Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wednesday's Digressions

Zachary explains how the cicada comes out of it's exoskeleton and also how the unlucky ones get straight up murdered by the cicada killer wasp in the foreground.

  • Kat Von D and Jesse James Break Up. This was a headline for my news browser. How/why could we possibly care? I weep for the species.

  • I have MREs (Meal Ready to Eat) for myself, Zachary and big brother to eat soon. When I first enlisted in the Army the rations were called C Rations. They came in a little cardboard box and would have something like a can of spaghetti, crackers, jam and a little accessory pack. The new MREs have vegetarian choices and fajitas.

  • We called MREs Meals Rejected by Ethiopians- even though they're really good.

  • Zachary is eating a Little Debby Swiss Roll for the first time. I think it's making him high.

  • I recently saw a guy who resembled a dead friend so much I kind of thought he must have been the brother whom I know exists, but I've never met. I could not recall the exact cause of the friends death (he suicided with prescription drugs- I did not recall the type) so I called another friend who the first thing said,"You're not going to believe this, but I saw a guy who looked just like him in the mall the other day. I nearly spoke to him."

  • Zachary is blowing bubbles- in the house.

  • Life is too short to get worked up about some things.

  • Foster The People- Pumped Up Kicks


Jarhead said...

I was on the leading edge of the MRE when I joined up in 1988. They were all pretty standard back then. By the time I got out in 1994 the spaghetti was just appearing on the scene. I had to make do with "Pork Patty," "Beef Stew," "Chicken a la King," and "Ham and Chicken Loaf" which was lovingly called "Dead Man in a Pack."

Chow time always turned in to spirited bartering session and a chance to bag on girlfriends or wives by likening the smells emanating from the MRE pouches to another Marine's significant other, i.e. "I sure miss your wife's pork patty. I'd give my left nut to reconstitute her right now."

Good times.

el chupacabra said...

Ha! Good stuff. I remember the agony of a dehydrated pork patty and dehydrated hashbrowns eaten dry and washed down with a warm Coke I found behind the 7.62 ready can in my Brad's turret.

I. Thought. I. Was. Going. To. Die.

Terrible time.