Friday, January 21, 2005

Terrorists EVERYWHERE!!!

So I was on my way to work the other morning, being my usual vigilant self, when I spotted a SUBURBAN full of TERRORISTS!!! There was at least 10 of them in there, all looking at me ... giggling and pointing. Silly terrorists! Fortunately, I was able to take a quick picture for dissemination amongst my fellow contractors.

Ain't terrorists cute???

Actually this was very funny. I was waiting at an intersection, with the stereo playing much too loud, when I looked over and saw the cutie in the very back with the bow in her hair smiling and waving. I waved back, and when the other girls saw me they all started giggling and waving too. I grabbed my camera as fast as I could and took the picture. The girl in the front (about 8 years old.. unfortunately I missed her in the pic) said "I LIKE YOUR CAR!". I said "thanks!", then, "How many are in there?" and she just gave me an exasperated look and said, "A LOT!".

Such is my surreal life...

If you've been watching the news in Kuwait, there's been some recent "activity" that has gotten everyone stirred up. Firefights, raids, car chases, searches, etc... The front page of the Arab times shows a Saudi man that was killed in the most recent raid, splayed out and bloody for all terrorists to see and fear! Yes... that's sarcasm you're smelling. Local law enforcement is a complete joke, and these raids finding "explosives and weapons" are more for public relations than anything else. If you do a news search for Kuwait you'll find some interesting accounts of recent events. If you follow the stories backwards, you'll see wildly varying accounts, and very vague descriptions of offenses and proof.

I guess my point here is that it's pretty much status quo here. There have always been a smattering of anti-US feelings here, but it's only been recently that the Kuwait government has felt they need to make a show of "vowing to exterminate terrorists". Hey, HERE's a thought... why don't you try improving your immigration policies and make it just a LITTLE difficult for terrorists to operate here? Just a suggestion. :P

Enough about that crap... on to good news:

Looks like September 2005 is going to be a GREAT month for me! Talk about some great birthday presents: the Firefly movie will be out September 30th, and until then, I can enjoy The Titus Show on DVD!!! The first two seasons will be released on September 5th... 31 episodes! WOO HOO!

Ok, that's all I've got for now. I finally broke down and bought a "real" camera. I was hunting on eBay for something else, and came across this package. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but it comes with a ton of extras, and I've been wanting this one for a long time. I know I swore I was done buying "toys", but this is something I can actually justify... I mean just LOOK how cute this kid is!

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