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 unkawill321@yahoo.com , 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

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Back to Iraq, The Party

Last night,a party was thrown in my honor. A good time was had by all. Karaoke was sung, and Unkawill was a sight to behold on the dance floor, gettin all kinds of jiggy with it, I was.

I am Humbled by the amount of love that was thrown my way, who knew I had so many friend's?

I didn't get a head count, and if I have to guess, I would say, north of 60 people cared enough to show up and help me celebrate.

The food was Awesome as usual, and the menu read as follows.

Brisket, Sausage, Chicken fajitas, Tater salad, Beans, Armadillo Eggs, Pico, Deviled Eggs, Chips and Queso, A Gorgeous Chocolate cake, and a bunch of other stuff.

It was all delicious, thanks to everybody who brought a dish, Y'all Rock!

Up at 8:30 this morning, doing laundry, taking care of all the last little details, packing my bags, head out to the airport around 2 for my 4:30 flight to Houston.

Update! Aug. 26, 2007

Done with my Indoc process, should fly mid week, thanks for your support and Prayers!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


Did the back and forth with HR today, submitted the rest of my paper work, got my Birth certificate in the mail from Alabama and received my manifest to fly to Houston, Sunday afternoon, so I can start the glorious hurry up and wait that is the in processing process.

Fun! 10 days of filling out forms, getting fitted for MOPP gear and Body armor,Physical check up/out, Classes, KBR corporate culture,Middle eastern culture, But mostly sitting around and catching up on my reading.
I should get through at least 4 books in those ten days, and the first one is going to be " The Arab Mind". I have already started reading it and am about 80 pages into it.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Whoo am I tired!

Busy,busy, busy.

Tried to install a house full of shutters on friday, in Georgetown Tx. which is about 120 miles north of me.

While tootling along on I35 about halfway there, I notice that I am emitting a huge amount of white smoke from under my van. Aw CRAP!

Quickly pulling over to inspect the malfunction, I find my Transmission leaking fluid all over the place.
Diagnosis: Blown front seal, scorched and fried Xmission.

Remedy: 5 quarts of fluid, and limp back to the swamp, while calling the client to reschedule for monday, Pull tranny, rebuild tranny, reinstall tranny, done at 2 am sat morning. Which BTW is the fastest I have ever done a rebuild job, a little less than 16 hours.

Up at 730 Sat morning, install 5 houses full of blinds with my Xo get back to the office around 5, and do paperwork till 9, go to Papa's bar and grill for libations and karaoke, get to bed, after Jack in the Box, around 1:30 am.

sunday, up at 7:30 take aspirin with my coffee, peruse the opinion columns, start the first of 5 load's of laundry,MOW the Friggin Yard, WBTW, was about a foot high, due to all of the rain we have had recently, and build a King sized upholstered headboard. done about 10pm in bed at 11.

monday, on the road at 8, get to the job site at 10, and promptly blow out the crotch on my slacks, so there I am all commando, swinging in the breeze, Howdy, everybody.

Thank GOD for safety pins.

Get done around 2:30 and wait around so as to get paid, get back to San Antonio around 6pm
do paper work till 8 go back to Papa's for more libations and to see an old GF who had just heard of my impending departure.

Get to bed @ midnight.

today, up at 6 coffee, paper, out the door at 7:30 pick up 6 orders from the factory, back to the office, take about 20 phone calls and write this post.

Time for lunch!

Friday, August 10, 2007


Subject: Exothermic or endothermic?

The following is an actual question given on a University ofWashington Chemistry mid-term. The answer by one student was so "profound" that the professor shared it with colleagues, via the Internet, which is, of course, why we now have the pleasure of enjoying it as well:

Bonus Question: Is Hell exothermic (gives off heat) or endothermic> (absorbs heat)
> Most of the students wrote proofs of their beliefs using Boyle's Law
> (gas cools when it expands and heats when it is compressed) or some
> variant.
> One student, however, wrote the following:
> First, we need to know how the mass of Hell is changing in time. So
> we need to know the rate at which souls are moving into Hell and the
> rate at which they are leaving. I think that we can safely assume
> that once a soul gets to Hell, it will not leave. Therefore, no souls
> are leaving. As for how many souls are entering Hell, let's look at
> the different religions that exist in the world today. Most of these
> religions state that if you are not a member of their religion, you
> will go to Hell.
> Since there is more than one of these religions and since people do
> not belong to more than one religion, we can project that all souls
> go to Hell. With birth and death rates as they are, we can expect the
> number of souls in Hell to increase exponentially.
> Now, we look at the rate of change of the volume in Hell because
> Boyle's Law states that in order for the temperature and pressure in
> Hell to stay the same, the volume of Hell has to expand
> proportionately as souls are added.
> This gives two possibilities:
> 1. If Hell is expanding at a slower rate than the rate at which souls
> enter Hell, then the temperature and pressure in Hell will increase
> until all Hell breaks loose. 2. If Hell is expanding at a rate faster
> than the increase of souls in Hell, then the temperature and pressure
> will drop until Hell freezes over.
> So which is it?
> If we accept the postulate given to me by Teresa during my Freshman
> year that, "It will be a cold day in Hell before I sleep with you,"
> and take into account the fact that I slept with her last night, then
> number two must be true, and thus I am sure that Hell is exothermic
> and has already frozen over. The corollary of this theory is that
> since Hell has frozen over, it follows that it is not accepting any
> more souls and is therefore, extinct......leaving only Heaven,
> thereby proving the existence of a divine being which explains why,
> last night, Teresa kept shouting "Oh my God!"

