N-FAQs 06 – Navy & Marriage (and Damage Control)

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To learn more about the Damage Controlman rate, click here.

In this week’s episode of N-FAQS, I answer your questions about Navy wives and what a Damage Controlman does!

I recorded this N-FAQ on my webcam back when I was still in Great Lakes. For some reason, I never got around to uploading it until now.


just wanted to let you know that your videos help a lot made my decsion easier to join the navy keep it up

idk if you know but im married and have a child i currently live in the san deigo area since i have a family will i have more of a chance to get staioned in san deigo or on the west coast?

Also i want to be a DC do you know anything about this rate or what asvab score i need to get to be a DC? jwing


Thanks man, will do!!

Since you’re married, they’re probably gonna work with you as far as either stationing you close to your family or just moving them with you to your next command.

As far as DCs go, I’m not too knowledgeable on what they do exactly, but check out the link at the top to learn more about DCs.

Hope this helped!!

If you have a question about the Navy, feel free to leave me a comment, message, or video response and I’ll answer it as soon as I can!


Vlog 45 – Thanksgiving Weekend Blues

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Depression sucks. Just saying.

So yeah, I’m finally in sunny San Diego! I recorded this vlog yesterday to talk about what’s been going on lately, like my move from Great Lakes IL to San Diego and how I’ve been adjusting to the various differences that this base has compared to my previous base.

I should be getting Internet in my room in a week or two so I’ll be able to update you guys more often than before (I hope).

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I called my mom and we talked about what’s been going on at home. Apparently, my youngest brother Rogi has been getting into so much trouble that he’s going to court in a couple of weeks because he didn’t do what he was suppose to be doing while in alternative school and they’ve declared him to be an unruly child. I dunno if he’s gonna be sent to juvenile detention or if he’ll be expelled from school or both. Either way, it’s bad news for him so I’ll try my best to keep in contact with him in hopes that he’ll straighten himself out.

Also, my 25th birthday’s coming up next week and it’s got me thinking about where I am in life right now. I mean, a lot of my very close friends are either getting married or are married or popping out kids, and I’m older than they are. I haven’t had an actual relationship yet so I’d like to at least get the ball rolling on that.

I’ve been kind of depressed ever since moving to San Diego, and I’m not sure why. I keep in good contact with my friends and family, I’ve reconnected with old ATT classmates, I’m in a new and exciting place, and I have a roommate that I actually enjoy being around. Hopefully it’ll subside once I get into the groove of things around here, which I think it’s beginning to.

Well, I’ve got to get ready for muster soon so I’ll see you around. Later!


Vlog 23 – Moving To Michigan

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So I finally have some exciting news to report! I’m going to be moving to Michigan!! My cousin and her boyfriend are gonna get an apartment, but they could only find a 2-bedroom so she asked me if I wanted to move in with them. I said yes and we should be moving in sometime after Christmas – early January.

I’m still going to be looking for a job just in case I don’t get unemployment and even if I do, a little extra money wouldn’t hurt (and yes, I will tell them when I get a job. I’m not looking to hustle the government).

Since there will be three of us, our expenses will be pretty low. Rent will be $150 a month per person and I haven’t figured out the costs of the utilities or other expenses yet, but I do know that water is free. I’m assuming that, for the most part, I’ll have to fend for myself food-wise, which is fine by me.

Because of the change in location, some of my plans will have to be altered accordingly. The original plan was for me to attend a couple classes online at Owens Community College, transfer to the University of Findlay, and have them transfer me to the KCP International language school in Japan.

Now, I’m going to go to Lansing Community College to attend a couple classes online, transfer to a university that is affiliated with the KCP International language school, and then transfer there.

I most likely won’t be able to go to KCP longer than a semester due to my lack of funding, but that’s more than enough time for me to find out if going to KCP, as well as living in Japan, is right for me without making a very long commitment. After that semester is over, I’ll know if I want to go back to Japan or do something else.

Well, it’s getting rather late and I’m kinda tired so I’ll be going to bed soon. Good-night!


I've Been Thinking…

…And I’ve come up with a lot of ideas! Hey guys, it’s TheAndySan with pants. Yes, pants.

I haven’t been updating as much as I used to because I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. I’ve been thinking of my future and what I’ll be doing in order to make enough money  to support myself. In all honesty, I can’t support myself just working at Wal-Mart, at least not as a cashier. I could try to move up in order to make moAr money, but that would take too long and working at Wal-Mart isn’t what I wanna do long-term. Basically, Wal-Mart is my steady income until I can live off of making money from my websites.

My plan is to make several (probably no more than 10) websites of different interests of mine. Those sites’ll be my main sources of income, and I’ll still have this site up as my personal blog. I was gonna make these sites into social networks, but for simplicity’s sake, I’ll make them into a blog & forum combo. I’ll submit my stuff on the blogs and other members can submit their things on the forums. I’ll have ads mostly on the blog sections with some in the forums. I dunno how I’ll organize it, but I’ll get there when I get there.

