Saturday, March 19, 2011


Well I finally have a chance to update this thing so here it is. This is what a typical day looks like for me here at COT: 0420 wake up, PT (running, push ups, sit ups, etc.) from 0500-0615, Breakfast from 0700-0800 but we get about 8 minutes to actually eat, class from 0800-1200, lunch, class from 1300-1800, dinner, studying until about 2300 then sleep. We repeat this process monday through friday which means we're putting in about 16-18 hours a day. Weekends are pretty much the same schedule but instead of class we just study. It's actually pretty cool. We march between classes and meals and act like true military professionals in training, but when we're back in the dorms we go back to "normal" people our age. Everyone here, all 152 people, are considered the group. There are three squadrons in the group, and 3-4 flights per squadron. I'm in Echo flight and we have a really good group of people. There are lots of details I could fill you in on but I have neither the time or energy to type them. To give you an idea of how tired I am, we had a blood drive today and I was asked three times if I was ok after I donated. When I told the person asking "yeah, I'm fine. Why?", they responded with "because you look like crap!". No I didn't pass out, but I did wanna take a nap, which didn't happen either.

In terms of the really fun stuff (the wedding), we haven't made any official plans yet. We're still enjoying the freedom of being able to say we should do anything that comes to our minds, regardless of how feasible it actually is. I imagine the real plans will start being put in to place not long after I'm back, but for now it's all just fun and games. I better wrap this up b/c I'm using somebody's phone as a hot spot for internet access. Who knows when I'll be able to update this thingamabopper again so adios for now!

Monday, March 7, 2011

El Beginning de COT

Well here we go! This is my first real blog so I don't really know what to do on one of these things so I'll just wing it. I just got everything packed up to leave tomorrow and had Jess check to make sure I had all the documents and that all the t's were crossed and i's were dotted. I have two bags plus a carry on which is a serious blow to my manhood. Regardless of having to have all these uniforms, shoes, etc. I still feel like having more than one bag is a violation of man law. Oh well. And American Airlines better not charge me for checking my bags...or else (I'll just pay and it give them the fist of shame)!!! My flight is bright and early so we'll be waking up around 430 in the AM...get excited. It's going to be an emotional morning and day tomorrow seeing as emotions are already being felt by all three of us (Sully included). Sully is relishing his new found priveleges of being allowed on the couch and occassionally on the bed.

In terms of the more important event coming up (wuv and mawwiage), we've been tossing around ideas of when to conduct said mawwiage. We took the ring in to be resized today. It will be ready by Thursday, but hopefully/possibly Wednesday. We're having a date tonight that includes hitting up Barnes & Noballs to look at wedding books and literature. Although it's still a ways away, I'm already getting excited!!

Well I don't know what else to put on this blog. I'll update it when I came while I'm gone, but otherwise it'll be up to Jess.