Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Life in Kuwait

So I haven't really blogged in a while because I haven't really felt like I had a whole lot to report. Things have been going slow. We've had a little training but for the most part we've been sitting around. Well the last couple of days some interesting things have happened. First, I had to go out to a M16 range. It was cool because I got to see the sun coming up across the sandy dunes. Pretty cool. That same day, I found a beetle that I swear was cast in the move The Mummy with Brendan Fraser. That sucker was huge. Then today, I have encoutered my first sandstorm. And I have to tell you...its wild. I went to breakfast with a couple of guys. We were just sort of hanging out talking and enjoying life. And suddenly, I could smell sand. I thought it was a little weird and actually smelled my uniform. Nothing. So one of the guys said that the toaster had been smoking and something was burning. So I dismissed the whole thought. A couple minutes later, I got that smell of sand again. Now granted, there was a sandstorm on the weather report but everything was perfectly clear when we went in to the chow hall. So anyway, one of the guys at the table points to one of the windows and I look and the whole window has an orange tint to it. Crap!!!! So we quickly move to head back to the barracks. It was like walking in a bad fog that gets in your hair. Totally weird. Anyway, I attached some photos to help share the moment.

Hope you all are enjoying in my fun!!!

Sunrise was pretty. Sucks I was up that early.

I wasn't kidding. This guy was definitely in The Mummy!!!

See how perfectly clear the world was before? And that haze in the background is the sandstorm.

And after it has hit...

And a another pic just for emphasis!!!


  1. Wow! That sandstorm looks crazy!

  2. Oh my gosh! That is crazy! Are you guys issued face masks for that stuff?

  3. The showed shots of the sandstorm on the news and it looked terrible! I was thinking of you and hoping you were somewhere inside...I saw The Mummy and yes, the beetle definitely qualifies as a cast member!!