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FRIENDS OFTEN [Aug. 7th, 2020|02:04 am]
Justin J. Betts
I don't have a lot of secrets, but the internetz is a cruel place.

I'll probably add you if you want.
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Words go here. [May. 7th, 2015|09:39 pm]
Justin J. Betts
[Current Location |Chiraq]
[Current Mood |Whatever]

I check my friends feed here like once every three months.
I noticed the friends' feed doesn't go back very far. Back in my day, you could go back as far as you want. Am I doing something wrong? There wasn't any of that "Sorry, there are no available entries to display" nonsense. I could keep reading friends' entries from 10 years ago, if I wanted.

What's up with me?
-I live in Chicago now. Downtown. Love it.
-I am medical officer recruiter now. Not a twerp highschooler recruiter.
-Everything else is the same, really.
-Oh, I drink scotch now.

How are you? Anyone there?
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last post was in July [Jan. 19th, 2013|09:50 pm]
Justin J. Betts
Its looking more and more like my work here is done.
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(no subject) [Jul. 2nd, 2012|07:28 am]
Justin J. Betts
I really don't like what LJ is becoming. User #621 of however many tens of millions has seen a lot of changes. This is the lowest point for LJ. Lower than when there were only hundreds of us.
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2012|09:51 pm]
Justin J. Betts
Comment to this post, and I will list seven four things I want you to talk about. They might make sense or they might be totally random.

Then post that list, with your commentary, to your journal. Other people can get lists from you, and the meme merrily perpetuates itself. You know, like a meme.

This is my list from evilegg:

1. What's the worst poverty you've ever seen in person?
2. What (if any) memory do you draw upon for inspiration when you have to suck it up and get through something?
3. Favorite or most memorable dining experience!
4. What's you favorite casual shoe?

1. I have seen many forms of poverty. I have seen gypsies all over the world and personally view it as organized poverty. the worst poverty I have ever seen was unquestionably in Ethiopia, where a GREAT job would bring you 200 bucks a month. An average job is 20. those commercials where you see the sad child carrying water siince they don't have any running? It's legit. It's all heartbreaking but you cannot do anything about it because if you give one money 75 others will see it and crowd you. I learned that the hard way.

2. My mother was working as a nurse making shit pay while raising me. She wanted better, so she started going back to school full-time. She worked nights, drove 2 hours to class, did the school thing all day, and then would drive back home to get ready for work, sometimes not sleeping for 3 days at a time. Through that I learned that determination can get you through pretty much everything.

3. While I was in Iraq I went into An Nasiriyah to help the police force repair their radio equipment. After the work we ate with the leadership of the police. There was lamb, and rice. I was family style, with everyone reaching their hands into the food, jamming the food into their mouthed with the food, and then driving their saliva covered hands back into the rice. Also, their tap water was really brown. Everyone was sooper nice though!
4. these
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Writer's Block: Backwards Day [Jan. 31st, 2012|07:25 am]
Justin J. Betts

Write a backwards message for others to decipher.

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(no subject) [Nov. 25th, 2011|07:56 am]
Justin J. Betts
Yesterday we enjoyed the Thanksgiving evening with the portia family and could not have imagined a better Thanksgiving if we tried. I am still full the next day! The food was terrific, they were nothing but amazing hosts, made us feel extremely welcome, and were all just a blast to talk to. PLUS we were forced to take some of the food home with us. SO AWESOME! The military community claims to be your family wherever you go but the truth is we haven't felt so welcomed anywhere in a long, long time. I had an amazing day. I hope your Thanksgivings were just as great!
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I made TSgt! [Sep. 8th, 2011|09:57 pm]
Justin J. Betts
which is cool. Promotion=more money. Generally it means mroe responsibility but since I am going to be a recruiter I really am not too worried about it. My responsibilities will be the same regardless. I tested out of cycle since I was in Africa when everyone else tested. I found out via e-mail from my old co-workers in Germany. Apparently an annoucement was made there. Generally when people are TDY to a class the commander would come in and inform us. Not here. Whatever.

I don't really feel ready for it, but probably won't even put the rank on for 5 months or so. And if I get a DUI they will just take this away from me, instead of taking away what I already have :)

For those that don't really know what is going on with me, I have left Germany and am in recruiter school in San Antonio. It's a lot harder than you would think. I'd post more but tomorrow is our toughest day and I have studyign to do.
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Early.. [Jul. 22nd, 2011|06:38 am]
Justin J. Betts
Of course I stayed up late prepareing for the movers, whom are coming early. So I had to get up extra early.

I like the concept of having movers. They pack my shit, they go. We leave. They bring us our shit later.

But it's harder going from Europe to the states, where most appliances and such won't work in the states. Not to mention my need to pull out everything I could possibly need for three months since I'll be headed to lackland for a while instead. So that's fun.
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(no subject) [Jun. 14th, 2011|06:50 am]
Justin J. Betts
I've been doing insanity for over the last month and a half now. Yes, it's that thing on the infomercials that looks like it would suck. It is probably the hardest thing I've ever done. I've run over 20 miles at a time and this is by far harder. I literally cannot describe the pain I feel, or how out of shape I feel I am JUST DURING THE WARMUP, that alone exceeds any sort of training plan I've attempted.

And how do I like it? Well I'm seeing results. I've lost about three inches from the waist. I've orderd the sequel and will be doing that when i get back to Germany. I have a feeling my results would be better if I could follow their diet plan rather than trying to figure out which of the five things they have here I don't absolutely hate would be healthiest and eating it over and over again.

Long story short, if you need structure and want to do push-ups in a puddle of your own sweat, I suggest this program for you. Obviously it is not for everyone, but if you feel like you can push through I don't think you will regret it (in the end, at least.)
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