Sunday, September 25, 2011

World peace, combos, and a complete lack of jeans and shoes

I really really really miss being able to blog frequently.  I will try to keep it up I swear I will but I'm thinking once or twice a week is just about as much as I can manage out here.  I do have a couple of things to say while I'm online, however.

One, I'm tired of food.  All food.  And yet, I get excited by the strangest types of food.  I know that seems contradictory but you'd understand if you were here.  It's a smorgasbord of eats here.  There are crab legs and lobster tails...ribeye and indian food...chinese buffet...salads...soft serve ice cream.  Honestly, it's everything you could want to eat.  But it gets so...freakin'....old!  I don't know what it is. I think part of it must be because I like the act of putting together a meal.  There's something satisfying about chopping up fresh vegetables and slaving over a hot stove.  Throwing things on a crappy used plate atop a brown plastic tray just gets a little unappetizing after awhile. 

Then again, there's the COMBOS.  I never knew how much I loved combos.  You know what I'm talking about.  Cheese filled, pretzel encrusted, salty combos.   Funny how you're surrounded by piles and piles of food and all you want is pre-packaged, cheese filled crapola.  But oh how I love the crapoloa.

It's almost the same way I love cereal right now.  Life, Sugar Smacks, Special name it.  If it's normal, I WANT it! 

And now for something completely different...

How SUCK SUCK SUCKY is it that the one box that didn't get here was filled with jeans and tennis shoes?!?!?!  How...does...that...happen!?!?!  It's like I'm being punished or something.  I am functioning on cargo pants and hiking boots and this is really NOT ok.  Not to worry friends and countrymen/women/people/ ships to APO addresses and they ship pretty quickly as a matter of fact.  Too bad I shipped everything I wanted out here to...wait for it...wait for it...RICHMOND!  ergh! 

Other than that, all is well.  Movies are $5 a pop, nevermind you can hear the people laughing in the theater because THEY ACTUALLY FILMED IT WHILE THEY WERE WATCHING THE MOVIE AT THE MOVIE THEATER!  I'm not kidding!  At the end of "The Help", I saw the shadow of a person leaving the theater.  I poop you not! 

And if the excellent movie quality doesn't convince you to move to the desert, then the super duper awesome SATELLITE internet connection will!  WOOT WOOT.  It only takes me 17 hours to download a 5 minute you tube video THAT is technology. 

OR OR...there's the recycled sewer water they use to water the grass.  A novel and very "green" idea but a wee unpleasant as you're strolling to work with your cup of java.

But the people are great, the work is better, and I'm pleased as peaches to have hubs here with me.  I could complain (and obviously I will and do) but really, I'm a pretty lucky girl.

Did I mention the booze DID arrive!?!?!  :)


Callander Stuart said...

aww....I thought it might take some adjusting - it will make coming home all that much sweeter. You can dream of that great Tuskie's meal we had. But THANK GOODNESS the booze arrived!!!!!!

Tricia said...

Russ loves combos and seems to get them for ALL plane rides. So how is it going over there? Gonna have to get me some stationary. What about running shoes??? Sorry about your jeans!! Least you have the alcohol!!! I've seen movies like that too!!! Well I miss you and love you!! Tell Z I said hello!!

Sherry DeBorde said...

Booze but no combos! life can go on...:-) I have to admit that I have never bitten into a combo, so on your word will have to try....another junk food! Maybe I can send ya some....?? Hope you get some jeans and tennies soon. That is crazy about the movies. I've never heard of that! but glad that you get them!! Keep blogging girl! we enjoy these glimpses into your new life!

LindseyD said...

Callie - oh Tuskies...why did you have to mention that!?!? ;-)

Tricia - All is well. I have my running shoes but I don't run outside so that's a drag. Miss you back!

Mom - Whatever you do, DON'T send COMBOS!!! They are around every corner so it's hard enough to resist them as it is! LOL