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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.