Saturday, November 10, 2007
Random cool thought
By the way, in case I'm giving the impression that life is completely boring here, it's not. There are the funny moments; like yesterday, after unloading a cargo box full of newspapers, we lifted out of the zone, and as we turned saw that our rotor wash had blown open the box and created a billowing cloud of newsprint scattering across the FOB and enveloping our wingman, who was still on the ground staring in dumbstruck awe at the impromptu blizzard we'd just created. And there are the cool ones. Coming into a single-ship zone, with a hill one side, a gully on the other, a command post directly in front, dust aplenty, and Nickelback's "Rockstar" blaring over your intercom system when you land your bird right in the middle of everything: yeah, that was cool.