Monday, December 29, 2008


I have no idea what I'm doing on this thing. Adopt me. What do you need? my email? last name? Hoit.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


A few photos from a "black and white" party, a puppy, a smile for Victor, and some other random shit. I promise to post something military related soon...sorry.

How was everyone's weekend?

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I'm really excited....

I got two sets of Kate Spade dinnerware that I wanted. It's called "Union Street" and I love them! And I got two Kate Spade "Larabee Dot" glasses to match!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is doing well! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Albany is still a little messy from the ice storm and all the snow. Anyone snowed in? Stuck in an airport?

Side note: I got my grades back…3.94!!! I got three As and one A-. I was so excited I did a cheerleading move I haven’t done since 1999 and pulled a leg muscle. Then ran down the stairs with a laptop in hand, fell down the last two steps, and my snowflake earrings stabbed me in the face. (I was at a “wear your shittiest Christmas sweater” holiday party when I found out…hence the snowflake earrings)

Alright, I have to wrap presents still, clean, and paint my nails. Good luck with all the family fun tomorrow!

Goodbye, Hello, and Smoke Weed.

-British Forces will withdraw from the city of Basra by May. Those British guys were always so lovely to run into. They never talked to any of us. They would just chain smoke and giggle at who knows what. And guess who's going to replace them? American forces! You better watch your ass if you're in the IRR.

Read the article.

-Afghanistan may be catching up. By next summer Afghanistan could see an increase in 30,000 US forces. The increase of troops would be comprised of combat, aviation, medical and civil affairs forces. The 10th Mountain Division will deploy next month. Good luck!

Afghanistan on the radar.

-While we're on the topic of Afghanistan: Coalition and Afghan troops found 2.5 tons of marijuana...2.5 tons. Do you know how much weed that is? Jesus. Anyways, they found all this weed in an abandoned school in southern Afghanistan. And then they destroyed it. I'm sure they didn't smoke any of it.

Read the article here.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

No, you can't....

wear thongs at army basic training.

I have sitemeter. I can tell how people find my blog, where they are from, etc. So, someone typed in this question on google, "can you wear thongs at army basic training."

Really? No. You can't fucking wear thongs at basic training. First, why would you want to wear a thong at basic training? Does that even make any sense to you? You aren't sitting in a classroom all day. You actually have to do things...many things and a thong would be completely uncomfortable. But you know what you can wear? You can wear white Hanes granny panties. Everyone has to wear them. And you shouldn’t worry about what type of underwear you have to wear anyways…no one is going to see them. If you’re a female and thinking of joining, please ask me questions. I’ll try to help you out as best as I can. Ground rules….One, no thongs. Two, no pink nail polish. Three, you’re going to get dirty and sweat. Four, you carry your own shit. Five, don’t get married to the first Army guy who sweet talks you. You’ll be divorced in three months. Oh, and try not to get pregnant. Six, don’t walk around like you have something to prove. Seven, don’t complain.

Stock up!

The Brown Derby.

My friend turned 25 last night. We had dinner at the Brown Derby. The food was excellent. The ambiance was amazing. And then we found a few soldiers and Marines. She drank and drank…and passed out in my bed.

Here are a few pictures.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Poor President Bush. He just wanted to take a peaceful trip to Iraq and bid his farewell but instead he almost got smacked in the face with a shoe.

The Iraqi journalist yelled this while throwing his shoe at the President, "This is a gift from the Iraqis; this is the farewell kiss, you dog"


Watch the video here.

Read about his trip here.

Friday, December 12, 2008

R.I.P. Bettie Page.

Bettie Page passed away Thursday night. She was 85. Bettie Bettie Bettie. What can I say about her? If you don't know who she is, something is wrong with you and you probably lead a boring sex life.

The LA Times wrote a nice obituary.

You've never had a bad day until you've had to carry your own leg...

A solider in Afghanistan had to carry his own leg after being attacked.

Watch the video clip here.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

US Defense Department knew of the threat posed by roadside bombs...

but failed to take any action to protect troops.

I don't know about you but I'm completely disgusted. Somethings will never make sense to me. Never. Maybe if some action have been taken hundreds if not thousands of U.S. military personnel could've been spared.

Read the article here.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Semester is almost over.

Tomorrow is the last day of classes. This semester flew by. I have two finals and one might be the death of me. I signed up for classes for next semester. I'll be taking a class taught by Donald Forst. He use to be the Village Voice editor-in-chief. I heard he is amazing and I'm beyond thrilled to be in his class. I'm also taking a Vietnam War Literature class taught by Thomas Bass. He is the author of The Predictors; Vietnamerica: The War Comes Home; Reinventing the Future; The Spy Who Loved Us. I'm also signed up for a couple of sociology classes. Organizations in Society and Sociology of Work. Hope these are interesting. Now I have to finish working on a few things for tomorrow. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Side note: President-Elect Obama named retired Gen. Eric Shinseki to head the Department of Veterans Affairs. Thoughts?

Friday, December 05, 2008

Drink Your Sorrows Away.

I just really like this article.

Cheers To 75 Years Of Drinking Legally.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Has anyone seen this documentary? I stumbled across it today on HBO. While I only caught the last 20 minutes of it, what I saw was almost beyond words.

It is the story of an Iraqi doctor named Omer Salih Mahdi who works in the emergency room at Al-Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad.

He takes you inside a hospital that has deplorable conditions. The staff is exhausted and drained. Iraqis are in and out of the ER with wounds from IEDs and being caught in the middle of sectarian violence. You see Iraqis who are just extremely fed up with the whole situation.

Click here to watch a clip.

Click here to read the synopsis.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Pullout and Divorces.

"I wish the intelligence had been different, I guess," Bush said.

I guess maybe if we had different intelligence thousands of soldiers would not be dead. Thousands of soldiers would not be returning home from war wounded physically and/or mentally. Tell the family members of the deceased soldiers you guess intelligence had been just a little different.

Read what President Bush has to say here.