USNJames

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from Kaneohe, HI

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    • HELLS YEAH!

      10 years ago

      USNJames

      There was capdevice-e4.jpg and then there was me getting freaking promoted so now we have capdevice-e5.jpg

      So yeah, pretty much the best day of my life!

    • "What do you hear, Starbuck?"

      10 years ago

      USNJames

      The Song

      So the series ended, and let me say that out of the entirety of the show (thank God for Maegan for getting me into the show, by the way) this was my all-time favorite scene. Finale' included!

      Anyway, I'll think of a more in-depth review of the series and post it when I get the chance.

    • Updates!? Madness!

      10 years ago

      USNJames

      So it's been a little over half a year since my last post, and I figured I'd bring everyone up to speed on the life and times of a Sailor named James!

      So I'm finishing up my tour here with VP-9 and have applied and gotten accepted for Orders to Command Logistics Western Pacific located out of Singapore! I'll be there for two years, and then hopefully heading somewhere along the east coast. Not gonna lie though, if I could get orders back to Hawaii I'd go for it. I love this place!

      Anyway, part of the military life is moving around, and I'm gonna take advantage of that. For the time being anyway. Not quite sure if I'm the type to settle down but maybe someday I will be, yeah?

      So that's pretty much all the excitement I've got going on in my life these days! Lots of work and lots of parties, beach going, hiking, you name it!

      Will shout at everyone if something comes up!

    • Heading Back To The Sandbox

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      So my government funded vacation here on the beautiful island of Sicily had ended. In a few short hours I'll be getting back on the plane and heading to Iraq once more. I'll be there until late November to early December.

      I'm sure gonna miss this place, but soon my deployment will be over. I'll be back in my comfortable apartment in Kailua and then shortly after that I'll be back in Florida with my Family/Friends.

      PS: Figured I'd give this poll thing a try.

    • Photos!

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      So RVB is not letting me upload my new pictures after I deleted my older ones. You can see them on MySpace, but here's a couple of them.

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    • I Gotta Be Dreamin'

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      Nothing is perfect. Thank God for that.

      My life, however, is close to perfect. There's a couple of pieces missing wherever I go, but there's more adventure and excitment than I could have hoped for.

      I love my life.

      On the 4th of July I was celebrating our Nation's independance in the scorching sands of the Iraqi desert. I was drinking fake beer and going about my duties in support of a mission that our leadership has deemed vital. Whether I agree with it or not I carry out my duties to the best of my abilities.

      Not two weeks later I was sipping wine on a terrace overlooking the astonishing view of the city of Taormina. Mt Etna was in the distance, smoke billowing out of her. The Greco-Roman Theatre was also visable. Ancient, falling apart but still very much alive with activity. I walked the streets of Catania the following day, marveling at the marble statues that had been there long before I or my parents hell even my parent's parents were born.

      I was walking though a city that had been in existence long before my country was even a thought in the eyes of an explorer who decided to go off the beaten path. History was all around me. I could feel the life force of the ancient.

      I could never complain about my life, and I could never regret any choices I made because somehow it got me to where I am today. Everyone person I've touched and everyone who's touched me has in some way contributed to my life today.

      I couldn't be happier. Soon I'll return to the desert to finish my mission and hopefully I'll be in the sleepy town of Oviedo at the end of the year. Back to the place that I called home for most of my young life. Back to my family and back to my friends.

      I only hope they'll stay awake for the stories I can't wait to tell them.

    • Italy!

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      So here I am currently on det in beautiful Sicily. The wine is good, the women are georgeous and the sky is a perfect blue. No pictures just yet (at least none I can post in a public domain), but once I tour the wineries and Mt. Edna I'll have some to put up!.

      Hope everything is well with everyone and let me know if you want anything while I'm here!

    • I gots me an internetz.

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      So here I am in Iraq.

      It's not that bad. I've actually acclimated pretty quickly and am starting to have some good times. This place also has been a place of firsts for me which I will list below:

      - 1st time I flew in a C-130
      - 1st time I drove a bus
      - 1st time I drove a stick shift for more than 10 minutes (it was the bus)
      - 1st time I crashed a bus
      - 1st time I saw a wild and rabid dog
      - 1st time I shot a wild and rabid dog because it was running toward me
      - 1st time solved a rubik's cube! (!!)
      - 1st time I've had to yell "GOD DAMN INFANTRY GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE ROAD!"

