Saturday, November 27, 2010

MREs My Poo and A Frisky Doctor

November 27th 2010

The military has an acronym for EVERYTHING..... It's fucking annoying sometimes I just want people to stop being lazy and stop shortening every word, it's like little kids internet talk LOL, LMAO, TTYL you get the idea. Anyway the acronym MRE is actually one I happen to agree with. MRE stands for Meal Ready to Eat. I'd rather say "Hey man pass me an MRE" than " Hey man pass me a Meal Ready to Eat.
The MRE's US troops eat today.

MRE's are prepackaged meals troops eat when they can't make it to a chow hall (cafeteria). They have a wide variety from Buffalo Chicken to Meatloaf. They also have a variety of different side meals from mashed potatoes to M&M's. They are actually pretty good.

The only problem with MRE's is that they are jam packed with preservatives. This is great for the longevity of the meal but bad when it comes to digestion. The thing I dread the most when I'm in the field is taking a shit after eating an MRE. I know everyone is laughing and you probably think I'm joking, but I couldn't be more serious. It's like shitting a bowling ball. Honestly it makes respect pornstars and any woman that can stand having anal sex.

A few years ago I had just returned from a long training exercise. We ate nothing but MRE's the entire time. Afterward I had to get a physical in order to attend Airborne school. The doctor, took my blood pressure, asked me all of the compulsory questions etc.

Doc: Alright Specialist Mike, now I'm going to need you to drop your pants and turn around.

Me: Umm.... Seriously?

I had no choice. It was either take the "Finger" or get dropped from Airborne school.  I reluctantly dropped my pants. The doctor took out an industrial size bottle of lubricant. I contemplated asking him where I could pick up such a large bottle, but ultimately I decided to keep my mouth shut and accept my fate. The sound of the lubricant squishing out of the bottle onto his finger was enough to make me gag. I took a deep breath and braced myself for insertion. When the Doc slid his finger in my bum my entire body tensed up. I was white knuckling the table, my fingers digging into the nylon padding.

Before I knew it , it was over. There was an awkward silence. The doctor began writing on his evaluation sheet.

Doc: Alright Specialist Mike, everything seems to be in order. You have some blood in your stool , but that's okay.

Are you fucking serious? Where I'm from blood in your shit is usually a problem. But I'm not a doctor or anything. He went on to explain that if you eat nothing but MRE's for a long time then it's not unusual to have blood in your poo. I was flabbergasted. But that's the price you pay for survival I guess.

The shit my grandfather ate during WWII, they were called C-Rations

Friday, November 26, 2010

Las Vegas Part 3: The Conclusion

May 28th- May 31st , 2010

I was awoke the next morning with a horrific pain in my lower back. I was in my hotel room sleeping in a wooden chair. I had a perfectly good bed and a chair with padding and my drunk ass chose the wooden chair. I'll never understand the shit I do when I'm drunk. After stretching out Denise Austin style, I called Jamie. We made plans to meet at the pool again.

Before reaching the pool I stopped at the bar and picked up mojitos for Jamie and I. Usually I drink nothing but beer and bourbon but on vacations I choose to drink the fruitiest most delicious girly drinks. Why not right? When I got to the pool Jamie was sitting with JayBird and JayBirds Wife. They were already drinking. Now I had 2 drinks to myself.... Well,  I thought, don't mind if I do. I pounded one of them and decided to nurse the other. I realized that after only a few minutes that I was shitfaced ... Again.  Looking back on it I think it's safe to say that my BAC never fell below .10. 

Dull and Harpoon arrived around noon. Their entrance was not unlike the pool scene from Caddyshack. They tackled me and Jamie into the pool , spilling our drinks all over the place. I responded to this attack by dragging Dull into the deep end of the pool. Dull can't swim very well and dragging him into the deep end made him squirm like a 5 year old. That's what he gets for fucking with me.

Our drinking became more raucous as the day went on. We were in our final 24 hours and we were going to go out with a bang. People around us began moving to the other side of the pool. This didn't stop Harpoon from hitting on every girl in sight. Dull on the other hand was so shitfaced he passed out on a floating mattress. Instead of doing the friend thing which would be to pick him up and walk him to his room, we began pushing him around the pool using him as a floating battering ram to intrude on other peoples conversations. I did it because I thought it was funny, Harpoon was using it as an excuse to talk to all of the skanky girls in the pool. Here are some conversations Harpoon had with a few girls.

Dumb Blonde: You guys are assholes


Harpoon slapped the drink out of her hand and swam away.

Older Brunette: I think you're friend is kind of hot ( referring to me)

Harpoon: Really? He has herpes, seriously look.

I had a cut on my lip from the fight  a few nights earlier. I will fully admit that it looked like a festering herpes sore.

Harpoon: Hey Mike!

