Friday, May 20, 2011
Champagne Friday: 2 is Always Better Than 1
Cheers to you! Happy Champagne Friday!
Normally, I go all out and pick up a chilled bottle of Liquor Barn's finest $5.00 champagne. But today, I think I'll get the $7.00 bottle because hallelujah and pass the flask...the sun finally broke through the doom and gloom. I feel like I'm smack dab in the middle of a Jimmy Dean commercial. Way to take your own advice, Mr. Sun!
Also, I've been hassling Neal for more pictures...which, admittedly, are hard to come by these days (please see last week's post on how to effectively endanger our troops). But he did send me this one last night.
The 2 barriers in the back feature the 143rd's (the unit above us) emblem on the left and our unit's emblem on the right (yes...we are the flaming screw. I would like to direct all of your questions to either Mama Bear or Medusa because I honestly have no idea what that's all about. Something having to do with transportation or logistics....or what happens when you pick up chicks in a bar...). But I would like to now focus your attention on the barrier in the front because that, my friends, is awesomesauce straight out of the jar. And I wish they could bring it home and fasten it to the front door. Many thanks to the amazing and talented SPC who made it happen. You did well!
I've been on Neal's camo'd butt about art photos because I am trying to submit some pictures to The Graffiti of War Project. If you are unfamiliar with the G of W, it is a project started by "Doc" and Melissa Parsons to collect photos of the artwork created by units deployed to the Middle East. When they have enough for a book, they will compile it, publish it, and donate the proceeds to various organizations that support the military and the invisible wounds of war, like PTSD. Regardless of whether any of my photos make it into the finished product, I will still buy the book. But how sweet would it be to see this photo in there!
In other news, Tami @ Boyette Babble Time has named her foundation, launched the blog and the Facebook page. Wings for Our Troops "in loving Memory of CPL Chad S Wade," has taken flight and has done so at a fortuitous time. Chad's unit arrived home from Afghanistan this week and Chad would have celebrated his birthday next Wednesday. Tami and her family continue to represent bravery in the face of unimaginable tragedy as they travel to Camp Pendleton for Chad's memorial service, which will be held on his birthday.
And now...on to the goods. I am posting 2 R.E.D. items today because everything has sold so quickly that I'm taking it as a sign. If you make it...they will buy it. So...See it. Love it. Click over to the fan page and let me know so you can buy it. Then proudly wear your R.E.D.!
May your weekend be filled with a million tiny blissful moments.