Archive for January, 2004

On to Iraq…

By K2 on January 20th, 2004 at 4:24 pm EST

Hi gang. This will be my last news post for several weeks at least. My unit will start heading to Iraq starting tomorrow morning at 6am Hawai’i time. Lookin’ at a 30+ hour flight… from here to Los Angles, to New York, to Scotland, to Germany and then finally to Kuwait. We’ll stay there for 2-3 weeks before the big push up into Iraq. Final destination is Kirkuk, which is about 200 miles or so north of Baghdad… prolly take our convoy about 3-4 days to make the drive. Oh joy ;-)

Anyways… wanted to take the small amount of time I had left to make a quick post and to say to everybody so long and that I’ll be back in a years time. I should be able to read/post messages and upload pictures every so often, the base at Kirkuk has a small internet cafe I think. If you want to write to me or send stuff in the way of a care package, you can – I’ll be posting my APO address in the message thread pertaining to this news post.

That’s all I have folks. Take care, hopefully I’ll ‘see’ ya again soon.


Happy New Year!!

By K2 on January 1st, 2004 at 5:16 pm EST

Happy New year’s gang! Hope everyone was able to have fun while being safe at the same time. I dragged my sorry ass in this morning at around ooh… 8am or so ;-P Luckily I missed all the road blocks the local police around here had set up. Dontcha hate it when they do that? There’s such an easy solution to keeping drunk drivers off the roads if state legistlators would just pull their heads out and implement it… but that’s a discussion for a later time :-)

Soooo… I suppose you could say 2003 was a pretty eventful year, at least on a global scale. Lots of ups and downs. It was a busy year for me as well on a personal level. Definitely not boring ;-) I hope your past year was full of experiences as well.

However… I think I would be just fine with 2004 being just a lil bit more low key. Doubt that’s gonna happen tho. We’ll see what happens.

To wrap up – the game server shoulda been down by now, dunno why it’s still up. I hope I don’t get billed for something that was not supposed to be in use. But hey, that means you all get an extra day of some Hardfought Halo goodness, right? Yup, the glass is half full…

Have a good weekend folks, and here’s to 2004. See ya soon.