I turned unknowingly. I had big smile on my face with an oozing wound on my lip. The girl looked deflated. She quickly doggy paddled away from Harpoon.

Stupid Blond # 2: I have an 8 ball, want to go to the bathroom?

Harpoon: YES!

That was the last I saw of Harpoon for the rest of the day. As for the rest of us we spent the rest of the day drinking and lounging. I took the opportunity to showcase my Russian skills with a group of Ukranian people that were sitting near us. This was impressive to Jamie because I didn't know how to speak Russian when we dated before. I learned in language school in the Army. I think I could see her nipples get hard as I chatted with them. There are three things that turn Jamie on and that's humor, intelligence and a good body. I was packing all three for this trip.

After roasting by the pool we decided to hit the buffet. I hadn't realized until I sat down to eat that I had only actually eaten 1 meal to this point. When you're in Vegas you really do have to remind yourself to eat especially when you drink and gamble as much as we do.

The buffet was great. Las Vegas buffets are amazing. They have everything from terrific seafood to unbelievable Italian food. I must have eaten 4 whole plates. Once I teased my stomach I couldn't get enough. Afterward Jamie and I returned to my room to change. We had plans to meet my family at "Club Rok" in New York New York. By this time the last few days had now just begun to catch up with me. I was exhausted. Jamie and I took a nap together , snuggling and such.

We arrived at Club Rok around 11pm. I was the walking dead and barely keeping my eyes open. I hung with my family and Jamie for the rest of the night drinking 7 and 7's and doing my white guy dancing. Jamie knew it was time to go when she found me leaning against the wall sleeping. I hugged every member of my family and told them I loved them and that this was one of my favorite vacations. I promptly returned to my room and crashed.

I awoke around 3:30am when I heard something in my bathroom. At first I dismissed this , just thinking that it was Jamie going to the bathroom. But then I rolled over to see Jamie laying next to me. What the fuck? I quickly jumped out of bed looking for a weapon. I didn't have anything with me. So I rolled up a magazine really tight. Not many people know that a magazine rolled really tight is as hard as a rock and makes a great blunt object to swing with. I reluctantly walked into the bathroom to see a sweaty naked bald guy sitting on my toilet.  Holy shit I thought.

Me: You! Get the fuck up and get the fuck out!

Drunk naked bald guy: Wha What?

He said this with an annoyed tone as if I were intruding on him. This enraged me. I walked into the bathroom and swung the magazine at Drunk naked bald guy. It connected on the right side of his temple. This sent the drunk guy off the toilet landing on the cold tile. He screamed in obvious pain. He also grabbed at my legs in a poor attempt to defend himself. I dropped the magazine and dropped my knee onto his spin. I held his head down with my hand. This drunk bastard was not only persistent he was strong. Jamie came walking into the bathroom.

Jamie: Oh my God!

Me: Baby do me a favor and call the front desk, tell them there's a naked drunk guy outside our room.

She ran to the phone. I got off the drunk guy because holding him down wasn't accomplishing anything. As he got to his feet I could see that this fight was far from over. He charged me. I quickly wound up and hit drunk naked bald guy with the hardest right hook I could deliver. He fell to his knees once again. I opened the door and dragged him literally kicking and screaming out of my room. I closed the door and put the dead bolt on. Security came up and subdued the drunk bald guy. They asked me if there was anything they could do. I said no, that it was a small inconvenience and that we just wanted to go back to bed.

My flight was in 3 hours and Jamie and I decided to use this time to lay down together and talk. We talked about all of the good times we had in the past. We talked about the future. I never told her how badly I wanted her back in my life. Knowing all too well that would have pushed her away. I was now certain that I was still fully in love with her. Every minute that ticked off that clock was like a knife stabbing me in the stomach. As lame as it sounds I wanted that night to last forever. I packed up my clothing as she sat on the foot of the bed. Her eyes welling up with tears. We could tell that this weekend had affected both of us more than we thought it would. I wanted more than anything to take her with me. I had been waiting for this weekend for over 2 and a half years and now I had to continue on with my life as if it had never happened. Before I left I told her how much she meant to me and that I wanted to be a bigger part of her life. She smiled at me and said nothing. As I walked out of the room she said

Jamie: I love you... I always will.

I turned and gave her one last kiss.

Me: I love you. I love you more than you'll ever know.

I went to the airport and returned to North Carolina. The entire flight all I could think about was Jamie. What will happen now? Could this ever work? A million questions roaming around my head. I ended up taking it for what it was. An amazing weekend with all of the people I love in this world. I've been all over the world. Mexico, Canada, Prague, Frankfurt, Ireland, England and many other places. But I have to say that this was my favorite trip of all.


