Saturday, April 22, 2006

Briefings And Bonebags and Scarabs... Oh My!

Yesterday I had a completely unnecessary leave briefing. Lucky for me it took place in Cedar II so I along with a handful of others wasted a large part of our day off with the trip over there. I did run into our interim commander. Who did not appreciate my candor regarding our leadership here in Tallil, but then no one wants to hear that the people they have delegated authority to are worthless bone bags. Hmmm is that putting to fine a head on it? Grin. The briefing was pretty much a complete waste of time. Things will be different when you go home, your friends and family will be different yadda yadda... I was like uh... I’m going to Hawaii... And the only family I will be seeing yeah I have never meet them before. So uh... Shud it. The briefing it self lasted all of twelve minutes start to finish. This means it took us longer to drive to Cedar II then the briefing lasted. Lame. So very lame. Today I had to work with one of my less favorite people which means I had a very long day. I was able to finish the last third of my book which isn’t the worst way to spend twelve hours roasting in a military vehicle.
So I found out last night that Iraq has scarab beetles similar to those in Egypt. The freaking things are huge and they are everywhere all of a sudden... Someone told me they usually stay in the trees... (few and far between but there are trees). For the most part they seem to only be around The MWR area, although they seem to all be headed towards our living area. That can only be bad news. I have spent the past couple of days looking up things to do while I am in Hawaii I know at the very least I am going to go parasailing, and hopefully horse back riding on the beach. (I realize the former is usually done by couples but ever since I saw Black Beauty I have wanted to do that. Sue me.) I just finished season 4 of Smallville and I can not wait to get the fifth season. If you haven’t seen it you should check it out. I would say it is probably one of the best shows on prime time at this moment. (Although considering I have spent the last 7 months in Iraq my knowledge of what else is on is slightly limited.) Just trust me Smallville is worth watching.

Riddle Me This:
The Answer to the previous riddle is River, I have to say I am very impressed at how many of you are getting these answers I might have to start looking for more difficult ones in the future...

And today’s mind bender is a toughie so good luck!
What has four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon and three legs at night?

And the Countdown continues:
33 days and a wake up

1 comment:

Gram & Gramps said...

Man! Child, adult, and old!

We don't know if you can ride horses on the beach but there are a couple of riding stables on the windward side of the island & we will see what we can find out.

We can sit on our lanai and watch you go parasailing with our binoculars. (unless we get very reckless and decide to try it too).

Love you.

Gram & Gramps