I'm sitting here typing after a pretty good weekend, our week starts back tomorrow morning on Saturday.... I stayed in most of this morning and chilled and chatted some on the internet and surfed a LOT around different sites. i came across the Paul Donahoe news story on the gay athlete blog (link at right). and then researched to read more about it and see pics. Regardless of the school's actions, i have to say people really have to consider what choices they make and what ipact that is going to have forever when it comes to the internet. anyway,..... I decided that paul was definitely the best linking of the two, and then i decided if he's only 125 lb then not much my type no matter what site he's on. ha.
oh yeah, I want to blog about the rocket attack yesterday morning since I can't on my personal blog, cause I don't want to concern my family. at about a quarter til 5 am, we were all waken up by knocks on the door as they walked up and down the halls telling us rocket attack, get in your gear and downstairs (downstairs is our bunker point, although the safety compared to the actuall bunkers on base has been argued). So anyway, I got up and through on the day before's pants and some shoes and then my body armour on over my tshirt I sleep in, put on the helmet and grabbed a few magazines and went downstairs. Some guys had heard the rocket blasts, but most had been asleep. we sat around, as usual for 2 hours waiting until the base gets the accountability and gives the all clear.
there were three hits, one on the east gate, and two on the other side of the base near the gate, although one of them was a dud. no one was harmed so that's good news. although we had to take a different route into school thursday morning for our halfday of work.
THis morning started off much better, I had lunch with some buds I'm always hanging with here, and then we went to the rug store on base and bought some rugs, and spent an hour and a half talking to this guy and getting the price down.. ha and then tonight we went to a thai restaurant on base, and then laster tonight i went to my first party on base, a barbecue some belgiums were having. lots of fun, and I sat next to a guy talking all about languages and belgium and where he's been and travelling etc... very nice time.
oh and one of the belgiums at the party told me the rocket attack was really 2 RPG's and how they could have gone anywhere in our compound, so thankfully there all went out near the gate and not any barracks. ughhhhhhh. so glad I'm out in a month. but not without some nice rugs first. I am buying a few extra to sell when I get back to the states just to see if I can make a profit.