"I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist." Tammy Faye BakkerUS wife of Jim Bakker 1961
The snow really came down last night. Kabul is somewhat surrounded by very large mountains and for the first time they were all covered with snow. You have to really be careful walking around here because it is very slippery with all of the ice.
Last night a few stars came to visit Camp Phoenix. It is too bad that I missed it. A lot of people took pictures. I should have some more coming. Take a look. Maybe you can recognize a few of them.
And that guy from the Daily Show. The Daily Show is one of my favorite shows back in the states. I would record it on a regular basis.
The Eid break was nice and now it is time to get out of the office and back to clinic work again. This next week will probably be the busiest of my entire deployment. I can’t go into any details yet but stay tuned. It should be interesting.
Tonight we had our team Christmas party. It was fun.
I am a little concerned about my friend Adam. I think that I might have to do a shopping intervention on him. We were joking with him tonight saying that he could probably open up his own shop with all of the stuff that he has bought. This is just a very small fraction of the things that he has bought and sent back home to his family.
When he opens his shop he will need to get the different standard phrases down that all of the vendors use. "Looking is free," and, "It's OK...just looking," or the so very believable, "Mister, I have not gotten any business all day. You are my first customer. I give good deal."
I was in the Coffee Bean having a Chai Latte with cinnamon with my good buddy Puff Daddy and I noticed this box with a sign on the front. It had a bunch of envelopes in it. The note in the card reads:
"Destiny began collecting and sending greeting cards to the troops in 2005 when she was only 10 years old. She read requests on anysoldier.com and found that most service men and women wanted cards and letters from home for the holiday." It goes on to say that she has sent out over 7,000 letters. I grabbed one and opened it expecting at most a signature, because after all there are about 100 cards there, it had about 12 different signatures on it. Wow.
I will send her a thank you and feature her on my community service site. Here she is.
Thanks for reading.