      Well there's more but I'm not going to go in to all of them. I hope everyone is okay and I'll try to call some time!

    • Iraq

      11 years ago

      USNJames

      Did some research on where I'll be in Iraq.

      Found out a lot, but can't say too much. I figure the wikipedia article will be enough though.

      I'll be there in a month and home Tuesday!!

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  • Comments (30)

    • As1anLov3

      10 years ago

      Hi James smiley1.gif Thanks for accepting my friends request smiley0.gif Hope things are well for you and that you're staying safe. Take care

    • TheEvenStar

      10 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a comment! Moms love it when their kids take the time to choose a 'personal' gift - doesn't have to cost much either - just something that evokes a memory - of a time, a place or a shared experience - those are the 'heartfelt' gifts that make an indelible impression. smiley12.gifsmiley12.gif I'm willing to bet that your Mom would just love to SEE you too! smiley12.gif

    • TheEvenStar

      10 years ago

      First off - I would really enjoy seeing you when you make it back to Oviedo in the fall! I can't promise what the rest of my family will be doing - M is in PA, C may not be living here by then, and Mr - well the less said the better.

      Iraq stories are good - so long as I don't have to deal with those 'spiders' in person! Singapour sounds like a great new adventure for you. I wish M or C would give the military life a try - it might make them appreciate things more and possibly motivate them to do more with their lives then they are currently.....

    • TheEvenStar

      10 years ago

      Let's see - other than missing Maegan since she moved to PA? Charles will (hopefully) graduate from OHS in June... then who knows? I'm still working lots and lots of hours at ORMC. I'm 'gathering' materials to re-created Arwen's Requiem Gown from LOTR - ROTK - for "fun". Hows things in HI? smiley12.gif

    • TheEvenStar

      10 years ago

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      10 years ago

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    • nwnman05

      11 years ago

      so you have one of those silly belts as well?

    • TheEvenStar

      11 years ago

      Can't wait to walk through them to get at that delicious spaghetti you'll be serving! :D


      We are so looking forward to seeing you! smiley8.gif

    • TheEvenStar

      11 years ago

      I always liked the spelling of her name. It is unique!


      I'm so glad the M. saw your comment on the journal smiley11.gif

    • TheEvenStar

      11 years ago

      Mele Kalikimaka! Know that you were missed and thought about today!

    • TheEvenStar

      11 years ago

      Any time you can 'drop by' - I'll cook a "home cooked" meal for you. This family is PROUD of all those who serve our country. You are one of our OWN, James - whereever life leads you - we will always count you as 'family'.

    • TheEvenStar

      11 years ago

      Hey James, how is my Navy Yeoman "Son" doing in Hawaii these days?

    • Veela

      11 years ago

      *poke* i'm talking to you on the phone

    • Veela

      11 years ago

      <-------- is not liking Vegas so far lol
      Good thing I'm not here to vacation

    • Veela

      11 years ago

      It would depend on exactly where you were and what both of our transportation options are. But I shouldn't be more than a few hours away, so I say absolutely! I'd be willing to do whatever it would take if it meant being able to see you! Its been forever!

    • skyerotc

      11 years ago

      HI! (^_^) I found you!!!! Guess what?!?! I'mma gonna join the ARMY soon!!!! YEAH! (^_^)

    • Veela

      11 years ago

      you deleted a bunch of journals?

    • Veela

      11 years ago

      lol, wow

      yea...Chuck does somehow come to mind

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      Happy (one day belated) Easter smiley1.gif

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Hey, things going alright there?

    • Megan327

      12 years ago

      Just wanted to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      Happy 2007

    • Veela

      12 years ago

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    • OneMoreDream

      12 years ago

      youre stationed in hawaii?

    • USMCTarawa

      12 years ago

      warfare what the hell does a navy yeoman know about any kind of warfare except of course.... staple warfare LOL JK smiley8.gif

    • GoldenZephyr

      12 years ago

      You got stationed in Hawaii?

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      Season 3 Footage Music Vid

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      did u check out my avatar pic? hehehe

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      omg! You're online! lol

      ok, i'll stop with the outbursts now

    • Veela

      12 years ago

      lmao! U! lol smiley0.gif

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