Found this printed somewhere:

ROCHESTER, NY - Jason Lyons pulled his sergeant from a burning Humvee. The 18-year-old came home Thursday for a couple of weeks of R and R.

Lyons' family stood proudly holding signs welcoming him back home. He's been in Baghdad since March. The Canandaigua native is getting some praise for saving his sergeant while he was there.

"We were driving down one the roads when we were hit by an IED," said Lyons.

That was June 1 outside of Baghdad. His sergeant was stuck in a Humvee that was about to go up in flames.

"It was really confusing. I didn't know what was going on at first. I knew we got hit again. I wasn't sure what to do. I knew he needed help so I helped him," said Lyons.

With broken bones and burns, the two were then taken to a Baghdad hospital. For the first time, Lyons was able to talk to the man he saved.

"He thanked me when we were both in the hospital in Baghdad and was just wondering how I was doing and was more concerned about me than himself," said Lyons.

Lyons is getting a Purple Heart for his heroic actions. He's also walking away with a few reminders.

"I took two pieces of scrap metal to my right leg and two to left arm and burns and cuts on left arm," said Lyons.

He's OK now and happy to be home, for at least a little while. He has mixed emotions about going back.

"A little bit, but at the same time I want to stay home, but I definitely want to get back to my platoon," said Lyons.

Lyons is home for the next two and a half weeks. Then he'll go back to Baghdad.

Transformers the movie was

really fun! It's been awhile since I felt like I got my 11 bucks worth.
Anyone want to see it, I'd see it again?!

I love summer.

77 drummers drumming.
I've never seen or heard anything like it and I know tonight I'll only dream that I'll have another chance to experience something like that again-77 FULL DRUM KITS set up in a spiral, outside in a park on a bank of the East River that's nestled perfectly between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges! and me completely entranced, sitting on a blanket on a sunny summer day with friends taking it all in.

AND I saw Choirs of Titan yesterday and they were great as usual
AND after the Boredom's show today we were invited to some exclusive after party where I saw Soiled Mattress and the Springs (a terrible name) who put on a really fun show.

and there's still 1 more day left in the weekend!

What is it that I am most wanting to achieve?


Love the long walks with Fatty through the neighborhood, visiting crazy characters along the way. It's helping me sift through my thoughts. I'm more productive, happy, content.