Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Men in Uniform

I don't know what it is but I've just been in the mood to blog for the last couple of days. That's not a bad thing, just odd. Normally, I have post ideas but I never end up getting them on here. I guess I just need to blog more.

Recently, I've come to realize something. I know that's a shocker. I always seem to realize something and I share it with whoever reads this blog. Anyway, what I realized is that... I like men in uniform (meaning someone in the Army, Navy, Air Force, etc). Now before you roll your eyes and mutter 'duh' let me explain myself. It's not that I necessarily want to marry a man in the Army or Navy. It's more like... I like the IDEA of a man in a uniform. Especially in the fictional world. Oh yeah!

I often romanticize the whole Man in the Uniform thing. In the real world I know that it's a tough life and it's full of hard work. And the life you have to live isn't necessarily ideal. Not that I have any first hand knowledge of this. What I'm saying is that I understand that I romanticize the Man in the Uniform. But I don't let myself linger too much on the reality of the Man in the Uniform. It's not as exciting and... I live in a world of pure imagination... well not really but I do live in a fictitious world half the time. I acknowledge that much of my thinking is not realistic.

What makes the Men in Uniform so attractive you ask. Easy.... actually it's not. I'm not sure what it is. Just something about a man who is willing to risk is life for his country and his fellow countrymen just draws me in. (Please don't tell me I'm alone!) And add a man in uniform... the boots (Don't ask)... the hair (drool)...the crisp uniform... the idea that they spent time preparing and getting ready to wear their uniform. I'm not sure what it is. Maybe a culmination of those things plus more. Also add my whole romantic view of them. Roll that all together and suddenly I'm drooling and fantasizing.

I started this post with the intention of sharing how I know I romanticize the Men in Uniform idea and what that means. But here I am, unsure what that means. I just know that when I'm on campus (or anywhere else) and I see a man in a uniform (the army, navy, air force, marine kinds- not milk man/UPS uniforms... I think) I take a second glance. It's a weakness. Luckily I don't live near an army base. I'm pretty sure I'd be in trouble if I always saw them around.

In honor of the Men in Uniform I've decided to share just a coupe of my favorite fictitious men in uniform in no particular order.

I'm a huge fan of John Wayne, even though I've seen is Westerns more than his war movies. But he was a very patriotic man and he held a deep love for this country. I had to include him.

 I know Pearl Harbor isn't most people's favorite but I enjoy it. I mean, Ben Afleck and Josh Hartnett are just... gorgeous. I also enjoy the story... it's my kind of story. Even if it was hyped up to be more than it really was. I like. And I like looking at them. I mean... wow!
 And now... my favorite man in uniform. Unfortunately this picture doesn't capture the awesomeness that is Booth. But he does look great in fatigues. Wowzers! I couldn't resist putting him in here.

I also want to take a moment to thank the REAL men and women out there fighting to keep our country free and safe. They are courageous and brave people. Thank you for your service.

And on that note... I think I've incriminated myself enough. I'll just leave you to bask in the beautifulness (yes, I know that's not a real word) that is Booth in fatigues.

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