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.

7 comments:

La Yen said...

You are despicable.

dastew said...

Wow when you get back can you come and speak to our young men on "roughing it"? Okay so I've now got a reliable bootlegger down in the City, just name the films you need and I'll make you monthly shipments....I mean I wouldn't do that it would be illegal.

~j. said...

Boo, You Whore.

AzĂșcar said...

My heart goes out to you guys.

waldo&cay said...

Yeah, your dad used to call home on his birthday in January, from a boat in the middle of the Caribbean while on a business trip--it was always snowing in Michigan! I think you made your wife mad!

Nette said...

Oh Waldo, I am so sorry. This must be so difficult for you. However do you manage to stay positive? You're in my prayers. I think I need to write a letter to someone... Overdone Prime Rib? Have they no shame? Don't they know they're serving America's finest?

Waldo said...

It really is a crying shame. Why, last wendesday they didn't even have prime rib, just some T-bone steaks, so I had to console myself with shrimp, rice pilaf, and Alaskan snow crap legs. -sigh-