Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Illini6 Turns 3000!
Illini6 reached 3000 visitors late last week. The site has been around since January '06. I'm very happy that we are adding new visitors.
3000 is small potatoes you say? It's entry level, say you, exiguous, immaterial, inadequate, inconsequent, insignificant, measly, minor, negligible, no biggie, paltry, petty, picayune, puny, scanty, shoestring, small-time, trifling, trivial, two bit, unimportant, worthless?
WELL, come over to Illini6 and say that to my FACE!
And while you're there read the stories, leave a comment, vote on the poll and let me know where you are.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Australia is to Iowa as...
The Labor party, led by Kevin Rudd won a big victory in Australia today. John Howard is out as Australia's Prime Minister and Mr. Rudd has pledged to immediately pull Australian troops out of Iraq and to sign the Kyoto Agreement.
Australia has 550 troops in Iraq right now. There are 950 in Afghanistan as of mid-2007. Will they stay or go? It may not seem like a big thing, but is a a foreshadowing of things to come?
BTW, this photo is of Peter Garrett, former lead singer of Midnight Oil and current Labor Party member of Parliament.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
I am Thankful
Everything I see around me - family, neighbors, community - is worthy of thanks and praise.
As odd as it may sound, I am thankful that I get to be part of defending this - despite the separation, labor and danger it may entail.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Shots, High Tech Gear and other fun
All told, I feel much better equipped than last time I deployed.
I will be back on a four day pass for Thanksgiving, so my mood is better than last time too. Heh.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
New Look, Same Great Taste - Guaranteed!
I put in a poll (no not the kind you can dance around)! There is one there now about the content YOU want to see on my blog. I intend to put up a new poll each week also.
There are a lot more links and I'm going to add lists of stuff too. I'm doing some research on blogging and I intend to make it a great place to be a part of.
Go there and vote on the poll. Leave a comment, read the stuff. Go now, go often.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Off to Fort Riley!
Friday, November 09, 2007
Self Serving Update I
Actually, this will be quite a change, as command entails more responsibility.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
400 days of OEF
I start active duty today. 400 day orders. First, I will be doing some training here in the US. Then I will be off to help train the Iraqi Army.
Monday, November 05, 2007
New Prop Avatar
With my old unit (along with Major John) leaving soon for the Mobilization Station I feel like Fatty Bolger, the hobbit they left behind at Crickhollow when Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippen left to take the ring to Rivendell.
I'll stay home and try to keep things as normal seeming as possible.
I seriously doubt that a black rider will come to my door in the next year though.