LIVE! From Kabul…
It’s Saturday… I think. I am totally confused about this time zone difference over here on the other side of the planet. What’s new, though, right? Rants being confused…
I know this post has been moderately anticipated by all of you out there. To be completely honest, I’ve been here since the first of the month. However, Afghanistan being Afghanistan, add a factor of 2.7 to any time estimate you come up with regarding how long shit ought to take to get set up.
Also, this post is fully live – no scheduled auto-post panzie-assed shit here. If you carefully smell the electrons, you can smell the eau de Kabul. Yummy. Actually, I can’t complain because by comparison (on my last Afghan sabbatical) Kandahar is just a foul pothole in the parking lot of Hell. That’s what a bubbling, festering lake of human waste will do to the air quality. The air here merely smells like burning things.
The camp here is actually interesting, and bonus of bonuses, it has trees. Real, actual trees. You have no idea what a difference greenery makes toward your overall disposition. Apparently back in the day, the US outright bought an entire city block and converted the houses over to offices. For sleeping spots, we have shipping containers stacked three high with stairs welded on, showers tucked in, and awesome 1970’s-esque faux wood paneling. Overall, it creates a rabbit-warren effect, so paying attention is critical.
Anyway, I used my three days productively and I’m set up with a place to sleep, I know where the places to eat are and I am gainfully employed in the assisting of bringing large amounts of hurt upon the enemy. Even better, we have normal temperatures here. On the downside, we’re around 5900 feet above sea level, so breathing here requires paying attention as well.
So… what did I miss?