Friday, February 29, 2008

The good life

So here I am, all the way over on Camp Slappy, three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean time, and I'm trying to establish some sort of normalcy. So I got my awesome teddy bear that Gigi made me

and then I had a BBQ.

Just so's you know, I'm doing ok. Work is work, I get Sundays off, and we get to BBQ. Life is not too bad.

Friday, February 08, 2008

War is Hell

Greetings from the trenches here at Camp Slappy! Just a little update from the front lines...

We are certainly in an austere environment here. The wireless internet in the rooms is pretty slow, and the free cable reception is spotty. I have been reduced to renting movies and tv shows from the Red Cross facility here to pass the time in the evenings... when I'm not at the gym. The pillow and bedsheet selection at the PX is pretty limited, so I just have one set for now. I hope to change that in the near future.

We get our share of visiting dignitaries, which is always an ordeal. Scarlet Johanssen was recently here, and some of the Soldiers didn't even get an autograph!

Chow is ok, I guess. Sometimes I get tired of chicken or lasgna or cereal, so I have to settle on the salad bar. The only problem is, they have all the vegetables and dressings spread all over the dining facility, so I have to walk around a lot to get what I want. But I think the biggest disappointment is that they consistently overdo the prime rib on Wednesdays, so I have to eat two or three lobster tails just to get full. I'll make do, I guess.

I sure do miss the states, though. Oh, well. That's why they call it war.