Monday, March 31, 2008


Hey everybody!

Sorry for the long delay. I have been swamped with the move to Bagram.
Bagram Air Field that is. I am surprised at how small this base is, area wise. I had supper last night with two F-15 pilots, 1st Lt's Arrow and Joker. After explaining how thrilling,we,on the ground, found their Combat takeoffs. I asked them what the elevation at the airfield was. Turns out to be 5000'. This place sits on alluvial deposits eroded from the surrounding rugged Snow-capped peaks of the Hindu Kush. A former Soviet base, it is still littered with the detrius and debris of its former incarnation, and that includes about a million Mines still on base and in the area.

The Good? much cooler temps and some mountains to look at, not to mention a lot of cute chicks running around.

The Bad? Primative living conditions and an even MORE BORING job than I had before.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

List Mania

I stole this from Kris

Everything bolded - I have done:
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink Many many times

02. Swam with wild dolphins

03. Climbed a mountain: Several California, Texas and Germany

04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive: And A Pantera

05. Been inside the Great Pyramid: not yet but it is on my to do list

06. Held a tarantula:Cool

07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone: If hot tubs count,Sure

08. Said “I love you” and meant it

09. Hugged a tree: and have climbed several hundred.

10. Bungee jumped: don't care to

11. Visited Paris: many times

12. Watched a lightning storm.Just last week.

13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise. Almost every day.

14. Seen the Northern Lights

15. Gone to a huge sports game. NBA Finals

16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa

17. Grown and eaten your vegetables: And fruit, and Canned them all

18. Touched an iceberg

19. Slept under the stars. More times than I can count

20. Changed a baby’s diaper. Not my favorite task, but several hundred times

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon

22. Watched a meteor shower. Look for them nightly, the Geminids are going on now

23. Gotten drunk on champagne

24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope

26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment: Boot camp in the Navy, Very Important Personel Inspection, and a seagull dropped a load on the edge of the inspecting Officer's hat that ran down his face and on to his uniform. Kind'a broke the decorum of the occasion, and I got into a lot of trouble.

27. Had a food fight.

28 Bet on a winning horse. Retama Downs is just 6 miles from my house in San Antonio, bet on a lot of losers too!

29. Asked out a stranger

30. Had a snowball fight

31.Screamed as loudly as you possibly can: looking for lost children

32. Held a lamb: Rack of lamb

33. Seen a total eclipse

34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run: 5 Lifetime, normally blooper singles, but a hit is a hit!

36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking: Every. Single. Time.

37. Adopted an accent for an entire day (German, Aussie)

38 Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment: Most of the time

39. Had two hard drives for your computer

40. Visited all 50 states: Just 49 so far, need to get up to Maine

41. Taken care of someone who was drunk.far too often

42. Had amazing friends:I find if you are an amazing friend you will have them

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country : Germany, Belgium,Holland, England, Mexico,Canada, France, Kenya,The Philipines,Hong Kong,Thailand,Japan,UAE. California

44. Watched whales: While under weigh and listened to them on Sonar

45. Stolen a sign Not a street sign though, that's stupid and dangerous

46. Backpacked in Europe Rucksack anyone?

47. Taken a road-trip

48. Gone rock climbing

49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving Many times

51. Visited Ireland Not yet

52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love Still

53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them Every day

54. Visited Japan 7 times in the Navy

55. Milked a cow

56. Alphabetized your CDs And cassettes and albums and Books

57. Pretended to be a superhero

58. Sung karaoke: Love it!

59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Played touch football

61. Gone scuba diving Plenty of snorkeling though

62. Kissed in the rain

63. Played in the mud

64. Played in the rain

65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China

67. Started a business Several

68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites the last one was the ziggurat of UR

70. Taken a martial arts class Does Basic combat training count?

71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight 48 hours straight 1980 in Germany, in the Army

