1. Today ended up being a HUGE day. Got off patrol at 1700, was in the gym by 1730, and we made it rain in there. Lots of weight got thrown around.
2. The Mifflin Street block party is either this weekend or it was last weekend...either way, I'm going to miss it and I am NOT happy. It is just about the biggest non Mardi Gras party in the world (that's a scientific fact by the way). It's in Madison at the UW, it begins at about 7:30 am and I'm not sure it ever ends, you just kind of parlay it into a Sunday Funday.
3. John Stocco is the new quarterback of the future for the Packers.
4. People in Iraq, living on dirt floors, know more about world politics than most Americans. I was on patrol today, stopped by a house to take a little rest, and was talking to two men that lived there. I'll begin by saying that my arabic is not very good, and I have come to coin a phrase, "sparabic", which is similar to spanglish. I find that when I am speaking to them and cant fint the right arabic word I use spanish from high school to fill in the gaps...things really start to get confusing. So I'm speaking sparabic with these guys and we actually get into a great talk about what's going on in the world. They knew all about C. Rice going to Syria, etc. and had a lot to say about it. All this from a couple of guys that don't even have access to a computer or the internet. Kind of depressing that these people know more than our 'enlightened' society.