Shamelessly stolen from daveinboca at http://daveinboca.blogspot.com/


Thursday, August 9, 2007


Out of the blue, yesterday, I get a call from my brother unkajim, Hey bro, what's up? say's me.

UJ: What kind of bennie's does KBR provide?

UW: Health,life, and not much else. Why do you want to know?

UJ: Well, I'm thinking that you might want some company over there!

UW: Your shitting me!

UJ: Now why would I shit my favorite turd. No I'm serious, been talking it over with the wife,and we think it's a good idea. Get out debt, pay off the house and retire in 3 years.

UW:Well Cool! I could probably arrange for us to share a trailer, what job are you looking at applying for?

UJ: Admin assistant.

Well needless to say, this caught me by surprise, and we ended up having a rather lengthy chat about living conditions and amenities over in the box.

I hope he gets it, it would defiantly be nice to have someone looking out for me in admin.

On a side note, my dental appointment went well, and I will be spending the rest of the day dealing with my application paperwork.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Future Plan's

I have been mulling an idea around in the old noggin for a couple of weeks, as to becoming somewhat of an ersatz embed interveiwer of military and civilian deployee's while I am in the sandbox.

A man on the street kind of thing.

What say you?

Monday, August 6, 2007

Weekend Recap

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting FBL of Fuzzylicious Thinking, Saturday night, (link in the sidebar) along with Merrilee Carlson, of Families United, www.familiesunited.com Merrilee's son Army Sgt. Michael Carlson, drowned in a rollover accident in Iraq Jan-24-2005 along with most of his Squad. She formed the above named organization to help support the troop's after his death.

Both of these Lady's are an Inspiration to me.

This was also the first time I have been privileged to meet up in "MeatSpace" anybody whom I have only known through the Internet.

On the in processing process, today I took and passed the WABI test, again (workplace attitude and behavior inventory) and had my chopper's checked out at the Dentist, two caries to be filled on Wednesday, and the obligatory lecture on flossing. Damn I hate getting my teeth worked on.

On a seperate note, I have installed a site counter, and have been checking out where my traffic is coming from.

Y'all don't be shy, please feel free to leave a comment or a simple Howdy, ifin that'll do ya!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Tag I'm It

Good friend FBL, Tagged me with the 8 thing's about me that nobody knows Meme.

So in no paticular order, Here goes.

3. I am right handed, but feel more comfortable shooting weapons and pool left handed.

7. I sew professionally.

1. I have been to every state except Maine.

5. I sing Karaoke, nasty habit but one I enjoy.

8. I wasted my vote in the last election on Kinky Friedman

2. I dropped out of High School in the 10th grade.

6. I was Soldier of the Year 1980 for the 7th Engineer Brigade in Germany.

4. I have been to the grave of General George S. Patton.

There are a lot more where these came from, Y'all will just have to wait for the next game of Tag.

As it's apparent that I came pretty late to this Meme, I'll just let it die a natural death of old age right here, and not tag anybody else.

Thursday, August 2, 2007


Lot's going on around these here parts, FBL is in town, and I am very much looking forward to meeting this wonderful Lady, perhaps Saturday night, I hope any way. TBS, another 12 hour day, leaving, in my wake, smiling,happy, satisfied customers!

I just wish that I would have had a little more of a warning of her visit, as my schedule is normally set about 2-3 weeks in advance.

What with regular work, running around trying to take care of the KBR stuff, and the Swamping, buy my Client's, to finish what they have on their respective plates, and training My XO to handle the CEO duties, Well Y'all get the picture.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007


Got a 30+ page document from HR today consisting of a to do list, of stuff I have to take care of before reporting to Houston.

Therefore, The posting will be light around here till I take care of the list.

Priorities and such, please bear with me, all 4 of Y'all.