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Looking Forward To Coming Home

Posted on | September 9, 2011 | 20 Comments

by Smitty

Ten years on, who could have foreseen passing the anniversary of 9/11 in Afghanistan? But that’s another post, where I’ll share what I think is the best thing written on that topic.

Fortune willing, in another week I’ll start the trek home, arriving by the end of the month. It’s no exaggeration to say that I think things are, in some ways, wackier in the U.S. than here in the ‘Stan. I’ve been a FOBbit here.

Checking in on Twitter and the RSS reader could bring an optimist to the edge of depression. There just isn’t much happy news to blog about.  Besides the wife and the World’s Youngest Blogger, there are a couple of things to anticipate, though.

Right now, I’m envisioning being at home, with decent bandwidth, Flash enabled in the browser, a pint of this Schweddy Balls ice cream, and the new Chickenfoot release, curiously titled ‘III’, as though their command of math in naming their second studio release was a desperate plea for a U.S. Treasury job.

Pray for the country. Pray for the leadership. You may have voted against them, but there they are. Pray that, though we sort of know who the agitators are, that those defending liberty keep it real and keep it peaceful.


20 Responses to “Looking Forward To Coming Home”

  1. Adjoran
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    Wishing you a safe and expeditious journey home!

    Once you are securely back, though, I do hope you will reconsider patronizing those commie hippies from Vermont.  There is just something perverted about Marxists using capitalism to generate funding for leftist causes.

  2. Dave C
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    Godspeed on your travel home, Smitty.. 

  3. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 3:03 am

    From you mouth to God’s ears.

  4. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 3:27 am

    From an Irish blessing–Until you return, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

  5. Paco
    September 10th, 2011 @ 3:35 am

    Glad to hear you’re homeward bound, Smitty!

    Ok, which of you guys is in charge of the brass band?

  6. JeffS
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    Glad to hear about the demob, Smitty!  I hope your reunion with Mrs. Smitty and the WYB is a grand one.

    But…..skip the Schweddy Balls, huh?  Why give a nickel to those ancient hippies?  Get yourself  some Baskin & Robbins instead. 

  7. Donald Douglas
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    Thanks for all you do, Smitty! Looking forward to your trip back home!

  8. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:23 am

    Paco, I’m in charge of cutting the cheese, being as I’m from Wisconsin and all.

  9. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:24 am

    Smitty, this is very, very good news. It made my day and it was already an excellent day!

  10. Bob Belvedere
    September 10th, 2011 @ 4:57 am

    I gather this means that the Afghan Pirate Problem has been solved?

  11. Anamika
    September 10th, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    Al-Jazeera outlines USA dilemma …

    Nice plain talk, too:

  12. JeffS
    September 10th, 2011 @ 5:39 am

    Tsk tsk, Anamika, tsk tsk!

    Such serious talk when joy is called for!  Get yourself some World Class Chocolate from Baskin & Robbins as a special treat.

    Tsk tsk!  Enjoy life, Anamika!  Tsk tsk!

  13. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2011 @ 6:16 am

    How do you get a wifi signal I’d think the superstructure overhead would interfere with the signal.

  14. Zilla of the Resistance
    September 10th, 2011 @ 11:47 am

    God bless you, Smitty, may the time between now and the day you are home pass quickly and peacefully. Thank you for everything that you do. 

  15. rosalie
    September 10th, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    The very best to you and your family!

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  17. Adrienne
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Looking forward to having you home.  God bless you!

  18. Dan Collins
    September 10th, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    Those commie hippies sold out to Unilever years ago.

    Praying for your safe return, Smitty.

  19. » My baby does Bernanke Panke
    September 10th, 2011 @ 2:41 pm

    […] While Smitty is happy to be coming home, he’d still like an explanation of this: [T]he new Chickenfoot release [is] curiously titled ‘III’, as though their command of math in naming their second studio release was a desperate plea for a U.S. Treasury job. […]

  20. Proof
    September 10th, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Smitty: Stay safe! Just because you’re short, doesn’t mean you’re bulletproof!
    Looking forward to seeing you post on a more regular basis, selfish SOB that I am!