Monday, August 28, 2006

Thoughts on moving

Today I mailed back some more stuff. I am not really happy about leaving Iraq. I haven't lived in the States for quite a while and I am scared that it is going to be too hard to deal with. Some little things don't bother me anymore, like bad driving. Guess what? The whole rest of the world can't drive. I don't want to deal with “Road Rage”. I don't want to deal with people whining because they only got 2 pickles with their Burger instead of 3.

That being said, I have mailed stuff back from all over the world. I have souvenirs and statues and all sorts of stuff from quite a lot of different places that I have almost forgotten. I am looking forward to playing with my junk. I also have a Scintillator that I have yet to see. I am looking forward to seeing movies and hearing the new music. I will get to drive my truck, have my bed, and be able to cook and see my friends and family. AND, there are a lot more girls in the States. I am working on my tan now so I can have a good winter tan when I get back. So I am looking forward to it a bit after all.

I am just not sure what to expect. It is hard to meet people with similar experiences, I don't know if I will be able to relate. Perhaps I should go ahead and get a mail-order bride that doesn't speak much English? Nahhh, too much headache.

I think I will visit Holland on my way back. I have a good buddy there and a chick I met in Romania lives there.

It is just a strange feeling to be leaving. You really get used to this austere environment.

Anyway, we had some huge explosions this morning. Not the creepy kind that sounds muffled which cause you to think it may have been a launch and not the really close ones that scare the shit out of you, it was the medium kind. The kind that you hear in movies where someone is in a basement and you can hear the distant bombing. The kind that gets louder after each explosion so you get the impression they are walking them in you. Anyway, it had been a few days so I guess we were due.

Oh well, here's to hoping everything works out! Maybe I will be more excited when the time actually gets a bit closer.



Blogger kanrei said...

Do not worry Walt. I know you have been gone for over 3 years, and it seems like America has becone some strange land from what you have been hearing during that time, but most things are pretty much as you remember them, only more expensive.
Do not worry about coming home. You have been gone for a while so being nervous is normal, but it will all be fine. Relax, enjoy your last month there as much as possible and come home.
I know I am assuming with this because I have never been through anything like that, but I think it is true.

Monday, August 28, 2006 at 9:46:00 PM GMT+4  
Blogger Walt said...

Thanks for the thoughts Kan,

I know I am being a bit melodramatic but the thought of going back to the United States of Boredom kills me. I have one of the most exciting and dynamic jobs I can think of and the prospect of a 9-5 is daunting to say the least. The first time some office puke whines about something I know I am going to want to slap him. It is also going to be difficult to be face to face with these anti-war socialists. I can keep my cool when I am 7000 miles away but I hope someone doesn't pop off with some stupid comment about "accomplishing nothing" and I have to kill them. My view from afar is that there are a bunch of America hating socialists in the US that claim to be "For the Troops" but are actually the most violently anti-American people on Earth. I don't know how I will deal with them. Self-deleted comment here.


Monday, August 28, 2006 at 10:10:00 PM GMT+4  
Blogger kanrei said...

Remember that most of what you see from them is in text, devoid of emotion so it is hard to see exactly when they are sincere and when they are exaggerating. The inside knowledge you have will make it hard to hear people's "expert opinion" of the realities there. I suppose the best ting to do is to just laugh at them internally and nod on the outside. Leave them to their thoughts.

Monday, August 28, 2006 at 10:28:00 PM GMT+4  
Blogger Walt said...

I wish it were that easy Kan. I can't nod and I don't turn the other cheek. I am not looking forward to the first time some idiot comes up and says something stupid to me.

Monday, August 28, 2006 at 10:33:00 PM GMT+4  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Whiskey Tango, the best cure for your anxiety maybe a sharp hookset into a nice bucketmouth. Plenty of 'em down here in Texas. I sympathize with your intolerance for stupidity and disdain for anti-Americanism. You always have an open invite at our house. Maybe we can go to Crawford and cause some hell with the Cindy Sheehans down there. I hope and pray your assimilation to the World goes smoothly. Talk to you soon.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 8:08:00 AM GMT+4  
Blogger Walt said...

Thanks Alpha Sierra. We need to hit El Salto and Huite in Mex as well.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 5:45:00 PM GMT+4  

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