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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Punk Kids

Allright, so here goes my first ranting blog. Today I woke up early to go help the Marines from my recruiting station do some stuff at a local high school. We had this giant inflatable obstacle course that we were going to set up at Davenport North so that their ROTC and P.E. kids could use it, and at the same time try to drum up some interest in the USMC amongst the kids. I have two things that I want to complain about.

  1. Kids are absolutely pathetic athletes in high school right now. I'm talking about a simple freakin' pushup. Getting in a pushup position with your ass in the air and bobbing your head up and down does not constitute a pushup. Getting in terrible pushup position and humping the floor...not a pushup. Hands and knees? And you're a guy? Not a pushup. And I'm not talking about after we did fifty good ones, this is from the first rep on. My thoughts?? Pretty soon America is going to be overrun by another country and that country's men are going to steal our women and breed a hardier race. A race that can actually do pushups.
  2. Some little punk stole my cellphone. The worst part is he was in the Marine ROTC, and stole it from me, whom for all he knew was a Marine. I see it two ways. Either he stole it just to steal it and make life miserable for, in which case he's a pathetic klepto, or he didn't realize that if he stole it he wouldn't be able to use it, in which case he is simply a dumbass. Either way, we knew who it was and had security go and pull him out of his next class. Oh yeah, this kid couldn't do a single pushup if I had put a gun to his head.
I'm only 22 years old and I'm already starting in with the "kids these days". All I wanted to see was one manly pushup.


  1. Hi Jake, nice blog...Ryan and I laughed pretty hard at this one! After reading this, Ryan just got down to make sure he could still do a quality pushup and did 27 before Seamus started humping him...haha!

    Come up and visit sometime!

  2. I was just here to read the blog and not comment much. I thought it would be nicer if perhaps I could write a real letter and send it the old fashioned way...using the USPS. But, now that I've started to read your blog from the first post, I think I'll comment whenever I think I should.

    Admittedly, I cannot do one push-up. Yeah, I'm female but at the very least I should be able to do a few before I start to whine about how hard it is. I've NEVER been able to do one push-up or a chin-up...*sigh* how pitiful.