Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween in Iraq....


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Halloween in Iraq.... well, it's just the first of several holidays for us in the near future. But, today was actually a pretty fun day in the desert. The day started pretty early with sporting events starting around 0700 and ending around 1300. That's 1 pm for those who don't know... we played dodge ball, basketball, volleyball, tug-o-war, relay race....yeah, it was pretty fun... most of my morning was spent playing volleyball...we came in second in that event...the others I won't say. I had a great team...but I guess fair to say that we weren't the best....AHH one fun thing that we did was 'attack' everyone playing volleyball.... someone walked up to me and said it would be awesome to get on top of the hospital and launch water balloons at everyone then run like hell... SO the water balloons that I got a few months ago...finally came in use!! We filled about 30 or so, climbed up on top of the hospital, stayed back where no one could see us, and launced them where everyone was gathered....then ran like hell back into the hospital and pretended to be "wondering around" the hospital....it was pretty fun. I don't normally do things that could end up with me standing at attention while someone yells at me...I usually just go with the flow...but today was a little different...and it was a nice rush. The afternoon was followed with a pie eating contest, which my team won...I didn't participate but our representative took 1st place. Then there was the dizzy bat/beer drinking contest. It would take a lot of time and room to explain that one...it was pretty complex...basically 5 times around the bat, chug a beer...run to another place, chug a beer...run back....chug a beer. My teammates weren't quite as experienced with this kind of thing so we didn't win that one either, but I think I pulled my weight for sure. All of this was followed by a cookout, a costume contest, and finally the finale was a fashion show at the auditorium. It was pretty cool. I was the 'security' for the event. All that meant was checking ID's at the door and telling people not to run through our haunted house that we set up in the foyer of the auditorium. The place was packed! We easily had 250 people in there. It was a much better showing than I anticipated. I'll put some pictures on here maybe tomorrow, I'm pretty tired and if you notice the time of the entry, it's 0030 my time....


Halloween wasn't so bad. My favorite week of the year is coming up and I'll be stuck here. Thanksgiving is the one week of the year that I look forward to more than anything. Hunting, the family time, being away from EVERYTHING up in WV, spending time with my family...yeah I said that twice...it's that GREAT! I love you dad! I wish I could be there this year! Get a big one for me too!!! Then Christmas is just around the corner.... I've been away from my family once already for Christmas while I was in Germany.... but at least there we could have a decent Christmas dinner, open presents around a tree....enough of that...I don't need to start thinking about all that now...


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Well, I'm off to bed. LOVE YOU ALL!!!! I still miss you!!!


Somewhere in Iraq

SGT WORMY


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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

why isn't anyone leaving comments on here. don't people want to say ...... "that was a cool post" or "sounds like you had a fun time" or "thank you so much for a cool post" or "it is good to see that you can make " or "THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY". Come on people ......
I am so glad that you had a good day and I am sure your dad will miss you during that week you look so forward to and maybe he will be able to get a "BIG" one for you too. :o)

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the blog post From the Front: 11/04/2008 News and Personal dispatches from the front and the home front.