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In the deed the glory."

Monday, May 08, 2006

Mondays in Iraq

Well, one thing that doesn't change in a combat zone is that Mondays still stink. It must be a universal thing, no matter where you are at, someone has a case of the Mondays. I should be in a better mood, I actually got a day off yesterday, for the first time in 45 days. It was much needed. I was worried at first that I would be bored, but that wasn't the case. I slept in a little, finished up the second season of Scrubs, and then went to lunch. After lunch I took a little nap and then watched a movie that Erika had sent me, one of the newer James Bond ones. We did our usual work out and then called it a day. Unfotunately I stayed up too late since I was well rested and now I'm tired again.

Speaking of DVDs, they have a bazaar here where you can buy movies from the locals. A big favorite is the tv shows, and they are really cheap. I got 4 seasons of Scrubs for $32. SFC Kerchal got 6 seasons of Sopranos for $60. I am thinking about buying 24, I can get all 5 seasons, including the one that is on tv now, for 58 bucks. That may be a little bit too much Jack Bauer for me though. I'm going to hold out until I get really bored. It is funny because they are obviously pirated, but it isn't against the law here. The quality is a little bit off from what you get in the states, but you can't beat the price. I guess you can get individual movies as well for $2. The only catch is that some of them are filmed with a camcorder, so you can hear people cough and or walk in front of the screen. I guess it is pretty funny.

Here is a picture of Benjamin from this weekend. He looks pretty serious reading this book. I hope he got it figured out.


Anonymous said...

Hi Steve! I just sent you an email, but I don't know if you'll get it. My husband has been spreading "G.Rod" around the corporate building and says it's catching on quite nicely. I love that you have this blog, it's so nice to "hear" from you on a regular basis. I put a note on Molly's computer today saying that it's Ben Kane's first birthday and we should call and sing, but she's been in meetings today and I don't know if she got it. Your notes seem very positive, but always make me cry. The picture of Ben that you posted is adorable. I will never get over how big he is. We got dilly bars today because we hit the deduction goal. Knowing our luck, they'll apply a bazillion dollars worth of cash tomorrow and we'll be screwed all over again, but what can you do? I'm going to work on things for you to look forward to on Mondays & Tuesdays. Keep writing us!! Leah

Forney said...

I am posting this on Wednesday and this post is dedicated to Ben. Happy Birthday, little guy!!! Your mommy and daddy are the best, but you already know that. I hope you got to stick your finger into some great tasting frosting today and that we'll see the picture on your daddy's blog soon.

Anonymous said...

Keep the pics coming, would you like some from the office? Most of us cant wait until your return. You are greatly missed here at the service center. Keep your eyes open and your head down, bet you havent heard that one before :)

mindy said...

yes, that sounds pretty funny. I hope you can get your hands on one, preferably with someone walking in front of the screen, and we can all watch it when you come home. Did you ever end up getting 24?

Sack said...

I didn't make the investment. The quality is not very good. On the Scrubs set there was at least 3 episodes per season so I kind of gave up. Other people have had better luck so it must just be me.