Friday, May 12, 2006

I made it, dudes.

Hey yo, everybody, it's Dylan "Fro-gurt" Speed. How's it been.

First the good news: they let me out of boot camp. The bad: they did it because I graduated, and I'm part of the Navy now. So, I'm not coming back straight away. Also, I have limited access right now with regard to phone, television, internet, free time, etc., so I won't be able to get caught up on Lost very soon either.

About me: I'm in Pensacola now for at least four months. I'm adjusting to halfway normal life again. I'm allowed to move freely about the base in a way I'm not at all used to from boot camp, but I still have to meet with my group at certain times and wear my uniform and salute people and shit ("shit" includes certain cars). Soon enough I can wear regular clothes and go off base and drive a car and have visitors and whatnot. I'm counting the weeks (two if everything goes right).

Thank you to everyone who wrote while I was in boot camp. That really picked me up.

I have to go, but I'll write again soon.

Namaste

17 comments:

rubycalaber said...

Dude, the Navy, hardcore extreme awesomeness man.

Did you shoot at seagulls or somthing badass?

anti-shave said...

So awesome, glad you got through Boot Camp. I miss your podcast!

sayten said...

you beautiful bastard.

Ralph- said...

we all miss your podcast! i am glad to hear that you got those situps taken care of. i was worried that you were going to fail, and be miserable. I am proud of you for accomplishing what you set out to do. maybe i will do something drastic with my life

aimee in little rock said...

Congrats Dylan, you fucking rock!

I couldn't remember when you graduated, so I sent you a letter last week, and I have another sitting in my purse that I hadn't stuck in the mailbox yet. I guess I'll just toss that one out, although I was pretty proud of myself for the lengthy & detailed synopsis of "?". I hope you get the opportunity to catch up on some episodes soon. If you have access to a computer for a few hours, you can watch the episodes for free at abc.com!

I'm so happy for you that you made it through, and I hope we hear more from you soon!

Jellymanianos said...

Impossibly motivating, and genuinely tear jerking.

aimee in little rock said...

I finished reading Cell by Stephen King; it was okay. It was kind of like a cross between The Stand and Dawn of the Dead. There were also a lot of unanswered questions that left me with some degree of disappointment at the end. I am, however, a little afraid of answering my cell phone when it rings now.

I've resumed my quest to complete the Lost library, recently picking up copies of The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoevsky and Watership Down by Richard Adams.

I'm sure this was quite obvious to start with, but if you read the synopsis of all these books, you'll likely find the words survival and redemption somewhere in there. I thought I'd be daring and do Dostoevsky first. Wish me luck!

Ralph- said...

what about Hello God It's Me Magaret?

Ralph- said...

i want more LOST! i feel like "?" was two weeks ago. i have a couple of really long days, and i just realized that we are down to 3 more Hours of Lost left. i dread the summer so much. it just sank in. last summer was tough, and we are going to have to wait even longer during this summer break! YIPES! i will talk to ben about putting up an other episode. maybe me and craig can work something out. maybe i can take odd days, and he could take even days. i wouldnt mind doing something again. let me know what you guys think. i will have to pass the time this summer somehow.

aimee in little rock said...

I read "are you there God, it's me Margaret", when I was a kid, so I don't know if I'll have to read that again. I probably will once I've completed the rest of the Lost library.

I need to find a complete list, so I don't miss any. I know I still have the Third Policeman, but after that, I'm going to have to consult some kind of list because I can't remember any more.

Ralph- said...

wikipedia is good for that kind of stuff. i'll bet they have a list.

Scott and Steve said...

The Brothers Karamazov is a pretty easy read. Thank you for the letters, of course. If you would still like to send me mail you can at

440 Roberts Ave.
PMB# 873
Pensacola, FL 32511-5151

aimee in little rock said...

Dylan, are you able to watch Lost, or any of the episodes you've missed?

Jenny J. said...

Congratu...lations *sniff*

Scott and Steve said...

I have to "muster" (meet up with) my group at 8:40, so I would miss the last twenty minutes of the episode provided I could locate a teevee where it was being displayed. Basically, yes I can watch it, but that task isn't without its own special challenges.

Dylan

Hollerin' Holly said...

Hey Craig & Ryan--Great podcast and good to hear that you plan to do some more!

Dylan, its great to see you back on here and hope things are going well. Enjoy the lovely weather in Florida! Can't wait to hear your additions to the show when you get a chance.

-holly

jacksbeyotch said...

Congrats and we miss you BIG bunches!