I am, in fact, not dead. The most important thing to note is the chicken bacon ranch casserole is as delicious as it appears. Training has been going swimmingly. This week I knocked out a normal S&S session every day except one (I forget which day). That day, I did 2x32L/R on swings, then switched to 6x32T. Tomorrow I will flip the crazy switch.
  17. Recap. Last week's Rule of Three: 1. Read to page 391 in volume 3 of the Civil War. I forget where I actually read to. Not much farther beyond this. 2. Identify the missing parts for the light drive ring. Done. Sent email to the company as well. 3. Get measured for the tux. Fail. I did not do this thing, and my friend pinged me to ask if I could do it this week pretty please. So... Rule of Three for 11-17 June 1. Get measured for the tux. 2 & 3. I've got nothin'. See spoiler to understand. Yesterday I cooked a red curry that wa
  18. I doubt they were just checking out the shirt. For a dude, clothing is only as interesting as the person wearing it. Unless I'm an outlier. Just sayin' Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. October 21. Spartan Super. Tokyo. Let me know when you've bought your plane ticket and I'll send you the team details [emoji854] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. You're embarrassed by your arms? Clearly irrational. Sun'z out, gunz out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. The Suit of Suave: very sharp three-piece suit (whether that's appropriate for your setting or not) that gives you +10 Charisma. Because who doesn't think those are classy? Incendiary gloves, a la Colonel Roy Mustang. Gameplay mechanics TBD. Maybe a certain number of fireball castings per day, with the trigger being snapping the fingers? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I should recap the last few days, huh? Monday, Tuesday, and today were all normal training days: 5x32L/R OHS and 5x32R/L TGU. Yesterday I took a light day for shadow swings and lighter TGU with 10-second pauses at each phase. I've been going to the gym, going to work, leaving around 18:00, and coming home to eat and read. Not much by way of actually doing stuff. I don't care too much. I went out for a walk this evening. It is beautiful out. Perfect temperature to roam around in flip-flops and a t-shirt, fairly quiet, and overall a deep feeling of both peace and loneliness. Not the go
  23. I have a problem. Well, several problems, but this is the most location/time sensitive of them. I need to start prioritizing things. Either I focus on hiking the Three Holy Mountains, or finishing the J1 League tour. I may have done something stupid, but I started a group chat with the JAG officers about soccer games on Fourth of July weekends. Really, I should take the long weekend to hike a mountain. Those are seasonal, and opportunities limited. And I need to actually put in the time and effort to research those and plan trips. Labor Day weekend will be a hiking weekend. But I need to
  24. If that's your timeframe, you've got a year to do it [emoji1] otherwise you'll have to find a different guide. Links to other recipes on one recipe's page are my downfall. I start clicking and an hour later realize I still haven't settled on what I want to cook that weekend.
  25. Well, I seem to have inspired people let me know when y'all are coming and I'll make arrangements for MariCar: Nerd Fitness Edition. I flipped the crazy switch on Sunday and knocked out 57 two-handed swings with 24 kg. My power dropped off sharply around that point, which was my cue to stop. I did not go to absolute failure. The burn set in around 25 reps and it got no more fun from there. I rested and proceeded to do 5x32R/L TGU. Today was normal. 5x32L/R OHS and 5x32R/L TGU. Nothin' special. In retrospect, I did not focus very well today. I can't recall if I was bracin
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