Saturday, October 22, 2011

Life's a bit greener on the other side

So an old saying "Life isn't always greener on the other side," I've found to be untrue at this time in my life. Life would be so much better on the other side of the world than where I am at this point in time; I mean really it would be. Right now I'm in a deployed location Kuwait and Iraq. How can I be in two places at once you might ask....well its simple I'm not, but my job requires me to roll up and down the roads of Kuwait and Iraq.

Greetings and salutations to everyone who read this blog. First let me introduce myself, I'm the one who will be corresponding with current events, while jobbing it up in this sand filled beach with no water (Kuwait/Iraq). Not only will I be talking about things that happen here and now, I'll be bringing up some things that are totally uncontrollable and just plain stupid. Allow me to explain, I'm in the Air Force, but have been tasked out to work with the Army. Now don't get me wrong, I love working alongside my brother in arms, but I've seen and heard of some of the most dumbfounding things that make no since. One rule being that we must all wear a reflective belt while in Kuwait and Iraq. Wearing a reflective belt in Kuwait isn't that bad, but when I have to wear one in Iraq....Let me just put a giant bulls-eye on my front/back and hold up a sign that says target practice. I mean it's not like the bad guys can't see a whole line of trucks rolling down the road, with gun trucks, that we have to wear reflective belts. Now I need to clarify, while on the road we don't wear the reflective belts, but while on the base we do. Even then I don't want to wear anything that would give away my position; I mean come on people in-direct fire. Stuff still goes boom even when you aren't on the road.

Anyways as this being my first post, I hope it wasn't dry or dull, as they can only get better from here. Oh, so that old saying "Life isn't always greener on the other side," well for me life is a bit greener on the other side. Being deployed, one seems to work very hard (only if on the road), not FOBit's (different blog for a different day). I get let food, sleep when I can, and talk to loved ones when there are a means to communicate. Just remember at the end of the day, I wake up in the morning and piss excellence.


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