Friday, December 19, 2008

Connectivity Here is Pretty Bad...

...I've been trying for the past three or four days now to post a new blog entry, but it hasn't been working terribly well. I don't suppose there's been all that much to report from my little corner of Afghanistan, so it's not a terrible tragedy or anything.

In fact, now that I've finally managed to get a chance to make a new entry I'm hard pressed to come up with any intriguing narrative at all, so, um, here's some pictures...

I've been trying my damnedest to get some pictures of the view, but with the perimeter walls and wire and all the other crap in the way, this was the best I could do:
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After all sorts of trouble getting any kind of pictures of the surrounding countryside, I finally found my way up to a rooftop inside the compound where I could actually see over the wall. Unfortunately, it was a wall on the uninteresting side of the base:
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The weather's finally started cooling off and there's even been tiny bits of rain here and there. In fact, if it weren't for all the gunk in the air, it'd actually be a lot like winter at home. So far it hasn't really hit me that there will be no real Christmas this year, even though a few folks have actually tried to decorate for the occasion.

Here's what passes for holiday merriment here in Afghanistan:
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And here's a random shot of a nearby airstrip:
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Driving around lately I've been noticing a lot of dogs in the streets. I haven't managed to snap any pictures of them, but failing that, here's one of the great many members of our anti-rat squad:
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So that's basically all I've got for now. I'm sorry if it wasn't very entertaining. To make up for it, here's a strip from one of my favorite online comics:


Stay tuned, I'm sure the next entry will actually be interesting.

2 comments:

  1. I like the light up flak jacket. Where can I get one of those? Your anti-rat squad is in dire need of a shave.

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  2. That is probably the meanest scariest "house" cat I've ever seen!

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