Always Faithful

People always ask, “Why would a Witch join the Marine Corps?”
Well, the tattoo says it all, my Wicked Darlings.
Look at the tough puppy’s bicep. The pup is probably an Aries too.
“The Few. The Proud. The Marines.”
A bulldog wearing a Marine Corps Drill Instructor Uniform; 
a tattoo on the right bicep of the pup says “Always Faithful” 
In me, the Woman, the Witch and the Marine stay… Always Faithful
Happy 236th Birthday Marine Corps!

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45 comments:

  1. This is great Magaly! When I was living in sin with my Cheyenne boyfriend ( back in the dark ages like 20 years ago, ha!) him and his brothers were all ex Marines! Hey I just checked out your other post about the web circles! I always thought that the website part meant you had to have a real website, never thought about the blog being a site, DUH!!!!! OK I'm gonna try it right now ( even though you already know my blog and I enjoy your visits wicked my wicked one!) Hugs, Deb

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  2. I didn't know you were a Marine.  Are you still in?  My husband was a Marine.  He was actually in when he asked me to marry him in 1995.  I said yes, but only if you don't re-enlist.  I need roots, I can't imagine moving so often and raising a family that way.  It definitely takes a brave and wonderful person to sacrifice so much.  Thank you for serving!

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  3. Nice one Magaly! Didn't know you were a marine either. My hubby is a pacafist, but I have the utmost respect for all who serve their country. Don't know why people assume being a witch means your not prepared to fight to protect others? I always have to remind people "I'm not as soft as I'm cuddly looking!" :D Will be thinking of you and your fellow servicefolk tomorrow as we Remember all who die in battle to defend others :) XXX 

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  4. my first reaction is 'why wouldn't a witch want to be a marine?'  i'm an air force brat...born on the orlando, fla., afb.  staying in one place is unusual, & mostly due to finances.  that being said, not all military families move around a lot.  my father just happened to have an itchy foot & put in for transfers whenever he could.  besides, home is the nearest base ;)  so long as i have my books & my cats...it's all good!

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  5. Pellie/Penny11/10/2011

    We are "always faithful"  around this house as well. My husband was the  Marine  but I grew up as a Marine brat -so I guess it still hold true.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. Linda Wildenstein11/10/2011

    Happy Birthday to the Corps. Sweet Man got up this morning humming and I bet you know the tune. ...to the shores of Tripoli...hmmmmm. I am always in awe of this feeling that I know he has inside from having been an active service Marine. Now that he is "not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine" he never goes anywhere that he doesn't find another and start a convo with them about The Corps. Great post huuuuaaaaaaa!

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  7. Danielle Suplicki11/10/2011

    I can't figure out why a witch wouldn't be a marine... is it that silly notion that witches are all about unicorns farts and rainbows? Huh.

    Happy birthday, Marine Corps! And thank you, you beautiful strong woman, for serving. 

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  8. Happy Birthday Marines...

    Went to a Zumba class last night...have you tried that workout?

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  9. ello darling one, thank you so much for your email, I am truly glad you liked that :) I am loving the dog, I should upload my tattoos as soon as they are finished, - remind me, here's to another lovely day.

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  10. *Shrugs* I always just figured you felt it was the right thing to do, so never questioned it.

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  11. I am always in awe of females (witchy or otherwise) who have the cojones to enlist in the military.  I know I could never have done it, so thank you and Happy Birthday to the Marines.

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  12. Every time I see you post I tweak out  alittle bit, your the only -other- Jonquil I know besides my mom.....are you my mom? lol - just kidding, I love how Magaly brings all the crazies together.

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  13. Carterdealejos1311/10/2011

    I love the Marine bulldog....I was married to a Marine and he is still a very good friend....when I first met him I noticed his bulldog tatoo soooooo I touched it! He made it bark...well...he barked and I jumped back so fast I almost fell! My son David followed his dads footsteps and did embassy duty (Moscow and El Salvadore) and thats where he met his wife!

    Semper Fi my friend...you are awesome! 

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  14. lilacwolf11/11/2011

    My heart broke for that little girl because of the trouble she was finding, but her only problem was not being able to express herself.  She's a little girl, and what she did was perfectly reasonable...if you know WHY she did it.  How sad that her grandmother will never take the time to find out.

