Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Dozing, and weight training.

You'll have to forgive me this blog is so short because I was passing out from exhaustion as I wrote it. My head just litterally hit the keyboard I'm sure the guy next to me probably thinks I have been drinking... Ah well at least I said hi... ... I worked my first shift at Camp Scania last night... Pretty routine really... It's the Graveyard again. Which is good(except for the fact that I have to once again set my internal alarm.) My body loves me and I probably would be a lot less tired if I hadn't spent more time in the gym in the past two days than I have in an entire week. I am so not joking.. Running For God has had me in the gym 6 of the last 38 hours... Working muscles I swear I was unaware I was supposed to work... Let alone build up. So this is going to be short because I'm really just tired... Near to falling out as I type this... So all things considered this has been a great move. I'm with friends. Even though they spend an excruciating average of three hours a night at the Gym. My muscles are so sore right now I can not even begin to try and explain it . I work with RFG and we replace The Sexy Idahoan do have a few minor gripes... It turns out that after I lefty Cedar there was someone using my name in vain( telling soldiers I will do or have done or said unkind things to and or about them) and it got one of my soldiers very angry about it. He's a good kid so I'm sure he'll be alright. I'm gonna split I'm near passing out here... More to come...

Random Quote of the "If you can dodge a wrench you can dodge a ball... "
Rip Torn ~Dodgeball: a true underdog story

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Tug of Me!

So today started off a little rough.. ( I woke up an hour later than I had planned) I spent most of the morning scrambling around making sure everyone's bags were loaded,(by everyone's I mean I made sure my stuff was all secure and tied down underneath the rest of the stuff!!! Grin) We headed out about an Hour after we had originally planned... Which is pretty much when we start every convoy... (not the most discipline in that area.. Or any other area for that matter.) The convoy was not as quiet as we would have liked. Some random passer by chucked a rock at the passenger side of my vehicle and managed to bust the side mirror. There wasn't any other damage or conflict for that matter so we were pleased.. I have this MP3 CD that RFG burned for me right before we left and as it turns out it is the perfect road traveling CD... It has something like 117 songs... And almost all of them are very energy driven... A good third of the CD is Eminem so I am often seen bobbing my head while driving... I was actually a passenger today, which was a nice change of pace... Amazingly I only nodded off once... Or twice. So we ate lunch at Echo again... It was out of the way,again... But the food was better than at duke so it was worth it. So the reason I am feeling so high spirited this evening... When we finally got to our Destination... Camp Scania.. One of the first people I saw was RFG, he said "HI" I squeaked.. we're mushy like that... ( I think he would of normally slugged me. But he missed me too.) Come to think of it he'll probably slug me after he reads this. grin.. So after I Hugged RFG (told you we were mushy) My Platoon Sgt told me and One of the others to down load our gear and the third person would head on to Cedar II.. 2 minutes later the commander came out and told me I was going with him... They actually argued over little ol' me.. Back and fourth for a good 5-10 minutes... Talk about an ego boost...I almost went Sally Fields on them..."You like me... You really like me." (tear) ... So after we did the "tug of me"I stayed here in Scania... With RFG and the Sexy Idahoan... Yea!!!! As a consolation the Commander refused to take anyone else... (I'm special) So instead of making room for two soldiers we had to make room for three.. They are living in tents here. And its a little cramped but they have made the best of it.. Running for God and I spent a majority of the afternoon trying to make room for me.. In the end we decided to share a space and have a common area.. It worked out really well.. And I think we almost have more room than anyone on our side...Yahoo.... So as I sit right now I am completely unpacked for the first time in two months... I have an awesome roommate.. And the Wright Worlders are slowly drifting back together... We are currently in the works to get the Mexican transferred up here.. Give us a couple of weeks we'll figure out something... Before I forget here is my permanent addie... Spc(p) A.J.James Brooks
528th QM Company
Camp Scania
APO, AE 09331

