I know, I KNOW. I have been totally absent from the blog forever and a day.
I could give you a list of reasons why like:
I could give you a list of reasons why like:
1) I have been overwhelmingly busy. Just so damn busy. Busy bee over here with my unemployed self.
These floors will not Swiffer themselves.
2) There were series that needed binging on Netflix. And the creators of said series needed me to do said binging.
But, BUT, that could happen?
3) Demons of the Lazy Order invaded our home, possessed my body and refused to let me near my computer. They insisted I remain on the couch, eating pizza and napping.
I mean, these things do happen.
Thank goodness the Winchesters are around to help out a girl.
So yeah, there really is no excuse why I have not been blogging. I could absolutely blame it on New England's colder than a witch's teet weather, or the two blizzards I have survived or some shaky WiFi in our home, but I will spare you the dramalamadingdong.
All you need to know is, I am back. Try and contain your excitement.
I really wanted to give you more of a production.
But truly, I digress.
Anyhoo, I thought I would post a tag I read on my friend Jen's blog over at Marathons and Dog Tags. The questions are all about your home. If you are a military spouse, home can be anywhere and everywhere! Jen's current home is my home state of Louisiana at Ft. Polk (the place where yours truly once competed and placed 1st runner up in the Miss West Louisiana Forestry Festival Pageant). You should definitely check her blog out and follow Jen. She is a sweetheart and has a beautiful baby girl.
Without further ado.....
Let's get it started in herrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeee (in my Craig Robinson voice). #greatwhitebuffalo
All About Mili Wifey's "Home"
1) Where Were You Born, Where Did You Grow Up And Where Do You Currently Live?
I was born and raised in The Boot, baby. Louisiana, home of copious amounts of boozehounds, Mardi Gras beads that unexpectedly pop up everywhere in your home, hair, underwear drawer, etc, Death Valley, Britney Spears, Lil Wayne and:
New Orleans own Anthony Mackie.
Now, I live in Boston, Massachusetts which is the home of:
Captain America! Well, sort of, Chris Evans is from Boston.
Does this mean I can be an Avenger now?
2) What Made You Leave Your Home State?
Military families move regularly and I am a military spouse, hence the name "Mili Wifey."
The sarcasm lives on in my heart, folks.
Actually, this move was by choice. There were many legitimate reasons we moved, but in short, this move was the best decision for our family and Military Husband's career.
3) What Types Of Reactions Do You Get When You Meet New People And Tell Them Where You're From?
In Boston, when I have told people I am "from the South" or "from Louisiana," I have received the following interesting reactions:
1) Oh, do you go to Mardi Gras every year? Are the parades wicked awesome?
2) Do you own lots of guns?
3) Where is Louisiana? #cantmakethisuppeople
4) Shit, you are so polite. Is everyone that nice where you are from? I should move there; people here are chowdaheads.
4) What Was The Easiest/Hardest Part In Adjusting To Your New State?
The easiest part was learning my way around. Massachusetts is not a huge state, and it is relatively simple to find everything, and I do mean everything, I need.
The hardest part was definitely:
Blizzards are fun, said no one ever.
Negative degree temperatures are fantastic too, that is, if you want to experience what it must have felt like for Leo during his last scene in Titanic. #moveyourassoverRose #whydidshelethimfreezetodeath
5) Images, Words Or Sounds That Sum Up The Experience You've Had So Far?
Bostonians have a lot of pride in their city. You can feel it everywhere, even in the suburbs. It is a great place to live.
6) Your Favorite Food Or Drink Item In Your New State?
Hands down, pizza.
I know, I KNOW. Pizza in Boston is not as phenomenal as pizza in New York. However, I am from the Land of Nasty Ass Pizza, aka we have nothing but Pizza Hut, Dominos and Lil Caesars and that is NOT real pizza.
My current pizza addiction is real. As in, a REAL problem.
7) What's The One Thing You've Said "Yes" To In Your New City That You Wouldn't Say "Yes" To Back Home?
I absolutely LOVE saying "yes" to walking to get whatever I need. Multiple nail and hair salons, restaurants, convenience stores, liquor stores and Dunkin Donuts are all within walking distance of our home. It is pretty cool not having to drive all the time if I need something!
Back home, I did not walk anywhere because I lived in Ratchet City and I did not want to end up a statistic.
Seriously, at any give time of the day, there was a lot of this going on in the streets:
I am not about that dead life.
8) Are There Any Cultural Norms Or Phrases In Your New State Which You Cannot Stand?
Well, I am fairly certain a "cultural norm" in Massachusetts is poor driving. People around here act as if they were handed a license and said "you're good," meaning they never were taught any rules of the road or had any guidance in traffic laws. No one yields to the right of way, people honk their horns excessively, live with one foot on the brake, block traffic, pull out in front of traffic without even giving a glance, run red lights, ignore stop signs and try to mow down pedestrians (even though it is a STATE LAW that pedestrians always have the right of way).
The driving terrifies me. I drive with extreme caution and care.
Or as Military Husband says, I drive "at Putt Putt Speeds."
9) Are There Any Cultural Norms Or Phrases In Your New State Which You Enjoy?
I am not sure if this is a "norm," but I enjoy the Boston attitude. Why? Two reasons:
1) You do not have to wonder if someone likes you or not because people here do not mince words or act fake to your face/talk shit behind your back. What you see is what you get with most people. This is something I can truly appreciate. I have a feeling the friends Military Husband and I make here will be our friends for life.
2) Women are treated with a great bit more respect in the Northeast than in the South. Educated women are appreciated and there is none of that "good old boy nonsense" you feel down South.
10) What Do You Enjoy Most Doing In Your New State?
Friends, buckle up and prepare for the landing of the biggest basic bitch on earth.
I enjoy shopping at:
Basic Bitch Paradise.
Legit, I am there every single day.
I also enjoy watching #MaddiethePug and BabyBelle Pug play with other puppy friends on the beach. BabyBelle even chased a friend into the ocean recently! Spending time with my pugs and exploring Massachusetts with Military Husband are obviously favorites of mine.
Moving here has been a truly unique experience and one I would not change for anything. I am grateful for the opportunity the military has given our family. Of course, I miss my parents immensely. Home is where your heart is, so they will always and forever be home (and home is also where your WiFi connects automatically, remember this people).
I am terribly sorry for my absence here and on your blogs commenting! I hope to be interacting with you all again soon.
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