I should have been a Navy SEAL, obviously.

13 Jun

Mr. JB had some business in a town that has a huge indoor waterpark, so the whole family went with him!  It’s kind of amusing, because the town is one of the quintessential “middle of nowhere” American towns that you would use in conversation as a synonym for “unsophisticated”, but for us, it’s the Big City.

Woo hoo!  We’re going to Boise, Idaho!  It’s great to see how the big city folks live!

Kind of like that.

I brought my computer thinking I might have some downtime to write a post, but it turns out I am having way too much fun, especially hauling a huge inflatable raft up four flights to ride the water slide!


Really, aside from the fact that I can’t do push-ups, I’m constitutionally averse to taking orders, I don’t particularly enjoy being yelled at, I dislike guns and I don’t want to talk to anyone about anything until I’ve had a nice cup of French roast – aside from all that, I kill when it comes to carrying inflatable rafts and I fear I missed my calling.

Should have been a NAVY Seal.

And what is up with surfers trying to take back the beach from the Marine Corps at Camp Pendelton?


They practice amphibious landings there, you idiots!  If it weren’t for the Marines and their landings, you wouldn’t be surfing, you’d be surfen.

Mund halten, you stupid hippies!

See you Friday!


Lots of love,


16 Responses to “I should have been a Navy SEAL, obviously.”

  1. Sarah Westcott June 13, 2013 at 16:59 #

    Hello JB and welcome to Boise, ID! I guess you are referring to the outdoor water park, Roaring Springs? I am a native New Yorker who moved to Boise 2 years ago and LOVE Idaho. Hope you enjoy your stay and you NEED to go eat at the Fork restaurant…pricey, but worth it!


  2. Goober June 13, 2013 at 19:36 #

    The beach is already protected by military installation and a state park. Really the only reason that I can think of to put it on the Historic Register is so that they can file lawsuits and pad the pockets of their organization at the expense of the Marine Corps. I hope I’m wrong but I’m pretty sure I’m right.


  3. Goober June 13, 2013 at 19:52 #

    You dislike guns?

    I thought I liked you. Seriously, have you ever been around them much? They are ridiculous fun.


  4. judgybitch June 13, 2013 at 20:01 #

    Too much fun!

    I dislike them strictly for myself.


  5. judgybitch June 13, 2013 at 20:28 #

    Hey Sarah!

    I’m not actually in Boise, although I have been there and loved the art gallery!

    I’m in a town of similar size and out-of-the-wayness. Everyone’s heard of it. Not many have been.

    I love small towns!


  6. desperada57 June 13, 2013 at 21:09 #

    Is it Preston? The town where Napoleon Dynamite was filmed.


  7. LostSailor June 13, 2013 at 21:31 #

    Aw, JB. Since most of those things are requirements for being a Navy Seal, it could never happen. But I bet you could make it as a Navy Beaver!

    {runs and hides…}


  8. Goober June 13, 2013 at 22:26 #

    All that was very tongue in cheek. I’m severely disabled by a case of outdoorsmanitis in that I love huntin and fishin and honestly can’t see why anyone would dislike those things. Guns being a big part of the former…


  9. judgybitch June 13, 2013 at 23:02 #

    Ooh. Venison and walleye and partridge I love!

    I cook. I don’t shoot.

    Works in my world!!


  10. Exfernal June 14, 2013 at 00:45 #

    Feeling up for some challenge, JB? For example reviewing Why Women Have Sex: Understanding Sexual Motivations from Adventure to Revenge (and Everything in Between)? Fun to read for someone not familiar with evolutionary psychology.


  11. Björn June 14, 2013 at 09:54 #

    They wouldn’t even be “surfen”, they’d be “wellenreiten”. The Marines obviously forced us Germans to use the American word, a meager German suffix is all they left us. 😉


  12. feeriker June 14, 2013 at 17:55 #

    Looking at many people in action who CALL themselves surfers even though they obviously don’t have the required skills, I would say that a better word would be wellenkaempfen.” Most of them usually lose.


  13. Exfernal June 15, 2013 at 00:36 #

    Optional extras for covering specific areas that one’s knowledge might be especially lacking:
    Latest add-ons to human genetic repertoire.


  14. goober June 15, 2013 at 17:30 #

    Its amazing how much more healthy all of those things are than the stuff you buy in the stores. its only a 5 hour hump to the saltwater from where i live so i often augment my walleye and northern pike stocks with salmon and halibut and cod, too.

    It just so happens that the salmon run in rivers very close to where i live, too. Have a jetboat for running whitewater to get to the good spots. City folk dont know what theyre missing.

    I caught a nine foot long 400 pound sturgeon over memorial day. Took the better part of two hours to get it in.


  15. Exfernal June 16, 2013 at 10:20 #

    Now, is there anybody willing to describe and explain limerence (the somewhat derogatory term “oneitis” in PUA lingo) in everyday words?

    How to recognize and stimulate the feeling in a potential prospect? How not to fall for it themselves? Is it an innate ability or a skill perfectible with practice?


  16. Exfernal June 19, 2013 at 12:02 #

    Yet “flaking” and playing coy with such a purpose in mind is doomed to create resentment and, ultimately, “blowback” that “reformed nice guys” produce in return.


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