So Although the day started off a little rough it was the first in a long while to end with me excited about tomorrow...
Random Fact of the Day.... Nicolas Cage's first movie was Fast Times at Ridgemont High He is also the nephew of Francis Ford Coppala. The Director of quite a few movies including The Godfather Trilogy.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Moving, moving, moving

As it turns out I actually have some news to report today! Some what out of the blue, twenty some odd members of my unit dropped in on us this evening... And in true 528th QM Co. Style and grace told us to be ready to leave by 0830 tomorrow morning... Giving us about thirteen hours... I packed all of my personal belongings inside like ten minutes... All my electronics and DVD's???? Took a freaking hour... I need a new hobby... So I am off to a new location tomorrow.. I'm still not sure where exactly it is that I'm going but I know that the previously stated Address will be shortened if it doesn't stay the same... Once I find out where I am it will be my first priority to get my Snail-mail addie on the next blog...Followed I'm sure by more whining about my new roommate. Grandma Joan and Grandpa Fred, sorry I couldn't get to you any sooner I will do my best. So I was berated with questions today from my co-workers on why I wouldn't approach Casey (AKA Crazy Haired Beauty) and I thought I would share my answers with all of you. Why you ask??? Because this site would be much less interesting if I wasn't publicly flogged every other post... So here are a few of my reasons.. (A) My co-workers are convinced she would not mind a one night er.... uh... tryst... Where as I truly want more than just a singular role in the Hay (for lack of a better metaphor) (B) She has a boyfriend... Or to be more specific she has another life form that hovers with an an arms length of her at all times... (he also glares at me with a pretty strong regularity) (C) I'm pretty sure there both married to different people back home... (both wear wedding rings that are not possibly from the same set... (that happens a lot out here) and (D) Hello leaving Tomorrow!!! I don't want you to get the wrong idea about this girl, as previously stated I haven't said more than three words to her... Actually we did talk a little (another late night computer encounter) but it was light banter and nothing to get you jammies in a bunch... I have a closer relationship with my Nintendogs. (don't ask) All of these reasons are just observations and impressions, not one of them is based in any kind of fact... Except for the boyfriend thing .... Oh and the whole me leaving tomorrow too. By the way I don't know if your aware but the Wright Worlders have the worst communication on the planet... RFG told about your 10k Sexy Idahoan... And if the Mexican does not get off his candy scarfing, coffee drinking, long distance running high horse and write me I will not give him his Christmas present (seasons 1 & 2 of Scrubs) I will watch it all by myself and then throw a fat guy tantrum on top of it. (which consists of lots of foot stomping, jumping up and down lying on my back and crying cuz I can't get up. And of course the obligatory fat jiggles)

Random fact of the day Koalas have almost Identical fingerprints to humans and they have opposable thumbs! Beat that Mr. Monkey. .... No really I looked it up how odd is that????

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! Well, Here it is major holiday number two. Do you remember the ridiculous Halloween Hats I told about last month??? This month we had plastic pilgrim Hats with buckles and every thing... Grin. I honestly don't have too much to report although I do want to mention a congratulations to the Sexy Idahoan. He ran a Turkey Day Ten K... He he he that rhymes... Anyway He ran Ten kilometers (which is like almost seven miles) and came in first... I'm sure the Mexican probably ran in one as well but he hasn't sent me any news in a while...(HINT,HINT) I think we should all give RFG a stern talking to for trying to give himself a hernia in the Gym recently... Bad RFG! Back at camp duke we have started doing PT together... Oh joy! (dripping in Sarcasm) so now not only do I run by myself and go to the gym I get to wake up early and run in the cold, with five others... The sixth is usually doing head count. The Food wasn't all that great tonight although you wouldn't of been able to tell... There was a line clear out the door for the solid three hours we did twice what we normally do for dinner... Apparently everyone feels they should eat dinner on Turkey Day... So I started watching Nip/Tuck today. Man, that show is just gross... I think anyone who is considering plastic surgery should sit down and watch a few episodes and see if they still want to alter themselves that badly... So Christmas is rapidly approaching... I have decided to give my self a vacation for Christmas (It's gonna have to wait a few months, but its my gift to me) I haven't decided if I'm going to Europe or on a cruise yet... Honestly I want to don't want to do either by myself, The Mexican and I are Hoping to get R&R at the same time so we can bum around Europe... Otherwise I have no idea what I'll do. Well A Happy Turkey Day to all and to all a good night.

