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23 December 2005 @ 11:23 pm
This started out as a comment to Dan's on the last post.. but it grew and grew. Now it's a full grown post. Amazing how quick they grow up when you're not paying attention.

That's sounds nice. But nobody should have to tiptoe around topics. Who wants to live a scripted life? Things are different, i'm cool with that. Besides, life is so full of drama, any awkward moments will be forgotten in days. Atleast i'll forget anyways.

Eric and I were talking a while back - i haven't seen him for over a month - and he said life revolves around relationships. How true that is. Who cares about acheiving anything if you don't have a friend to share it with.

We're all living in temp housing waiting for out flight out of here. I mostly read random sci-fi and play Blackhawk Down on our mini-lan we set up. Towards the end everyone is losing that military edge. That rigid adherence to Army life. We don't organize by teams/squads anymore, just clicks. My tent usually wakes up around noon everyday, it's great.

Our replacements seemed alright. Good luck to those guys, I don't envy them at all. Their 1sg calls them assholes and all the E6-E7s have some kind of union. I tried to give my extra ammo to some of their guys and they looked at it like it was an illegal stash of drugs or something. They'll learn. All our special toys and makeshift equipment went to the dumpster instead of needy hands. They'll learn. They choose their equipment on aesthetic properties instead of function. They'll learn just like we did. Just like i did. All kinds of, now useless, information. Maybe that's the funny feeling about going home. We just want to drink and lounge because that's what we want to do here. But once there, it'll be something different. We'll want adventure and thrills.

Do you ever notice that you're more apt to read another persons journal entry if its short? You do eventually read it if it isn't, but still, you just kinda want the summary. You can always ask them for the details later. Maybe that's just something i developed here. Hah, developed here.

I just thought of something. Sarah once invited Dan and I to this starving thing. You don't eat for 36 hours and it raises money/awareness for unfortunates elsewhere. Lets you feel what it's like to starve. To feel true hunger. I like that idea. We all need to starve a little bit in our lives to appreciate it. I know i certainly appreciate mine.

Time for chow.. g'night, love you all.
Dan: bun-bun piratewarraven on December 23rd, 2005 08:38 pm (UTC)
yeah, things are different, i just hope that we can all still be honest with each other, i know i won't lie to your face if you do something that's.. well, not in line with the norm of a CONUS environment (ex. driving in the middle of the road) lol. i dunno, i tend to write short posts, because i'm not really into explaining every detail, i'll give the low down dirty version, and if someone wants more details about it, they can ask me.

once you get back, i'll have to introduce you to a few cool new people i've met, i bet sarah could say the same.

i can't wait to lounge around the house just playing video games, or planning video games, or comtemplating the universe, or why/how people act like they do. it's wierd how you miss the stuff you didn't really think you'd miss. ha.. i guess this comment turned into a mini-post too.. oh well, i hope you read it all :-p
i.: goldfinch? ©feffermanmousewings on December 23rd, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that about entries too. That I read the short, happy ones first and don't comment that quickly if it's on a touchy subject.... For those, I just say "hope things go well" or "that's too bad" or something along those lines. It makes me feel iffy, but I don't know what else to say. :/
Take care and happy holidays.

prettierinpinkprettierinpink on December 24th, 2005 06:42 am (UTC)
hey, whatever you need to do to unwind. it can't be any worse/better than what i've gotten into lately. so i can hold your head/hand/heart and hang out with you and be an open ear/mind if you need to unload.

ericiniraq on December 25th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC)
this entry is way too long. please summarize. :) merry christams sean. we were scheduled to join you guys today, but i guess santa is the only one authorized in the airspace. soon i guess. right now it just feels like another move...prolly not until kuwait will it be real. the new guys are messed up. we had a LT who couldn't figure out how to get out of a battle locked HMV. i could tell you more..will later. peace out.
prettierinpink: uniqueprettierinpink on December 25th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC)
mperson on December 25th, 2005 11:10 pm (UTC)
Happy Christmas
Hey, good to hear from you. Merry Christmas -- I hope you got in on some of the festivities we saw on TV, did you get a special meal? Looking forward to hearing that you're 'catching that plane.' Let us know when you'll fly into that final place where we can pick you up. A lot of us want to be there, who drives you back is up to you.

I'm in FL this week. Erin came down with me for a couple days then went to Chicago to be with our family there so she could be with the cousins for her 21st BD. She's looking forward to seeing you -- she'll be much closer now too -- staying w/ Pete/Lisa/Leah until she gets settled to get an apartment. I'll be back in DC 28 Dec.

ly, m.
Dan: cheat raverwarraven on December 28th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
prettierinpink: hug meprettierinpink on December 31st, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
I <3 Sean Carnes and can't wait for him to come home!!