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The William Arkin Obscene Amenity of the Day
Named for William Arkin, the blogger who thinks the military is made up of mercenaries, OR EVEN WORSE, that have an obscene quantity of amenities being shipped to them. Only his sage words protect the country from being overrun by rabid, militaristic fanatics.
Look at all those paper targets we get to shoot at. If one were budget conscious, one would make us shoot at old bottles or rocks, but noooooo, we get paper targets with silhouettes on them. Will the extravagance never end? We certainly hope not. The only reason we serve here is all the obscene amenities.
Five Seconds of Fame
Yesterday’s quote, “YOU are my go to man!” is from Spin City. Guess there are no Spin City fans out there. Shutout for me. Remember, you too can be famous. Just identify the quote (without using Google) and send me an e-mail. You can also send a photo of your choice to be posted.
Quote of the Day:
“They broke my watch”
Rat fires away
What an obscenely manly and fun day we had today. It started with us going to the range and shooting. We do this every ninety days or so to prove we still know where the trigger is on our weapons, but I have to tell you any time you can put rounds down range, it is a manly event. Grunt, grunt, grunt!!! In all actuality it takes longer to clean your weapons after wards than it does to actually shoot. I'm sure Bear will share some of the pictures that were taken out at the range.
Drew gets ready
On our way back from the range we did a short detour to the tank graveyard and took some pictures out among the huge dead hulks that were former tools or a bi gone era. That is not to say that there are not the same tools in existence here today, but they are modern versions of the antique relics we admired today.
While we were out there, we also found the remnants of an old motorcycle that was missing the engine, tires and other parts. We managed to find a matching sidecar, also in the same shape and dragged it over to complete the scene. We then all climbed aboard for a picture. Yes, we were having way too much fun for being in a war zone. It's not often we have these moments to be silly and to act like kids but today seemed to be just for that.
After we arrived back home and cleaned weapons we were acutely aware of an Army battle drill occurring this afternoon. It basically called for the Air Force to go the bunker and sit until the Army did the battle actions, great fun for us, since we have really no play in it. Not able to let go of our fun for the day, we decided to take our lawn chairs and a good cigar and make the best of it. We had everyone commenting on our ingenuity, and even one of our Army brethren commented on the fact he was in the wrong branch. We also created a video of the aforementioned festivities and plan on developing it into a full blow film before we leave. Maybe the completed product can be reproduced in the end and shared.
That's all or today, I feel like a kid again it was so much fun,
Here’s Dany -
If you want to go to the Kabul aeroport, usually you have to drive straight ahead for about 1 kilometer and after that to turn right for the aeroport... Usually a car turn right (or left) with all of its four wheels... but guess what... I found one (mine) who yesterday wanted to do this maneuver only with three of them... so you can imagine how amazed I was when turning right I realize that one of my front wheels keep going straight ahead... and Yes, Doug I did hit a big hole before that... but you know that all the Afghanian roads are paved with holes ... But even so, this Ford is supposed to be an all-terrain car... or maybe is an all terrain except Afghanistan? :)