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November 24, 2004

They make 'em tough in Oklahoma.

Must be from hanging around all us manly men in the Artillery.

From Lawton, Oklahoma, and the Fort Sill Post Exchange, meet Lena Haddix. You go, girl!

On a wholly unrelated note, there being that meme running around about our poor downtrodden blue-staters heading north...

I came across a post (sadly, now lost in the mists of struggling with this damned exercise TDA) that pointed you to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website to see if you could pass the initial screening to immigrate as a skilled worker. Click the Self-assessment portion to take the pre-screen.

Well, I'm pleased to report that I scored 76 (current required score is 67) and would probably qualify.

What I found bemusing is that I did so based on my experience as a Field Artillery Officer (yes, that is apparently a skill Canada is seeking). They're also after Infantry Officers, Armor Officers, etc.

Tempting. After all, the Canadians have cool cap badges, dress uniforms, regimental names and that whole Queen thingy.

However, I was a bit surprised to see Infantry and Armor up there as 'skilled' workers. I thought they were fodder?

(ducking)