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  15. Marines are rebels, and rebellion is contagious ;-)
    I don't think you were the only one confused about the blog/site bit of Disqus, m'luv. Hugs right back at you!

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  16. I'm no longer on active duty. I understand why you said that he had to be out of the Corps first. It is very difficult to raise a family when you have to move every two years, or worse, when one of the parents is always gone. It takes quite a bit. And you are very welcome. 

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  17. Gandhi said, "A religion that takes no account of practical affairs and does not help to solve them is no religion." Replace the word 'religion' with 'way of life' and Gandhi's quote the way this Witch feels about these kind of things.
    I'll remember too ;-)

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  18. It takes all kinds to make a world go round, doesn't it? So glad you had a great life as a military "brat." I enjoyed my life in the Marine Corps, and wouldn't change any of it. I wouldn't be who I am today without that part of my life. And I got to keep my books and, um... my fish ;-) 

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  19. When you marry a Marine, you are joining a family of hundreds of thousands, so I guess you are right my friend ;-)

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  20. There is a 96-year-old Marine who lives in my building. When we find each other in the elevator, we talk and talk about the Marine Corps. He tells me about his days and I tell him about mine. It never gets old to see/her a Devil Dog reminiscing. There are times when we go up and down in the elevator, sever times, until we finish our story for the day. I love it. 

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  21. It might have to do with robes not coming in camouflaged pattern. Okay, that was mean, but funny lol. Seriously now, there were people who asked me "Why would you be part of a system that doesn't accept your 'type' or what you do?" My answer was always the same, "We've always been here and we won't go away, but people might think we aren't around if we don't make our presence known." 

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  22. I LOVE Zumba. It does something for the body and the mind, doesn't it?

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  23. I will remind you indeed, it can be a tattoo fest ;-)

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  24. I love the way you think, Tori.

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  25. You are very welcome, dear one.

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  26. I can imagine your ex making his bulldog bark, that is just too sweet (Marine(y) and funny). And how sweet that your son met his love while in the Corps.

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  27. It is a sad thing when people are so blinded that they miss the things that really matter. I feel sad for them and for those they affect, so I understand exactly what you mean. 

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  28. You make me beam with pride, my Aries goddess!

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  29. Slommler11/11/2011

    Thank you for your service dear friend!!  And a hearty salute to all who have served and especially those who have fallen!!  My heart!!!!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  30. Happy Birthday and Hubby says Semper Fi!

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  31. Hoorah! I'm proud to be an Army (reserves) brat  =}

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  32. SunshineShelle11/12/2011

    Crap, I just looked again & realised I didn't leave a comment here... where did it go??? Could I really be that stupid I didn't press send... 
    DO NOT ANSWER THAT!! I prefer to say distracted ;)
    OK I think I wrote something awfully poignant, freakin' witty, & oh so insightful & wise...
    But...
    not coming to me now...
    um
    well...
    I'm faithful
    I'm not exactly a dog but (well between you and me maybe someone once called me a Bitch... maybe), well, if I was...
    I would mate with this dude, he's awesome!
    OK, that's so not as insightful as what I 'think' I had written...
    but it's true!
    Love biceps
    L O V E!

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  33. SunshineShelle11/12/2011

    PS Was Viggo Mortensen playing a marine in G I Jane? 
    L O V E Viggo

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  34. And you fill me with smiles ;-)

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  35. If you were any wittier I might never stop laughing and nodding after reading your words, my friends. Biceps are cool, but I'm in love with triceps. Or I should probably say my pianist's triceps. My goodness, I didn't know playing the piano could do such hot wonders for an arm. It's hot, hot, hot!

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  36. I think it's the beat in the music...I was moving before I even realized it...added Zumba music to my Pandora and danced all day at the office...guys thought I was nuts...

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  37. Mouth wants to go to the Marine Corp, I just hope he can get there now. Happy Birthday, Marines!

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  38. Does he really? Let's pray he can get to whatever place makes his life better and that he likes it there very much. I loved my experience in the Marine Corps and wouldn't change it for anything ;-)

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