Happy Memorial Day

I just wanted to keep this simple by thanking all American military men and women who had put their lives on the line to protect the freedom of America. As much as I respect and send love to all countries, America is my home country and I deeply, DEEPLY appreciate what others have had to sacrifice in order for me to enjoy being an American in the land of the free. So for my fellow Americans, let’s not forget: The land of the free is because of the brave. Happy Memorial Day!

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My Perfect, Quintessential Man

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He is inscrutable. He is Hoot from Black Hawk Down.

“You know what I think? Don’t really matter what I think.”

“When I go home, people ask me, “Hey Hoot, why do you do it, man? Why? You some kind of war junkie?” I won’t say a goddamn word. Why? They won’t understand why we do it. They won’t understand it’s about the men next to you… and that’s it. That’s all it is.”

-Hoot

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Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast

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I first heard this clever phrase a couple of years ago from someone.  I don’t remember who but I wish I did so I could give that person credit. I heard it again from some bad ass military guys I worked with about a year ago. Very cool, very humble and very comical men. They joked around with me while I was packing their parachutes because they thought I was packing them rather fast but actually I was packing them slow. After all the  jokes and sarcastic comments being fired, I asked them about that phrase and they told me about it from a military standpoint, so it pretty much stuck with me ever since.

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