I had the pleasure (?) of participating in a mobility exercise this past week which consisted of trying to operate aircraft in a fictitious location while getting attacked in various and sundry ways. It was educational for me in many ways, ways I'd like to share with you right now:
1. You can drink coffee all day. I figure Rick knows this already, but it was news to me.
2. MREs, which stands for "Meals Ready to Eat," have come a long, long way. I had a Veggie Burger in tomato sauce on Thursday that was not half bad. I'm not real sure what vegetable is square, brown, and tastes like a hamburger, though.
3. Coffee left cooking at the bottom of the pot will keep you extra awake when you drink it.
4. When it's cold outside and you go pee in a porta john, the steam that comes up is pee, too.
5. Wearing chemical protection suits for 3 hours is no, I repeat no, fun.
6. You get used to body odor after 3 days and become blissfully unaware. Others, however, still remain painfully aware.
7. No one should have to get up at 4 a.m...ever.
8. It's possible to be so tired that you can't get to sleep, though it may have something to do with drinking coffee at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
9. 9-year-old boys think these mobility exercises are the coolest thing in the world. My youngest boy asked me if I got to carry a weapon. I told him that the next time I was going to requisition a grenade launcher and carry it like Arnold did in Terminator 2.
10. A burger king Angry Whopper has got it all over a Veggie Burger (and with only 800 more calories!).