|Originally posted by tubularbills |
this is interesting.
if i deploy to this place ThumbRape; the closest city (Salalah) is 45 miles away.
where i live now, the closest big city is about 75 miles away (OKC). granted, there are little towns along the road from here to OKC and there aren't any (at least i can see on google earth) from TR to SAL, but it still struck me as funny.
also, a body of water is closer too.
and i'll miss winter here. fuck yeah no freezing rain!
and i'll miss our unit's inpsection in may
but i'll miss severe weather season, and our shop will be down to 5 out of 11 authorized people because of other deployments too. that really sucks, and i'm upset about that. we won't have an officer in our shop (since i'll be gone); and there's a lot of folks that are working almost against us to get us more people...but i guess that's the way it goes.
i'm psyching myself up for this deployment. i think it'll be a great experience.
but six months away from family, friends, and Max Power...what am i going to snuggle with at night?
looking at climo for this place, it's fucking windy as hell (average wind speeds of 22mph in the summer time). granted the wind comes off the water, that's still 45 miles away of desert it has to cross. so woo ho for sand in my shorts. (And i thought oklahoma was windy!)
lots of civilians already there w/ Dyncorp. but everyone (apparently) lives in Tent City.
and SIX MONTHS OF TAX FREE INCOME! no more student loans! WOOPEE!!!!!
Looks like it's going to be an interesting deployment. Good luck, man.
|Originally posted by Halcyon+On+On |
Sundials don't work at night.
I heard they had to cancel Sex Education and Driving Instruction........
The donkey died.