January 9, 2009
December 29, 2008
I'm an Army Reservist currently deployed to Baghdad, Iraq for a bit over 9 months (lucky me!). It's my 2nd tour, the last one was a total of 12 months "boots on ground." I'm a chemist by trade but not one of the geeky ones. Ok, I'm a little geeky but I consider myself a well-rounded geek.
My favorite sport to both play and watch is football. I'm not really into college ball because there's too many teams, bowls, and first places. It's just too much for my feeble mind to keep track of. I enjoy watching the NFL and my favorite team is the Carolina Panthers. Go Cats! I also enjoy going to minor league hockey and baseball games.
I'm happily married to my best friend. He's a Giants fan but he's learned to love my Panthers over the years which has allowed him to hang around. lol. I don't have any kids but I do have 2 dogs and 2 cats. I'm pretty much a fan of everything furry or feathered.
I tend to enjoy things that have inherent risk but on a normal day I'm pretty uninteresting. I enjoy skydiving, camping, hiking, and going on missions here in Iraq. I have a desk job here but it allows me to get out from time to time and see the sights of Baghdad. I get to talk to the people, drink some chai, and play with the kids. Since no one has tried to blow me up yet it's been rather fun. Going back to being a chemist is going to be a bit boring compared to strapping on 50 pounds of armor and weaponry but I'm sure I'll manage.
Well, that's about it, I hope that you feel like you know me. :)
Hi Dreu, I apologize for taking so long in responding to you.
That's great to hear you got on the team!! I hope you guys win lots of games!
I've been keeping pretty busy here on B/R, especially with this CBS Correspondent contest they have going on. It's been fun, though!
Anyway, I'm eagerly waiting and anticipating a new Panthers (and Eagles) season! Looks to be a tough schedule for our Cats this season, but so long as no one gets any extensive injuries, I believe this team can take what their opponents dish out. It won't be an easy season, but with the Panthers, the wins rarely--if ever--come easy.
I hope to hear back from you soon, and take care! Welcome home, too!
Hi Dreu, if you get a chance I just finished my latest article http://bleacherreport.com/articles/170763-recounting-the-carolina-panthers-five-most-exciting-games-of-2008 and I always appreciate if you have an opportunity to look it over.
Dreu! Are you back in the States yet? Ihaven;t heard from you in a couple of months, and just wanted to see how you're doing; have you tried out for that football team yet? We HAVE to get together for a Cats game this year, and I have some more news to tell you!
Dreu, that's awesome! Actually, I stumbled across the same site a couple months ago, as I am actively seeking some kind of football team to join, myself.
I definitely encourage you to tryout! That would be terrific if you can get onto a team!
Chicks and tackle football were meant to be together, lol.
I'm glad you shared that with me! I wish you the best of luck!
Hey Dreu, great to hear from you!
I like to try and keep my fellow Panthers fans up-to-date with the offseason goings on, as it's not as highly publiscized, especially considering the lack of news we get durng the regular season when we're doing well anyway!
I just did a quick little blurb covering Gross' resigning and Peppers, so if you want to check it out:
I'm thinking Denver for Peppers for some strange reason.
Talk to you soon Dreu, stay safe.
In case you haven't heard the latest,
Right now we all need to take time out of our day, and pray for Jim Johnson. The Philadelphia Eagle's defensive coordinator who was diagnosed with skin cancer. Let me know what you think. Thanks
OK Dreu, hope you have a safe and good time on leave. Keep in touch, or as you said catch me up when you get back. We'll be here. :)
Hey Dreu, I never thought I'd do this, but if you get a chance, I called out the Panthers "fans."
I felt it was the right thing to do.
I agree, and still think we are the best overall franchise in the NFL.