|Oh Boi, Oh Boi O BOI!!!
||[Oct. 31st, 2004|02:18 pm]
I got my first injection. YUP thats right, i went to callen-lorde on Oct 26th and.. yup.. almost passed out. the shot didn't hurt but i felt completely sick right after she injected me. ray said i lost all the color in my face. (not like i have any to begin with, my parents handed me with the 'i'm-so-pale-i-don't-need-make-up-on-halloween' genes) meh! so... can't say i have many changes to write about. just a handful: (1) leg hurt for 3 days (muscles tense, a bitch to walk up stairs) (2) muh face always itches. (3) tired, but i'm less irriatable and irrational. (4) i break out into hot sweats (no, not sweatpants.. just a wave of heat then i sweat n its gone,...)|
so my dad was on the cover of the NYTimes, it was a small interview with him about the war..
"We hit the deck one and a half months ago, and the area has changed for the downhill very quickly," said Staff Sgt. James Keefer, one of six civil affairs officers attached to the Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, which arrived here in early September. "We used to go to civilian areas in one or two Humvees to look at hospitals and other places. Now it's too dangerous, and we need four Humvees for a convoy, and we don't have the resources."
"Sergeant Keefer said the marines tried calling a list of 100 potential local contractors when they first arrived. Many of the phone numbers had been disconnected, and people who did answer said the contractors had left town. Reconstruction "is pretty much at a standstill right now," said Capt. Sean Kuehl, an intelligence officer. "An insurgency cannot be defeated solely by an occupying power. We need the support of the local population."
... to be continued