If you haven’t already noticed, I’ve dramatically changed the look of this site. I got the theme from Dosh Dosh so kudos to you sir!! I don’t usually like 3-column blogs, but this one’s set up nicely so I think I’ll keep it around for awhile.

Well, I’m gonna go eat so I’ll see you guys later. Bye!


P.S: It’s been 56 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 28 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. www.spicymelon.com is back up again, but I’m going to be retooling it so it might take a bit before I regularly update it again. Stay tuned!

A Funny Thing Happened To My Internets

Hey guys, It’s TheAndySan back in da house!!

Sorry about the absence. I had some problems with my Internets, but they’re fixed…for now…

Jon’s living with us again. I guess it’s back to sleeping on the couch.

Last week was fucking crazy. As you guys know, my truck broke down. I sold it to the guy to cover labor and I got $75 out of it. After I sold it, I found out that I could have sold it to a junkyard for wayyy moAr, even after towing costs.

Because of my transportation situation, my mom’s letting me use Jon’s moped. Honestly, It’s a really nice moped, but it’s been draining my money as of late. It cost me $88 to insure it for a year (amazing, but it still sucks in the short-term), $30-something for new plates and tags that expire in November (I really hope I’m not still riding it by then), $12 for a new chain & lock, $5 for an awesome screwdriver for when the fuse blows up every time I start it and I push the fuse holder into the other side of the tank, and $38 for a new back tire that went flat on my way to Ben’s house for Eights and Aces’ morning practice (I’ll be putting the video of that up as soon as I get the file). I’ll get the tire sometime this week (I’m guessing Wednesday) so my parents have been gracious enough to drive me back and forth to work in the meantime.

Despite all this crap happening, I think that a girl at work has a crush on me. Her name’s Jess and she’s been especially friendly to me ever since I talked to her after she handed chewing tobacco to a customer and they came through my line since they had more than 10 items. It seemed like the customer had a valid reason to purchase the chewing tobacco at an aisle besides the one that sells tobacco products. I called a manager over just in case, and it turns out that I was right; there’s only one aisle that a customer can purchase tobacco, regardless of how many items he/she is buying. So I handed it back to Jess and the customer didn’t want it so we both didn’t get canned. Hurray.

I haven’t asked her if she has a boyfriend/husband yet, so I dunno if she’s single. If she is, then I might have a chance. Maybe. Like I said, she’s been really friendly towards me and I’m pretty sure that she either doesn’t have a boyfriend/husband or is gonna break up with him soon. I’m kinda nervous since it’s been awhile since I last tried to ask someone out. In fact, the last time I was even close to having a relationship was back when I was in UU with the blazin’ Azns Paulette and Amanda.

In my previous post, I said that I’m planning on starting up another website. I’m still doing it, but I’m debating between two cameras, the Aiptek Action HD 1080p and the Sanyo Xacti CG-6. Both are affordable and are pretty good cameras for the money from what I’ve read online.

Well, I’m off to catch up on 6 days without an Internet. Catch ya laters!


P.S: It’s been 54 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 26 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!

The Best Part Of Waking Up, Is Problems In Your Cup!!!1

Hey there my lovely bunch of crickets, it’s TheAndySan here with some bad news.

My stepdad kicked out Jon. I guess Jon’s living with one of his friends in the meantime. This might be quite the sticky situation.

You see, Jon gets child support checks and he has to live with a parent or guardian in order to get the checks until he turns 18 and then he’ll continue to receive them until he graduates or drops out of high school. Since he no longer lives with a parent or guardian, Mom is gonna be thrown in jail for child support fraud, which is a federal offense.

If this happens, then Mom’ll be in jail and unable to help my stepdad with the house expenses. Since he can’t handle it all by himself, he’ll be forced to sell the house, thus kicking me out.

Oh, but it gets better! I got the news back about my truck, and the camshaft is physically broken. The guy’s been fixing cars for decades and has never seen something like this before. It would cost me over $1,000 to repair it, so I’m gonna sell it to them for what it’s worth in parts and whatnot.

So let’s recap, shall we? I’m gonna be kicked out of the house because my fucking brother wouldn’t shut the fuck up and lay low. I have no money. I have no transportation besides my bike. I will have to quit Wal-Mart because I can’t go back and forth to work on a bike at nighttime. And this whole thing was completely not my fault. I wasn’t involved at all.

Of course, there are ways to fix this problem, but no one wants to listen to me. What the fuck do I know?! I’m just a bum who can’t afford to live on his own!!

I’m trying out a new look for the website. Leave me a comment to tell me what you think of it and if I should keep it or go back to the old look. Personally, I liked the old look. However, some of you don’t like reading white text on a black background so I decided to try something different.

Well, I’m off so I’ll see you guys later.


P.S: It’s been 48 days since www.theandysan.com has been up and 20 days since www.spicymelon.com has been up. I’m going to be retooling www.spicymelon.com so it might take a bit before I update it again. Stay tuned!