A lot of people are inquiring as to the status of Jamie and I... Well I ended up visiting her in AZ  one month later. But that's a whole different story for a different time. I'll post about it later. Hope you enjoyed this story as much as I enjoyed living it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Las Vegas Part 2: Saturday

May 28th- May 31st, 2010

I awoke the next morning in my hotel room completely naked and covered in Cheetos. My mouth was so dry I was frantically searching my room for anything non alcoholic to drink. I was still a little drunk so I had no regard for the objects in my room. Lamps, phones, chairs were all in the way of me quenching my thirst. I eventually ran the faucet in the bathroom and lapped up the water with my tongue like a parched bloodhound.

After taking care of my thirst I checked my phone , hoping and praying that Jamie had left me a message. She did.

Jamie Text: Hey I'm so sorry about last night , my phone died , are you okay?

I responded to her apologizing for my behavior and we subsequently made plans to meet at the pool for early morning cocktails. I also sent a mass text to my friends and family asking them to meet me by the pool. When I arrived at the pool Harpoon was already laying in a lounge chair with three empty cups by his side. Once again I'm not sure how he knew I was going to be there because I sure as shit didn't text him. None the less it was a beautiful day out, perfect for drinking mimosas and mojitos by the pool. Jamie arrived with her guy friends and they we're none too pleased with me. Their body language said it all. I approached them and apologized for my behavior the night prior. They were not receptive. I accepted that and decided to drive on and have a good time anyway.

When Jamie took her T-shirt off exposing her amazing body ie. fake boobs I immediately got an erection. I jumped in the pool and started hugging the wall trying to hide aforementioned boner. I have never been able to figure it out but I always get ridiculously sexually aroused when I'm around Jamie. I think it's the emotional connection mixed with the primal raw physical attraction. I decided to be open and casually asked her if she wanted to go up to my room and have sex yet again. She agreed. While collecting our items in preparation to leave the pool the best thing that could have happened actually happened. A very attractive women approached me right in front of Jamie.

Hot girl: Hey , come to bungalow #5 , we have free drinks for you.

Me: Uhh thanks.

As she walked away she slid her hand over my stomach. Why was this the best situation ever? This hot girl just challenged Jamie to the rights for my penis. Jamie stood there in awe. To be completely honest I was frozen as well, other than the occasional street walker Ive never had a women approach me with such blunt candor. Jamie immediately grabbed my hand and whisked me upstairs for the best sex we've had to date. Afterward we returned to the pool to meet up with my friends and family. JayBird and his wife decided to join us this time as well. We drank mojitos all day in the sun and had a great time. JayBird's wife talked to Jamie all day. They were friends prior to our break up 2 years before , But I got JayBird and his Wife in the breakup settlement (insert smiley face). They hadn't spoken in a while but they fell back into their old friendship with little effort. Everyone was amicable , it was nice to see. The only one that excluded themselves was Harpoon , who lay on a patio chair passed out with at least 15 empty cups all around his immediate area.

Before I knew it it was 5pm. Everyone had left the pool a few hours prior to prepare themselves for the wedding reception. When I checked my watch I was so shitfaced I was seeing double.

Me: I need ta get outta here, my brothers weddin.... You sure you don't want to come?

Jamie was just as shitfaced as I was. She regretfully declined. She and her friends had tickets to the UFC fight that night featuring Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans.  I walked her to her room and then returned to my own room to change for the wedding reception. I showered and threw my suit on. I was a hot mess. I looked like Dan Akroyd in Blue Brothers. When I arrived at the Wedding my inebriation was obvious to everyone but me. I was using a wall to hold me up as my brother and sister in law exchanged vows n' such. Afterward we sat down to the best 1500 dollar dinner that I've ever been too. I had the mushroom ravioli , yum. Everyone at the table was drinking white wine or water. I was drinking whiskey and sprite as fast as they could give them to me. At the conclusion of the dinner I stood up and announced to everyone that I was "Blowing this pop stand and gonna do me some gamblin".

My brothers friends accompanied me to the blackjack table. Before I knew it I was down 400 dollars..... In 20 minutes. I lost something like 10 hands in a row. I was livid to say the least. My brothers friends had to physically pick me up and remove me from the table as I tried to write the dealer a personal check for more chips. If you aren't Vegas savvy, then you should know that a dealer will not accept a check. I immediately composed myself and explained to the guys that I would take out 100 more dollars and that I would be cut off after that. By my count I was down nearly 1,000  dollars from gambling and I had paid nearly 250 for the pool bar tab. This was not good considering the surprise party for my brother was going to run me anywhere from 700-1,000 dollars. You're probably not going to believe this but I went on the lucky streak of a life time. I hit 7 consecutive blacks in a row in roulette. spread out over 45 minutes I made 700 dollars. This immediately calmed nerves and I decided to quit and head to "Mix Lounge" for the party. On our way we saw Harpoon walking through the casino. He was wearing a bathing suit, a nice button designer shirt, sandals and a pair of aviator sunglasses that he apparently had stolen "accidentally". He was also double fisting 2 bottles of Newcastle beer. He was swaying back and forth as he filled us in on his activities of the day. This included a day of drunk shopping, blowing lines of cocaine off a strippers ass and catching the strip clubs day time buffet which is apparently quite good. At this point I was CERTAIN we would not be seeing him later that night. I was wrong.

