His journal posts
Jun 16, 2008
If upon someone's return from war no one is there to
greet them, do they have the right to be angry with their friends?
Has Okcupid stopped with the auto-rejection of questions?
May 4, 2006
I'm with my unit now getting settled in, I no longer have any
missing bits of flesh from pulling the practice risors too many
times (those are the straps we pull on to control where the wind
takes us, they almost work). My feet hurt from not being allowed to
wear real boots (as in ones that were designed for human feet) but
otherwise things are good.
I'm just enjoying things as best I can, and yeah, the army might be
broke right now.
Apr 16, 2006
Tomarrow I will either jump or be thrown out of an airplane at 1250
feet up, falling at a rate of 21 feet per second that means I'll
have less than a minute before I hit the ground... Suprisingly this
doesn't scare me in the slightest, by the end of the week I'll have
earned my blood wings, and if they are not given to me as blood
wings I beat them into my own chest without care for possible
The weird thing to consider is that this is the first time during
training I'll be in real danger of dying, yet after all the
training that has lead to this I just don't believe it could
happen, I mean all I've got to do is not break my legs like some
idiot, which just means I relax and possibly drink a beer when it's
Actually never mind the beer, I only drink on special occasions,
and jumping out of airplanes fails to qualify.
Apr 15, 2006
So it turns out that a broken rib is not the most painful thing in
the world like some people claim, I have one, I can even still see
the mark where it tried to force up through the skin; it's broken,
but it didn't quite snap all the way out of place and theres still
enough holding it there that it doesn't hurt to breath
(thankfully)... running on the other hand hurts, but thats to be
So why is it that people say a broken rib is so painful? Based on
my medical training I'm guessing its a real problem when it's more
than just one.
Apr 1, 2006
You ever get a number and a time to call, you enter it into your
phone, enter a name, and click save... then you go to call the
number and it's not in there anywhere? I hate my phone sometimes,
like earlier it wouldn't let me press the event button so I had
that annoying word there forever!
Yeah, I probably need a better cell phone.
Mar 31, 2006
I have started airborne training... so far it's just paperwork, but
everything is ready for the PT test on monday, and 40 of us have
already been rejected.
A bunch more will join the "41 club" on monday because they haveto
say people failed the test if too many high priorities arrive or
some such thing... 41 refers to only getting 41 push-ups.
So wish me luck.
Mar 29, 2006
I got my wisdom teeth removed on friday, and since then I've been
taking less than half the doses of the pain meds (maybe a good
weekend coming up?), but now I've shipped for airborne school and I
have to run everywhere and I'm to proud to pull my profile sheet
for anything; so I'm doing a lot more than I should be doing, all I
should be doing is healing.
Oh yeah, and people in Fort Sam Houston are mostly full of
something along the lines of soft yet warm ice cream... Sorry some
lies they told piss me off.
Mar 25, 2006
Welcome to Delta Company 232, Fort Sam Houston, home of the soon to
be airborne combat medics, and in my case Ranger...
However, last weekend I did something to keep someone alive, and
now I'm in trouble for it because it caused my name to come up in
the wrong conversations, so I will not be getting out at all this
The plus side being that one of my friends is still alive.
Mar 18, 2006
I've decided not to drink anything this weekend to see if it'll
change God's mind about me, if God still doesn't consider me worthy
than I'll try to act like those drunk drug addicts God loves oh so