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04 December 2011 @ 08:44 pm
What is your favorite smell?

sauteed onion and garlic.
14 July 2011 @ 10:10 pm
today we went to an alert status because some guy from another ship left his luggage on the pier. when that happens people freak out. we have to. its the same reason why they tell you not to leave your bags unattended at the airport. as soon as i heard the announcement we ran to the weapons locker fully knowing that it would be a false alarm but excited none the less. we swept the pier, armored and guns drawn. i have never had to draw my pistol before. needless to say the dude got his luggage and we went back to the ship. fun stuff.
23 June 2011 @ 05:06 pm
i just got my concealed carry permit for the commonwealth of virginia. only a couple days earlier i recieved my holster. this allows me to go from open carry...

to total concealment without legal repercussion.

there is really no reason for me to carry around a gun other than the fact that i, by law, am allowed to. but think about it, should i only defend america while i am on the ship, deployed in the middle east, or should i be doing it also at the grocery store, or perhaps in your favorite park? you decide!
30 May 2011 @ 04:03 pm
its so sad that i dont remember this night. let it go down in history as the night that the three of us were looking the best we have ever looked. i dont know what we were doing but what ever it was we should have gotten laid.

10 May 2011 @ 09:57 pm
i got to skip out of a night staying on board to go see beirut. i suited up and chose a tie that uncle_silas gave me on my visit to portland which was appropriate because the opening act was from maine.

a girl that goes by lady lamb the beekeeper. i would describe her as the american female version of billy bragg. her voice was powerful. it was one of those sets where everyone just kind of stares without moving. when beirut came out they looked like MIT students from 1977. they played all of my favorite songs. it was a fantastic show.
06 May 2011 @ 08:16 pm
there is this tactical printer at work that hasnt printed in two years. i decided i would take another crack at fixing it. i figured it has to be software so i did some research on an IT website. while i was doing research on a computer about how to fix another computer the first starwars movie started playing on the TV. i felt like the biggest nerd in history.
05 April 2011 @ 08:23 pm
i was trying to find pictures or videos of the new weapon system that is being installed on my ship, since i will be one of the personnel operating and maintaining it. i figured i could show all my friends the cool gun i get to play with. instead i found something better.

we actually bought this gun from the israelis (minus the boat it is mounted on) and they made this badass promotional video. i just know when big navy was trying to decide what programs to cut from the budget, they saw this and said, "we cant afford NOT to buy this!"

01 April 2011 @ 06:30 pm
i was just told that i was a big influence on this guy in high school. we were in band together and he was two years behind me. now he writes his own songs and is a much better musician than i am. he said that he looked up to me. i had no idea this was the case and its now five years later. his music is really good. if i had known this i would have actually acted like a role model instead of a dick.

24 March 2011 @ 07:37 pm
this is actually a decent recap of my time on the ship. it is the intro to my short film i made on deployment called seven nine.

10 March 2011 @ 09:00 pm