Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thoughts on the Day

  • When the semi in front of you on the highway is being pushed around by the wind and is sporting HAZMAT placards for both radiological and corrosive cargo, then maybe you should get around them as soon as it's safe.
  • If it ain't rainin', it ain't trainin'!
  • If you don't want to be shot at by OpFor, then make sure they know how to tell you from the good guys when you walk around in a firefight so you can observe your troops.  
  • "Safety Kill" my ass.  If you're still pulling the trigger, so am I.
  • Getting shot repeatedly at close range by multiple paintball guns in the dangly bits puts a whole new spin on the evening.  Next time, wear a cup.
  • My magical talent appears to be always being able to find the mud puddle that's full of sharp things to fall into when I'm shot.
  • Here's a hint:  Don't piss off the guy planning your training scenarios. He has the power to choose the big fat Norwegian over the skinny little Hispanic guy to be the wounded prisoner you have to carry/drag to cover in order to treat and interrogate.
  • Kicking said big wounded prisoner and demanding he get up is only going to disincline him from helping you drag/carry him to cover.
  • I've known people who spoke seven languages.  I've known Airborne Rangers and SEAL's.  But I've never met anyone talented enough to get a HMMWV stuck in a mud puddle on a gravel road before tonight.  Bravo!
  • You know you love your wife when you come home on a cold, dark night, soaked to the bone and covered in paintball marker and mud, and you change clothes out on the porch before you come into the house.  But at least she knows you weren't out all night drinking beer.


Jay G said...

I would consider this day seized...

Brady said...

I got a couple of laughs out of this one. Particularly the thought of carrying a Norwegian. I've known a few, and they always carry me.

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Julie said...

Sounds like a fun day :)

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