Random fact of the day... Thanksgiving became a national holiday in the United States in 1863, and has been observed on the fourth Tuesday in November ever since, with the turkey as a centerpiece of the festivities.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Home-front News, and a neaner,neaner for Potter

Hey everyone saw another article you all might be interested in there was a shooting in a mall near Ft. Lewis the Article is as follows (as reported by the Associated Press, Rachel La Corte):

TACOMA, Wash. - A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping mall Sunday, wounding at least six people and taking three others hostage in a music store before he surrendered to a SWAT team, authorities said. Witnesses described seeing a clean-cut man walking backward through the mall, firing a rifle. At least six people were injured, one critically, as shoppers and store clerks scrambled for cover.
Dominick Maldonado, 20, of Tacoma was booked into the Pierce County Jail on six counts of assault and three counts of kidnapping, according to jail records reported by The Seattle Times and the Tacoma News Tribune. He was being held on $450,000 bail.
Court records show he has an extensive juvenile criminal history dating back to 1998. He has been convicted of burglary, theft and possession of burglary tools and he had been ordered not to possess any weapons, the Times reported.
The suspect came out of the Sam Goody music store without a gun and surrendered to the SWAT team, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. He said police were interviewing the victims and the three hostages two men and a woman to determine what happened during the nearly four hours he was inside.
While the suspect was in the music store, employee Joe Hudson was able to pick up a phone call from The Associated Press and say he and others had been taken hostage. He said little more but could be heard telling others that he was talking to the AP.
Susan Serveau said she also called her daughter, Kathy Riggans, 24, a manager at Sam Goody, as soon as she heard about the shooting.
"She was upset and scared. She was crying," Serveau said, standing in a parking lot near the mall. "All she would say was that she was OK."
Authorities said they began getting calls about 12:15 p.m. that shots had been fired inside the Tacoma Mall. The first caller said a gunman "was in the mall, walking along, firing," Fulghum said.
State Patrol and police units from nearby agencies clustered around an entrance at the south end.
Inside, Stacy Wilson, 29, of Bonney Lake, heard a popping noise and turned around.
"I saw the gunman randomly shooting. I ran with a group of women to Victoria's Secret," Wilson said. She said they crouched behind a wall in the store, and when the shooting stopped, an employee ran out and closed a security gate at the front.
Wilson said she heard 15 to 20 shots.
"He was walking backward and shooting. I couldn't see his face," she said. "Everyone was running and screaming."
A man told KING-TV the gunman was smiling as he fired an assault rifle in bursts of four to five shots.
The man said he told his daughter and grandson to run and then hid in the back of a store with his wife and granddaughter. He says they helped a woman who was shot in the leg, bandaging the wound and wrapping her in blankets.
A woman who said she made eye contact with the "very clean-cut" gunman before he opened fire told Northwest Cable News, "When I heard the shooting I thought, 'This is a joke. ... I couldn't believe this was actually happening, that someone would do this."
Betz Dejarnatt, who works at the J.C. Penney store, said workers were herded into dressing rooms and offices, then police took them outside to a parking lot.
Six people were taken to hospitals, most with minor injuries, according to Tacoma Fire Department Deputy Chief Jon Lendosky. One person was in critical condition at Tacoma General Hospital, spokesman Todd Kelley said.

