NTR - Make My Day


NTR (Nothing To Report) In theory, this acronym is used when nothing of note has occurred during the time period in question. It is used in SitReps...concise daily reports.


I learned in Iraq that NTR also means there probably were plenty of things to report (evacuations, bunker time, employee altercations) but it would take way too long to do so. Usually, the person sending the report types with one finger, maybe two. For whatever reason, if said person did, in fact, report everything of note then they wouldn't get to the DFAC (Dining FACility) before it closed...which would mean ramen noodles back in their hootch. Again. Whatever might have happened will wait until the next day, when said person will undoubtedly claim extenuating circumstances...or just plain play dumb.

My usage of NTR in this blog will fall somewhere in between these two definitions. I thought
today would be as good a day as any to break it in. Here goes, in true SitRep style -
  • Woke early, went to Post Office; mailed silver coasters to a new Comfuzzled customer, picked up registered mail from Israel (my fabulous new Luckxury amulet bracelet from RedBracelet.)
  • Went to Dad's, cooked brunch
  • Ran errands in the rain
  • Had a great dinner with my dad and brother
  • Missed my daughter Maddi and my Mom
  • Launched this blog; got 16 followers (thanks!).

I guess there were some things to report, after all. Maybe not stop-the-presses, front page news, but some good things nonetheless. No bad news, at least.

Just all the little things we sometimes think are insignifigant, but which end up...well...making our day.


5 comments:

AuroraRose August 15, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

I couldn't see how to do a normal comment on your blog... I love your blog background? did you design it yourself?

Juli August 15, 2009 at 12:31 PM  

AuroraRose...the layout is a gallery style on the home page that will look a lot better when I have more than two posts...lol...on the full page view you have to scroll down forever to get to the comment part...trying to tweak that out.
I definitely didn't design the background myself but I love it too...thanks!!!

Judy August 15, 2009 at 4:32 PM  

Enjoyed your blogs, Juli. I am trying my hand at blogging, too. I hope you will visit it. NTR was a fun read.
http://thegreenhangershop.blogspot.com/

Tara August 16, 2009 at 12:24 AM  

NTR - had no idea. I like your blunt style of writing. What were you doing in Iraq? I love your Etsy shop - found you in the forums!

Juli August 16, 2009 at 12:40 AM  

Judy...I absolutely DID check out your blog (everyone else should, too) and left you some comment love. Thanks!!!


Tara...Thank you! I love to write. I was a civilian contractor in Iraq, working in Operations both time I was there. Military Air Operations and Postal Mission Iraq Operations. Some of my "war stories" will definitely pop up here from time to time...

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