ehowton (ehowton) wrote,


Perhaps it was the lack of proper video games when I was growing up. We didn't have Battlefield, Far Cry, Modern Warfare, or Call of Duty. No, we had Pong. Maybe it was because my mother was a conscientious objector and we never discussed it? Either way, I was never curious about the military growing up; and I grew up in a small Texas town before we moved to Dallas surrounded by my aunts, cousins, and each of my uncles who'd served. I never even asked my own father about his time in the military until just before I was going in.

In junior high the leader of our ragtag gang was celtmanx who attired us all in olive drab and who was well-versed in all-things paramilitary. Still, it didn't interest me. But my son here lately has been downright fascinated with where I've been and what I've done. Writing school papers and dressing up in my old fatigues - most of which fit him these days!

The only thing I do know for sure is that were he to choose to serve at some point in the future, he'll be way the hell more prepared than I was!
Tags: kids

  • A Plague For All Seasons

    Vainly valuing endless inefficacious toil seeds seemingly insatiable ennui Lifetimes of vague frustrations passed down from generation to generation…

  • NVMe on ESXi

    I am running ESXi 6.7u3 on an old PowerEdge R610 and recently purchased a no-name NVMe m.2 drive and the M2 PCIe SSD Adapter from…

  • Twin Lens Reflex

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.