Posted by Epistaxis
on 05 November 2013 - 12:04 PM
When life throws a lot of crap at you all at once, I think the best thing you can do is prioritize.
It is unrealistic to expect that you can "deal with it all".
Instead, deal with the most important issue first.
In my mind, that means you temporarily put all your personal crap on hold. As an NCO, it is up to you to get your guys and yourself home in one piece, while still accomplishing your mission to the best of your ability. That is enough to occupy your mind. Totally immerse yourself in that task.
Once this deployment is over, prioritize again. What is number one AFTER that? Girlfriend situation? Fine. Deal with it. Accomplish the goal. Move the chains to the next priority.
This is another one of those cases that I'm talking about...expedited death penalty for no contest/facts not in question/guilty plea scumbags. It shows my brother was right...you'd be surprised how many of these jerks admit it or are caught red handed.
In those cases, you should be able to get these jokers in and out of the court system in a matter of weeks if not days.
Posted by Epistaxis
on 06 November 2012 - 03:32 PM
And to this point, it's not so much about validation. Or maybe it is in the sense that it happened so much from 16-25 or so, that when it suddenly isn't happening anymore, it makes you question yourself.
Women are almost as stupid as men in that age range.
As we age, most of us mature enough to keep random musings about looks to ourselves.
Between 16-25, verbal diarrhea is endemic. You have entered a new demographic.
Congratulations, you also will find you can no longer beat everydamnbody in the gym off the dribble, you can't drink way too much and wake up feeling ok the next day, and you actually will give a second thought to risky behaviors.
I don't see the Bears beating the hell out of Carolina.
I think the Bears will win, but I expect it to be very close.
The Panthers, in my limited opportunities to watch them play, appear to be a team that can't find a way to close out an opponent.
A way to make that play that just ENDS the game. A deflating sack, interception, a big stop on 3rd or 4th down...whatever.
The opposition seems to have a chance, and they seem to make the most of those opportunities this year.
This is a very opportunistic Bears defense, which is why I'm predicting a Bears victory...but to be clear, not by much.
I am not chalking this one up as easy. Not by a long shot, and I expect the Panthers to cover the spread, which I expect to be much larger than reality. So I would actually take the Panthers and the points, if I still made investment opportunities in sports wagering.