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What a weekend!

June 1, 2010 1 comment

Man, what a great weekend.  Sure, there was a lot of driving.  I mean, I’m sitting in class right now after just getting home this morning at 0400hrs but hey, it’s all part of the experience.

Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The fam and I went up to VA this weekend to observer Memorial Day and to celebrate my step-daughter’s 13th Birthday.  On Friday, we made a stop at Arlington National Cemetery to pay respects to this country’s fallen.  It was my step-daughter’s first time and I hope she got something out of it.  I know that every time I go there, I get amazed even more every time.  It is truly an amazing place.  If you’ve never been, I highly recommend going one day.

Other than that, we just visited family, went to a water park on Saturday where I got thoroughly baked and lobster-red from laying out in the sun for 6 1/2 hours.  Good times.  Then we made it back home for some good friends, good food and good beer.

I hope everyone took the time this past weekend to pay respects to the fallen in their own way.  And to also take time to unwind and get with friends and family and relax and celebrate the unofficial opening to summer.  To those who couldn’t be with their families who are still serving over seas, my heart goes out to you and don’t worry, you’ll be home before you know it.  Thanks to all the family who made my weekend what it was and especially to my wonderful wife who makes life itself more fun than I could ever imagine.

I love you all!!

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Looney Tunes

My father-in-law is a weak little man.

Well, I shouldn’t even really call him my father-in-law because he has never actually been a father to my wife.  He’s spent his life devoting most of his time to being an asshole who thinks that he can do and say whatever he wants without repricutions while everyone else around him, particularly those that stand up to him, are stupid, immature and wrong for saying what they want.

In the past, I would say that he’s a pretty funny guy and that our views are pretty much the same.  He certainly doesn’ t like this current administration and it’s policies but he’s beginning to lose it.  Recently, he posted this little gem on Facebook knowing full well that his daughter is married to and has devoted her life to her husband who is in the military (that would be me).

I think his little comment on Facebook went something like, “reading this made me nautious.”  Look for yourself.

I’m sure you were all captivated by the pretty pictures and official-looking graphs and pie charts.  I know, it took me a minute to look away too. 

Now, I don’t give a rat’s ass if any of that is true.  I know we, as a country are taxed out the ass and that at times what the gubmint does with that money can be questionable.  And everyone with an IQ that’s slightly more than a quivering blob of smagma from the underside of the balls from a water ox knows that in these times that we’re in, Defense spending is a must if we want to be kept safe from harm from abroad.  If you have a hard time understanding that, then it’s time for you to relocate elsewhere.

On a personal note, I’m horrifically insulted by the fact that someone I used to call family would knowingly post something like that on a public domain.  Granted, there are other members of my immediate family who do not necessarily have the same political or strategic views that I do and they are certainly allowed to their opinion.

But when you act like a child who throws a tantrum because not everyone is playing by your rules and then you “un-friend” us on Facebook tells me that your issues go way deeper than your disagreement with whatever the gubmint is doing with your tax money.

Just keep in mind that no matter what you believe, there are people out there fighting for you and your beliefs.  And, not if – but when the next terrorist attack happens right in your back yard and the gubmint doesn’t have any resources to combat the culprits, just thank your stars that they cut all that defense spending that you hate so much.


It Does a Body Good

May 19, 2010 1 comment

I’ve been sitting here trying to find something witty to type but it’s just not coming to me.

I blame Cisco.

Sitting in a Cisco routing class listening to a monotone instructor talk about PPP, Frame Relay, ATM (no, not that ATM you sick little monkey!), and frame encapsulation really dries up all those creative juices.  Fortunately, I’m proud to say that I haven’t fallen asleep…….yet.  But that might have something to do with my constant eating, drinking water and supplementation that I’ve delved into the past couple of days.

Something I’ve found quite puzzeling is now that I’m trying to loose weight again, it (fat) seems to be melting off of me with little to no effort.  I weighed myself on Monday at 220 lbs.  Tuesday I weighed in at 217 lbs.  This morning I weighed myself using the same scale at 215.6 lbs.  Five lbs. in two days?  Is that healthy?  Healthy or not, whatever it is I’m doing, I need to keep doing.  Tip:  Eating “clean” does wonders.

I was going to write something about some information that the Mrs. told me last night, but I decided not to.  Let’s just say that some of the decisions that some people make in their lives need to be a little more thought out before they act on them.  And people wonder why there are so many people so dependent on the Gubmint these days.  Luckily, I fought my way out of that same situation many years ago and looking back on it now, I wonder why I made the decision in the first place.

Anyways, I just thought I’d put something down while I have the ability to still recall my name.  Oh the power of Cisco……

Categories: Personal matters

The Short Bus is Back in Business

Holy cow.

No, I’m not dead.  I didn’t get captured by terrorists or aliens or the border patrol.  I’ve just been preoccupied with life.  There have been times in the past where I’ve had many-a blogs started up only to completely abandon them a few months later.  When I started “The Short Bus” – as I affectionately call this here blog – I promised myself that I would do whatever I could to keep it going.  It’s still up but I must say that my performance has been somewhat wanting.

It’s not a big blog with multiple posters to keep the tens of readers that I do have intruiged.  It’s just little ol’ me and my thoughts.  A lot has happened since Novemeber when I made my last post.  I am now an officer in the US Army and I’ve experience so many changes in that short amount of time that I guess you could say that I’m a new man.  Better?  Well, I’ll let you be the judge of that.

There are some things that need to change about my writing habits, however.  I can say that in the past I’ve been quite a bit political and have expressed my views without fear of retribution.  This needs to change  seeing as how my newly found path in my career prevents me from doing so.  Of course I could always do what I want regarding this blog, but to be on the safe side, I’ll tone it down a bit.

There’s always something to write about.  It may not be what most people want to read, but hey, I don’t really care.  And as long as the bitch I call my muse hangs around for a while, then I’ll be sure to produce more magical and intruiging readings for your daily pleasure.

Hopefully you’ll stick around and not give up on me.  And I’ll try to do the same in return.

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