Addendum

I have no idea what happened inside my head this week but I’ve had more than several cases of the Oh-Shitsies when writing, which is pretty much a rare phenomenon for me. No, really! Stop fucking laughing. Among those poorly-worded and ill-proofed products, yesterday’s post rates in there somewhere.

I realized about midday while casually monitoring comments that I’d clearly left a lot out key words and vomited some Armyspeak email other ones upon you folks to figure out on your own. Not fair. I will lay out what I know here. Someone might schwack me on the wrist for violating some concept of OPSEC (OPerations SECurity), but to be honest I can’t see how knowing where and when one worn-out, caustic,Β Army lieutenant colonel will enjoy an all-expenses paid (meals included! Yay!) trip can possibly screw anything up.

So the translation of yesterday’s post is basically this:

  • I’m going to Afghanistan
  • I’ll be leaving for there in March or April
  • I plan on continuing blogging as best I can
  • I have no idea what my address will be for care packages (you have no idea how touching that is – thank you)

The good news for you all is that you have quite a bit of material from me between now and then. The bad news is you’ll have to kind of go cold turkey on the rants for a bit at some point. As all things in the Army are subject to change, in triplicate, I’ll keep everyone updated when I know stuff. For the long-time followers, yes, Fred of course will go with me.

Rocking the fuck on…

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69 Responses to “Addendum”

  1. Ahh , understood. Excited much?

  2. I waited for the comments to roll in before I tried to decipher the email thing. It was clear after a few what was going on. I’m not sure the protocol here, but I’m feeling sad. I am looking forward to a few rants before you depart….

  3. You said “Oh shitsies.” πŸ™‚ And I would send you bacon in a care package, but I don’t know if that’s allowed.

  4. savorthefolly Says:

    Cold turkey on the rants? Rantous interruptus? I wonder what rant withdrawal feel like? Will I start randomly yelling “fucktard” and “I love boobies!”

  5. I did have to read your responses to the questions raised in comments before I could follow the post.

    Before you leave . . . check out:
    http://andrawatkins.com/2011/11/17/stuck-by-a-greased-pig/

    Then add this to your Christmas wish list:
    http://baconlube.com/

  6. Give ’em hell.
    And cover your ass.

    Dammit.

  7. Yaay! Another new colorful vocab word!!!

  8. Maybe it’s time to do a lengthy rant about that dude BrainRants.

  9. Becoming Bitter Says:

    Then I’ll enjoy your ranting until then πŸ™‚

  10. I feel better knowing that Fred will be accompanying you.

  11. I’ll take what I can get when I can get it. πŸ˜‰

    And when you get settled “over there”, you must promise to send mailing info when you have it. I will be expecting emails with requests too … feel free to send requests from anyone who can’t get regular care packages from home as well. I’m designating myself as your honorary “fairy godmother”. πŸ˜‰

    And tell Di that if she needs a vacation, or just a little sunshine, to get herself to LALA-land and we’ll make sure she’s comfy.

  12. That’s quite… sad, I think. I don’t know. Is going to Afghanistan good somehow? It seems so violent to me. In some way.
    *time to go and search for information about it*

  13. I can’t wait to send you packages. Can’t wait. I will make you need me. I like to pack things. I hope there are no rules about this…

  14. The Oh-Shitsies? Sounds like you need the pink stuff. And speaking of the pink stuff, let us know your address so we can send you the porn package as soon as we can. Complete with BaconLube!

  15. I am prepared to wait patiently for that address. =)

  16. Hey soldier, if you are plannign to go Afghanistan let me know we both go, love the food there and the hospitality as well is out standing……… πŸ™‚

  17. John Erickson Says:

    Wherever, whenever, write as you can. I’ll be here.
    And I think I’ve found a use for one of my somewhat worn flags. There’s a front window on our upstairs that’s clearly visible from the street. I’ll hang it there, with your unit on it, and when you come home, I’ll send ya half and we can burn it to retire it from use properly, and to celebrate your return.
    Deal?

  18. Oh-shitsies and Rocking the fuck on….I will try to use those in a sentence today because they are awesome.

  19. whiteladyinthehood Says:

    Had to think about this post for a day or two before I could leave you a comment and still cant think of what to say…my words just dont seem good enough. Come back safely and hope your family is okay while your gone…

  20. I realize you don’t ship out for a few months, but when you do, stay safe, my friend.

  21. Shimoniac Says:

    Y’Know I can just see BrainRants standing on the wall looking out into Ashkanistan screaming ‘Hooray for boobies’ at the top of his leathery lungs.

    Come back alive.

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