Fall 2005: The Leftovers

TACO’S COUSIN AND HIS GIRLFRIEND VISIT HAWAII; NOVEMBER 2005 The rest of November were very uneventful until the day after Thanksgiving 2005. My cousin and his girlfriend (who is now his wife) came out to Hawai’i. She had been there quite a few times for work and it was my cousins first time to the …

Dry Dock, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard – Summer 2005

After I had closed the book on the whole Callysta saga, I was ready to find some new sense of normalcy. I was standing in the kitchen, reading some mail, when Gamecock came in from the garage. He had just gotten off a fairly lengthy underway and was still in his poopie-suit, carrying his sea …

Stand-Down Ends, Getting Ready for Dry Dock – June 2005

On June 2, 2005 I got to play my favorite golf course in a tournament with my CO, the XO [who was a douche, but whatever, you know it’s golf] and one of the JOs with whom I had become friends. We played Klipper on the Marine Corps base, which was right by my house. …

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 …

ORSE Workup & ORSE, July 2004

After being underway for a month or so, we submariners start to laugh at the dumbest shit. We also start to behave like complete jack-asses. There was one particular RC-Div buddy of mine, Mongo, who was in my watch section and could always be counted on to provide ample hilarity in times of monotony.  Also, …

My First SNOB Turnover – May 2004

Entry for May 28, 2004:  SNOB Turnover Dick -> Willie On a nuclear powered submarine, the dudes who work in the engineering department are known as “Nukes.”   Subsequently, those dudes  whom have minimal time left until their expected separation date can call themselves “short.”  Henceforth, the Shortest Nuke On Board can be transformed into …

The Birth of Nugg-Life – April 2004

Entry for April 3, 2004:  Some dude punched my car window Chuck had the brilliant idea that night that we should all roll out to some random beer party.  I had no clue who lived there but they had booze, kegs, a pool, hot-tub, a massive beer-bong …and Nugget.  He told us via cellular telephone …