72. Gotten married

73. Been in a movie

74. Crashed a party

75. Gotten divorced

76. Gone without food for 5 days: 19 days, post appendectomy.

77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest

79. Ridden a gondola in Venice

80. Gotten a tattoo

81. Rafted the Snake River Have done other rivers

82. Been on television news programs as an “expert”

83. Gotten flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage

85. Been to Las Vegas

86. Recorded music

87. Eaten shark

88. Kissed on the first date

89. Gone to Thailand

90. Bought a house

91. Been in a combat zone

92. Buried one/both of your parents

93. Been on a cruise ship

94. Spoken more than one language fluently

95. Performed in Rocky Horror

96. Raised children

97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour

98. Passed out cold

99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country

100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over

101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge

102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking

103. Had plastic surgery

104. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived Swimming Pool accident knocked unconscious, my brother saved me

105. Wrote articles for a large publication

106. Lost over 100 pounds

107. Held someone while they were having a flashback

108. Piloted an airplane

109. Touched a stingray

110. Broken someone’s heart

111. Helped an animal give birth

112. Won money on a T.V. game show Tried out for Jeopardy, didn't make it past the second round. Was nervous as hell

113. Broken a bone

114. Gone on an African photo safari Not really a Safari, but Did drive around Kenya with a camera

115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears Abraded,Lacerated,Punctured, Contuded and Burned, but no Piercing, not even the Ears

116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol All three plus,Machine Guns,Grenade Launchers,165mm Demolition Gun, Mortars,Laws Anti Tank Rockets,Stinger AntiAircraft Missle,Torpedoes,Anti Submarine Rockets,Claymore mines and a HELL of a lot of explosives.

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild

118. Ridden a horse Not since I was a teenager

119. Had major surgery Appendectomy,Damn near killed me!

120. Had a snake as a pet

121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours

123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states

124. Visited all 7 continents

125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat

127. Eaten sushi

128. Had your picture in the newspaper

129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school

131. Parasailed

132. Touched a cockroach I am the designated bug wrangler for all the females I know, and I ate one once for a hunderd dollar bet. Yum!

133. Eaten fried green tomatoes

134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey

135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating Porky,Daffy, Foghorn Leghorn,Elsee,Bambi,Thumper, Snake, Coon, Possum,Squirrel, Turkey, etc, etc

137. Skipped all your school reunions

138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language

139. Been elected to public office

140. Written your own computer language

141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care

143. Built your own PC from parts

144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you

145. Had a booth at a street fair Gun Shows,Flea Markets

146. Dyed your hair

147. Been a DJ

148. Shaved your head

149. Caused a car accident

150. Saved someone’s life

I'll get around to fleshing out some of the more interesting ones later

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

On the Way


I am at the airport, first stop, Amsterdam, next stop The ME.

I start getting Paid as soon as we go wheels up on the plane. Whooo Hoooo!!!

The last 17 days with out working has been a strain on the credit cards, TBS it will be very nice to be debt free by thanksgiving!

Saturday, September 1, 2007


I stumbled across a blog written by a gal named Crystal , who lives in Crotch Dust Mississippi.

She is the absolutlyist (is that a word?) funniest writer on the domestic front I have EVER read.

NSFW if you get in trouble for laughing your ass off.

Here is the link


I Fly on Wendsday!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


For those of you whom have an abiding interest in Anthropology and Archeology like myself, prepare to be envious.

Whilst I am stuck here in Houston till I get a flight to the ME. I have been casting about for some thing to do, and heard on the Radio a commercial for the Houston natural history museum, which is sponsoring an exhibit of the 3.2 million year old hominid fossile known as "Lucy", on loan from the Ethieopian (sp) Museum and accompianied by the 20 plus year caretaker of said fossile!

I am in heaven!

20 bucks to get in, and well worth it, in my eyes!

Tomorrow is going to be a GOOD Day!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


I can no longer blog.

contact me at , iffen ya want the skinny!

Back to the Sandbox

My flight out to the M.E. should happen mid week.

UNFORTUNATLY, The contract I signed has a clause stipulating "NO BLOGS".PERIOD.

Due to OPSEC and contractual considerations I will no longer be allowed to publish my writing, as awful as it is.

Thank you for your support.

The contract said nothing about commenting on other websites, so please look for my snark in all the usual places!

If you want to contact me directly my E - M a i l is, U n k a w i l l 3 2 1 at y a h o o d o t c o m .

Damn, I'm gonna miss this.

Thanks Y'all