Sunday, October 23, 2005

Wouldn't you think 10 days is enough?

Sure I am feeling better (not sick anymore) but I have been congested ever since I started getting better. I think I need to take more vitamin C.

Anyway its been pretty calm here in my little home in Baghdad (as far as explosions and gunfire goes). A lot of stuff I probably cant talk about has been going on too. It doesn't matter though because you can read about most of it in the news anyways. It wouldn't make any sense for me to repeat it after its already been in the news. It would just make me look like I am only copying everything the media writes. There are way too many bloggers that do that already.

Here is some of the boring stuff that I can talk about though:

  • The weather has been AWESOME! (finally around the 80's during the day)

  • My job here is pretty slow lately (contributing to mass boredom on my part)

  • I haven't been able to catch a lot of my friends and family online lately :(

  • Starting my new weight lifting program today! (we'll see how that goes)

  • Finally lost my beer belly (liquid grain storage) I got in college ha ha

  • DOD cut the re-enlistment bonus for AGR (big mistake)

Other than that, I can't wait to get home in January!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

I'm feeling better!

*knocking on wood*

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Ah... I sick again!

I think the last time I was sick was when I was in Kuwait in Camp Virginia. That was probably from the small pox vaccination though. I guess it it has been a long time since I have been sick... Everyone in my platoon seems to be getting the same bug right now. I have been sick for a couple days now. I had a fever yesterday and the day before but I think I am feeling a bit better today. Hopefully this wont be one of those lingering sicknesses that give me a runny nose for a couple months.

I finally finished reading Wizard and Glass I hadn't had as much time to read it, as previous volumes, and when I did I kept falling asleep. It was a slow read through most of the book. The last part of the book went pretty quick though. I think I am going to start reading The Talisman now since I don't have Wolves of the Calla.

On top of being sick the mosquitoes are back again. I had just recently moved my bed and had to take my mosquito net down too. So now they are free to eat me alive at night. My left arm is actually bigger than my right arm because of all the mosquito bites on it. I guess I am going to have to try to rig up the mosquito net again or they are going to end up driving me insane (more than I already am).

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

A Crappy Story

I was just answering an email from Danjel Bout the author of 365 and a Wake Up this morning when I was interrupted by my PSG who came in to tell me I had to stand out side my room while they take the dog through our building to look for drugs. (A few weeks ago some soldiers (not from my unit) were caught with some drugs) So I got out side my room and waited patiently. I know I had nothing to hide, I have never even taken a drag from a cigarette in my life let alone had anything to do with drugs. I still felt a little nervous for some reason but that's besides the point of my story.
The Air Force Sergeant that came in with the dog told us to not make any sudden movements because the dog was trained to attack. Which I thought was probably B.S. but didn't feel like taking chances when he pointed to the area that Fido liked to bite.
After that, he brought the dog through 4 of the 13 rooms in my building. Finding nothing in each one. When he came to the Squad leader's room the dog decided he was going to "leave one" right in front of SSG Kave's bed.
The dog must have been out all night drinking Budweiser cause it smelled really bad too!
Shortly after the embarrassed sergeant from the Air Force cleaned up the "evidence" he said "I don't think I am going to bother you guys any more today. I am going to take shit head home."
I guess I didn't have anything to be nervous about today in more ways than one since the dog didn't even get to my room.