I don't if you all know how close to home that is but I can tell you that if
I wasn't serving over here in Iraq I could of easily been in that mall yesterday... And in that particular store (that's where I buy most of my music)... Just thought you would like to know what's going on back home. So headcount could possibly be the most boring detail I have ever been assigned since i joined the Army.... Aghhh and I still have three more meals the insanity.... So I realize that it is odd to say men are pigs while I myself am also male..But my ability to oink doesn't make the statement any less true...

Random Fact of the Day: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opened this weekend with record 101.4 million dollars which makes it the fourth highest opening ever... wanna know who's number one???? Spider-Man opened in 2002 at 114.8 million making it the Highest opening ever... neaner neaner.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

A Chromosome and a Klutz

Sadly I have little to report... Other than the fact that my 3 dollar games have been completely worth the start up price. I just beat the game The Warriors based on a 1979 movie of the same name it was a lot of fun mildly difficult at times but it could of been much worse.. It was done very well considering it was a movie tie in game. It was made by Rockstar (the same people who did the GTA games) So the powers that be (mainly an Air Force Major) gave us some more responsibilities now on top of our normal duties we also have head count... Which is pretty much exactly what it sounds like we sit at the door and count everyone who comes into the dfac... It wont be too difficult.. The only real complaints is how long the shifts are your there four meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight chow) for about three hours a meal... Not the most fun you want to have but you know what ever... We split it up so we only have to do it once every four days... Which means it shouldn't be to unbearable...On a completely different subject I just read a synapses of a book with an interesting plot line The Book is called Y: The last man by Brian V. Vaughn the synapses is something along the lines of this: Yorick Brown possesses a genetic make-up that's allowed him to survive a plague that killed every male being on the planet except for him and his pet monkey. Yorick is the last man on earth, and in the resulting chaos, he must find a way to help save the human race. At least that's what the (now all-female) government thinks. Yorick would prefer to find his girlfriend, but it's hard to get a flight halfway around the world when almost all the pilots and mechanics are gone. It's hard enough to drive down the block, since the streets are jammed with the cars of men who were behind the wheel when the instantaneous plague hit. Furthermore, the entire social fabric has gone to hell, with gun-wielding wives of Republican representatives insisting on getting their husbands' seats and tribes of latter-day Amazons claiming males were meant to die. Since Yorick's mother is a congresswoman, he's protected by secret spies. Anyway I just thought that was sort of different.. I wonder how misogynistic the storyline is ??? A women's world told through a mans eyes... 10 to 1 there is at least one scene with 2 women talking naked in a locker room... Men are pigs... Speaking of a women ruled world we have discovered crazy Hairs first name... By we I mean they... Apparently her name Is K.C. or Casey or something... I still have not said a word to her. And I think I'm gonna keep it that way. Oh I almost completely forgot the funniest thing happened to me yesterday... Well you will find it funny I found it painful, embarrassing and very cold... I was stepping out of the Shower when my Shower shoe (a glorified flip-flop) caught a puddle I went ass over elbows and landed flat on my back there were two other guys in the shower they were laughing uncontrollably so after I showered again (those floors are so very gross!) I very carefully got out and dried myself off, got dressed and walked out of the shower room with as much dignity as I could muster... I swear to God above, on my way down the stairs I fell down again... I must be cursed... It is not humanly possible to be this much of a klutz...

Random Question of the day: What if the apple that struck Isaac Newton's head was thrown???

