haHA! That's some good shit. I'm notorious for giving away friends' cigarettes...
Cute girl: "Hey, do you have another smoke?"
Me, smoking: "Sure..." (to my friend) "dude, give her a smoke."
So..Iraq? It sucks. No suprise there. I don't think I've quite hit rock bottom yet, though. I've only been here about a month...been gone for closer to two. It's starting to get real old..but not yet to the point of despair. Trying to keep a stiff upper lip. "Hanging on in quiet desparation is the English (american) way".
I'm still clinging to some naive hope that I might not have to stay here an entire year. That's starting to fade though. I think a dark day is coming when I just don't get out of bed for a while.
OH...that candy thing you guys sent. I'm both sad and ashamed to report it's all gone. It was like crack. One night I ate half of it. I tucked it away for a while as a test of will. Yesterday, I busted it out and finished it off.
That's exactly what I was doing with the guide book. It's a nice little form of escape. That's all anyone does here with spare time...little escapes. A movie, tv shows on dvd, book, internet, video games. There really isn't anything else to do but try to get out of this place, either in your head, in someone elses or behind your eyelids. Well, poker I guess.
Till later, peace out.
I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick "Americans" as their mascot. -Jack Handy