Kailua, Hawaii and Leave of Absence – April 2005

Other than buying a new car, signing a lease and moving into a house with Gamecock and Hokie, seeing SmellyCrotch every now and then, augment was very uneventful and kind of boring. Kailua turned out to be heaven on Earth. When I die, I hope heaven is Kailua and a golf course with a caddy …

Augment, Spring 2005

When we got to the airport, I ordered a pizza and scarfed it; it was delicious. It’s odd how everything tastes, smells, and looks better when you’re in a good mood like that. It’s like a high no drug can match. The flight was awesome. International flights offer free booze. I pounded about three Jack-and-Cokes …

Yokosuka, Japan ..and the end of my WestPac ’04-’05

On 26 Feb 2005, we finally pulled into Yoko, a day that Romy and I had been counting down to since the first Guam stop.  We were here finally!  It was cold and snowy.  I had duty the first night in, but I found a way off the boat.  They were looking for volunteers to …

Mission #2 Hijinks

Some more dumb shit that we do out of sheer boredom underway: Romy snorts a concoction of garlic powder and crushed red peppers…it doesn’t bode well for him; Darko tried to hang by his feet from the Aft Escape Trunk handle, his foot slips off and he lands violently on his shoulder, he complains about …

Guam Trip #2 …and my 25th birthday

On December 28th we took off from Singapore after a relaxing stand-down to head back to Guam to get ready for our second mission.  In transit, we cleaned and ran drills, same old shit.  On New Years Eve, we held our crossing the line ceremony.  I just wasn’t all that into it.  It was a …

Taco meets Callysta – Guam, USA – November 2004

Later that night, or I should say early the next morning 21 Nov, the strip clubs were closing. They’re typically open until about 3 or 4 am, but then there’s this place that opens at like 4 am. I can’t remember the name of the place, but they serve drinks and pupu’s, bacon-wrapped shrimp and …