Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Sand-tastic!

Well, not so much...but we are experiencing a heck of a sandstorm which began this morning, and it still looks like one of those California Central Valley fogs, where you can't see more than 10 yards in any direction. It's very tough to breathe, even indoors with a dust mask. At noon today, the sky was a deep orange, which was beautiful and eerie at the same we left the office to walk to the mess hall, one of us remarked that it was like being beamed down to a hostile planet in an old Star Trek episode. I replied that I hoped that I wasn't going to be one of those anonymous "Away Team" members that invariably got eaten by the latest latex space-monster! Heading back to my CHU tonight, I was surprised to see the entire FOB appeared deserted, with none of the usual foot traffic that goes on at all hours. Guess everyone else was just smarter than me, which has often been the story of my life...
Anyway, if the place is still Zero/Zero tomorrow, it'll be a great excuse to skip going to the gym. Yep, making lemonade out of lemons, that's my style...when it supports being lazy, that is.


  1. As long as you're not wearing a red shirt (from the original Star Trek series), you'll be okay!

    I've described sandstorms exactly the way you did. Folks have a hard time comprehending how the very air turns orange.

  2. Yo Lep: For your "care package", maybe we've better send you a breathing apparatus.