It's quiet here...too quiet, yeah I know this is cliche. But lately things in the "Nightstalker" AO are real quiet. We have made some "arrests", rather we have empowered out Iraqi allies to snatch some rather nasty individuals. Suffice to say the infantry types are getting antsy. As far as I'm concerned the quieter the better. It was a cool 111 today, not as hot as it is going to get, but about as hot as it has been. I am looking forward to it being above 125. The kind of heat that makes the thermometer quit. Like trying to breath fire, the kind of heat that quite literally brings a war to a grinding halt. Neither side wants to have to fire and maneuver if there is even the slightest possibility of having to run more than a few inches. I for one am glad I am no longer infantry, don't get me wrong I am proud that I served as an infantryman in the Corps, but those days are long gone, and the infantry is a younger man's game.
I am back on a steady diet of near beer, and canned soup, ravioli, and assorted fruits and veggies. Food has lost its luster after leave. When I was on Leave DJ and I ate at some great restaurants, great memories, that have left my desire to eat in the mess hall flat. No complaints though... well not many. I can't wait to eat good food again. If you are ever in Marina Del Rey, I highly encourage you to try Akbar, on Washington and Lincoln. Excellent!!! Now, if you'll excuse me I have to eat my cheese burger, and cold onion rings.