September 18, 2004

10 Ways NOT to relieve the boredom

10. Mortars
9. Ok I can't think of 9-2 but I do know #1: DO NOT drop M4 carbine on foot. OUCH!! I just spent most of the afternoon bouncing between TMC's here and on Victory just so they could say, "no it isn't broken" Well Duh I knew that LOL. I only went to the TMC because the cut was deeper then I was capable to handle. Nothing to worry about though folks, yours truley is just a major klutz:) I will be fine. I just feel really dumb right now:-D
Nothing else much happening here, just trying not to be bored and lose my sanity, or what little sanity I have:)

4 comments:

Prodigal Son said...

i saw her hopping around on her "good" foot when she came in to sign out. was rather humorous. by the way lizzie, stop by if you want and ill tell you bout my change in recent positions. i hate when others talk for u the way sumbody did for me at lunch today. stupid dink. anyhoo ... TTFN

Brian H said...

Well, you wanted to have an effect on someone . . . .

Anonymous said...

A, I know that there are a lot of women in this army and fighting in Iraq. How do you guys deal with you periods and stuff. Do they give you shots so that it is delayed. I cannot imagine being a women and having to deal with female bodily activities. Please answer I am very interested to know. Noreen

Lucys5Cents said...

Lizzie, I've been thinking about 10 ways to address boredom. Here goes:

1. Get a group of women at the MWR and stay all dusted up, and sing that old standard, "I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty & bright...." It would be cute and a hoot I'm sure.

[I opened up a deck of cards titled "52 Fun Things to do on the Plane," which was/is intended for grandkids -- YET, I think some are real good for you too! So I took the liberty of 'customizing' them for you.]

2. Write down alal the colors of the rainbow on a piece of paper and then look around your environment and se how many things match the rainbow colors. What's missing that doesn't match at all, etc.

3. Played with another person, one starts by saying, "I'm packing a suitcase and bringing a ___." The next person then repeats the sentence and adds another item. Keep going back and forth until one of you forgets something.

4. With another person, make a list of 20 things or so to find in camp like a bald man chewing tobacco with an eye patch. Make the list fun but not impossibly hard.

5. Find numbers of things in camp or surrounding environment that correspond to each number from 1 to 50, like 2 tanks, 7 women writing home, etc.

6. Write the name of the city you are closest to on paper. See how many words you can make fromt he letters. When you've finished that city, try another where troops are located and keep going until you've covered all Iraqi locales.

7. Have a partner put some change in your hand. Without looking, guess how much it is by fiuring out which coins are quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies and then add them up. [For confusion: use international coins too!]

8. Do the 'hokey pokey' in miniature without leaving a chair. Sing the hokey pokey song with it and see how many parts of your body you can shake and sing about (like eyebrows).

9. Write the alphabet down the side of a piece of paper
and then locate a picture of something that begins with each letter. This can be from looking around camp, your office or even a magazine or DVD.

10. With another person or two, start telling a story about taking a trip (not in Iraq!). Let the other person(s) continue the story until it returns to you. Take turns until the story is either finished to your satisfaction or has just gotten way strange. Share it with us!

Lucys5cents just checking on ya'!