My Old Blog, A History Of Crazy

My old blog, a history of crazy

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Subject : catchy title 2

Posted Date: : Aug 1, 2009 6:43 PM

I should be back in the U.S. on august
11th.  That should kick off 4-5 days off
to do whatever I want.  I got my car
waiting for me and plenty of cash in the bank. 
It should make for a good time.

It's not like last year when I got back and
all I wanted to do was get drunk and party. 
Don't get me wrong, those two things are very high on my to do
list.  I think I might moderate it a
little better this time.  This deployment
wasn't very stressful at all.  In fact,
it was one of the most chill deployments I have done yet.  We lost a few guys, mainly to accidents.  A couple people I know got hurt, but only one
was really "combat" related. 
The dumb ass got shot while smoking a cigarette when he shouldnt really
have been.  Not only that, he was shot in
the shoulder, not life threatening.  To
top it all off, he got flown to germany were president mother fuckin obama gave
him a purple heart.  Of all the people
for that to happen to, this guy was by far the last one on the list.  Other than that, seriously, nothing scary or
dangerous happend. 

I was doing "intel" for the
company for the first 4-5 months we were anyway.  Mostly sitting at a computer making maps and
tracking attacks in our AO.  Giving
briefs of enemy activity and looking for trends and shit like that.  It sounded really cool when I first heard
about it, but of course it turned out to be pretty lame.  We didn't have the resources to do really
cool shit and everyone kept asking us for stupid shit.  By the end of it all, we were a glorified
Kinkos.  It sucked ass.  The only cool thing I got to do was ID a dead
bodie of some jack ass that attacked the Iraqi police.  Scanning the iris of a dead guy may seem
creepy or gross to some people, but it seemed like some real CSI shit to
me.  That was honestly the highlight of
the deployment for me. 

I spent a lot of time thinking and
analyzing my life.  I'm not sure if I
already posted about this, but I basically rationalized everything I was doing
with my life and what I want to do with my future.  I won't go into the details because they are
dumb and boring, but I feel like I had a lot of personal emotional growth.  I'm really looking forward to getting back
and pursueing my goals.  I want to meet
new people and start new relationships, maybe even serious ones.  I haven't been in a real relationship in a
few years and I think I'm going to start shopping around for chicks that I
didn't meet while drinking at a bar or club. 
I also want to keep taking college classes online, to knock out all the
retarded freshman classes that I hated taking when I was out. 

I have no idea what is in store for me for
the next 16 months.  I know I will have a
job, and I know I'm going to be in california. 
What I don't know is what I will be doing in the marine corps once we
get back.  I could be back in the mortars
platoon again, going to the field every other week, blowing up fake enemy
targets and going deaf.  I could get sent
out to some other job, since I'm 99% not deploying again.  It should be interesting to see.

Until then, I'm stuck in iraq for another
few days, then going to kuwait for a few days and then catching a plane ride to
california.  After a week or so back
there, I'm visiting my sister in texas and then the rest of my family in
cleveland.  And then?  Well I guess I will have to wait and
see.  Life is all about the journey, and
so far mine has been pretty awesome. 
Inspite of everything, I wouldn't change a thing. 

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Subject : catchy title 1

Posted Date: : Jul 19, 2009 8:14 AM

I'm trying to decide if I should stay in a
few more years or if I should GTFO.  I
want out more than anything else right now because I hate being deployed and
I'm always fucking bored.  Being bored is
the worst thing on earth in my opinion.

So why should I even consider staying
in?  Glad you asked.

1. Steady pay for the next 3-5 years.

2. Going overseas on MSG duty would be
totally ballin

3. I can finish my degree online or at
least most of it

4. Honestly, I'm too old to live and
interact with college kids, they would just piss me off

5. Steady income = ballin ass studio

6. MSG = plenty of time to work on my side

7. MSG also = tons of hot ass foreign

Beside pursuing my

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