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

MSRP and My Mortal embarrassment... Ofcourse

I finally broke down and bought a chipped X-Box a couple of days ago... It cost me a little more than I wanted to pay but I rationalize that If I hadn't bought it.... I would be spending 50 dollars a game for every game that happened to catch my fancy... For example... I picked up 5 brand new games all that came out with in the last two months and instead of paying the 250 dollars it would of normally cost me I got the Hodji burned version for three bucks a piece... Not to shabby if I do say so myself... I do how ever find it mildly amusing that I refuse to purchase Hodji DVD's and would rather pay the full MSRP,on the principle that its stealing... And yet doing the same thing for a Video game doesn't have any effect on me what so ever... Shrug. So you remember that girl I mentioned in the last post? Well apparently A couple of the guys I work with are so amazed that I even acknowledge her that they have made it their mission while we're here to get the two of us together (their words) realistically one of two things are gonnna happen... She is going to be flattered but already in a relationship... Or two I will be mortally embarrassed for the rest of the coming year... I would say no bet.... My complete and total embarrassment will only serve to amuse them so that the Crazy haired beauty will continue to haunt me long after I leave this not so Enchanted land. Oh Joyous Day... Hmmm Turkey Day is Rapidly approaching this is one of the two Holidays that always amuse me while I'm out of country... The Other Being Independence Day... If you think about it... None of the locals give a rats tail about an American Holiday. And yet they go through the same old song and dance they do at every Holiday... Over decorating everything they possibly can... I can only imagine what they must think of us as we walk past them in the serving line everyday... Well I have a phone call to make so I'm gonna cut this one a little short...

Random thought of the day: Every day starts out with one similarity It will only be as good as you make it.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Who's that girl

Okay so for like the past week or so I have noticed one of the very few females on post... She is gorgeous... Very pretty...I know that most of you Don't Know Actress' as I do... But this girl is a cross somewhere between Shannyn Sossamon and Rachel Leigh Cook... Two Actress' I happen to find absolutely enchanting...There is only a slight problem... I have only ever said like three words to her and well.. Lets just say that her expression after I stopped talking is similar to mine when I see someone run over something already dead. Oh and not to mention the fact I don't even know her name... Neither her first or last... I haven't ever seen her In DCU's... I usually see her right after she wakes up when she is having wicked awesome hair problems..The only reason I bring this up at all is because five minutes after I sat down on my computer she happened to sit down next to me... I have spent the past 15 minutes trying to not be that weird guy in kinkos at two in the morning you always catch staring at you from the corner of your eye... I'm failing.... Anyway this is all pointless because I'm spineless and not ever going to do more than steal a glance at her now and again. So I have been working my chicken arse off the past few days... No, really... Someone higher up has it in their mind that we should be actually earning our paychecks... Go figure... Saturday I spent the majority of the day rearranging our little pump area... (its freaking huge I'm being modest) and then yesterday and today I tore apart an actual pump piece by freaking piece. That darn thing was impossible but I finally fixed the problem... I did mechanical stuff (that's the uh technical term) and actually fixed something.... Who am I ? What have they done with the James you all knew and love??? So I just want to make a note..... Roswell is depressing. I told you I have been watching the entire series the past couple of days I have something like 5 episodes left and they are killing everyone... And not in cool mysterious ways but in lame mundane ways... Like with bullets from real live guns... Which I understand if you haven't spent the last week watching the show makes no sense but whatever.... Have you ever sat back and thought about yourself five... Ten years ago??? What you were thinking??? What were you worried about... What made you happy then? Is there anything that your doing right now that you would of never had even considered back then??? I've been thinking a lot about who I was when I was younger... If the young man I am now has lived up to my expectations of then... Honestly I don't know if I have met them... I mean I know I always wanted to be the good guy no matter what... And I always wanted to help those in need no matter what their situation or problem... I guess this all goes back to that thing I was talking about a couple of days ago... About Kindness and good intentions... I don't know. I'm Rambling... I'll give it more thought...

Random thought of the day.... Do you know why the Hero always fought the dragon before he freed the princess??? Because Losing the fight was never the risk it was losing that first kiss....

