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tashabear
tashabear
on friends
I made a friend here. His name is Brian, and he is an infantry officer from Plano TX. He was one of the many Unit Movement Officers (UMOs) that pass through here every week. He's smart, and funny, and well-traveled, and I truly enjoyed talking to him. He's heading home at the wee sma' hours tomorrow.

Unfortunately, making a friend such as he brought with it attendant problems. See, part of my psychological makeup is that I can fool myself into accepting almost any sort of difficulties with my living conditions. I just tell myself, "This is my world now," and move on. (There are some fairly significant downsides to this, but it comes in handy in the Army now and again.) If I don't get reminded of what life could be, I'm okay. The problem with meeting Brian is that while he's a great guy and I thoroughly enjoyed talking with him and hanging out, he reminded me of something that I sorely miss from home -- my friends. (Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad I got to know him, and I will keep in touch, but having a friend like that, with whom I could really communicate, just accentuated how lonely I've been.)

See, I've never had what I would call a lot of friends. For the longest time I could count the number of friends that I had on one hand. Now all that's changed. I have a richness of friends that I scarce dreamed of when I was growing up, and I miss each and every one of you. Thanks for being my friends.

i feel: loved loved

17 trips or shoot the rapids
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beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: December 5th, 2005 04:22 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*HUGS* I love you T'Bear! I can't wait for you to come home. :)
ladymorgaine From: ladymorgaine Date: December 5th, 2005 04:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm glad you found a friend there, even if for a short time. Friends are precious, and I too consider myself a wealthy woman with friends like you. (I know we're not close, but I just think you're an incredible person, and I'm honored to know you) Your service is a gift to all of us, but the greatest gift you can give us is to come home safely.

**HUGS** Take care of you.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: December 5th, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We miss you!
rufinia From: rufinia Date: December 5th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC) (base camp)
We do miss you.

hey...um, can you bring me back some sand? I have sand from Hawaii, Israel, and Saudi Arabia... I'd like to add Kuwaiti sand to the collection.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 6th, 2005 04:59 am (UTC) (base camp)
Sure! Remind me again after the first of the year. Wish I'd known; I could have gotten you some from Bahrain, too.
spunkywulf From: spunkywulf Date: December 5th, 2005 04:46 pm (UTC) (base camp)
AWW! :D
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: December 5th, 2005 04:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Hugs and love and a thank YOU for being my friend, right back atcha, woman!!
was1 From: was1 Date: December 5th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (base camp)
(*hug*)
points From: points Date: December 5th, 2005 05:32 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Waiting for your return with baited breath. :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 6th, 2005 05:10 am (UTC) (base camp)

::gentle poke::

Silly dwagon... it's bated breath. Unless you've recently had sushi.

Tank Girl quote: I have two words for you... BRUSH YOUR TEETH!
points From: points Date: December 6th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: ::gentle poke::

Definitely baited. I still have the hook stuck right.. here..
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 6th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: ::gentle poke::

AAAAAAGH!!!!! Squicky! SQUICKY! (I taught that word to Brian yesterday. He'd never heard it before. Heh.)
alphaggek From: alphaggek Date: December 5th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Come home soon TashaBear!
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: December 5th, 2005 06:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I will be glad to see you home safe. :) It will be nice to hang out with my apprentice sister again.
misoranomegami From: misoranomegami Date: December 6th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC) (base camp)

It's a small world after all...

I'm from Plano too. :) Don't forget if there's anything (either of you) need to please let us know! In the meantime *continues countdown*. ^.^
darkwolfie From: darkwolfie Date: December 6th, 2005 01:21 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You'll always be me best friend, baby!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 7th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC) (base camp)
Yay! And you're mine!
17 trips or shoot the rapids