Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Blogging from an undisclosed location

Well here I am kiddies, blogging from an undisclosed location. Back to the land of the crescent moon and downtown…well undisclosed. The company for whom I work for does a lot of business with the military. My job, as geek for hire, entails occasional travel to exotic locations. This been my second time here, was much less surprising than my first trip. OK off to the details. After landing in the modern KICA I was transported by bus to a tent city in the sand known as AAS. 25 hours later I was on board a C130 to BIAP. A fascinating flight I must say. One of the interpreters flying with us, named Mani, but looking more like a Jassim, had some bladder control issues, He kept on trying to go to the back of the C130 to relieve himself and the crew chief, a young man whose mama probably named Jesus Esteban, but looks like he goes by Steve, kept on trying to explain that relieving himself in the tube while still at the tarmac was not a polite thing to do. After achieving altitude “Steve” finally let the poor man back there. Good thing too. I thought he was ready to piss his pants. A quick road trip later, I found myself stuck in FOB L. And when I say stuck I mean stuck, I could not get thru the skulls of the people scheduling my helicopter flight that my 4 month stay in my final destination would require more than a carry on bag. Finally I was able to leave my counterpart behind and use his seat for my bags. Very polite of him I must say. After an eternity on the slow helicopter ride from hell, I finally arrived at my current undisclosed location. Is a good thing that Al (my counterpart) missed his flight. The company moved him to a different FOB 2 days later. Ce’este la vie. My new home, is a 3 bedroom apartment shared by 5 geeks. Interesting place. I will be posting more in the coming days.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Marvel Comics Does Right

Do you remember the days when the entertainment industry was patriotic? You don’t? Well don’t fret. There is someone outside of country music (Dixie chicks and Tim Mcgraw excluded) that gives a shit about the troops. I picked this up today while doing SRP (Soldier’s Readiness Program). It was freely available to all soldiers (and old civilians like me). So enjoy the cover.