Monday, February 20, 2012

The best write up about Iraq I've seen lately

I Miss Iraq, I Miss My Gun, I Miss My War this guy knows what he's talking about.

I've had days and weeks where I miss the weight of the armor on my shoulders, a weapon on my hip and sweet sound of a round being chambered. Unlike this guy, I can be blithe in reality about most of my trips except for those moments that still are burned behind my eyelids that I have trouble putting into words. Life in war wasn't the stasis of base life, it was a state of being beyond the wire, being shot at by someone who wanted to kill you and you doing the same thing back.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Taking care of the bride

The lovely bride is under the weather with a head cold which I've been treating with sudafed, tylenol, cold compresses, warm liquids and TLC.  Tonight she was lying about complaining about sinus pain and head ache so... I introduced her to the move I losely call the Afrin head bang.  I had her lay on her back with her head hanging upside down and spray it in her nose.  She yelled and I held her down for a second while her feet kicked and she said, "You're trying to kill me!"  Five minutes later, my head feels better!  Disclaimer on Afrin, don't use it more then 3 days.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Climbing Corona Del Mar's Green Burrito 1993

I used to climb back in the day when I was skinny, this one day, I wasn't really planning on going to the beach but somehow ended up there without the right shoes and saw some folk trying one of my favorite routes. It's not about how strong you are nor the gear that you have, it's about the skill or talent that you have inside.