Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yea for Land Nav!

And that would be the last point for the day. After 90 minutes of walking through the woods, the brush cleared around this little pond to reveal this scene. Now we sit and wait for the last few teams to finish and for our uniforms to dry before heading home.

Monday, July 21, 2008


Ahhh, another day of fun at Ripley. Overall, it's been better than I expected. The Army standard "Death by PowerPoint" has been kept to a few dozen slides. There's been plenty of hands on training including a block on combatives. We'll be easy to recognize tomorrow, limping around...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Destiny, is that you?

That's not really the first thing I thought when my almost brand new cheapy, yet nice, Samsung A737 cell phone broke.

Let me rewind. So there I was (how all good stories begin), in the lobby of the hotel ready to move out at the specified time. "Quick! Check to see if you're on time!" As I whip out the phone, the first thing I think is, "That's not my wallpaper..."

Thought two was, "Tina's going to think I did this on purpose..." I would too, If I weren't me, and I am, so I don't.  The point being, it's strange that the LCD on my, "It will last me until I can afford an iPhone" phone would break the day before the release of the new 3G iPhone.

Coincidental, accidental or completely not my fault? The real "You decide, '08!"

Tuesday, July 8, 2008