04 June 2010

Laundry Day

I am beginning to like laundry day more and more, mostly because I come down from the TOC early and actually get to spend some time in my CHU.  I am not particularly good at laundry and the Army complicates it by putting 57 pockets that you have to check on your uniform prior to throwing it in the washer.  It always seems to take longer than it should, but that's probably a function of my impatience toward the task.

Above you can see my poster that I use to remind people that I don't care where the company vehicles are.  I proposed the pony as the company logo (we're called the Stallions), but the idea did not catch on as well as I had hoped.  People said that it was offensive, but it looked super masculine to me (I am contemplating changing the rainbow to camouflage to see if the idea can gain traction).  The SeaPony has to do with the fact that we are attached to a unit that has a Seahorse in its patch. I originally proposed that we use the SeaPony as the company logo, but people didn't catch the logic that seahorses are also very masculine because the males get pregnant (I mean you have to imagine how secure the seahorses must have to be with their manhood to even go there).  We still haven't adopted a logo yet, but I'll get one of my ideas across eventually.

Other than that, life goes on.  I keep meaning to take pictures, but it's always dark by the time I get back down to the living area.  My running shoes came.  So far they've gotten mixed reviews.  I'll post some action shots and let the people in the states judge my fashion sense according to current fashion standards (Iraq tends to lag in that regard).  Right now I am waiting to start online classes.  I am pretty excited about that as it gives me something to focus on.  I am taking Human Sexuality and Small Group Communication.  While they seem random, I am finishing an Associates in Communication with one class and starting a Bachelors in Sociology with the other class.  Like I said it gives me something to do during my free time that doesn't involve hemorrhaging money to military sponsored retail outlets (there is a Pizza Hut, a Taco Bell, a Burger King, and an Italian restaurant here... truly war at its finest).

That's all for now...  I am off to rotate the laundry.

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