last night i went to a bonfire... i almost felt i was anywhere but here.

this morning i separated out the things i want to ship home from the things i have to bring back with me to drop off at either Kuwait or El Paso on my way home. it took a while, and then i packed up one of my duffels with stuff for my TX drop-off...one bag is now ready to go. it was nice sitting in my room with the morning light streaming in, lazily rummaging through my things. i'm sending home my DVDs, CDs, extra clothes and boots, books, and other various things. my goal is to have only the bare minimum to carry back so i have less of a weight on my shoulders.

i'm listening to Keane right now, on my iPod. it's nice to have distractions like this, a way to separate my mind from reality whenever i wish. how did the soldiers in WWI, for example, fight off boredom, monotony, and depression?


Anonymous said...


["This software is available to soldiers completely free, provided they have access to their Army Web account."]

I am a soldier in the U.S. Army, and I noticed that you recommended the soldier download and install AVG Antivirus and ZoneAlarm. However, something that many soldiers don't seem to realize (and I hope you'll help make them aware of this), is that the U.S. Army has a contract with both Norton/Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro, which allows soldiers to download and install Norton/Symantec, McAfee, and Trend Micro Antivirus, Firewalls, and other system security software that they sell to corporations. These are not just your standard consumer versions, but the full corporate versions of their software, such as Symantec Anti-Virus Corporate edition version 9.02, Symantec Client Security, and McAfee Virus scan Enterprise. This software is available to soldiers completely free, provided they have access to their Army Web account.

All a soldier has to do, is log on to the web, (which I understand is hard to do over in Iraq due to limited bandwidth/systems available), go to their AKO (Army Knowledge Online; http://www.us.army.mil/ ) account, log in, and click on Antivirus Services (on the left of the Army Website Portal for AKO). This then takes them to the links where they can download the appropriate software that they want).

I hope you find this information useful! Marc Wayman SFC, USA



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Anonymous said...

I don't have anything to write, but, I would like to write something. Ta da!

Arabic - what an interesting language to read. It looks like it could have been english once, but then one day while in cursive it got hold of some speed and began dotting i's. How's your ipod? You seem to like it. I've thought about getting one but I feel that with the way technology is going, I'd be better off waiting until the implantable ones are available. Then I'll become an ipod h4ck3r and spread subliminal Mp3s all over the internet. People will follow my orders like in the Manchurian Candidate.

"Amber Morris"Yes?
"Amber Diana Morris"...


Anonymous said...

Not too much longer. Whoa!!!

So you going to learn Arabic, eh? Go for it. Make you marketable if you stay in the military or afterwards.

I speak Farsee. I started when I first went to Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm, I learned from some nomads in southern Iraq and Northern Saudi Arabia who would pass by our tents almost everyday.

I can tell you, like any language you must learn the vowels and constanants and you will understand the language very fast.

It is fun speaking in a different language as the other person speaks in your langauge for the reply.

I must say my spanish sucks and I reside close to the border, but I speak fluent German and Farse besides English of course. lol

Well Lt. enjoy week and hope you can make it back soon and civilianize yourself soon.