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Airport Impressions

Civilian Commercial: Seoul Incheon: not actually very remarkable. It’s a big modern airport very much like many other big modern airports. It’s not ideally designed: it requires walking maybe 1500 meters from one end to the other, for military arrivals at least. Still, its linear design means it is at least simple. Also, free internet [...]

go to work and profit therefrom

I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to do with my life before I went to college. This, I am led to believe, is not unusual. What was somewhat unusual was the fact that I had documentation in my hands from the Air Force telling me that they’d pay a large portion of [...]

required memorization

Back when I was in AFROTC, hoping to fly for the Air Force, I was required to memorize a poem: Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth Of sun-split clouds – and done a hundred things You have [...]

a summary of my interactions with the army, to date

[15 April] From: coriolinus To: generic internet recruiter Msg: I want to fly helicopters. Here are some details about me. Am I eligible? [18 April] From: generic internet recruiter To: coriolinus Msg: Tentatively, yes. Here is the contact information of the local recruiter who will sign you up for testing. From: local recruiter To: coriolinus [...]


As you probably know, about a year an a half ago, I was kicked out of ROTC for failure to complete enough pushups during physical fitness tests during field training. To my dismay, beginning that semester, the physical fitness standards were altered such that I could easily complete them. But I digress. Until that point, [...]

in which I fail to achieve depression

Looking over my last few posts, I realize that it may seem that my life is focused entirely about my computer, with occasional forays into traditional college activities like classes. That is not exactly the case. I do other things, sometimes. I have been known to watch anime, play Dungeons and Dragons, read books for [...]


I want only a few things from Santa this christmas. The reason I’m asking Santa is because it seems unlikely that anyone else can or will give them to me. Full reinstatement into AFROTC, complete with a return of the scholarship. College is quite a bit more difficult to afford without the scholarship, and I [...]


I got a phone call today from a good friend of mine. He’s a really great guy; I’ve known him since second grade. He’s as much a member of my family as I am, and vice versa. He’s getting married. Perhaps this would be less of a shock if I knew that he was in [...]

i haven’t posted in quite a while

so clearly you want to read the current survey, as filled out by myself… 1. What’s the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up? A train engineer. But that was superceded quickly by Astronaut. 2. Describe a dream you remember: I would, if I could think of any dreams that I [...]

addendum to the void

By which I mean, I guess I haven’t written in a while. That’s ok; I’ve frankly been very busy and have spent a lot of time doing homeworky-type things, instead of livejournal-type things. I think that this is actually the first time in a while I could spare the time to start up the client, [...]