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

Aug 22, 2009

Who The Hell Wants To Go To Wisconsin...

I never thought I'd say it, "But dammit, I want to go to Wisconsin!!!!"

Which is exactly where I am headed in about 2 hours or so.

Actually, I gotta do the bag drag across post. Which will be loads of fun. Then I have to drop my stuff off so that it can be sniffed by the drug dog. Apparently some GI's are bringing hashish back from Afghanistan. Can you believe it?

Then I have to get my carry on bag searched by a customs agent to make sure I don't have any knives or sharp objects. There are two problems with this.

1. Does anyone actually think that returning soldiers would be a hijack risk? We're going home. And even if one did try, he would promptly be killed by all his fellow soldiers.
2. I am bringing one 9mm pistol and one 5.56mm M4 military grade assault rifle on the plane. So basically, they are saying that a knife is no good, but a gun is fine. Whoever made that rule needs to be placed in a rubber room for the remainder of their life.

Anyway, we are leaving Kyrgyzstan today. Should be back in the states today. International date line is a funny thing. I'll actually fly back in time.

Then we clear Fort McCoy for a few days. Then we take a bus home.

Just wanted to update everyone on what I'm doing. I'll be home by next weekend.


I love you Mom...


  1. Yeah! Are they feeding you good on the way home? Are you able to sleep any on the plane? Traveling back in time---I love it! I can't wait until you get a long shower and a soak. And first beer--what kind? Irish?

    When my husband helped our Air Force son drive his car from Ohio to Alaska, the Canadian border people asked them over and over about knives. They even asked my son if the Air Force issued him a switchblade! Too funny. Take care, and thanks for the update.

  2. HAHAHA! You can carry a ballpoint pin on board and you can kill with your bare hands, but you had better not have a pinknife in your pocket.

    Welcome home, MP.

  3. oh baby, oh baby: Back where you belong with all your fingers and toes and other important parts. Thank you for the ride along and the service. Looks like you got out in time for more bullshit then anyone needs to be around. Stay safe state side. Keep writing please. love lorraine

  4. Hopefully, by the time you read this'll be donning a Cheese Hat and drinking a big glass of cold milk!
    From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your sacrifice. Know that your AirmanMom will keep praying for you and looking to read your words!
    Stay Strong!
    Pray Hard!

  5. Well, Mud Puppy:

    I have been a faithful reader - even when I wasn't commenting, I was reading and praying hard for you.

    Thank God you are out of there, thank you for your service ... take some time to enjoy yourself before you dive back into the world of work and all the crap that goes with it.

    The up side is that the recession is almost over (supposedly) so thanks for electing Obama, even though we counteracted each other vote hehe I love ya still :)

    With warmest regards,


  6. and I can't wait to hear what you think of the tea parties---the ones the MSM is ignoring. where veterans speak up...and talk to their congressmen about what oaths mean...

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