Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wild Wild West

Anyone remember the show called Wild Wild West? Yes, I know I am dating myself. But I was a wee child in my mother's womb! LOL. In the show James West was the lead character (played by a very handsome Robert Conrad) and James had it going on. I remember as a KID having a crush on James T. West. He was just so cool, so suave, so.... hot!

Have you seen the dress mess with the short waisted coat?? Here it is to the right. The picture does not do it justice. It is a darker blue and very spiffy. Imagine the left shoulder decked with medals and fitting very snuggly on a really nicely muscled older man. Think James T. West. I kid you not. I have always thought my SGM was a nice looking man, but Saturday night, in the Dress Mess.... Holy Cow. I was a good girl and kept my eyes firmly glued to my very handsome husband.... but James T. West would skirt into veiw every now and again and I would have a hot flash! LOL.

The banquet was lovely. I didn't mind wearing my uniform even though the other ladies were all in very beautiful gowns. They looked so proud holding onto the arms of their husbands. I felt all the prouder escorting my husband into the banquet room. We ate a wonderfully delicious meal. I have been to banquets before and usually the meals are lacking, but this was great. The actual awards part of the banquet was kept short and followed the meal so we were'nt all starving! Then we had a time to fellowship and have a great time. Our team has a lot more comradrie than the others teams which is really nice. We look out for each other and treat each other like family.

My husband had a GREAT time. He enjoyed meeting the people I work with and talking to my Boss SFC Ranger. I am very fortunate in a boss. He is a wonderful family man with great Army values. He knows how to pull us together as a team and keeps us focused. I can honestly say he is probably the best boss/leader I have ever worked for. I would like for the team to do something special for him (besides make 200% mission) but I can't think of anything. I will have to give it some thought.

We went home the next day, tired but in a good way. I have been very busy the last two days lining up about 6 people to take to MEPS in two weeks.


Blogger brian said...

I love James West *fans himself*, err..I mean he's ok, nothing special.:)

Anyway, that is so cool that you got to escort your husband like that. Even better that he loves you and is bursting with pride for your career. You go girl.

Link will be Sat on Dewy's blog.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 11:51:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

Oh that is a gorgous uniform coat! Is yours similar? I don't believe I've even seen the female's dress uniform... please share if you have time!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006 3:26:00 PM  
Blogger MajorDad said...


About the dress uniforms...I seem to recall that our lady soldiers would often forego the uniform in favor of a gown or prom dress looking outfit. I have to admit, many of them looked absolutely FABULOUS. I mean, I often said to myself, "Jeez...what a shame to be hiding that body in BDUs or that lame female dress blues suit."

As to the comment about the dress mess jacket, I've always wanted one, but could never justify the expense. The one time I was going to "pop" for the dough, they didn't have any in my size and the wait time to have one made wasn't going to get it to me in time. The curse of a 48" chest and a 34" waist I suppose (as well as the classical education.) Seeing your comment about older guys in them though...maybe it's time to consider it again.

See you on the high ground and keep bringing us GOOD recruits. We sure do need them.


Sunday, September 03, 2006 9:10:00 AM  
Blogger SGT Lori said...

Major Dad, I would have worn a gown but was told that since I was the military member of my party, I had to wear a uniform. I was glad to be able to wear blues. The other female on my team had to wear the Dress Greens, yuk.

GET THE DRESS MESS JACKET!! I've seen your picture, you'll look great! And you wife will go bonkers for you. Always a plus!

Sunday, September 03, 2006 10:17:00 AM  

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