Saturday, March 31, 2007

Deviant Art

Finally dusted off my profile over there. Feel free to stop by if you'd like.

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Friday, March 23, 2007

La Femme Nikita

YAY for early birthday presents! I got mine from Ryan yesterday! All 5 seasons of La Femme Nikita on DVD. Almost done watching season one. I absolutely love this show. =)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

2 UK Sailors Dead

The Trafalgar Class Submarine the HMS Tireless has lost two sailors in an accident involving a piece of air-purification machinery. Another sailor was injured and air lifted to a US military hospital. The Tireless was taking part in the US/UK Ice exercise when the accident happened. Here is the article for more details.


BBC Article

My thoughts and prayers go out to the sailors and their families.

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Saturday, March 17, 2007

300: A Woman's Review

Now, before you gents go running in fear of a woman reviewing an action flick, let me clear something up - I am more sooner to go see an action movie than a chick flick. With that out of the way, I will say that 300 is the first movie in a long time to entertain many facets of my personality and keep the entertained for the entire span of the movie. The Adrenalin junkie, the artist, the writer, the romancer, the action lover, history buff, ect.

I will say that the art direction for 300 is top notch. They seamlessly blur the live action with the digital/cgi backgrounds. Also the direction in which the Spartans move as a group is stunning. Not to mention the costumes. To go in junction with the art direction, the soundtrack was top notch. Each song fit perfectly with the actions on the screen at the time. It helped to rivet you to the edges of your seat during the foreplay leading to a massive clash of battle, and kept you gasping at the sight of some unseen treason.

The cast was also very well done. I will say that such a strong male role was a little new for Gerard Butler, seeing as one of his most recent roles was that of the anti-hero Phantom of the Opera. He is very convincing as King Leonidas and maintains the stoic composure that you would expect of a Spartan on the field of battle. Lena Headey was an excellent cast as Queen Gorgo. She maintains control and commands the screen time amongst the groups of strong male figures that make up the Spartans and the Spartan council. Yet, she still maintains her womanly side and actions. It's a wonderful mix to see that on the screen.

Now, on the purely random side, a lot of the lines and actions in this movie were so true to life in the military today. I swear that the Spartan 300 were ancient Missile Techs. Just reference the loop hole Leonidas uses to take the 300 to war. Not to mention the diplomacy and being civil scene. Ahh, so many good scenes.

If you liked the graphical style in which Sin City was shot in, you will enjoy the visual that is 300. It keeps true to the graphic novel roots, while also satisfying the history buff that might be lurking in you. There is some gore, but please, it's a rated R movie about one of the most well known battles of the ancient Greek times. There is blood and the like, but it is not "that" bad. I really loved this movie. It was well worth the money and is a definite buy when it hits DVD. I hope you enjoy it as much if you go see it.

Funny Story from after the film:

As Ryan and I were walking to the car, some guys were like "WOAH! You know that it was based on a true story, right? I saw it on the history channel." I busted out laughing, and Ryan was looking at me funny till I told him what I had overheard.


Friday, March 16, 2007


For some reason Blogger won't let me edit my previous post, it should be Diesel Boats Forever, DBF, not DFB. I make goofy typos when half asleep.


This is one of the Tommy Cox songs that I like. One of my other favorite is "The Sacrifice" which tells the story of what families go with during a submarine patrol. It contains one of my favorite sayings since I've heard it, "Well at least the other woman is a big black submarine."

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sub Sunk...or Not

When you are a subbie's wife, "Sub Sunk" is a message you never want attached to your husband's boat. The recent incident with the USS San Juan, brings some fears a little too close to home. This situation apparently scared enough folks that notifications went out to loved ones. Thankfully, the USS San Juan was heard from in the early hours of yesterday morning. It's still a scary thought. The "what if" thoughts can sometimes wrack on a wife or loved one's brain, and stories like this don't help.
The United States hasn't lost a submarine since the Scorpion and her crew were lost. I hope we never have to go through a time where the Sub sunk message is a real one again, but it's one of those things you will never know. This is part of the reason that I rarely watch the news while Ryan is at sea, especially.
It will be interesting to see what was exactly the cause of the miscommunication, lack of communication, and the general scare that happened surrounding the USS San Juan. I, for one, am thankful that her and her crew are safe and sound.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Underway Hilarity

Not subbies, but still funny. =)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Chief Board

Grats to everyone that made board! Results came down today. Ryan made it. So that adds another thing to the pool of items for the next few months. It's his first time making board, so it will be an experience. Who knows. hehe.

Saturday, March 03, 2007


*blushes* Well, I was sitting at my computer and Ryan tells me, "You got linked."

*blink* *blink* *blink*

My "Where is my husband?" list got linked! Thanks! And welcome to those reading me from there. *bow*