Saturday, April 09, 2005

Time Vortex

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you were Bill Murray in "Groundhog's Day"? Well I have found out. Every day over here in Tikrit is almost exactly the same as the day before. I walk around the same 5 miles or terrain on this base, I work the same time EVERY SINGLE DAY (no days off), I see the exact same people... There is probably a worn trail along the cement path I walk on to work each day. Every once in a while mortars will change the day a bit, but even that gets repetitive. I am very bored and yet glad because I am safe that way. Last time I was in Iraq I did things like foot patrols on the streets of down town Fallujah, translated and participated in raids, got shot at, shot back, and many other stupid things (not to mention being a part of the invasion part). It all made the time go by quicker, but it was so risky. So, over all I am glad that I am safer this time, but like I said, it is Groundhog's Day over here.

If anyone else has any "Groundhog's Day" stories feel free to share them as comments... you know what they say, Misery loves company ;)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

comments from the ing-myster:
hey i can see how that would get really old and boring but like you said we are all happy to know you are more safe this time. did you like my rap?? I just took an african dance class today to live drumming and it was so cool their were 5 drummers and it was so much fun the coolest beats and dan and i got a new cd its a band called the refreshments and i want to burn you a copy anyway we love you see ya

Anonymous said...

commentsw from Big mama...The daily grind of arising every AM at 5 AM and going to work which is what I have done for the last 25 years as an educator has flavors of groundhog day...but, every day is unique and different and I get to make a difference in life. What are you going to do when you get out of the army? Here's some topics for your blog:
1. What are you most proud of in your life?
2. What 5 goals do you want to accomplish in the next 5 years? 10 years?
3. What is your sweetest childhood memory?

donato said...

but you forgot to mention the positives about this wonderful place we inhabit! the best part about groundhog's day is that i never have to decide what to wear! luckily sand is my color. and forget those days of deciding what to do on the weekends! those days are over, every week day and weekend i wake up and know, "i am going to work 13 hours today" forgot the fun things my friends are doing at home--the poor bastards actually have to decide which of many to partake in. i mean, the agony of deciding which bar to go to first is too much to bear!
--donato