November 11, 2004

Nothing, No really NOTHING!

I have sunk to the level of having nothing to write about. No interesting topics today, no frustrations to beat out (Well, sexual frustration, but we will leave that one WAY alone), nothingness.
As of late I have been doing some serious reading. (and how is that different from any other time you ask? I dunno) I finished reading Peter S. Kindsvatter's "American Soldiers" which is an interesting look at the psychology of being a soldier in the draft era (WW1-Vietnam). I found that much of what he discusses is applicable even to today's volunteer soldier. Currently I am reading Peter Wright's "Spy Catcher", his autobiography of being MI5 during the cold war. Intriguing stuff I find. Particularily when he deals with Counterintelligence, as that is my field of work.
Time ticks by here slowly, frequently can be heard someone saying "only X days left". It seems so close, yet so far. I am ready to leave this bubble world, where one feels as though they are under a microscope. It is impossible to do anything and NOT have someone know about it.
The fighting in Fallujah continues, we can hear the sounds of the artillery from where we are, a constant reminder that we are still at war. This may not be a conventional war, but it is still war.

7 comments:

Garrison Steelle said...

This is why I post so much, so you'll have something to read! ;) I'd challenge you to a rotten peach fight when you return, but I'm quite sure your aim is better than mine and getting my butt kicked with peaches might be a bit embarassing.

As for that "other" issue, email me. ;)

-G

Seth said...

Hey Liz, haven't been over in a while, but I'm still thinking about you guys and gals. I didn't know you were that close to Fallujah. Craziness. Enjoy the books and I'm glad you're bored. ;)

wowedout said...

i am as well glad to hear you are bored i occasionally read your blog but i did want to stop in today and say thank you and happy veterans day and keep up the good work and know that we are praying for you and others like you

Sean from DocintheBox said...

Sorry can't help with that frustration! heh heh

Bored is much better then to my excitement, well sometimes, depends. It's safer anyway, take care out there. I'm getting ready to move to San Diego in Dec, whooohooo!

Lucys5Cents said...

whenever you've protested so Strongly like I have NOTHING TO SAY REALLY, NOTHING...blah, blah, that means there's really a lot that could be said but has to be sanitized in the right way to cover your bee-hind. Got it. We know you're not like really bored --- too many footpaths to design and build, right? What's the sound like at this stage? Is it keeping you awake at night? What about the lights and air pollution/fall out of the shelling? Are you working around locals with children? Do they permit their pictures taken? If so, would be great for your posting sometime before leaving there. Something you mentioned on an earlier post -- clothes shopping -- did you know that lots of that stuff can be bought at a bargain on eBay (new, too)! I've had good experiences with everything from clothing to cars to real estate, books, collectibles, computers, dvd player. You might get a nice winter outfit ready to go (new) by finding a Gap, Banana Republic, Macy's,
Nordstrom, etc, Worth a look. Sgt. Lizzie, keep up the good reading and hang in there; time will pass and you will be on the other side of the pond soon. Wear that gear and hunker low. Best thoughts, Lucy

liz said...

Happy Veterens Day Sgt Lizzie!
Sorry you're so bored. I know it seems like forever but time will pass and soon it will be you saying "x days to go". Think positive, it will keep you sane

reachingout
http:soldierslifeafteriraq.blogspot.com

Mummy said...

I am planning your home-coming already :)Happy Vetrans day (sorry I could not get to a computer yesterday.)

I love you!!!

Mummy