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Blog entries by AtleanWordsmith

Jeez, I can't seem to stop disappearing. Work, travel, and the growth and increasing activity of my airsoft team have pretty much kept me away from just about everything I used to enjoy, including video games. I know, right? Anyway, work's boring, and the traveling is work-related (I was away from home for three months straight last year and they tried to do it to me again at the beginning of this year), so that's not much better, though I did have a (company-provided) hotel on the beach...
I've been in Richmond, Virginia for the past week to help open a couple new stores, and I've still got a week left before I go home. The good news is that the people here seem to be excited that we finally made the jump into Virginia. I've visited a couple of the other stores that've already opened, and the customers I've talked to have had nothing but good things to say so far. It's a great feeling. I've made fast friends with the guys I'm staying with (there are six of us all in the...
A few months ago, I was put back in the dairy department at work. Since then, I've been promoted so that I'm now responsible for dairy, which means that I get to deal one-on-one with the sales reps from the various companies that, well, employ sales reps for our store. For the most part, merchandisers and reps stay out of the way unless they absolutely need something, and we try to look out for them as best we can (making sure they've got a cart to work their merchandise from, answering...
So, my part of the world was in the path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse, and it was a beautiful, beautiful sight. I can honestly say that I understand now why religious significance was attached to these events. Everything went dark, it got really cold, and a shadow passed over the sun, looking much like a halo or an eye. Very ominous. Very cool. With the eclipse came a swarm of eclipsophiles, of course, and it doesn't help that my area is starting school up again, so, on...
I mentioned last time that the heat out here can be brutal, so the local field hosted a half day instead of a full day. Travis and I were the only members of Easy out there today, and we rolled green again. It's easier than trying to get people to recognize our tan kits for, well, tan kits. The first round consisted of a tank escort--that's right, a tank escort. The field owner runs a go-cart that's kitted out to look like a small tank. It's got an air cannon that fires nerf balls and a...
Easy made the trip down to Blue Hole for the skirmishes today. The field owner recently re-opened a brutal area called Patton Hill, a large, well, hill that's easily the highest point in the surrounding area, rising easily 120 feet above the rest of the AO. The sides of the hill are sheer and sort of tendril out, forming deep ravines, and the hill itself curves around a deep valley in the center. It's formidable terrain, and an errant step can end in an unpleasant drop. I'll be sure to...
So, for the past three and a half hours, I've been re-writing the handbook I designed for our team's radio etiquette. The guys I sent it to tore it apart and pointed out the things that needed to be added. What I ended up with was something better-formatted and more concise than what I started with, so... mission accomplished, I guess. I mean, don't get me wrong, it looks great. The title page has our big, shiny emblem on it and the formatting is all professional. I'm actually really...
Easy Tactical fielded a couple of prospective members this weekend, both of them made the cut. I had to work during the morning, so I didn't get to see Colton play, but he comes highly recommended by one of the guys I'm grooming for a team leader position, and that's all I needed. I did get to roll with Lucky during the evening portion of the skirmish day, though, and he's definitely a keeper. He doesn't have a lot of equipment, but he works well with what he's got. The AO we were...
A couple months back, I saved my company a looot of money when I caught a delivery of perishable goods (dairy, frozen food) that wasn't properly refrigerated. We'd been the first stop on the route, too. My managers decided to submit my name for a loss prevention award, and I was one of three associates chosen to receive it for the month of May. My store manager called me his "shrink hero," which, for those of you who aren't retail-oriented, "shrink" is the term we use for lost profits...
Got home from an airsoft event called Guns of Azerbaijan yesterday afternoon. My team (Easy Tactical Solutions) hooked up with Iron Sledge Airsoft to form 1st Squad for the Black Dogs mercenary company led by a guy called Deuce. Our mission gave us 24 hours to insert into the AO, secure weapons and ammunition from an arms factory on the border between Russia and Azerbaijan, and get them to our buyer. A private military contractor called Graycell sent a company out to assist the Azerbaijan...
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