Don't worry, I'm still here.
To bring my meager seven observers up to date, I have a very good reason why I haven't posted on here since I showed up.
Because nothing happens here.
Ok, that might be a slight exaggeration. Stuff DOES happen here. But the experience I've had since I went BOG (Boots on Ground) is significantly different than it was the last time I deployed.
The last time I was I theater it was a completely different journey. I was one of several thousand troops. I watched daily as our CAOC wreaked havoc on the bad guys. There was something--every day--that was worth writing about.
The simple fact of the matter is that that hasnt happened here.
Ok,ok--I've got stuff to write about. We got mortared a while back, which was determined to be that we weren't. I had dinner with the Iraqi generals here during Ramadan. I had an impromptu Katie-Couric-style interview with the chief-of-staff of the Iraqi Air Force. Yes there has been stuff to write about.
But I haven't been inspired.
Sorry, I know thats a weak excuse. But it's the truth.
The fact of the matter is that I have a grand total of 5 people reading this blog, 3 of which I talk to on a regular basis, and it hasn't been a burning desire of mine to chronicle it. I plan on that changing.
If only for my sanity, I promise I'll update this on a regular basis.
So, I'm still here. Hope to see you soon.