Sweet Saturday

Sam took Katie up to Republican land to pick up her new glasses lenses today—she went to the eye doctor while she was with my parents because they were out driving and realized that she was squinting to read the road signs. Her eyes hadn’t changed much at her last few yearly check-ups, but they did this time. She says everything is very nice and clear. I need to go get my own checked, but glasses are so danged expensive!

We had a nice date and a delicious steak dinner. Sam’s been promising that he’ll make chicken fettuccine alfredo since last weekend, but the girl was gone, then he had a pretty tiring week. That’s quite a meal to cook after a day at work. So I’m hoping he’ll feel up to it tomorrow. The steak was really good, though!

Katie got a long letter from her friend Josh, who left for Air Force basic training recently. Then she even got a phone call from him! Apparently, his group1It isn’t a platoon—what do they call them in the AF? is doing really well, so they got access to a sort of recreation area with vending machines and payphones after just two weeks of training. Another friend of theirs who just got out of training said they didn’t get that until after five weeks, which is apparently pretty standard.

I worry about Josh—this just isn’t a good time to be going into any branch of the military, as far as I’m concerned. But I’m sure he’ll be a good airman, and it’s what he wanted to do.

Thanks to Elizabeth Bear, I now know that, Ohs noes! Franz Kafka read pron! I can’t quite figure out why it’s such a big deal to anyone, but I’m certainly not a Kafka scholar. Is there any healthy adult in the world who, given the opportunity, has not read/viewed porn at some point in his or her life?

The girl saw Mamma Mia with my mother and said she thinks we’ll enjoy watching it together. I don’t pay much attention to what’s in the theaters, so other than thinking it might have some connection to Abba I was clueless. Bear also posted a link to an interesting review that finally gave me a clue as to why Katie liked it so much.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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4 thoughts on “Sweet Saturday

  1. I’m afraid I’m woefully ignorant of military terminology, sorry I can’t help with that, but my son was in JROTC and I was terrified that he’d join the military, especially when his girlfriend mentioned that if they were married and she was pregnant he’d get paid more(!!!). Luckily he hasn’t enlisted, he’s still working at the grocery store and floundering around about enrolling in community college, and his girlfriend is now on-again, off-again. Who knows where he’ll end up…

    I hope you get your chicken dinner soon 🙂

  2. In the Air Force, they are called wings, flight groups, flights, and squadrons. So, probably this is about his flight or flight group.

    If they got food access at two weeks, they’re doing amazingly well.

    AF duty overseas is kinda dull — not a lot of direct conflict, as the support for aircraft role tends to be back from the lines, inside security perimeters. Hopefully he’ll be fine.

  3. Just enjoyed that dinner, and it was great!

    Apparently he is in a “Flight,” Dwiv. Thank you.

    I dated an AF guy years and years ago, and he said he chose that branch because they send their officers out to do the actual fighting. Hopefully Josh will be safe. We’ve known him for a decade or so, though, so I can’t help but worry a bit.

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