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war is real

unconcerned, uncompromised and unconvoluted letters from a soldier getting ready to face war for the second time. 

Thursday, May 19, 2005

6:42 PM - PINK EYE

i have something called viral conjuctivitis. i don't know what it means, but i think it's called pink eye, and they've confined me to the house for 72 hours so that no one else will be exposed to it. it doesn't hurt, but it does itch and burn and i wake up every morning with my eyes crusted over. yeah, gross, but it could be worse.

i'm using the time wisely by watching movies and reading books. i also promised a few readers that i'd expound a bit on my ptsd post from a few days back, since it was obviously a bit confusing and erratic. i did it on purpose, which most of you seemed to understand, but i wanted to clarify to those that emailed that no, i was not high on crack. or pot. or anything else. i was trying to write in a stream of consciousness manner and i guess it came off a bit disjointed, but most of my stuff tends to do that anyway since i write off the top of my head instead of thinking about it first. that might get me in trouble someday, which is why i'm writing under a fake name in the first place.

i'm getting wrapped up in the books of tim o'brien. i'd never even heard of the guy until i was browsing half price books a few weeks back and saw "the things they carried" on display. since it was only $5 and was a pulitzer nominee, i picked it up and read it in two days. absolutely amazing stuff, i thought, so i picked up "july, july" and "in the lake of the woods" yesterday. i already finished july and it was breathtakingly good, the story of ten college friends at a 30th graduation reunion and the stories they lived and the heartache they suffer from seeing all the old folks they used to hang out with. great, great stuff, but i think i'm going to take a break from o'brien and read "the tommyknockers," since that's one of very few king books i haven't gotten around to reading. oh, and there's also that book about the o.j. simpson defense that i want to tackle. i had bill clinton's book, but it's now being used to prop up my couch after a fat ass private broke it the other day.

Blogger Janie said...

As a mom I am very much aware of pink eye! It spreads kinda the same way a cold does. Wash those hands! No sharing of towels! Pink eye is one thing I check when kids come through my door.

As to your last post.. wish I could do something to help.  

Anonymous James JR. said...

sup? janie is correct: wash those hands... constantly. resist the temptation to rub your eyes, especially unconsciously, as you will rub them without realizing it. the best book about the OJ trial by far is: OUTRAGE by vincent bugliosi. I'm pretty sure that's his correct name. he was the manson prosecutor, and provides an in depth analysis of the OJ trial debacle. one more thing, I would urge everybody who believes the govt. fairy tale re: 911 to view this website:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you discovered O'Brien. I taught "the Things They Carried" in a Recent America course. Can't say most of them ever got a clue, but what the fuck.
He nails it, huh? Oh, I was on the "don't take the whatever" post a minute ago.  

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