on this date, 5,000 years ago
turns out, i share a birthday with bono and donovan, the singers.

and much cooler than that, this is the ten year anniversary of the day john wayne gacy was executed.

i also found out i got accepted into college, just a community college but it's a starting place, anyway.

i know nobody else cares about any of this, but hey, it's my blog, just scroll down to get to some more important stuff

it's also interesting to me to read the "one year ago" news, because at this time one year ago i was sitting in kuwait waiting to go north, and wasn't really catching much news.

my girlfriend asked me last night if i feel any older than i did last year. the answer, yes, i'm a fuckin ton older, it's been a bitch year for both of us.

but now we get to see where the next year takes us, and have the opportunity to make it better. which i certainly plan to do.


howdy, thanks for stopping by. what you're looking at is the intermittent ramblings of an iraqi vet, college student, goth-poseur, comic book reading, cheesy horror loving, punk listening, right-leaning, tech-obsessed, poorly typing, proudly self-proclaimed geek. occasionally, probably due to these odd combinations, i like to think i have some interesting things to say; this is where they wind up.

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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