Monday, September 17, 2007

Greetings from Iraq!

17 Sep 07

I’m on the ground and running full speed. In this case, full speed is about 2 MPH. It’s hot here. Have I mentioned that? I’m reminded of a line from Biloxi Blues, “It’s Africa hot. Tarzan couldn’t take that kind of hot.” The day I arrived in Kuwait it was 120 degrees. Most days have been between 110 and 116. Night time is much better. 90 degrees feels positively balmy.

I learned something recently - jet lag sucks. The rule of thumb is it takes one day to adjust for every hour of time difference. Right now we are 11 hours ahead of the West Coast, so it’s supposed to take 11 days to adjust. I’m waking up at all hours of the night (and day). Actually, last night was my first night of good sleep. It’s probably because I kicked ass in the local poker game. We played 4 tournaments and I took one 1st place, one 2nd place and two 3rd places. My one win came in the final game where I was “heads-up” against my old boss Dr. Steve, and I busted him up real good. He was still all smiles because he knows that I won the battle, but he wins the war – he gets to go back home to the states in a few days.

For now, be well. I’ll post again soon.


Instant Tragedy: Just Add Sean said...

Mom and Dad just got back from Austrailia and they are still waking at all times of the day because they are trying to get back into the swing of things.

If you don't mind Doc, can you answer a question from me about a typical day for you if you can (Govt censors we understand if you can't). But it would be interesting to have a guestimation of what your typical day from Reville to Lights Out.

I'll be heading to Ft. Worth this weekend and I've been passing your story to friends.

All our best,

Sean aka Instant Tragedy

Anonymous said...

Hey Doc. This is Tragedy's Ex and yet still best friend. LOL! He told me to come over and check out your blog. Pretty good stuff. My brother will be joining your number in November and it's good to have an indicator of the temperatures he may have to endure (aka HELL) but I wanted just wanted to say thank you for your service. Thank you to your wife for her patience and support and be careful, but if you can't be careful be fast. Much love from the greatest state in the Union. ~Amanda

JL514 said...

Greetings from Oz. Stay safe, best wishes.

Alan aka RecessRampage said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hey... and thank you. When you come back, come join some bloggers' tourney. You'll love the donkery that you helped us be able to maintain by protecting this country!