September 23, 2013


Urban Dictionary - source for all great information - defines FNG as:

Military term, 'Fucking New Guy' usually someone just out of training or just transfered into the unit/AO, who either hasn't proved his worth or doesn't know how to operate properly due to lack of experiance.

And, yes, Urban Dictionary really did spell both transferred and experience incorrectly yet they have a comprehensive, two page explanation of a rusty trombone.

Anyway, today, I'm the FNG. After a glorious week off hanging out with Beth and the kids (which is why you didn't hear much of anything from me last week) I'm starting my new job today. And it's been a long time since I've been the FNG. I'm not entirely comfortable being a FNG. In fact I'm terrified.

I was never the kid who liked the first day of school. I loathed it. I wanted everything to be broken in and settled. Today, though, is like the first day of school. Eventually it'll get broken in, settled, and I'll be great. But until then I'm going to be a little anxious.

Posted by Chris at September 23, 2013 5:45 AM | TrackBack

Just think of all the awesome new bathroom stories you'll have to share....Good Luck!

Posted by: Jenny at September 23, 2013 8:38 AM

Good Luck!! You'll do great!

Posted by: cyndy at September 23, 2013 9:21 AM

Good luck!!

Posted by: akofaolain at September 23, 2013 10:01 AM

You'll rock it! Good luck!!

Posted by: bacioni at September 23, 2013 10:09 AM

Being a former military brat and a military spouse I totally understand how you feel. Hang in there!

Posted by: Julie Andel at September 23, 2013 11:22 AM

Best of luck to you today, Chris!

Posted by: James Proffitt at September 23, 2013 12:27 PM
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