Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Hope everyone has a great holiday, and that you're not reading blogs today! I'm off to the airport for try number two at getting out of this joint. On the bright side, when I finally do get where I'm going, there'll be a big, fat turkey waiting for me. (To eat, obviously.)

Spare a thought today for those soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and other individuals spread to hell and gone, separated from their families, doing their duty. It's not just the grunts in Helmand and Baghdad, but the submariners at sea, the guy in blue sitting at a terminal under the mountains somewhere looking after a missile silo, and the folks manning a PRT in Zabul province. I've got my fingers crossed for a safe Christmas for everyone, but more than anything I feel gratitude to those folks for leaving their families to do important work.

Happy holidays, whatever you're celebrating. See you in the new year.

8 comments:

  1. We're celebrating Festivus two days late.

    I've already gathered the cats about the aluminum Festivus pole, and we've conducted the airing of grievances. Next comes the feats of strength.

    Festivus for the rest of us!

    SNLII

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  2. Ha! You can search the Seinfeld website - the official one - for bits of dialogue. I am off to search for "hipster doofus" - the episode where Kramer gets dumped for being, wait for it, a hipster doofus.

    How pathetic that I know that.

    Merry Christmas (belated) and Happy Holidays, etc.

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  3. Geez, are all of you taking a full two weeks off from blogging? Has this blog been unionized?

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  4. I don't know about the others but I'll probably end up doing some posting while I'm in Germany for a week. I'm in a 12 house village between Leipzig and Dresden and we're about to get snowed in...

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  5. Yeah. I think Ink Spots got block leave.

    SNLII

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  6. I guess I don't do as much writing when I can't blow off work to do it.

    Two more days of block leave for me, then a (previously unplanned) 1,200 mile drive back to DC. You can feel confident that I won't be doing any writing until Monday, at least. (And when I do, I want to get to Sean Naylor's recent Army Times article about 1-17 in the Arghandab Valley. I've been meaning to write about it since Tintin sent it my way a week and a half ago, but vacation is vacation!)

    That said, happy New Year, folks, and thanks again for reading.

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  7. I think I might get thwarted by periodic power outages!
    As Gulliver said, Happy New Year and we will be back next week. Thanks for reading.

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