When we arrived  at Mix Lounge I was expecting something small like a few private tables and a few bottles on top shelf vodka. I have to give them credit because they went above and beyond for us. They gave us prime seating for 30 + people and 6 bottles of Kettle One Vodka plus mixers for 1,000 dollars. In Vegas that is dirt cheap especially for a place of this caliber.

The View from the Balcony of Mix Lounge

The night was great. We drank, danced and smoked cigars like idiots all night. Jamie texted me through out the night giving details on the outcome of the fights. The highlights of the night were when I saw Dull literally so drunk he was hitting on my 57 year old mother and grinding up on her like it was an 8th grade dance. I chose to ignore that because my mother loves dancing and as long as it wasn't with me I was happy. The second best thing was watching Harpoon attempting to get into the club. I looked over at the door to see Harpoon pointing in the face of two 300 + pound bouncers. I ran over immediately to diffuse the situation. I slipped the bouncers 50 dollars each and ensured them that I would take responsibility for him. He looked like shit. His suit looked like something Archie Bunker would wear to church. His tie was undone and his hair was all disheveled. But I did what I always found was best to do with Harpoon and that was leave him to his own devices.

I wish I could tell you that one of us ended up in jail or in a three way with 2 pornstars. But the nights ending was very anti-climatic. We all went our separate ways around 4am. I shot Jamie a text and told her that I hoped she had a great night and that I would see her in the morning. I also ended the night with my usual ritual of throwing a huge amount of money down on roulette. I approached an empty table

Me: 300 on black please.... Come on Roy!!!

I started screaming as the ball went around the wheel. I'm not even sure the dealers name was Roy.  The little white ball danced around back and forth as it always does and landed on BLACK!


I collected my winnings and returned to my room where I stripped naked and passed out at approximately 4:50am..... Next will be Part 3 and the conclusion to my trip to Las Vegas.
The Cabana that temptress tried to lure me into. Also you'll notice Mandalay Bay in the background. All of the black windows near the roof are in fact Mix Lounge.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Las Vegas Part 1 : Friday

May 28th - May 31st 2010

Warning: This is a long story. But it's funny and you'll finally see a softer side of me . I think.

My friends and I had just completed what was most definitely the longest most difficult training the US Army had to offer. Needless to say we were looking to blow off some steam. We had spent a few weekends in Myrtle Beach but it was starting to wear on us. I was almost duped into hooking up with two married women, which royally pissed me off. Yeah I like random hook ups but it pisses me off when I see a married women trying to pick up some young strange. Anyway during the aforementioned trips down to Myrtle Beach I spent nearly the entire time trying to convince my buddies to join me in Las Vegas for Memorial Day weekend. I had visited Vegas a number of times but this trip in particular was of the utmost importance to me for 2 reasons. Reason # 1 : My older brother was a having somewhat of a wedding reception out there for my family and his wife's family ( We're classy what can I say).
So this was the first time in a long time that I was going to get a chance to see my sister in law and my entire family.  Reason # 2: Jamie was going to be there.

I've never mentioned Jamie before because it's a really sore subject with me. She's quite definitely the only girl I've ever been in love with . She is proof that there is something other than black sludge pumping through my veins. Jamie and I had broken up 2 years prior to this and it was not on good terms. We both quite literally went our separate ways. She moved to Arizona to be with her new boyfriend and I went into the Army. We talked every now and again, but it became abundantly clear to me that she would only get in touch with me when she was having issues with her boyfriend.  I received a text from her in early April inquiring as to what I was doing for Memorial Day weekend. I informed her of my upcoming plans. Coincidentally she was going to be in Vegas at the same time as me. Not only that she was staying at the same hotel as me AND she had broken up with her boyfriend a few months before.

I immediately jumped into action. By action, I mean I went running and spent 2-3 hours a day in the gym. I was determined to make her salivate when she saw me. I can openly admit that she's the only girl out there that I've actually cared what I looked like when I was around her. Also there is an obvious winner and loser when it comes to break ups and SHE was going to be the loser.

Memorial Day weekend approached rapidly and I was fully prepared to see Jamie and my family. I had three of my best friends with me Pasta, Dull and Harpoon. I had saved 1500 dollars for gambling and 1000 for food and drinks. But most of my drinking money was going into a surprise party I was throwing for my brother and my sister in law at "Mix Lounge" on top of Mandalay Bay. I had a friend that arranged bottle service for us with seating for 30.

