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Friday, May 30, 2008

Things to send.

I have gotten quite a few people asking if they can send things out here to me. Short answer, "Yes, but not what you would expect." It is actually pretty hard to get a lot of things that normally I wouldn't have expected to be difficult... and there are a lot of things that I would have never thought in a million years could so easily be come by. This little camp has half the nations of Europe here, and each country brought their own little PX type store... though as far as I can tell, European military PX's sell absolutely nothing that is useful. Like Tape... or glue... or scissors... or M-4 mags... or even channel iron. What can I get around here? Digital cameras, Adidas soccer gear, all manners of chocolate, and designer perfume. Very weird. It is more like the Europeans think of war as a good place to go duty free shopping... I suppose since most rotate through every 3 months, it kind of is. Anyways, Kodjo is hooking me up with arts and craft supplies, Bro is hooking up the tactical gear, my mother seems to be trying to rot my teeth from 8000 miles away! Thanks to all of you.

The problem is that I never know what I need until I need it yesterday. Who would have thought i needed glue sticks... until... yea...

Anyways. The only thing I would really hope anyone would send that I can imagine ahead of time are books and mixed music CDs. The only music that was on my computer when I left was four songs by OAR and the Piano Pat CD. My container mate doesn't appreciate the true genius that is Piano Pat out of my little computer speakers... and even I am done with OAR now. I have also read all the books I brought with me. So, anyone that wants to influence my mind and tastes in music, now is your chance.

Also, if anyone needs designer perfume and chocolate, let me know, I can get that right out to you.

By the way, does anyone have about 30 feet of 1 inch steel pipe that has been sliced length wise... just wondering. That would be handy too. For demonstration purposes only.

6 comments:

Notorious said...
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Jim said...

So if I just address something to Notorious the post office will know how to get it to you I assume?

Notorious said...

Most likely, but I'll send you my address on your email just in case... I hear there is a doppleganger notorious out there. He might have the post office confused.

Notorious said...

Is your telnet GREX account still your primary?

amateur.sophist said...

I wonder how the local solders feel bout this influx of battlefield-useless crap.

Also, if you're looking for 1" steel pipe, your mom should now have an excess of it.





Because i gave it her.






(what? she was building a roll-cage)

Notorious said...

Check next post for useless crap that piles up around here. They actually deliver the boxes that say "to any solder in Afghanistan...

Now that I think about it, kind of makes me not putting my address on the internet seem silly... Especially what goes on around here that really is dangerous!