That was a long nap.

20 12 2015

Well well, basically two years later.

What’s up world?

Christmas is in a week! Less than a week, so that’s pretty exciting.  I’m headed to see the fam.  We are going on a big trip in January to London, so although the Christmas visit will be short we will be reunited in another land, and several time zones over.

We went to London in high school, I’m sure not much has changed.  It will be fun to see the sights, maybe take a river cruise.

Watching The Intern right now, pretty good movie.  It’s a little depressing here and there.  Strange roles for Robert Dinero and Anne Hathaway, but an all-around good one.

I can’t wait to see Star Wars!  Me and B are going to watch it at this sweet theater neither of us have been to.  I’ve seen a couple of the old ones, so I should probably brush up, aye?  Oh!  And, we’re going to tour a brewery, it’s pretty much or thang.  Now that I like beer.  I hated it my whole life, but since moving to Denver I’ve really tried to branch out.

Half day at work tomorrow, wahoo!





Shukran, Kingdom of Bahrain

30 04 2011

Had a bad dream last night about werewolves… I wonder what brought that on? Certainly not the movie we saw lat night, The Lincoln Lawyer, with Matt Mcconaughey & Ry Ry Phillippe (isn’t it a little excessive to have two L’s and also two P’s?). It was a decent movie, we wanted to see it cause B read the book during our Europe trip. He said the book was way better, as they typically are, take Harry Potter for example. There’s just so much more detail you can put into a book, than a two-hour movie. It did have quite the set list, though. It had the dude from Sweet Home Alabama, William H. Macy, Marisa Tomei, a chick from Bones, a chick from Grey’s Anatomy. The list goes on. OH! And Trace Adkins was a beat-em-up biker dude.

The mall was unusually busy last night. Possbily due to some kind of protest in the area, I don’t know, I’ve never seen it that busy in the two years I’ve been here. We actually had to circle around a few times to find a parking spot since the dumbass locals like to double park in their Range Rovers, Mercedes, and Bentleys. I can’t blame them though.

Today marks my 737th day on this island. I feel it is time to go. I have had some good experiences here, some learning experiences, and some shitty times. But all-in-all, I think I’ve grown from it, which is what anyone hopes after two years. I can’t really say that I’ve learned to respect the culture any more. Being here you would think that the culture would kind of grow on you and you would learn to respect and admire how they do what they do. But the people here are generally rude. The Bahrainis anyway. The other inhabitants, immigrants from the Philippines, India, Asian or African continents are actually very respectable. Even if they don’t know english, they know how to communicate and offer respect to passers-by.

I will be flying via four layovers and four air carriers to get to my destination into a little town in Iowa, where my parents have retired and made their homestead. Why IA you ask? Well, most of Mom’s family is in MO, and most of the step-dad’s family is in MN/WI. So, IA it was. Plus, the weather is more forgiving than the overwhelming humidity and scorching heat of MO, and the nearly unbearable winters of WI/MN. I never know how bad it was there until I had the experience to live in a state without seasons, without winter, without snow. And it was glorious. Yes, don’t get me wrong, I do miss winter. For maybe a couple of days. But that school’s-called-off-due-to-wind-chill days, I do not. Those I-coudln’t-leave-the-house-due-to-being-snowed-in, I do not. And for my next station of duty, I will not be seeing the likes of winter at all. It may be a bit chilly, but rarely snow, and extremely rarely ice. Wind chill? Nuh-uh.

My first leg will be on Lufthansa air, which I hear is quite nice. I think it’s the largest carrier in the world. So I’m interested to compare it with the likes of Qatar Air, Kuwait Air, and Emirates Air. I just googled Lufthansa, and this is what came up:

If that’s what my plane looks like, hell yeah. But I doubt that hunk of metal exists in the real world. On the chance it is real, there may or may not be an alien abduction in my future. Stay tuned.

Hey, has anyone seen that movie Paul? It's pretty hilarious.

Mista B is just about done with his hot stone massage (a February VD gift…), but the next time I’ll be talking in your face, I will be an American on American soil. You don’t know how good it is to say those words.

I think my mom has my homemade meals all lined up, she says the first stop once I hit ground is the grocery store. =) On my list are all the usuals: hot wings, won tons, mac-n-cheese, creme de menthe cake…I’m going to be so sick. The upside is that me and the B will be starting a little friendly competition, The Biggest Loser, once I arrive to Pensacola. SO my week home will be my last week of shit-food eating. Plus, beach season is right around the corner…or is it here already?





Bahrain: The other other frozen tundra.

11 01 2011

61 degrees out the other night. I think today probably made the record book for low-temps. The temp along with the crazy wind has made a pretty good argument for the existence of  “winter” in Bahrain. You would never assume it got under 80 degrees here if you arrived in June/July/Aug/Sept. HOT as shit. Upwards to 140 PLUS 90 degrees humidity. It’s just stupid hot at that point. You get pit stains walking from the commissary to your car a few yards away. It’s just not normal, and frankly not good for the human soul. Unless you are middle-eastern. They are used to this. That and the fact they wear thobes and abayas all year round which is basically sheet-like material draped on your body. The men wear only boxers/underoos under them,  but the women wear full-blown outfits under that get-up. So imagine wearing shoes, jeans, a top, and then another piece of clothing to cover the entire thing, including your feet, your face, your eyes. Yipes! I don’t know how they do it. Now, after nearly two years here, I have began to climatize to the habitat we speak of, however, I do not think my body and soul could ever EVER forget about the offensively high temps here. Or get used to the clothing restrictions. I haven’t worn shorts in I don’t know how long, well probably since I was home in June. Or a skirt, or a shirt without sleeves. If we wear a shirt, the sleeves have to be at least 3″ long. I cannnot WAIT to get to America and wear normal clothes. They look at us like whores here anyway, no matter what we wear. It’s hard not to look like an American. White girl, blonde hair..blue eyes..wearing a Billabong shirt and American Eagle jeans. I guess I”m not helping the cause any…

Well, it’s cold for now, and I like it.