The flight to Las Vegas was uneventful. My oldest friend from Los Angeles JayBird picked my friends and I up at the airport. When we arrived at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino we all went our separate ways. They went to their rooms and I went to see Jamie. She was staying with her friends so I thought we would say hello and give each other obligatory compliments and go our separate ways. Boy was I wrong. When we saw each other we clicked. We fell right back into Jamie and Mike mode.  We began taking shots of Jager ( yeah I know insert Jersey Shore jokes) and talking about old times. Her friends began making plans for the evening so I took that as a hint to leave.

Me: I'm going to get going.

Jamie: Ya know, I'm not locked down here, they want to gamble all night I can totally hang with you.

I should have ran for my life. But I was in love with her.

Me: Yeah let's go.

We exited and went to the roulette tables to meet up with Dull and Pasta. On our way we picked up two bottles of cheap champagne and we began to drink heavily. By the time we reached the table my bottle was gone and Jamie was nearly finished with hers. Pasta and Dull were losing and they were pissed off.

Pasta: Fuck, dude, I'm down like 250.

Me: Dull, how are you doing?

Dull: About the same.

My champagne addled brain thought that THIS was a good sign and that putting 300 on black would be a profitable move.

Me: You fucking pussies, watch this.

I dropped three 100 dollar chips on black. I turned and pointed to Jamie.

Me: Oh yeah, hey guys this is Jamie.

They all shook hands and Jamie did a fine job at composing herself even though she was three shots and a bottle of hooch deep. That didn't interest me though. My eyes were fixated on the little white ball as it teased me. It rattled around for a few seconds going from red to black. It finally found its rightful home on motherfucking RED! I felt like flipping the roulette table and back handing the smug dealer, but I kept my composure and acted like losing 300 dollars in 3 seconds was a normal thing for me. Harpoon approached from behind.

Harpoon: You are so bad at this.

Me: Fuck you.

Harpoon turned to Jamie and shook her hand.

Harpoon: Hey I'm Harpoon and I just fucked a prostitute.

Jamie: Ummm.

Jamie latched onto my arm. Everyone stood silent expecting him to laugh and say he was kidding. But he wasn't

Me: What do you mean you fucked a prostitute?

Harpoon: I was in my room and I called a prostitute, she came over and we had sex, it was the best 200 dollars I've ever spent.

Harpoon is a sociopath that uses others for his enjoyment, so this wasn't unbelievable even for his standards. Jamie spent the next hour inquiring about why he would get a prostitute and the logistics of it all. She couldn't believe that one of my friends would do such a thing. I spent that same hour trying to break even. I ended up leaving the table up 100 dollars. Isn't Vegas great? On our way to the cashier Harpoon came barreling by us. We could see him standing at the cashiers cage.

Me: What the fuck is he doing? He didn't even gamble, did he?

Jamie: No he was talking to me the whole time.

Harpoon walked over to us with an enormous grin on his face and a stack of 100 dollar bills in his hand.

Me: What, did you take out a second mortgage on your house?

Harpoon: I just hit for 2,000 dollars on a slot machine!! Fuck you guys, I'm going to Vegas! Oh wait HAHA

Harpoon literally ran off laughing. I was certain that , that was the last time I was ever going to see him again. Jamie and I decided to return to my room to continue drinking. When we got to my room she sat me down and she talked to me about why she made the choices she did. Why she left me for another guy etc. She said she regretted it and wished she could have me back in her life. We subsequently had the best sex ever. We fell asleep. After napping we had sex again and prepared to meet my friends and family at the "Circus Bar".  She called her friends and they agreed to meet us there as well.

We arrived at the Circus Bar and began taking shots with Jamie's friends. After 4 shots I realized that I was shit faced. Jamie was too , she looked like Tara Reid after a two week bender. Out of the corner of my eye I saw Harpoon drinking and dancing with some skank. To this day I don't know how he found us there because I sure as shit didn't call him. But I digress. After an hour my family showed up. We began to greet each other with hugs and kisses, when some guy intentionally pushed his way into our group and started dancing like a shit head. I grabbed him and threw him across the dance floor. I'm 6'2'' 210-220 pounds  of muscle. This guy was 5'7 170 pounds soaking wet. I watched him as he crashed to the floor. I kept my eye on him for a few minutes in preparation for any retaliation that was forth coming. But nothing happened. His buddies picked him up and brushed him off. He moved to another side of the bar. I continued my reunion for a few minutes when I felt something hit the lower half of my chin. It was the drunk midget! That little motherfucker took a swing at me when I wasn't looking! My brother (who is also a Green Beret) immediately grabbed said midget and choked him out before anyone including myself knew what was going on. He literally put the midget to sleep in 7 seconds. It was awesome.

