October 17, 2004

Smells

Bizarre subject title I know. Explanation: Over here, not alot smells good. The smog here is rather thick, and it is exacerbated by the land fill that is less then 100m from where we live and work. On top of that, the locals here don't seem to shower much, so BO is a big thing as well. So, when we smell something good, it tends to grab our attention. Case in point, a guy walks by me and he smells delish, maybe cologne or even his after shave, that guy is going to get my attention for at least a second, regardless of what he looks like. I was over in the infantry guys area just a few minutes ago, getting some info for work, and a guy who doesn't particularily like me (Actually I think he despises me from the bottom of his soul) spoke up and said that he had to say that whenever I was there, the place did smell better. ROFL! Quite the compliment. And the reason I like to wear perfumes and such, I like to smell nice. During the summer, not such a good idea, but now that it is cooling off, I can get away with it and not be eaten alive by the skitos.
;Well, just a short one today, despite the fact that it is my day, I do have a mission to accomplish, so adios for now.
BTW, Davey, I really wish I could roll over and sleep when the mortars hit, but the higher ups don't really like that. No, they like us to venture out of our safety zone to a building 4 buildings from mine, so that they can account for me. LOL

5 comments:

Garrison Steelle said...

LOL. I'm sure a dash of perfume makes a tremendous amount of difference. Just be careful running from building to building!

-G

Rosemary said...

Dear Lizzie,
Hi! How are you? I pray you are well. I love your article. It reminds me of a time when I was in college. I was waiting for the bus in the winter, and I rubbed my hand over some bushes. I thought to myself, "Ppl are so busy worrying about all things, but what if the flowers and trees didn't come back in the springtime?" Now there's a calamity! It reminded me to be grateful for each moment, including the smell of roses. I am allergic to manufactured perfumes, but I can smell the roses, and they are beautiful. Thank you so much. Also, thank you for your sacrifices for all of us. We do appreciate you and everyone there. Godspeed home.

SRD said...

Places do smell better when women are around, its true. That's just because women smell better in general than men do... or atleast I think so.

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Prodigal Son said...

well u do smell nice .. and considering there are sum girls that smell like they ate ass for their last meal and didnt brush afterwards OR the other half that bathe in perfume and shit ... i mean the kind where they walk by and ur eyes water and u throat closes.
miss ya lizzie :p

Jim Tuttle said...

Sgt. Lizzie,
Sure wish we had some girls in my unit back in Nam. Good luck. I coached softball for 10 yrs.(3 daughters, dontcha know) and learned from the players to use Avon Skin-So-Soft to ward off mosquitoes while still smelling good. It worked really well.