if you think there's even the tiniest chance you'll get seasick, bring Dramamine (the off brands work just fine too). If you've never been on the open seas, don't assume you'll be fine. Oceans are completely different from lakes. The best way to take Dramamine is to take it the night before. This way you won't feel… » 11/07/14 10:04am 11/07/14 10:04am

One time in flight school Man-dy and I decided to have sex in a field while we were hiking. In the middle of the act we realized that the apaches flying overheard for the gunnery range were probably recording us with their TADS (day imaging system). Oops. » 11/04/14 10:35pm 11/04/14 10:35pm

I have an army pet peeve: they always ask me for my sponsor's SSN when going to the doctor or pharmacy in civilian clothes because they assume I'm a spouse. The male soldiers just get asked for their SSN regardless of apparel. I never actually say anything about it, but damn, it irritates me every time. » 11/01/14 6:22pm 11/01/14 6:22pm

I would recommend this. Mandy and I have our personal accounts, and we both direct deposit into a shared "house" account. The mortgage and utilities all come out of it. I don't ever want to have to ask him before buying, say, a new robot vacuum. » 10/28/14 10:02pm 10/28/14 10:02pm

I know you probably don't care what little ole me thinks, but for the record I really like that you're writing regularly with this wedding gig. We rarely got to see your writing skills on Jez, and when we did it was usually putting out fires. I like your style, and will be making stops at I Thee Dread on the regular. » 10/21/14 3:22pm 10/21/14 3:22pm