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Life in Kuwait...

My Cousin "Sarge," just went over to the Middle East. This week, he sent an open letter to a bunch of family. He writes that life in Kuwait:

"... is good. Some days are scorchers, some are just hot. And it's only March. This summer should be fun.

"We continue to prepare to move north. Don't worry about me; with my rank and position I am pretty safe.

"Thank you for your prayers and thoughts. For the Arkansas clan, we have one of your battalions with us. One of the soldiers is even a cousin by marriage... [SNIP] I've had 2 distant cousins from Arkansas while I was at Ft. Hood, and they didn't know me.

"Once I'm in Baghdad, I will let you know my snail mail address. Don't worry when you hear about 1st Cav casualties, unless my wife calls you. She is the one the Army would notify."

It's a fairly powerful letter.



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Real World

My honey finally got me into a reality TV show: ESPN's Dream Job.

We've watched since it was cut to ten contestants, all vying for a coveted spot on ESPN's SportsCenter. It's exciting, and it's fun to watch people compete for something other than cash (although the job does pay, and they also get a car).

Just for the record, and while there are still 6 contestants, I'm going to state my opinion. Zach has cleaned up nicely, and I sincerely believe that he is the best play-ahr. Seriously. He has become more serious, and since he changed his 80's western look and softened the primary colored wardrobe, I think he's the front-runner. Runner up will most likely be Kelly (a guy).




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Places I've Been, People I've Seen

Inspired by Jon's post, I've created a map of places I've been. Our criterion for inclusion is: "Have you spent the night there?"

Countries:



and U.S. states (my goal is to visit all 50 U.S. states in this lifetime):



And here's a map of U.S. States Jon and I have visited together (ditto):







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