It's more like a journal really, I think diaries are for girls. Doug Funny had a journal, if any remembers that show, and he got pretty upset when people called it a diary. Actually, it's not really a journal at all because I don't write in it everyday, and also it's actually a blog. Which you are reading by the way, welcome!
I've decided that on Friday's I'm going to post about my experiences in The Stan, so if that's all you're interested in make sure you check back every Friday. Alternatively, if you don't want to hear about Afghanistan, you could avoid stopping by on Fridays. Aren't schedules great?
As I said in my last Afghanistan post, Afghanistan is pretty great. It would be even greater if there wasn't a war going on, but I suppose you could say that about a lot of places. I liken it to a vacation, except there's the real chance of being killed or kidnapped. So yeah, more like a vacation in eastern Europe. I personally haven't felt my life was in danger since I arrived.
In fact, I'm more concerned about being electrocuted by an improperly grounded electric cable in the shower than being blown up up or shot. Kind of terrifying if you ask me. You're already naked, and it just get's more embarrassing from there. There are worse things that could happen in the shower, but this is a FOB, not a prison (there's a difference?).
In the last post I also referenced being a Fobbit (thanks for the definition Wikipedia!). If you don't like or don't trust the Wikipedia definition, then I'll tell you that it's basically someone who sits on a FOB (Forward Operating Base) instead of going out and fighting the real war. It's generally used as a derogatory term by people who leave the base to refer to those who stay. I prefer to think of it as a term of endearment, and embrace it as a lifestyle. That may change soon, as I could begin leaving the FOB to assist with operations. Oh, the excitement! I'll be sure to keep you posted on any updates regarding my status as a Fobbit.
I'll wrap up today's post on The Stan by saying I'm really enjoying my time here, but that doesn't mean I can't wait to get home.