So I took a break on posting for the long weekend, and I'm going to keep this post brief (but will continue posting as usual starting tomorrow). Where was I the past two days?
Yosemite National Park! All photos were taken on my cell phone, which has effectively replaced any need for a digital camera. When I got lost on the way home, my cell phone also served as my GPS. Ahh, the future! At Yosemite, I ran into lots of Chinese people who I impressed with my leet skillz, a nice married couple who were both prior service (AF and Marines), and two Israeli girls who were taking a vacation now that they're out of the IDF. The Israeli girls were surprised at the way Americans "celebrate" memorial day, which was interesting to me. I wonder if they knew about the flotilla incident.
For those who don't know about the flotilla incident in Israel, here is some relevant information. If you have any doubts that the Israeli Navy was forced to act in self-defense, there are plenty of videos from on the scene. A quick google or youtube search should bring them up. I am tentatively planning to write more on this tomorrow.
Maybe this guy is the worst person evah... terrifying, I'm never doing mushrooms again (until I get out of the military). H/T: Reader Guiseppe Fratelli
Obama's previous best quote to date: "You ain't my bitch nigga, buy your own damn fries." -President Obama (they even have the soundclip for you to enjoy if you follow the link)
New quote, not quite as good but still hilarious: “At some point, Jackie, we’ll want to hear more about those tar balls and your bathing suit." -President Obama
Unpaid internships? Soooo last decade. 2010: Pay to get an internship!
Since it's memorial day, I find it appropriate to ask: "Why so few medals of honor?"
Finally, I'd like to give thanks and pay respects to all those who gave their lives in service of the United States of America. I appreciate all that you've done in enabling me to live my life freely in the best place throughout all of world history. I will not squander the opportunity you've given me.