…sgnilbmaR

Day 156
Same old stuff. Went swimming. Swam 500 meters. Swimming it stronger and more steadily now. Much stronger strokes. I’m hoping to try and run this afternoon, well really this evening.

I think I forgot to mention that I finished Joint Task Force America and am now reading Janet Evanovich‘s Two For The Dough. Joint Task Force America was OK. I won’t be running out in search of another book by David E. Meadows but I also would not refuse a book simply because he was the author. Meadows suffers some of the shortcomings of Tom Clancy. At one point Captain Meadows spends five and a half pages explaining how boats are tied to a pier or landing and the adjustments that must be made to the lines during a storm. The minute detail did nothing to advance the story. It did leave even a sailor like me who enjoys such details, bored to the point of skipping over about half the section.

I’m only a few pages into Two For The Dough but I am already certain that I do not like Evanovich’s hero, Stephanie Plum nearly as much as I like Sue Grafton‘s hero, Kinsey Millhone. Stephanie Plum is a bit more crass than Kinsey albeit usually for the sake of humor. However, like I said, I’m only a few 10s of pages into the book. Let’s see what happens. In the meantime, I did order four more of Sue Grafton’s books.

Excuse me, Mr. Knief, I’d love to be ordering a hard cover copy of another John Caine novel but I just searched Amazon and see that I currently own all the John Caine novels they offer. What’s the hold up, mate?

I ate breakfast at Camp Spearhead the other morning. That still looks like the more interesting place to be. There were a number of Korean military eating breakfast. It would be interesting to get to know some for the Koreans who are serving over here.

Shots have become so insignificant that I think I failed to mention that I got two more the other day. Another Anthrax and Tetnus. A complete non-event from my view. Saturday I also got another PPD test. I have to get some medical person to look at my arm today and confirm that there is no reaction.

aloha

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  1. “Excuse me, Mr. Knief, I’d love to be ordering a hard cover copy of another John Caine novel but I just searched Amazon and see that I currently own all the John Caine novels they offer. What’s the hold up, mate?”
    Just making money, fixing scripts and building a little empire down in the Coachella Valley…BUT, started completing THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT, a non-Caine novel I started one night in the El Centro NAF visiting BOQ but never got around to completing.
    Been a long time. Have been following your musings and adventures. You show a lot of wisdom about the whole thing, which is significant, given your eye-of-the-hurricane POV. Keep up the good work and be sure and let me know when you get back to CA. I’ll find something for you to do, and I only hire, or arrange jobs for, vets.
    Cheers,
    Chuck

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