December 10, 2010

Cougar Bait II

Okay. So, as I said in my earlier post, my special guy has recently confessed to a fear of cougars. And, while there are no big tawny felines roaming around his FOB...there are some cute, older women cuddling up inside his computer.

THIS is the kind of cougar who makes her way via email to Afghanistan:

Okay, okay. Demi hasn't actually contacted my husband. But, he's just as cute as Ashton...and I thought it'd be a good illustration.

Apparently Mr. Deem has had quite a few letters from older women from the Adopt a Soldier program. Now, in the information that's given to them, I'm guessing it states that Mr. Deem is married with FIVE  (FIVE!)  children. All of the women have mentioned his children.  Apparently it does not say, "happily married," and this is where the gray area is discovered.  I always knew that a cute guy with kids was actually a turn-on to a lot of women. The proof is in the pudding. Or, in the long-vaguely- seeking-emails, so to speak.

On several occasions this man of mine has been out and about with the kids, say shopping on a Saturday morning. And, has come home SHOCKED because he thought a clerk or fellow shopper was flirting with him. "But, I'm sure I misread it...because, I had the kids with me!" Nope. Sorry buddy.

So back to the Adopt a Soldier program. Mostly, these letters of course, are completely well-meaning, and VERY appreciated. I just can't shake the feeling that a few are using it as some kind of scheme. Which is probably great for single soldiers. 

Humorous, and not so great for the guys separated from their families and...wives.


I've lost 20 lbs so far and looking to do more. But more than anything I love the feeling of being more fit. I'm definitely a girly-girl underneath all that and would like to eventually meet a guy who appreciates me :) I'm on the lookout. It's tough though being older and recently sort of back in the game.

If you'd like to know anything about me please feel free to ask. Also if you need/want anything just let me know and I'll do my best to get it out to you. 

My name is (OMITTED) and I have just adopted you. Aren't you lucky?  *Winking*  

If you have access to email, feel free to let me know what kinds of things you would like to receive in a goody box. Since I have never been deployed and it is way too long ago that my ex was(also, I'm old) I've totally forgotten what things are best.  Anything that you want and/or need and I will do my very best.

P.S. I'm attaching a picture because I feel it's always nice to put a face to a name.  Yes, that's actually me. I know I look much younger than 43. :) 

These are excerpts from (long) letters he's gotten from two of his pen pals. And...DANG if the last one did really look 30! I know that these aren't a big deal. And, I really am thankful that there are people willing to support and appreciate what our soldiers go through. 

But still...I mean. Come on! How can I not laugh? I think I need to write about boundaries next. Hedges people!

Mr. Deem told me he would not like to write back any (crazy) single ladies at this time, and since he knows I would get mad at him for asking for a big screen t.v., there's really nothing he would like to get from them in a goody box. 

His words, not mine.

Ah. Sometimes I'm really happy I married such a cold-hearted guy...


  1. LOL! That is crazy! If Michael ever got a crazy letter like that when he was deployed, he never told me about it. Some people! Good thing you got a good man there ;)

  2. Really? I was wondering if this was *one* of those things people didn't talk about in the military. Or if Jason was just...lucky. ;-) I DO have a good man! And, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it was a little much.

  3. Wowzers!!! As far as I know it's not one of those not talked about things! Or, maybe it's b/c most of the single soldiers are the ones who end up with those kids of "pen pals" and they dont' mind and want to talk about it/brag!! You do have a great guy but he also has an awesome wife and I LOVE his comment!!! Z had a lady pen pal and she was much older but talked about her family and lots of other people like she had known him forever. We still laugh about her writing to him about her experience of peeing in her pants at an event!!! I do think that it's wonderful that people would take time to write to soldiers and show their appreciation, but this may be stepping over the line. Thanks for sharing and giving me a laugh!

  4. I think it is nice that Jason has been "adopted" now Ray isn't the only adoptee in the family.
    You know you have an awesome man when he shares this kind of stuff with you.


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