Saturday, September 24, 2005

A drunken stupor

I think that these ceremonies are either becoming easier, or I'm just starting to understand the traditions, So yesterdays ceremony was a Deployment Ceremony and although it wasn't for us directly they tried to include us. This is the second deployment for my unit although I can only think of only two maybe three people in the senior leadership who were there before. Since the units return to garrison we have A new Commander and a new First Sgt. We are working on Our 4th Platoon Sgt since the deployment. Our Executive officer was in Iraq for about 6 months with our unit, and the Master Sgt. Was there the whole tour he even managed to take wound in the arm and is still one of the toughest NCO's that I know. This is my second deployment as well but as most of you know I was stationed in Germany before and served in Iraq with them. There are maybe a handfull of Sgts and below, that are still here, many of them have either left the Army or they are pursuing their careers at other venues, basically as boring as this all is, it means that everyone is slightly on edge. Don't get me wrong they are excited but no one really knows what they are getting into. Oh the Drama. So last night the group got together and had a little shin dig.... Which translates to we hung out and got kinda buzzed. I don't normally drink, in fact the running joke is that I'm the guy you call at two in a morning because I will be both sober and alone. So last night I promised the Twerp that I would drink with her and after our little ditch effort. ( We had a guy who invited himself along with us and we came up With a plan that entailed a Hodgie (a friend of ours) the Mexican and my self.) I don't want you to think that we exclude others from our goings on infact if anything we normally invite all but last night was only for a select few. I wont go into complete details but the effort included a lot of Cannonball Run-esqe kind of hijinx. At one point we were driving backwards up an on ramp past one of Lakewoods Finest. A sad fact at this point is that the only person up to this point who had been drinking at all, is the Mexican and he was sitting in the passenger seat very amused. Long story short we all came back to the house and as soon as we walked in the door we had a tequila shot, followed by a screwdriver which was then followed by a white Russian which was then followed by yet another tequila shot... I vaguely remember some smirranoff ice that I might of consumed. Amazingly I woke up this morning (after some admittedly vivid and very odd liqueur induced dreams) without any traces of a hangover. Go Me! Sometime later today we are supposed to go see The Corpse Bride Which is Tim Burton and Johnny Depps 5th time working together. I will try and keep you all up to date...

Random Thought of the day: White Russians are actually a creamy brown color

4 comments:

Annie said...

James,
I have been trying to contact you for a long time and you keep avoiding my emails and IMs. You have my computer and I'm trying to get it back. I told you if you need money for the postage it's fine. Even if you lost/sold/threw it away it's okay but you it's time to grow some balls for a change and contact me.
Annie

Anonymous said...

Adam Jason James *CALL YOUR MOM* this is Marry, your mom. I love you always…

marry said...

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Rach said...

Wow thats interesting babe..Hmm and annie didnt seem to happy with you either..Anyways, love ya