Monday, September 19, 2005

Almost Home

Right now I'm sitting at a computer in Kuwait waiting for a flight to the States. My experience in Iraq is officially over. I flew out of Baghdad and into Kuwait on the 17th and expect to fly out of Kuwait for the States within the next day or two. I know you are anxiously chomping at the bit to find out what the outcome of the game show is but I only have 30 minutes on the computer and it took about 29 for this page to load. Rest assured I will resolve the situation within the next few days. In order to keep your curiosity I'd like to briefly summarize a few of the details. It seems this plot of deception includes such key players as Pete Townshend legendary guitarist for the band The Who, Chuck Norris famous martial artist, and a strange contraption that, on initial investigation, seems to be a the new invention of a totally wireless catheter/cell phone. Weird I know but I couldn't make this stuff up even if I tried. Well, maybe if I tried really hard. Anyway, I'll bring this whole nasty episode to a proper ending once I have a little more time at the computer. Until then I'll enjoy my last few hours in the middle east and look forward the once again inhaling the ever present air of Freedom only to be had in the God Fearing U. S. of A.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

A Striking Development

It seems that the results of the always exciting Lightning Round from the hit new game show "What Would You Do?" have been tampered with. There has been a series of very questionable events that have lead our panel of celebrity judges to launch a full scale investigation culminating in the arrest of one Jamie Good. Once the final interrogations have taken place I'll post a full account of the events and the ruling of the panel of celebrity judges. All I can say at this point is that in all my years of Game Showing I've never seen anything as sneaky and underhanded as this. But rest assured the dangerous criminal behind all this is safely locked up in an undisclosed location and will never again be able to harm another innocent game show contestant again.

Stay tuned for the full detailed report.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Back at Liberty

Well, my responsibilities have ended. I'm back at Liberty in a trailer waiting out my last days in Iraq. So far all I've done is sleep in, eat, play basketball (which I'm not very good at), eat dinner, go to sleep. That pretty much sums it up. I think we're going to go to a different camp today to visit the Mecca of all Haji shops. I've only been there once before but I remember they have a pretty good selection. The mood here is very light now that we no longer have a mission and aren't really sending guys out into the streets anymore. We had an awards ceremony the other day where one of my friends got the Bronze Star. He really deserved it. But to sum up the whole experience as they were pinning the medal onto his uniform the metal star part fell off of the cloth ribbon part and almost fell in between the wooden slats of the deck we were standing on. You have to hand it to the lowest bidder. I'm still not exactly sure when I'll actually be at my house in the States. The story on how long the out processing process will take, and when it actually starts keeps changing. It seems the hurricane has shifted a large number of forces around in the states and processing centers for guys coming back from Iraq have been affected. Oh well, it'll happen sometime. I'm not too worried.

I'll wait a few more days to turn the results of the Lightning Round over to the celebrity judges. So far only Jamie Good has turned in a response. It was very creative, however I must point out that I really like my Mother-in-Law.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Word Verification

I kept getting spam comments on my blog so I had to turn on Word Verification for the comments section. I should just add a small step to leaving a comment but I think it'll be worth it.

"What Would You Do?" The Lightning Round

It's time for everyone's favorite game show "What Would You Do?". This is the episode you've all been waiting for. It's big, it's exciting, it's more exciting than sliced bread or magic nose goblins, I'm making it up as I go. It's the always exciting Lightning Round. You remember the rules? Well I've sort of forgotten them so it'll work like this. I'll post three pictures and you, the winners of the regular game, get to come up with what you think happened after the picture was taken, or what circumstances you think revolved around the picture. After the entries are in and the celebrity judges have made their decisions I'll announce the winners along with the actual story behind the picture. Are you ready? Ok, April, Jamie Good, and Peter if you're still out there your answers are the only one that count toward the mystery prize. Everyone is welcome to participate but their answers are the only ones being judged. Your answers will be judged on originality and creativity not necessarily accuracy. As network news has proven time and again accuracy isn't really all that important anyway. Here goes!!

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