The bouncers intervened and we left the bar. Jamie was no where to be found. One of her friends pushed her out of the door once the fight started. Outside of the bar the midget and his buddies who were out manned , began running their mouth because there was about 15 bouncers in between us. Don't you love tough guys? We turned to walk away when we saw Harpoon bull doze through all of the bouncers and nail one of the phony hard asses. He then let the bouncers remove him from the group and we spent the rest of the night gambling. After that nothing note worthy happened. I tried repeatedly to call Jamie but her phone was off. It ate away at me .  On my last bet of the night I had questions that were running through my head. Question #1: Is that the last time I'm ever going to see Jamie? Question # 2: Why the fuck am I putting 500 dollars on black again? I wouldn't find out the answer to Question # 1 until the next day. Question # 2 was answered when the little white ball landed on RED AGAIN!! FUCK. To be continued.....

Friday, November 19, 2010

Evacuate the Dancefloor

October 31, 2010

Being stationed at Fort Bragg is awful. There are few redeeming qualities about living in Fayetteville North Carolina. One good thing however is that Fort Bragg is only a  4 1/2 hour drive from Washington D.C. I love Washington DC. It's a beautiful historical city that has a young exciting night life. If it weren't jammed packed with hippies it would be my favorite U.S city ( Chicago is my #1 if you are curious).  I try to drive up there as often as possible. One of my best friends from high school currently lives and works there. So whenever I go there we drink like pissed off 15 year olds. This story is about the last minute trip I made up there for Halloween.

It was Saturday and I woke up completely unaware that it was Halloween. Its been that kind of year what can I say. I rolled out of bed and saw that my friend LL had called. I promptly returned his call because he never calls unless he has something important to tell me.

LL : Hey fella, what are you doing tonight?

Me: Drinking in my room, what are you doing?

LL: Come up to DC, we're going to an awesome bar in Georgetown....

Before he could finish his sentence I was in the shower and hastily throwing clothing into my backpack. The trip up to DC was uneventful, I went through my normal routine of pounding 2 redbulls and air drumming the instrumentals of  "Take a look at me now" by Phil Collins.  When I arrived it was already early evening and people were beginning there nights out on the town. At this point it STILL hadn't dawned on me that it was Halloween. I guess the constant playing of "Monster Mash" on the radio wasn't hint enough.

We started out the night at this local watering hole called " The Capitol Lounge" . LL grew up with the old adage that if it ain't broke don't fix it. This bar embodies that saying. It's small, everyone knows your name, good prices , absolutely no chance of hooking up with anyone ( except for the time I hooked up with a female MMA fighter but that's a whole other story).  It was at the Cap lounge that I realized it was Halloween. LL had decided to not dress up either so I hadn't realized it was Halloween until I saw a guy dressed like "Kenny Powers" walk by me. We got a good drunk going and decided to hit Georgetown.

We ended up at this bar and I cant for the life of me remember the name . It was a typical college bar that had dancing in the basement. I'm an awful dancer , I do the whole white guy thing and I try not to dance especially if I'm to close to closing the deal with a girl, because on more than one occasion Ive had a girl role her eyes and tell me she was going to be right back ( insert frowny face). Anyway we began to drink quite heavily. Taking shots with every beer we put down.  At this point LL got into kill mode. I started looking for anything warm to put my penis in. I turned into one of the creepy guys that shadows the dance floor looking for vulnerable girls to accost. LL followed behind me using his 215 pound frame to bull people over.  That's when it happened. The Michael Jackson song " Thriller" came on. Now this is the only song that I can dance to. I know all of the choreography.

Me: Oh shit! Dude I know this song... Clear the dance floor!

Now I was just kidding, I of course didn't want everyone to clear the dance floor. But LL used it as an excuse to start throwing 140 pound 22 years olds all of the place. Before I knew it I was in full blown MJ mode. People were cheering as I drunkenly performed the "Thriller" dance. About half way through I started to smell something not so great. I mean this was pungent. It smelled like baby food and rotten eggs. I started to gag. I immediately left the dance floor. How was no one else smelling this? I was frantically checking my shoes to see if I had stepped in shit. Then I saw something that I can emphatically say that I will never see again. First,  LL was throwing up in a fake plastic witches cauldron. Second I saw a guy dressed as a giant oreo cookie with feces running down his legs. This was the origin of the smell. I noticed that everyone else had indeed noticed this and they all left the dance floor. The shitty oreo thought that everyone was enjoying his dancing and thought they were creating a circle around him. Apparently he didn't notice the girls dropping their drinks and running for cover or my friend LL throwing up in a big plastic pot. I took it upon myself to solve this dilemma.

Me: Are you serious dude?

Oreo: What?

Me: You have SHIT running down your legs!! Are you serious right now?