Friday, November 11, 2005

Star Gazing

I have spent the Last few days thinking... About a lot of different things... I wish you could all see the stars as I see them here... There are so many... They feel alive... (forgive me I have been watching Roswell nonstop for two straight days) On that note I have been doing a lot of What ifs and Why nots... I don't what any of your beliefs are, but it seems to me that the possibility of life on other planets isn't just possible it's down right undeniable... Now hear me out Biologists are not completely sure how many different species live on the Earth. Estimates of how many species exist on the Earth range from low of 2 million to high of about 100 million. To date, about 2.1 million species have been classified, primarily in the habitats of the middle latitudes. Most of the unclassified species on this planet are invertebrates. This group of organisms includes insects, spiders, mollusks, sponges, flatworms, starfish, urchins, earthworms, and crustaceans. These species are often difficult to find and identify because of their small size and the fact that they live in habitats that are difficult to explore. In the tropical rain forest, the cataloging of species has been quite limited because of this later reason. Scientists estimate that this single biome may contain 50 to 90 % of the Earth's biodiversity. And these numbers don't include the number of species that have lived and become extinct since we before we inherited the Earth.The primary reason for these extinctions is environmental change or biological competition. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, a large number of biologically classified species have gone extinct due to the actions of humans. This includes 83 species of mammals, 113 species of birds, 23 species of amphibians and reptiles, 23 species of fish, about 100 species of invertebrates, and over 350 species of plants. Scientists can only estimate the number of unclassified species that have gone extinct. Using various methods of extrapolation, biologists estimate that in 1991 between 4000 to 50,000 unclassified species became extinct, mainly in the tropics, due to our activities. This rate of extinction is some 1,000 to 10,000 times greater than the natural rate of species extinction (2 - 10 species per year) prior to the appearance of human beings. Now How after knowing all of that (sorry about the bio lesson I was enthralled) how can you even contemplate being alone in this Huge Universe???? I am not a UFO nut... I have not been carried away by little green/grey men carrying Anal probes... but I have to admit I am curious... (about life on other planets, not the anal probes you perverts) The next time you get a chance go for a drive with a couple of you friends go out side the city far enough away where you can no longer see the City lights (take a buddy no reason you should be all man handled if you can avoid it.) And just look up into that amazing space.... It may seem strange... But if you look long enough you might realize just how small we really are....

Random Website of the Day... http://www.soldierworks.com/untilthen.htm A friend of mine sent me this site in an e-mail it has a slide show of some soldiers doing the everyday stuff thought you might like to see it...

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Random Acts And Broken Promises

Let me ask you a question. Do you think a person should want to be recognized for random acts of Kindness??? It was brought to my attention recently that I am a behind the scenes person. I was told all I do is talk, that I never actually take any action I just encourage others to help themselves. I was under the impression that was a good thing. And then tonight one of my guys was really worried about his Grandfather (who has been very ill for a long while now) and he just started talking to me about everything he was thinking... We sat next to the Volleyball court for 45 minutes while he basically poured his heart out. I want everyone to know they can come to me when they need someone to talk to, but how will they know to do that if I merely exist in the shadows? Any Ideas??? It has been relatively quite the past few days. We have had more of the same old run around. No one seems to know when we are leaving this little camp. When we first departed Cedar II they promised us it's only be for 5 days or so and here it is going into our 21st day... I think I count too many things... By that I mean I count everything.... I was cleaning my weapon today and I realized I was counting how many times my brush touched the weapon... (in the end it was 324 times) I find myself looking for patterns in everyday situations, but because I said that I can not think of another example. I finished watching Las Vegas that is really a great show and each episode really stands on its own... You could jump in at any time its on NBC on Mondays I think. You all should check it out... I am now almost thru the first season of Roswell that's another great show... Do you see how much free time I have???? This however is not a show you could jump into at any moment lots of deep story lines....Kinda gives me a little bit of a headache trying to keep track of all the different plot twists.. If any of you Wright Worlders has any idea about our mail situation I would greatly appreciate some information.... Infact if all of you Wright Worlders don't get off your bums and write me an email soon I might just have a little pout session. I started running again yesterday... Like actually running for numerous miles... Well three is more than one right???? I even managed to do it again today... My new mission is to go to the gym and run the same day.. I get lazy and all hot and sweaty when I run and then all I want to do is Shower and drink lots and lots of odd tasting cool bottled water, and then lay in my bed and vegetate. I have been playing volleyball a lot recently and I'm actually getting pretty good at it. I should say I'm getting better... When I started playing I was arguably the worst player in the history of the game now I'm only mildly terrible. Grin... Did you know you have to hit it over the net every time in order for it to count who's crazy Idea was that little rule???

