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I would like to take a minute and thank every brave man or woman who laced up their boots to protect the United States. For 237 years the Navy, Army and Marine Corps (65 yrs for that little whippersnapper we call the Air Force) have fought to keep this country safe from enemies foreign and domestic. I've always been a proud supporter of the Armed Forces because my grandfather served in the Navy during WWII. My boyfriend also was in the Navy during the Gulf War.
It's funny but looking back on the past 30, soon to be 31 years, I've been alive it's funny to see the people I gravitate towards. Except for a small chunk of my life between 1990 to 1995/1996, I've always known someone in uniform. Soldier, police officer, firefighter. I enjoy their company and I look up to them for the bravery they show that I don't think I have when it comes to what their job entails. But I love them just the same, I've either been friends with them or dated them. What can I say I have a weakness for men in uniform.
Anyways, this Veterans Day reminds me of certain things I get a bit defensive about. Anyone who dogs the military and candy corn. I know, I know what you're thinking "how in the hell are those two things in the same sentence???" Weelll, I told ya my mind is pretty random. Moving along....like those Westboro Baptist people. Dafuq is wrong with those people?! You're gonna protest the funerals of people who had the brass ones to put their lives on the line for a country full of people they don't know! HOW DARE YOU! You can disagree with war all you want to but it's a necessary evil. You don't have to agree with what the military does but you should damn well respect it. Nobody asked these soldiers to join up and sacrifice themselves for us. Nobody forced them to leave their loved ones behind and miss birthdays, holidays, first steps, first words and the comfort of their own home to fight and die for us. They weren't drafted, they enlisted. So as you can see I go off on people who disrespect the military. Just like with anything else they have their bad apples, I'm not saying all soldiers are perfect. But as least respect the fact they've chosen to do what you and I will not do.
Now.....on to candy corn. EWWW! There's certain things I haven't liked since I was a kid. Mustard and candy corn. Now there's an exception to mustard, I do like honey mustard. But I don't like regular mustard because of the smell. Candy corn is different though. The smell doesn't bother me, it's the feel and taste of it. For some odd reason I can't stand the stuff. That and Peeps. But Peeps I did to myself because I ate too many of them, just like with strawberry ice cream, used to love it now I can't stand it. So whenever someone goes on and on about candy corn I usually point out how I don't like it and I never have. Some people just leave it at that, other people want to fight me on the subject.
Person: "Here just try a piece you might like it now."
Me: "No no I won't like it trust me I tried a piece a while back and I still don't like it."
Person: "Yeah but they keep improving things. Try it you'll like it."
Me: "Umm no candy corn still tastes the way it did when I was little. So no I won't like it."
Person: "Just try it."
Me: "No I'm not drinking the Kool-aid. I don't want any damn candy corn."
So this Veterans Day take time to honor those who fought for your freedoms. Like choosing not to eat candy corn!