Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Games People Play

Everything seems to be calming down here, which can only mean things are going to start to get very stupid. After a little under a week and a half we are all fairly adjusted to the climate, or at least we are sweating a little less. That could be from either the amazing amount time we spend online typing our blogs (at 5 bucks an hour for the internet I should start charging you all to read this.... hmmmm, nah... All my friends are broke...) Except I am the only one that spends as much time as I do in here... Most others find themselves in one of the three afore mentioned MWR areas.. Today as I was playing scrabble with the "Sexy Idahoan" (as one anonymous commentator referred to him) and the Mexican. I began to notice that this is one of the few places on Earth you would see so many grown Adults playing what are otherwise thought to be children's games... As I said The three of us were playing Scrabble (I won Both games nah nah nah nah nah...) the table behind us was playing Uno and there were groups playing Life as well Monopoly... and of course there is the ever present Ping Pong tournaments, as well as chess and checkers... There is a lot of Spades being played as well... The point being it was kind of refreshing to see how soldiers spend there down time when they are so far away from the children that they used to play with, both literal as well as metaphorical. So yeah if you have been paying attention you will know that we should be moving North soon... So I apologize if you had started getting used to having a new blog every day or so.. As soon as I am able I will post again, but as of right now I am not to certain when that will be. So the last three days haven't been too hot but man the sand has just been moving. The sandstorm I predicted ended up hitting off camp about a hundred or so miles, so mainly we have just been getting the over spillage of light sand and annoying wind. So for the past two days I have been trying to deal with the fact that I am one of the more favored people in my squad, as it turns out that has only led my annoyance, so the Mexican and myself decided last night that I'm going to go on pretending no one likes me... It worked in the past right???? Hope you are all well and I will talk to you on the flip side..
Random fact of the Day: I own nine different pairs of Spider-man Boxers... Grin....

1 comment:

Justin said...

Hey James. Got your comment. Ask away and I'll see if I can be of help in some way.

- JW