The Final Callysta Saga – Summer of 2005

I was on my way to Romy and Pips’ house in Kaneohe when I got a phone call from a number that I didn’t recognize. I answered it curiously and it was none other than Callysta. She was calling me from Guam, out of the blue. I had really written her off. Other than a …

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 …

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 …

Holiday Stand Down (2003 into 2004)

Holiday Stand Down was in full effect when I made my first calendar entry.  My boat was moored at Ford Island–which is an island within the harbor of an island–very meta…  But before I get into it, I should tell the story of how I came to know Emily. A month or two earlier, I …