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Here's a twist on my life that I both prepared for and not really ready for. - RJ's LJ - WTF is my way of life.
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Here's a twist on my life that I both prepared for and not really ready for.
When I went into USAR drill today, I saw about a couple dozen people who are in my company not in uniform, but in regular civilian clothes. I thought it was odd, but then again, the 342nd Chem is just fucking weird.

But then I found out that they were being attached to another company, getting sent up to Ft. Snellings, Minnesota, and are being deployed with them to Iraq. And with the build up of the forces over there, I kinda saw it coming. And honestly, I kinda wanted to go.

But I may still get my chance anyway.

The other company in the building (The 379th Chem) is so damned close to being deployed, it's not close to being funny. But they're not at full strength, so that means they'll pull people from the 342nd. And the strength they are supposed to be at, it'll mean they'll pull pretty much everyone in the 342nd.

So right now, my chances of *not* being deployed are roughly about the chances of me winning the lottery. However, life will continue on. And until it does happen, I've got school, work, and other things.

But if I do get deployed, it'll probably be within the next four months, and it'll be for about six. That means my next birthday will probably be celebrated in a completely different continent, and NextCon will be out of the question. (Sorry guys.) Plus I have to set up some stuff to make sure things get done while I'm not here. (Make webpage to put up on the homepage while I'm gone, fill in STotW for X amount of time, set up the regular comics to be picked-up while I'm gone from Tenth Planet, and a certain LJ community might get a new maintainer. :P)

Your Livejournal Analasys

Your Livejournal's Age

According to the information you provided, your Livejournal was created on 2002-05-27, meaning that your journal has been around for 228 days. What does this mean?

You are in a fairly common group, with an LJ age of 6 months to 1 year. There's a decent chance that by now you are experiencing some kind of journal burnout, and may be less enthusiastic about the whole thing as you used to be. Perhaps you post less often than you used to, spend less time reading friends' lists as you used to. Maybe you even consider deleting your journal from time to time, or at least let it sit idle.

Your Livejournal Friends

Now let's talk about your friends list. You indicated that you have 46 LJ friends.
A good, considerable number of friends. This list probably represents a spectrum of both your good close friends as well as a number of passing acquaintances. A few of them might be folks you met through LJ, or simply journals that you found interesting, as well as adding random people back who added you at some point in the past. A fairly reasonable friends list.

You also have been listed as a friend by 42 users.
That's a decent amount of people paying attention to your journal. By now your journal is fairly well developed, and so is the list of people who watch it. You've kept your journal interesting enough to keep your friends watching, as well as a few people that are sure to have picked up on it randomly along the line. You might get a few more followers as time goes on, but hey, you are right where it's expected.

Finally in this category, you have a friends to friends-of ratio of 1.0952380952381.
This is an average ratio, meaning you have nearly (or maybe exactly) the same number of friends as people who have listed you as a friend. There's a good chance you add back everyone who has added you, and only add people who haven't added you if they are a good friend and chances are they'll be adding you back anyway.

Your Posting Habits

You have indicated that to date, you have made 128 entries into your Livejournal. This gives us an average post rate of 0.56140350877193 posts per day.
With this kind of post rate, you are updating at least once every other day, sometimes once a day. This seems to indicate that you like to keep your friends (or simply your journal) updated on the day to day progress of your life, no matter how boring or exciting. There are days when you simply have nothing to say, and on those days you simply say nothing, although you make a good effort to update when you can.

Your Commenting Habits

According to your information, you have posted 82 comments and have recieved 120 of them over the lifetime of your journal. Let's see what this information can mean.

First of all, this indicates that you have been getting an average of 0.9375 comments for every Livejournal entry that you make.
You get at least one comment for every other post, and sometimes you can expect one for each entry that you make in your journal. You might think this is less than average, but don't despair. Unless you have a habit of making posts that incite comments, chances are your friends just can't think of anything interesting to say.

A more fair measure of how many comments you get might be your average number of comments per post per friend, which is 0.020380434782609. This may seem low to you, especially if you have lots of friends.

The final statistic is the ratio of your comments to comments you get. Your ratio is 0.68333333333333. The higher the ratio, the more talkative you are compared to your friends, comment-wise.

That's it for now! Perhaps there was something insightful in this analasys, and perhaps you learned absolutely nothing. Feel free to post your results on your own Livejournal, and invite your friends to take the Livejournal Analasys today!

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Feels like: waiting

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arex From: arex Date: January 11th, 2003 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you get sent out to fight and you die, I'll dig your corpse up and either kill you again or make you a zombie. =P

;_; And if you die, I'll probably bawl for a few days and Chibi and I will just be a duo instead of a trio.
chaoscheebs From: chaoscheebs Date: January 12th, 2003 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Just don't die or Rini will kick your ghost's arse.

Seriously, just... Just don't knock us down into a duo.


*hugs both RJ and Alex quickly*
aruru From: aruru Date: January 12th, 2003 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Personally, I'm not fond of the whole war thing for a bunch of reasons, but I'm a far cry from the schmucks who seem to think that every "little guy" in the army is somehow an evil oppressor bastard. I mean, you guys are doing the job you signed up for so you can get by in life, not the ones responsible for the politics of the nation.

So, what was the point of that? Um, I really don't know. I guess I just felt like musing about my own feelings (er, sorry for using a blog as some kinda soapbox ^^;;).

Anyway, I doubt any of you guys is ever really "ready" for actual combat, no matter how much you prepared for it. Simulations are never quite the same as the real thing.

So... I don't know you all that well, but if you do get deployed, I hope you take care of yourself. For one thing, you've always seemed like a really nice person, plus I wouldn't like to see Chibs cry.


PS: Um, what's the "Chem" part of your company ID stand for?
arjei From: arjei Date: January 14th, 2003 06:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Chem is short for Chemical. It's what the main purpose of the company is. We have to create temporary cover for things, decontaminate vehicals and people, and make sure a area is free of anything that can kill someone. (Short answer: We blow smoke, wash cars, and look for nasty stuff. :P)

And a lot of people use their journals as a personal bitching board. (And I'm not an exception. Just scroll back a few months. :P)

- RJ, who will se if he can post something while at school.
tinkerkels From: tinkerkels Date: January 18th, 2003 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
If you do go please take care of yourself, I have a close friend who I met through being pen pals while he was stationed in England and he had to go to Kuwait over Christmas and we emailed each other every day and wrote real letters and now we are like ebst friends...
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