Random thought of the Day... Much like Ebony and Ivory were side by side on Stevie Wonders Keyboard Las Vegas and Roswell are side by side on my TV.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Brighter Tomorrows

Have you ever had a day that you thought couldn't get any worse??? Have you ever thought that at 815 in the morning??? On the same track have you had to repeatedly tell yourself over the course of the day that it couldn't get any worse than it is at that current point only to hear yourself repeating it once again? That was my day yesterday... I can't go into complete details both for security reasons and mainly to keep myself from looking like the complete tool that I am. Yesterday morning I woke up around 0730 . I woke up, I stretched, I did normal wake up things, after I was completely dressed I was about to walk out of my room when I realized I didn't have a vital item that I should of had... As I said I can't or rather wont say what was missing... But suffice to say... You don't wanna lose it. I tore off towards the restroom... And a few of the other areas that I was the night before. I couldn't find it. I went higher up told my boss what was going on... Needless to say he was less than thrilled... So then we all searched for the missing item... 1hour and 22 minutes after I awoke we had the item. Turns out someone was trying to be funny... (So this is one of those things that are SO NOT FUNNY) Needless to say this could of been very bad... And to prove this point I was smoked (uh most of you know PT. "Smoked is vigorous PT for as long as the NCO deems necessary.) Before my smoking there was a huge blow up between a few of the different personnel... For which later during a very long sunken session I will eventually be blamed. So I was smoked for something like 51/2 hours... No joke.. Not good. Now I don't know how long most of you have known me but I have this amazing ability to get mouthy regardless of the circumstance that I am in. Which didn't help my problem at all I'm sure... So all day yesterday until I went to bed I was doing stupid little missions all the while I was carrying a 10ft black 2x4 as a reminder, I filled sandbags I did police calls, I got MRE's (a side note I didn't actually eat until a late dinner I was not in good shape.. ) I took everything out of my room and set it up the same way outside.. Including wall locker and bed and then I had to put it all back and all of this was before the smoking session at the end of the day I was told I was going to be made an example of . In order to make sure no soldiers would actually lose any items they were going to push this as far as it could go. I basically went to sleep fearing that I would soon either lose rank or money all off of someone else's mistake. I am not trying to place the blame I was responsible for that. I accept the responsibility it just seemed a bit harsh you know??? This morning I woke up and it is like yesterday was just a bad dream (accept that my muscles are screaming to make sure I know that it was real) ... What a difference a day makes.... So on a happier note I literally hid in my trailer all day watching the first and second season of Las Vegas. A great show.

Random fact of the day Cincinnati Bengals are 7 wins and 2 losses best streak in almost 15 years...

Friday, November 04, 2005

Meaningless dribble, but you love it.

