Settling Back In

Its been about 2 weeks now since I got back and I’m starting to get back into my old routine.  I really miss everyone, especially my lovely wife, but it was much easier this time than when I first arrived.  About 5-6 months to go then I am home for good!  I saw an article today in my google alerts hopper here about members of the 48th Infantry Brigade getting ready to ship out.  These guys are our replacements!  Woohoo!  It will take some time for them to geta ll trained up and final over here, but their movement has already started, and that is a great feeling.  It makes home seem that much closer.

In other news, I’ve posted a few new pictures on my flickr account (click on a picture on the right) if your interested.  My bandwidth is pretty limited so they are low rez and I cant add a ton of pictures.

I’ve started a new workout routine with a friend of mine which is quite a bit more advanced than our previous, and it is kicking my ass!  I haven’t been this sore in a long time!  Taking a month off from lifting while on leave and travel didn’t help much either though, I suppose.

That’s all for now, have a great day!

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Chicago Air & Water Show

We met Steph and Kevin up at North Beach for the 50th Annual Chicago Air & Water Show today.  It was awesome!    Lauren really wanted to go to see the Blue Angels, because she hasnt seen them since she was a kid and her Dad was still in the Marines.  I dont think I’ve ever seen them before, but it was really cool.  Its amazing the things they can do!  The battery on my camera died afterwards, so I’ll post some pics once its charged up again.

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Here is a sample pic, but go to my flickr stream to see them all! joegeis’ photostream

Messing with settings

Apparently posting comments wasn’t working before (Thanks Dad!).   I’ve messed with the settings so you should be able to post now.  I know everyone is just dying to comment on my wicked sweet blog!

Have at Thee!

What a weekend!  Friday I saw the new Batman movie.  It was fricken awesome.  I hate to give away the end, but he turns out to be his father…  Seriously though, Ledger deserves the Oscar.  Not because he tragically died, but because he really creeped me out.  The same guy who played Sir Ulrich Van Lichtenstein…  You would never have guessed.

Saturday Steph and Kev came over and we had a few drinks, some tacos, and then a few more drinks.  It was a blast.  Oh, and kudos to Saitek for making a damn good keyboard.  Someone spilled about 8 oz of margarita into it so I rinsed it out and let it dry and the thing works like nothing ever happened.  Take that “industry standard spill test!”

Sunday was really the highlight of my weekend.  We went to the Bristol Rennasaince Faire.  I used to go all the time when I was a teen.  I know its not exactly “cool” or something to be proud of, but damn if it isn’t a good time!  I ate tons of great food, saw some realy funny shows (especially Moonie and the “Mud” Show), and spent time with Lauren and the in-laws.  I can’ wait to go back.

I took some cool pictures that I’ll post, but they are on my other computer, so that will have to wait.

‘Till then, fare thee well.