Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back at it!

Hello everyone!! Once again, thank you for all of your support that you have given to my brother and I!! THANK YOU!!

Back at it...well, I've had a REALLY nice transition back to being over here. I've the last three days off! WOW!! That's two more than I expected! SO basically I've slept the last three days. It's nice to just lay around all day. When there's not much more to do, why not? And, it's been raining the last couple days so there wasn't much more to do. I enjoyed catching up on the news from my room on the internet, but other than that I only left my room to shower, shave, brush my teefers, and use the wonderful potty....oh, and to eat once a day....I mean come on, how much food do you really need if you're just laying around all day? Plus the food isn't that good anyway. I miss the food from back home! I was really fortunate to get to eat a great variety of foods while i was home. Thanks to my folks cooking some much needed home cooked meals, I made dinner a few nights, and many thanks to the various restaurants around town. I think the only food I didn't have while I was home was some good habachi..sp? BUT that will be something to look forward to when I get home. Tomorrow I get back to work...well if you want to call what i do "work"....well, it can be at times, but it's a lot of 'hurry up and wait'. However, I do have a PT test in the morning...BLAH!! I hate them! It's the one thing I can't stand doing. Don't know why, I think it's the thought of not passing that mentally messes with my brain...but oh well. It doesn't matter, like I said before, nothing can get me down at this point. My goal is to not get excited about anything else while I'm over here...when I say that, I'm talking about my unit, the war, my unit, or.....any b.s. resulting from 'stuff' over here. I'm excited about much more important things than any of that stuff. It's great to be in a fog and have so much to look forward to when I get home. NE-WAY...OH, before I forget...

Hey bro! I think the counter is messing up. I REALLY thought that we passed the 6,000 mark, but then the other day when I got on here, it was at 5700 something...and I KNOW that I was not on crack when I put the number up two days ago, but now it's less than what I posted??

And, I'm not sure if anyone else noted that we only had 11 posts in September.... Sept 11 Well, it wasn't meant to be that way but I thought it was pretty cool. A nice way to remember September 11th. It's amazing how after that happened I would be driving down the road and look at the clock on the radio and it would be 9:11 . Odd. I wonder if people ever wonder if others still think about that day. I'll be the first to say I do. I think about it. I can't say how many times I've looked a clock, watch, radio, or something else and seen 9:11...I think about where I was and what I was doing and what I did that day. It's like yesterday. My brain doesn't work too well sometimes, but that day is locked in for pretty obvious reasons. Getting off that subject... While I was home a few people asked me about the war and how I deal with all the crap I've seen over here. I think I've said it before, but I was blessed with a bad memory. If I didn't keep a journal of the 'bad things' over here...I probably couldn't come with more than 4 or 5 stories. It's pretty cool I guess. You know, to my surprise, not many people did ask me what I've seen over here. I expected a lot more people to ask the questions I didn't want to answer, but they didn't. It was kinda nice. Being home and away from 'the war', talking about it was just about the last thing I wanted to do. Although, I did have some folks ask me what I thought about the whole situation over here....being in my situation, there's only a few things I could say. Which none of them will be repeated on here....just because. One thing I will say is this: People are going to vote the wrong way in a few days. This isn't a 'military' sponsored blog so I guess I can say whatever I want, but I won't. I will refer back to a conversation my aunt and I had. She said, 'he doesn't have a pullout date set. We want you all to come home now! At least 'he' does have a pretty quick plan to getting you all out of there.' Well, my response was this: Politicians will tell you and the American people what they think they want to hear. If I told you we were all leaving next Tuesday, would you vote for me? Next Tuesday, that's it right. That's what you want to hear. We're leaving next Tuesday. No matter what the situation is over here, no matter whether or not the Iraqis are ready to take over, lead their own country, have a stable military, stable gov't, and a stable way of want to hear that we're leaving, SO OK...Tuesday it is. Do you feel better? Do you? Why not? That's what you wanted to hear right? It doesn't matter that this country will go back to shit. Every life that was sacraficed will be discredited just so you could hear what you wanted. Let us finish the job so we don't have to come back to a worse situation. Let us finish the fight strong. SO many Americans would probably vote for Willy Wonka if he promised everyone a bar of chocolate....if that's what you wanted to hear.

Ok, I'm getting off my soapbox. There's more to this election than people think. I understand the economy is pretty bad. If I'm right, we've had a Democratic Congress for sometime now. So don't blame it on the Republicans. The economy should be the number one focus on this election. I voted. And I hope that the person I voted for is successful. Two or three years of experience isn't enough to lead an Army to war, let alone lead a country. Given the chance, take a highly motivated, smart, educated, and well-rounded employee from your work. Let's say he's been there 4 years. He/she probably thinks they know quite a bit about the business. Now take that person and move them to the General Manager, or CEO or your business. Seriously, how do you REALLY think that will go over?? Doesn't make much sense to me. I wouldn't do it. There is SO much more to the job than you can learn in even 4 years to put in that position. Now think about that before you vote. Do you REALLY want to put a 3 year employee in charge of the entire Company?? I hope not.

Ok seriously, enough of that. I must remind everyone that this blog is solely the opinions of two brothers. This blog is not connected to any military branch or belief. We are in the Army, but the words written on the blog are only our opinions and no one else's. We do not speak for the Army or any other branch of the military. We speak for ourselves.

Till next time,
Somewhere in Iraq,
SGT Wormy



MOM said...

when I read your last post I looked at the counter and said to your dad "I think that the counter is wrong because they had a lot more hit the last time I looked at it I think"
I totally agree with the second half of your post from employees to opinions....we should all think about what could happen and understand that this is your blog. I was glad to see that you reminded readers about that to hold off any problems.
It is getting very cold here. How about there? I did not get to ride my bike all week last week due to weather.
love ya

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 10/27/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.