Oreo: What? Oh my god!

Me: Yeah get the fuck out of here. Go potty train. You're a disgrace to oreos! You've ruined me on oreos for the rest of my life!!

The Oreo ducked his head and ran off the dance floor and out of the bar. Everyone mocking him on his way out.

Now I don't want to sound self righteous. Ive had the odd night where Ive completely lost all of my faculties and pissed myself. But shitting yourself is crossing the line. Ive enclosed a photo of myself on one of these such nights. In this picture it was my 22nd Birthday. At the time of this picture I was unconscious and completely black out drunk. I'm quite certain that I had already pissed myself. I think that's why I had a huge body pillow draped over me. My FRIENDS if you can call them that are obviously concerned for my well being.
We both have our shirts off because I had vomited all over myself
and my buddy.
In closing we've all been so drunk that we've done stupid things. But pissing yourself is where I cross the line.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Knife Fights in Kandahar Volume I

November 4, 2006

Not twenty-four hours after I get back in from my last assignment in Kandahar and the colonel's already up my ass about some reconnaissance mission overseas. That's minor league stuff, and he's bringing out his big guns. He said it wouldn't be a big ordeal.

Colonel: Relax, just a standard in and out job , real basic stuff.

I never figured the colonel for a liar.

Colonel: Oh, by the way, your new partner will be meeting you there.

    "Ptthhhh." I spat my stagnant coffee onto his indignant face, beset with the wrinkles and prestige of an Ivy League politician going career military. He's just waiting special ops out until some pederast senator from a red state can take time away from his busy schedule of whoring and budget cuts to pin a star on the starched lapels of the coach whose quarterback throws all the touchdowns.  It's one thing to send me overseas on a baby assignment, but don't insult me by fucking me in the ass with a babysitting job.You may have earned that bird on your lapel but you did NOT earn the right to make me your black ops drill sergeant.

 Colonel: This is a fine young man. This one will be an operator.

He tosses the soldier's dossier across the desk as he wiped drops of tepid coffee off his face.Yeah, yeah. medal of honor this, silver star that. I'd seen it all before. Some young hotshot wants to play Rambo in the real suck. It's fun for him right until his face explodes from some gook Charlie 3 miles away in a tree hutch with his decommissioned Dragunov aimed right where the kid's face used to be. I've gone through more teammates than 5.56 rounds. After a while, you start forgetting their faces.

  Ace: Jesus, Top, he's just a kid. what's he gonna do after our first mission together, drink his first beer from  a sippie cup? Christ.

 Colonel: You're outta line. The only way to get experience is to start somewhere.
 Ace: That kind of thinking gets you nowhere.

 Colonel : Well it got you here.
 Ace: Listen, colonel, I understand it's been a while since you've breathed in the fog of war, but in case you've forgotten, the downside to suicide missions is, everybody dies.

Colonel  :Well, consider this a direct order. And I will not tolerate insubordination

Ace: Well maybe here with your rules and regulations, but let me tell you about a little place called war. There are no rules in war. Only those who follow orders, and those who kill people who follow orders.

Colonel: Spare me the melodrama. The new kid is yours for the teaching.

Ace:  You don't ask a sophomore to the prom unless you want to fuck. This must be a dirty op.

Colonel:  Filthy. And the president is gnawing down my throat on this one.

 Ace: Well tell my commander in chief, if he wants this done his way, he's gonna have to do it my way. But I'm not gonna be your fall guy on this one. This op goes south, you ain't wrapping this one around my neck in a pretty little bow to feed me to some senate subcommittee.

Colonel: Relax, no one's getting thrown to the dogs.

Ace:  Ha. Last time I heard you say that I almost got rabies.

Colonel:  Well toughen up. This isn't some rainbow candyland with chocolate waterfalls.

Ace:  Hell, colonel, you almost make Iraq sound livable.

 Colonel:  Not Iraq, kid, Afghanistan.

Ace: Jesus, Top. Sending me back into that fly-blown hell hole.

Colonel:  You leave a 0600 tomorrow."

Ace:  No Marriot, I suppose.

Colonel:   I wouldn't book you a motel 6.

Ace:  Oh, colonel, you're making me blush.

Colonel: Just remember, sergeant, last time I checked our schoolhouse was graduating top-tier operators by the busload.

 Ace:  Yeah but how many does Uncle Sam send back gift-wrapped in an iron coffin stamped with a half-a-million dollar paycheck?

Colonel:  Don't act like your shoes aren't so hard to fill.

Ace: Speak for yourself colonel. Compared to my shoes yours look like a Ming Dynatsy Chinawoman.

by Kilsauce

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Damn Boy You Got Some Moles!!

