Hello Space Cadets, how are you today? I’m doing good and going through my interweb folders and finding older posts that nobody read. I want to bring them into the light of day now that this is a real blog, so bear with me. This was my fourth post, so climb with me into the wayback machine and let’s go! I won’t even edit the errors, so you can see how far we’ve come!
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Looking back in time!
Today I was, in fact, playing with Legos. My wife came home to find me playing with Legos after a long hard day at work housewifing. Naturally she was curious, as there was real work to be done. Dishes to be washed, Christmas presents to be wrapped, good ole fashioned adulting. My answer was simple, “I’m building sand-tables.” What are sand-tables you ask? Well, they are places where you use sand that can be molded to accurately represent the topography of a specific battlefield. Basically, you use a sandbox to plan your battles. When I used this in Army ROTC, we sometimes even used little green army men! I seem to remember those little troopers being the same color my face turned after I ate my first MRE!!! I am using Legos (as well as army men, yay!) for this purpose, allowing me to plan out a battle that makes sense and can be clearly explained. Hopefully this means I write better battle scenes, but at a minimum this helps me clarify things in my own head. That’s an important factor if I’m going to tell that story to my audience. Let’s just say she wasn’t convinced, but finally my puppy dog eyes paid off.
Until next time, stay frosty and don’t forget to keep your powder dry!
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