Julie with a B

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Dragged back into the light . . .
I have been tagged by Travis. I'm pretty honored actually, he's a big fish.
1. Here are the rules.
2. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
3. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
4. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
5. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

So eight random facts/habits about me? OK, take a break, run down to Starbucks for a double shot espresso latte. Drink deeply and try to keep your eyelids from drooping as you read THESE 8 ASTOUNDING INCREDIBLE -ly boring items.


1. I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when JFK was shot.
2. My first paying job was as an exercise jockey at Santa Anita racetrack.
3. Weapon of choice is a 62" longbow.
4. I work in a cheese factory.
5. I translated French documents for ERDA (used to be Atomic Energy Commision) about nuclear reactors.
6. In college I learned how to shoe a horse and scale the brick wall of the men's dorm.
7. I come from a family of writers. (sadly that doesn't help out this blog)
8. My new goal is to learn how to joust.

Well let's see which of my friends is still, well, my friend, and still breathing.

Teach at Pirate's Cove is still breathing (fire)
Daisy Cutter... still cuttin' daisies
Hmmm. Jesse has wandered off, Charlie is just wandering.....
The Texican's don't do this sh... kind of thing...
I'd be willing to bet that the Democratic Veteran doesn't either, but I really enjoy his site, so.
Jesse at Life or Something Like It, seems to wander back if you will kindly leave a comment.
BillyBudd over at American Dinosaur
balance him with Wills4223
No more. I know that's not 8. Deal with it.


Wednesday, June 13, 2007
And more from Iraq
A friend's son is there. This excerpt from one of his letters home:

"They have been dealing with a sniper that has shot two of his buddies, hitting one twice in the arm and another in the butt. Fortunately they will be fine. After this they went through several houses and found the Mother of the sniper. Turns out he is seventeen years old, and now has a death wish from Ml's squad.

One day a Captain came to M's squad and wanted them to go out with metal detectors and search for IED's etc. The Squad Leader said "no way" due to the sniper still out there and that this stupid idea could get them killed. Long story short, the squad leader was removed and transferred to bravo company. On the squad leaders flight back to base his helicopter was shot down and he suffered some minor injuries, but he'll recover.

M and his squad are angry and sad that his squad leader was treated this way for standing up and protecting them from a very bad decision. Fortunately, they still didn't have to go out on this very bad mission. Unfortunately, they lost one of the best squad leaders in their company."

Not much in the way of real leadership there. This is M's 2nd tour. He's been there since December, not expected home until early 2008.

Iraq again...
Raising my head from the slog of every day drudge to wonder where our focus is. Yes, immigration is an issue but the struggles of our military are more important.

This from Democratic Veteran: "So the brass at every level from the Pentagram on down should be ashamed that this even happened.
'So many Fort Lewis soldiers are being killed in Iraq the Army base will no longer hold individual memorial services.

Starting next month Fort Lewis says it will hold one memorial a month for all the dead soldiers."

What else do you need to know. Whether you agree with my politics or not, you have to be
ashamed that this even happened."

Yes. Its shameful. Disrespectful. Painful.

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