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Jeremy in Antarctica

While brainstorming about what to write blogs about, I wanted to find a way for my readers to get to know some of the awesome people who I know.  The best way I could come up with was an interview series.

This week’s interviews are all going to have a military connection.  Meet my friend JeremyJeremy gets deployed to Antarctica on a regular basis.  He is married to Mandy who was featured in yesterday’s blog.

Name: Jeremy Westervelt

Age: 35 (Today is Jeremy’s BIRTHDAY! Wish him a Happy Birthday!!)

Location: Scotia, NY

Relationship Status: Married

Occupation: Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman / 109’th Airlift Wing / NY Air National Guard

What is the most challenging part of your job?
Being held accountable in our every day work, after all its the little things that matter the most it seems.

What’s it like being away from your wife so often while you’re deployed?
Alot of memories of past times come to mind and of course being away for a long period of time brings on the loneliness from Mandy and everyone else.


Penguins in Antarctica

Do you think that penguins are cute or annoying?
Definitely very cute and harmless to people, but they are very curious creatures and often hang out around the Ice-Field at times. But touching or feeding one could cost you $15,000 per instance if caught by the right person.

Mandy & Jeremy ~ October 17, 2009

You just got married this past October. What was the most challenging part of planning your wedding?
Trying to pick who was coming to the wedding.

You’re a new homeowner, do you have any big house project planned for the coming year?
Yep, all new windows, taking down a tree in the backyard, and getting rid of the mold in the attic.

I know you love cars. Other than the cars you already own, what is your dream car?
It would have to be the early 1990’s Nissan Skyline R32 GTR (only sold in Japan of course)

What is your favorite destination for a long ride in your Honda S2000?
Probably would have to be going to Inlet, NY in the Adirondacks. (definitely driving the S2000, not the truck)

How many pets do you have and what are they?
2 cats and several freshwater fish that I can’t keep track of since guppies constantly reproduce and Mandy insists on keeping them.

You briefly worked in a pet store. What should people consider before becoming pet owners that most do not?
Probably would be time and budget. Cats are a tad bit pricey, but not as much as dogs can be. And fish are expensive starting out if you need the tank and other parts. Same applies to small critters, lizards, birds, etc…

I know you love video gaming. What’s your favorite game? Are you more of an old school gamer or do you love the new stuff?
I’m a fan of both. Old school gaming is always fun to get back to and see how hard those games really were. But new games are very exciting as well and I really look forward to seeing what comes out on the horizon.

What is my favorite video game franchise?
Gran Turismo, hands down. But the Ridge Racer series comes second to me, then Halo.

Mandy & Jeremy

Don’t forget, it’s Jeremy’s birthday! So give him a shout out!!

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I know, I know, the U is missing....

A – Age: 32

B – Bed size: King

C – Chore you hate: I HATE them all equally!!
Well maybe I don’t hate cleaning the kitchen and laundry quite as much as the rest….

D – Dog’s name: Bella

E – Essential start to your day: Cuddle time with Isabella

F – Favorite Food: Duck and just about anything with mushrooms

G – Gold or Silver: Platinum

H – Height: 5′ 7″

I – Instruments you play(ed): Saxophone

K – Kids: Bella

L- Location you love: Italy

M – Mom’s name:  Helene

N – Nicknames: Honey, Dear, Mommy, Ribs, Goddess

O – Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None!

P – Pet Peeve: Please refer to my Gripes Blog….

Q – Quote from a movie:  To Thine Own Self Be True – Hamlet

R – Robot or Human? I would like a robot that I can program to be the perfect human housekeeper

S – Siblings: 3 older brothers

T – Time you wake up: Whenever I wake up.  Lately it’s been around 6ish, tomorrow it could be noon though.

V- Vegetable you dislike: Most beans….

W – Ways you’ve met people: Match.com, in parking lots, on lines, online, Twitter, FB, MySpace….

X – X-rays you have had: teeth, hands

Y – Yummy food you make: Old Bay Shrimp, Pork Chops, Chicken & Mushrooms

Z – Zoo favorite: Giraffes, Penguins, Polar Bears, and OTTERS!!

What are your A-Z’s?

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It’s Friday so you know what that means!  It’s time to recap the week ending January 29th, 2010

The Weekly Read: The Road by: Cormac McCarthy
I like it so far.  It’s weird that it doesn’t have chapters.  It’s about a man and his son who are walking through burned America.  It’s got a kind of “War of the Worlds” kind of feel to it so far without the aliens.  It’s an “Every man for himself” kind of thing.

The Weekly Music: I’ve had a song in my head “I’ve got a feeling, that tonight’s gonna be a good night”  but I don’t know who sings it or what it’s called….

The Weekly Movie: I caught Catch Me If You Can on tv one night.  I really like this movie.  Love the story it’s based on.  I hear there’s an 18 year old kid in the news right now that’s eluding the police like Frank did.

The Weekly Time Waster: Listening to all the applause during the one hour and nine minute State of the Union address….  Every other sentence they clapped.  Let the man speak!  Stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, up, down, up, down – it was like being in church!! Oh, and while I was searching for the link for the State of the Union I found one for the State of the Union 2010 drinking game….

The Weekly Tea: I’m still drinking my Strawberry Pepper tea from The Whistling Kettle….

The Weekly Food: I made Chicken with Dumplings, Lazy Chicken Soup (which is me using College Inn broth and chopping up celery, carrots, and mushrooms in it and adding noodles), and Michael made chicken wings with Brooks BBQ Wing Sauce for the first time.  All were delicious!!

The Weekly Amazing Fact: Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting.  Can we say BURP!

The Weekly Birthdays: Lee Skarshinski, Bert LeCato of InTune Guitar Picks, Catherine Butler, Jen Segala & Tim McCann – Happy Birthday to all of you!!  🙂

The Weekly new people I’ve found on Twitter: Christa Watsonmy friend John Jordan is friends with her and met her last week in Vegas.  He said she’s pretty cool.  Theresa Setzer – I met her at tonight’s Tweetup and she seemed really nice 🙂  Brianne Baggetta I don’t know her really well yet, but according to some close sources she’s cool.  Mary Hibbs AKA The Provident Woman I really like her blog!!

The Weekly Charity I’m Pimping: My friend Donna and her little boy Brendan will be walking in the March of Dimes – March for Babies in April and I’d love to see her reach her $2,000 goal.  Brendan was born pre-mature and is such a strong handsome young boy now 🙂  Please donate to them here.

Weekly Grand Totals:
Tickets Earned at Dave & Busters in NYC:
1,070 (I forgot to put this up last week)
Number of Day’s we’ve eaten chicken this week: 4 (at least)
Number of items out of the library at this time: 30
Number of loads of laundry done: 4
Number of hours slept: Not nearly enough….  (Here come the vampire comments)  😉

The Weekly Hypothetical: If you could have one super power what would it be and why???

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