Friendship grows into brotherhood
Literally: One day you see a friend. The next day you see a brother.
Last night I decided to go see Bill O’Riley just for the fun of it. I am not really a fan of his show but I thought that it may be a fun to see a celebrity. I walked down to the coffee shop called The Coffee Bean. Right away I saw a long line. I was not sure if he was going to give a little speech or what but I was curious so I decided to wait . Shortly after getting in line I saw him walk towards the back of the line. He was with a small entourage and was being escorted by a General. He must not of been in a very good mood because had an obvious scowl on his face. When I snapped a picture he stopped in his tracks and gave me the stink eye. I am not sure why. He might have been jet lagged so I will give him the benefit of the doubt. It ended up that he was only signing books and mugs so I decided to leave.
The next morning I saw his crew in the Goat House which is one of the two places around here where you can eat. I had to laugh to myself because they, of course, are from Fox News and CNN was playing on the TV. I had a really nice breakfast with 2 Albanians.I just moved into my permanent housing. I have a descent size room with a very nice roommate. I really can not complain. I helped LtCol Johnson move into his new room and I visited my friend Adam. Here is a picture of him in his room.
Adam is an absolute crack up. My other good friend Puffy had to go back to the states for family medical reasons. He should be coming back by the end of the month. I am looking forward to it.
I thought that it would be fun to discuss some Afghan history and culture every so often. I will do it in pieces so as to not bore you too much. I find it to be extremely interesting and I hope you do too.
Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan. It is usually played around Oct through Nov. 20. The way it is played is 30 horsemen will split into 2 teams. This is not an absolute rule because at times hundreds even thousands of horses and riders take part. The aim is to get a decapitated calf weighing around 150 pounds to a heavily defended marked point and back again to the starting point.
Here is a Wikapedia article on the topic:
Thanks for reading.