They Said It Better Than I Ever Could...

These words that I write, they keep me from total insanity. -Charles Bukowski

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? -Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Feb 25, 2009

This Place Is Just Like A Strip Club...

Minus all the naked women and beer. Which really makes it suck. All the shitty things, but not a one of the good things.

Now why would I compare AssCrackIstan to a strip club? It’s actually quite simple. This place gets you all riled up, gets you all excited, and then sends you home with nothing.

Again today, it’s like the fifth day in a row, we were supposed to go outside the wire. I know, I know boring is good, no one gets hurt when it’s boring. Yet, I can’t get around the fact that I am about to go postal from the boredom.

The missions that they plan for us are getting more intricate, they are getting more dangerous, they are getting further outside the wire away from the safety of the FOB. Which is all well and good, trouble is we just never get to leave. Why don’t we get to go today? Apparently, there is like a chance of rain somewhere in this country so they have scheduled the air to be unnavigable at sometime this afternoon.

This is so far from unbelievable that I don’t even know what to call it. We get up, get all our shit together, are sitting there waiting for the order to go, and nothing. We get nothing. No boys, not today, take it all down, put it all away, and go back to sleep. Wait check that, we are going to have to find something for all of you to clean because we wouldn’t want you to be unoccupied.

I am done for now.


I love you mom...


  1. mudpuppy...I don't have the words of experience, to get you out of this moment. Frustration is frustration... never easy, never fun. Please know you have lots of support, gratitude and love!
    Stay Strong!
    Pray Hard!

  2. I have read these sentiments before as written by soldiers in Iraq. I could never say it as eloquently as Suspect (The Unlikely Soldier), so here an excerpt from one of his posts that give you his take on the same subject:

    "There is such a thing as Combat Blue Balls. It occurs when something kicks off and your adrenaline starts rushing and you're more than ready to get it on and all you need is that final go-ahead, whatever it may be.

    And that go-ahead never comes. Gets canceled. Disregard that. Negative. Return to FOB. Cease fire. Stand down. Abort. Pull out, Goose.

    So there you are, all jacked up over a false alarm, and pissed about it. Not even getting to fire that one inconsequential shot. Can't get a healthy dose of what you came here for."

    Frustration Alert Level: HIGH RISK of BOREDOM

    Hang in there Mud Puppy.

  3. I have just downloaded iStripper, and now I can watch the hottest virtual strippers on my taskbar.