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February 24, 2005

Hong Kong

Well, here I am in Hong Kong, roughing it at the Marriott and waiting for Melody. She and the rest of her town are coming to Hong Kong for a few days, so this was my chance to be her...

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Posted by djf on February 24, 2005 08:37 PM
Category: Other Travels...

February 21, 2005

Picture of the Day

Today's Picture Jilib, Somalia, Dec 1992...

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Posted by djf on February 21, 2005 02:21 PM
Category: Picture Postings

February 20, 2005

Motto

A few weeks ago, our Big Boss asked for suggestions for a unit motto. Tradition in the military is that every unit have something that you use as a greeting, and a response with which the person originally greeted replies....

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Posted by djf on February 20, 2005 09:02 PM
Category: The Magical Kingdom

Picture of the Day

Today's picture... Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan (April, 2003)...

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Posted by djf on February 20, 2005 08:33 PM
Category: Picture Postings

February 19, 2005

Pic of the Day

Today's picture... The Mighty Battle Kat......

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Posted by djf on February 19, 2005 01:35 PM
Category: Picture Postings

February 18, 2005

Happy Birthday, Charlie!!

Today is our nephew Charlie's birthday...He's finally hitting the big "2" and has already been labeled "Genius" by his mother. He's graduating to the big boy bed, and is already engaging in the very male habit of reading books while...

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Posted by djf on February 18, 2005 09:50 PM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

Pic of the Day

Today, we went out to a deliver some stuff that we've collected for a charity here in town. While out there, we got to see one of my favorite things...a puppy. Mel and I love dogs, but due to the...

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Posted by djf on February 18, 2005 09:29 PM
Category: The Magical Kingdom

February 17, 2005

Politics Test

Yeah, I know that this isn't really travel in the traditional sense of the word... But, while surfing thru some of the other, more political blogs that I frequent, I found one of those tests that show your political/economic/social leanings....

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Posted by djf on February 17, 2005 11:17 AM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

Pic of the Day

Today's picture... Portobello, Panama, December 2003 (Honeymoon cruise)...

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Posted by djf on February 17, 2005 09:56 AM
Category: Picture Postings

February 16, 2005

Pic of the Day

Today's Picture: The Library of Celsus, Ephesus, Turkey. August 1994...

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Posted by djf on February 16, 2005 11:21 AM
Category: Picture Postings

February 15, 2005

This Just In...From Japan

Hungry Man Holds Up Store, Demands Sushi Mon Feb 14, 2005 09:17 AM ET TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man pulled a knife in a convenience store early Sunday morning and threatened to kill himself unless he was given a...

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Posted by djf on February 15, 2005 10:51 PM
Category: News and Other Scary Stuff

The Sky is Leaking...

I walked outside this morning to get in my truck and drive to work, and had to go back in and call in a work order to fix the sky. It was leaking. As one can imagine, it doesn't rain...

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Posted by djf on February 15, 2005 10:34 AM
Category: The Magical Kingdom

Pic of the Day

I'm going to try to post a random picture from our travels every day... Today's picture: The Fuzzy Dog Taken in Colonia, Uruguay, August 2002....

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Posted by djf on February 15, 2005 10:22 AM
Category: Other Travels..., Picture Postings

February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day -- NOT!!

Well, for most people around the world, today is Valentine's Day. But not here. Nope, it's a "Christian" holiday, and so it is banned. The Muttawa, members of the "Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice" go...

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Posted by djf on February 14, 2005 11:11 AM
Category: The Magical Kingdom

February 13, 2005

More Tahiti Pictures

Time for some more Tahiti Pictures... Pareos in the Papeete Market Papeete...Les Trois Brasseurs brewery and pizza parlor...cold beer, pizza...what could be better?...

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Posted by djf on February 13, 2005 01:55 PM
Category: Other Travels...

Nerd Alert!

I've found some good Catholic blogs lately run by some pretty cool priests, and one had a link to the "nerd test." Seeing as I'm sort of the guy who sits in the front of my Arabic class taking notes...

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Posted by djf on February 13, 2005 01:37 PM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

February 12, 2005

Weekend Warriors

Well, this weekend, in our ongoing efforts to ensure our safety during our stay here, we got to qualify on the M16A4. It's not the short, carbine M-4 you see most of the guys up in Iraq and Afghanistan carrying,...

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Posted by djf on February 12, 2005 06:47 PM
Category: The Magical Kingdom

This Just In...

Found this article in the Arab News this morning...Dr. Rabeeah is a world renowned separator of conjoined twins who works at the King Fahad National Guard Hospital. My boss works directly with him in his capacity as advisor. Not so...

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Posted by djf on February 12, 2005 09:55 AM
Category: News and Other Scary Stuff, The Magical Kingdom

February 09, 2005

Fungus Resistant Media

I was contemplating a box of 3.5" floppy disks this afternoon, when I noticed that the first characteristic listed on the back of the box, before "Anti-static Design" or "Tamper Evident Box" was....Fungus Resistance. I'm not sure I understand...I, as...

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Posted by djf on February 9, 2005 06:13 PM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

February 08, 2005

Why was it so strange to enjoy the dentist today?

Let's face it...no one likes to go to the dentist. But, if you like your teeth, it's not a bad idea to go regularly (I've seen some "hand grenade mouths" around here...the kind you just cringe to look at...). In...

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Posted by djf on February 8, 2005 08:49 PM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

February 07, 2005

Oman - Just a Day at the Beach

One of the big attractions of coastal Oman is the availability of water sports and nature. All up and down the coast from us were diving and snorkeling spots, and places where one could go whale and dolphin watching....

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Posted by djf on February 7, 2005 06:13 PM
Category: Other Travels...

February 06, 2005

FUJI-SAN FROM SEA

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Posted by Melody on February 6, 2005 09:03 PM
Category: Picture Postings

MEL on Flight Deck

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Posted by Melody on February 6, 2005 08:46 PM
Category: Picture Postings

This Just in...

Now It's the Turn of Boys to Be Chased Arab News DAMMAM, 6 February 2005 Teenage harassment is no longer the exclusive domain of boys. Strangely enough for the conservative Saudi society, girls are getting bolder to the...

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Posted by djf on February 6, 2005 12:00 PM
Category: News and Other Scary Stuff, The Magical Kingdom

February 05, 2005

Readership of the Blog...

I just spoke with George from the Empty Quarter trip who has some friends up in Iraq who read this blog. To you, let me say Thanks. We're down here, in the same theater, getting the same hostile fire pay,...

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Posted by djf on February 5, 2005 03:32 PM
Category: Rants and Ramblings

February 02, 2005

Been busy for the week...

It's been a pretty busy week. We've got several guys leaving, and a couple of new guys who've come in, so there's been a lot of work to spin up the new ones, and get the old ones gone...Also, since...

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Posted by djf on February 2, 2005 05:27 PM
Category: The Magical Kingdom
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