The story of a boy, who enlisted in the Navy, who became a man, who still retained the emotional maturity of that boy, yet convinced a woman to marry him.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

It's Not Just a Job- An Introduction

    If your search engine directed you here in your quest for something which ends with "job," you've sadly come to the wrong place.  Incidentally, if you find a good site for that, let me know.  I  may want to check it out for some...scientific research.  Yeah, that's it.
    On the other hand, if you came here looking for some side-splitting hilarity, you're looking for Dave Barry.
    But, since Dave Barry wants to charge you and all you really want to do is read something cheap (actually, free) on the crapper (hey, where you read is your business), then....WELCOME!!

As many of you know, I've been shooting my mouth off about a book I'm writing called It's not Just a Job (which I will refer to as "INJAJ" from here on out-it'll save me typing).  INJAJ (see?  I did it right there) is an insufferable homage to my ego as I've convinced myself you want to actually want to read about my 27 years in the Navy (on the other hand, it is free).
    My intention was to seek publication (and still will), but since I could very easily be dead before I finish (I'm not a young man anymore), I decided to start this blog to give you snippets of it along the way.
    There are disadvantages to this approach.  By giving you what is
essentially a free (that will be my biggest selling point.  Whoa, did I just say "selling?"  Business was never my strong suit) look at my book, you may be less inclined to buy it when the time comes (whoa, do I actually think people will buy it?  Hahahahahahahahahahaha...I just peed myself right there).
    Another disadvantage is that these chapters will be the book in its rough form.  Ideally, I will go over it again and again to make sure it's in perfect form.  To languish on a bookshelf or in the oblivion which is "E-Bookdom" (a term I just made up).  So, you may not get something worthy of a Faulkner, Melville, or Hemingway.  
    Hahahahahahahahahahaha.....I just peed myself again.
    The advantage of course is that it's free and will probably have more pictures than the eventual book will.  And YOU'LL still be alive to read it.
    Be forewarned, though, that this is a tale of sailors.  No, there won't be any debauchery in it mainly because I'd be too embarrassed to write about it.  But, there will be loads of wildly inappropriate  language.  C'mon, do you actually think sailors said "sugar," "fudge," and "goshdarnit?"  Okay, maybe the dudes who worked for the chaplains.
    Also, if we have ever served together, you will recognize yourself, although I will NOT use your real name.  The only real names I use will be mine and my nephew's.  Even with that, I will never paint any of

you in an unfavorable light.  I'll paint ME in an unfavorable light or COMPLETELY fictional characters (this is about 95% factual, though). 
    My plan is to serialize this in weekly chapters which will be fairly short (much like me).  This will hopefully hold your attention.  

    Of course, it may never end (like American Idol), but it will give you a place to go on weekends.
    I hope you enjoy it...I really do.

    I start next Sunday.  You can wait until after the Super Bowl to read.  That's totally cool.