lothiriel_1: (going nuts)
Things I WANT to do today:

1. Leave work. Now.
2. Go straight home.
3. Take a nap.
4. Play with my scrapbooking stuff all night
5. Stay up late and sleep in tomorrow.


Reality:

1. I'm stuck here for another 2+ hours.
2. I need to go to the gym.
3. I need to prepare for my oral comprehensive exam as much as possible. It's next Friday (OMGs!! OMGs!! OMGs!!).
4. I have to open the store tomorrow morning, so sleeping in isn't possible, therefore staying up really late isn't advisable.

It's almost over, it's almost over, it's almost over...
lothiriel_1: (take cover)
There are some days when I love where I work. Yesterday was one of them.

I was attending a meeting to discuss a project regarding the ranges on base, and we took a ride out to one of the ranges to witness a "BIP", which stands for "blow in place". It's a range-clearing procedure used to get rid of waste/dud ordnance. Yesterday's BIP was to destroy some old artillery rounds and some white phosphorus (WP). Charges had been set on/near/under all the old ordnance yesterday morning, and by the time we gathered at the viewing stand, they were ready to go. After a few final checks, everything was cleared to go, and my subject title was called over the radio.

So. Freaking. Awesome.

The charges were set in a U-shape, which you could clearly see from the reviewing stand after detonation. Puffs of smoke and dust rose up from the ground, along with what looked like 2 rockets (the WP - it needs to be blown into the air in order to burn properly), and then the ground shook and a satisfying BOOM was heard.

It was almost as much fun as doing my rifle qualifications when I was on the ship. After all, how often do you get to see shit (literally) blown up while at work?

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