The past three days have been very, very boring. We were kind of fired from our job.... Well that isn't true we weren't fired we were replaced by civilian contractors that told us they could handle it and to leave them the hell alone... In less colorful ways. The only problem here being that our leadership wants us to stay here. With nothing to do... I buy movies... Lots and lots of movies. So basically I have spent the past few days watching the entire series of Tru Calling It has that girl from Bring it on Eliza Dushku so very pretty... What I mean is she is freaking hottttt....5 t's hot. That's huge and Jason Priestly comes in mid season as the Antagonist... A lot of fun.... Basic premise.... People die untimely deaths..... Tru is a med student that ends up working the graveyard shift in a morgue in Boston, wrongful dead come in.. And when she sees them they whisper her name and ask her to help them... If you thought that was odd wait till you hear what happens next...... Her day is rewound to when she woke up and she has a limited amount of time (you know till they die) to find out who they are and the circumstances of their death... Priestly's character comes in and muddles... But I wont blow the surprise. It really was a very good show but I guess fox cancelled it because they can't have that kind of thing on their record... You know a show with a fan base. So I have been having A lot of old friends pop up out of nowhere recently.... Two friends I haven't spoken to in almost 4 years another in three... It has been really great.... So hey Wright worlders you know that thing about me we don't talk about much???? Head honcho and I talked about it today.... RFG he thinks similarly to you... I thought he was gonna smack me... Shrug enough about that. I was up something like 33 hours and I have no idea why I couldn't fall asleep... Man I was grumpy though... Today I was all snappy so I stayed in my room... I wish I had the power to rewind time and help someone alter their life just enough to make a difference . I dunno it seems like a really cool thing... Tomorrow I'm off to find another show... hmmm hope I find a long one we could be here a while.... HI new comers feel free to read past posts you could learn A lot.... Hi Swooshie!!!!!!!!! And Ming And Mango!!!!!!!!

Random question of the blog... Do undercover cops sleep under the sheets?????

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

All Hallows Day

Nov 1st.
Halloween has come and gone... The first of many holidays that we will see pass by with out so much as a slight notion of the fact that it is anything other than a normal day... I think I have mentioned our belief before. When you are serving in Iraq everyday is Tuesday, Because you worked the day before and you still have a full week of work ahead of you.... It sounds kind of pessimistic, but eh it is. The sand isn't very conducive to optimism. They (they being the Dfac personnel and The MWR people) Did their best to amuse us.... The Dfac was decorated almost to the point of nauseum.... (the severs were wearing Halloween themed Dunce caps) and MWR threw a little dance thing. I really don't know anyone that went to it... And I think that is for a couple of reasons... A.... There are close 1500 soldiers on this post.... Maybe less maybe more... Of those 1500 there are like maybe 100 females.... And that is probably an exaggeration... Of those Hundred or so females... You can bet that at least 35% of them are married, engaged or you know "seriously committed". Of the remaining 65% at least half of that are either officers or too old or both....(eww) so that's like 1400 hundred guys and something like 33 girls give or take.... That isn't even considering the fact that we work 24 hours, so some of those females could likely be working during the dance itself... And B. Hello are we going to dance in our Desert Uniform in our clunky boots... Or in our P.T.'s maybe? All while still carrying our freaking weapons. It was a nice effort though.. So I have a new video game addiction that I am some what ashamed to admit... I have been playing Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006 for the past couple of days, and I am not too bad, I played with one of the KBR (civilian) guys yesterday and won the game 20 under par... I was so proud of myself... Obviously because I even told all of you.... I have heard a rumor that I will not be heading to Scania after we are done here. It is currently just a rumor but I could be heading back towards Cedar II or Tallil which would be great because I have friends in both those camps.... I was told to continue sending my mail to Scania though so who knows. Oh yeah before I forget.... I managed to mangle my leg up a little bit a couple of nights ago... It isn't all that bad but I did rip my pants and cut my mid-thigh pretty good... I tripped over a grounding rod, or rather the grounding rod grabbed my thigh and threw me to the ground.... As I said, obviously I am fine but my leg is sore as the dickens ( I really like that expression) They shortened my 12 hour shift into an 8 hour shift.. which could be good or bad. I now have four more hours that I have to find to fill... (today I slept almost ten hours...) I hope you are all doing wonderfull and I hope you are all writing me snail mail it is so much fun to get....

Random Movie Quote of the Day.. "It's funny the things a young man remembers, like I don't remember my first Christmas or the first meal I ate. I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice I'd ever Known..." Forest Gump on first meeting his jenny.- Forest Gump