Off To Fight The Indians...

Monday, August 10, 2009 by messiah1 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Well, after 7 years of floundering around in a life that was not for me, I'm going back to what I know and do best.  I've been given an opportunity that will not come around again and I'm taking it.  I'm USMC to the bone and finally, after all this time, I'm getting back to my roots.  I've been working at trimming down to fighting weight, literally, and I'm continuing to get into shape for active duty which is taking up my free time.

When I broached the subject with my wonderful wife a few weeks ago during a much needed vacation, she was very supportive of it.  Of course, she's a Marine wife.  Those who know, know.    She's the best and I don't deserve her.  (I scored way out of my league with her.)

All of this however causes a conflict for the other thing that I love doing, which is skinning.  So skinning takes a backseat.  Maybe one day I'll have time, but not now.  You understand.  This community has been great and I'm thankful for all the support over the years.  I'll lurk around a bit before leaving but that's about it.

 

Thank you and take care.

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Erk.
Reply #1 Monday, August 10, 2009 9:28 AM

Not sure where you're actually going or what you'll be doing in the Marine Corps, but keep yer bloody head down Munkeh!

Pretty sure we'd all like to see you back here again someday....

You take care mate, and drop in when you can.

Erk.

Jafo
Reply #2 Monday, August 10, 2009 9:33 AM

Off To Fight The Indians...

I thought that one was fought and lost...er...won, already....

Take care....keep your head down...

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #3 Monday, August 10, 2009 9:34 AM

All My best wishes Steven!

sydneysiders
Reply #4 Monday, August 10, 2009 9:36 AM

You will be greatly missed messiah.....

glad for you...that you are doing something that makes you happy though...

stay very safe.....and we'll be keeping your spot warm 'til you return...

 

RickJP
Reply #5 Monday, August 10, 2009 9:47 AM

best wishes, take care,

vStyler
Reply #6 Monday, August 10, 2009 10:00 AM

Well, I won't say I'm surprised as I'm really not buddy, What I will say that our country needs more like you, If I'm going into a fight, can't think of anyone else I would want with me.

 

Thanks for all your hard work with myself and the other Maxstyles artists, you have made quite an impact in your time here and won't be forgotten by me or anyone else I'm sure.

 

Makes me sad to see you leave but.... Give em hell and stay safe my good man!

 

Best of luck!

MadDeez
Reply #7 Monday, August 10, 2009 10:01 AM

not sure i understand. are you rejoining the marines? whatever is going on, be careful and take care.

Jafo
Reply #8 Monday, August 10, 2009 10:33 AM

not sure i understand. are you rejoining the marines?

There was this 'old' skinner....years ago...before Wincustomize...who said 'you never really leave the Marines' .....he took off 'over there' somewhere classified a bit later on ....kinda wonder where he is these days....we still have his 'stuff' here on the site.....

Buzz_Hog was his name....and I still have this one in my 'wallpaper' section...

boss0190
Reply #9 Monday, August 10, 2009 10:59 AM

Take care and be safe. You'll be back, you can never leave here forever.

messiah1
Reply #10 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:02 AM

not sure i understand. are you rejoining the marines?

Yes. I don't belong out here.  Too many people to deal with.  And I don't have alot of people skills.

Lantec
Reply #11 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:03 AM

Semper fidelis

 

 

messiah1
Reply #12 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:05 AM

Thanks all

messiah1
Reply #13 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:07 AM

Semper Fidelis, Semper Fortis

cplair
Reply #14 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:10 AM

 Gonna miss you plenty Monkeh!

Don't do nothing stupid like getting zapped or I'm personally whoopin' your ass! 

So watch out for our A-10's, Apache's and Harrier's during Close-Air-Support.

Stay safe and get back to us in one piece, that's an order Marine!

 

Skinhit
Reply #15 Monday, August 10, 2009 11:51 AM

we will miss you messiah...the skinning world will not be the same without you!

Philly0381
Reply #16 Monday, August 10, 2009 12:07 PM

Life is the road we all travel never knowing what is around the next bend or turn or just on the other side of the hill.  I hope your travels are safe and that you don't run into any detours along way. 

You will be missed but never forgotten.  Send us postcards from the different places you see and stop at on your travels.  One piece of advice, never travel in anyone else's tracks, find the place in the road that gives you a smooth ride, but wear your seatbelts, just in case.

Remember, there is a community here watching out over you.

Wizard1956
Reply #17 Monday, August 10, 2009 12:33 PM

Best of luck to you. I hope you drop in from time to time to let us know how things are going. Now go get'em Marine!

pixel-z
Reply #18 Monday, August 10, 2009 12:34 PM

I hope that your life is going to be better. We will miss you.

Sed
Reply #19 Monday, August 10, 2009 12:40 PM

Good Luck to ya!! Semper Fi

k10w3
Reply #20 Monday, August 10, 2009 12:49 PM

If that is what fulfills you, than I'm happy that you've made this choice.  I also thank you for making this choice and for your past service.  I'm not pleased with my government but I'm grateful for the soldiers who sacrifice their personal lives in service to our country.  Please relay my thanks and gratefulness to your wife and family, as well, as I understand more of what they will be sacrificing than what you will be sacrificing. 

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