August 14, 2008

If you've read " Kilsauce Receives a Penicillin Cumshot" then you undoubtedly know that Kilsauce was having a rough go of it at 30th AG. Immediately following his Penicillin cumshot Kilsauce exited the room reeling and rubbing his ass.

Next up, we had to get haircuts. Now when I envisioned getting haircuts in the army I always pictured the opening scene from " Full Metal Jacket". A line of nondescript barber chairs with scared lower enlisted soldiers having their heads shaved. It's similar to that , but these were civilian barbers that looked like they were born in the potato salad at Golden Corral. Also we had to pay to get our heads shaved....  Yes you read that correctly. They charge you 6 dollars to get your head shaved in Basic training. Isn't Uncle Sam great?

Kilsauce had to get his shaved before me so I stood witness to the massacre that ensued.  I was standing silent watching the masses being relieved of their hair when I heard a gutteral squeal. I turned to see Kilsauce sitting in the chair, holding the armrest with a death grip. His eyes were welling up with tears as the barber went Lizzy Borden on his head. It was a wild scene. The barber was striking down on Kilsauce's head with the clippers like he was churning butter. After 3 horrific outbursts of pain the barber said:

Barber: Whats wrong wit you?

Kilsauce: It hurts sir..... Ahh!

Thats when his scalp started bleeding... Profusley.  Blood and tears came streaming down his face.

Barber: Damn boy you got some moles!!

Apparently if you have moles on your scalp the clippers can catch one of them and you can begin to bleed.  This was not the case. Kilsauce didn't have one mole on his head. The barber and his 3rd grade education couldn't grasp even the simplest of tasks ie. shaving someones head without leaving him looking like a postmortem rape victim.  Being new in the army Kilsauce grabbed his balls and held on for dear life as his head was torn to shreds. Post scalping, Kilsauce ran to the bathroom and rinsed his head off in the sink. The aftermath was not pretty. His scalp looked like Hamburger Helper. Unfortunately this wouldn't be the end to Kilsauce's misery at 30th AG. To be continued...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Assholes Guide to Saving Money

November 2, 2010

I was recently online browsing through Yahoo! news ( okay I was watching porn ; insert blushing face).
I came across this ridiculous article on innovative ways to save money while "improving" your quality of life. First off if I'm ever on a budget my life is in no way improving. I'm actually quite bored and lethargic. This is primarily because I'm not out spending money and having fun. This article suggests  6 "Extreme" saving tips.  Three of the six aren't so bad. Lets be honest everyone's had times in there life where they've been strapped for cash and couldn't indulge in the finer things in life. But I'm not delusional enough to follow this ridiculous self help money saving program. Read for yourself:

1.) Give love coupons instead of gifts. As you plan your holiday shopping, consider this: Giving the gift of your time in the form of a coupon to take your mom to a museum, or out for tea, can be far more meaningful than buying her a cashmere sweater. Tim Kasser, professor of psychology at Knox College in western Illinois and father of two young children, encourages his family to give each other coupons for experiences, such as favorite meals or back rubs, rather than purchased gifts. For his sons' birthdays, Tim typically gives them a special day with him, such as a trip to the local water park. Estimated savings: $25 a month or more

2.) Eat before you go to restaurants. Ben, a thirty-something lawyer in Washington, DC, who works for a nonprofit and earns around $52,000 a year, buys a six-pack of bagels and a box of tea each week and skips the coffee shop. He also snacks on peanut butter and banana sandwiches before meeting up with friends at night so he can bypass the pricey entrees at restaurants, opting for cheaper appetizers instead. Estimated savings: $100 a month or more.

3.) Substitute fancy dinners with cheap date nights. Dining by candlelight at the most exclusive restaurant in town might seem romantic, but the bill can put a damper on those loving feelings. Instead, try these ideas, suggested by Alpha Consumer readers: Browse a bookstore. Sketch portraits of each other. Take dance lessons. Have a picnic. Go to a lecture or performance at your local college. Watch a model rocket launch. Estimated savings: $200 a month and up.

I don't know what it is. I mean the suggestions aren't so outlandish , I think it's the alternatives to the act of spending money. After reading that I stared at the screen in disbelief and said " What the fuck" . I dislike hippies but I hate yuppies more. If I ever suggested to the girl I'm currently dating that we give each other love coupons in lieu of a gift she would laugh me out of the room. And rightfully so. If I suggested that we spend a romantic night at home and draw caricatures of each other , she would have every right to kick me in the balls. I don't know about you, but I generally go to a restaurant to eat food when I'm hungry. I don't force feed myself PB and banana sandwiches before I arrive and then awkwardly sit at the table staring at my friends while they eat. 

I think I've made my point. If you agree with me then great, if you don't then you should probably remember the old poker saying " If you can't spot the sucker at the table then it's probably you".  In this case the sucker is you and by sucker I mean you are an asshole.