Wednesday, January 23, 2008

pudding makes me happy

It wasn't meant to rain here. Even a light sprinkling turns everything into goop. A full rain? Not good. It's sort of like the water hits the dusty earth and the earth freaks out and throws it all back up, so you either have pools of water everywhere, or chocolate pudding-type mud. Which is weird, because the mud almost looks delicious enough to eat, like someone spent the time to whip it up into chocolatey goodness.

When you’re in charge of construction projects, not a whole lot nothing gets done in weather like this. Unfortunately (for the construction) we don’t have the heat of summer, so it takes 4 or 5 days for the mud-pudding to dry out, and in those 4 or 5 days you might get a whole days worth of work accomplished, if your lucky.

Despite the sloppy conditions and lack of progress being made on our projects, I kind of like this weather. It’s cool enough to see your breath but not cold enough to freeze everything; the sun is hidden from view for like the third time this year, and I feel like the mood outside matches my mood inside; which, in a weird way, makes me happier. Go figure.

Oh yea - I got my camera back! I will add pictures every now and then to my flickr page, so use the link on the side of the page to check them out.

10 comments:

LT Nixon said...

This is the first time I've seen it rain in Iraq...ever really (I was on R&R during that rain earlier this month). Reminds me of the Puget Sound, which makes me want to go get a drink after work. This rain is a tease I tell ya!

Bag Blog said...

Mud pudding - sounds like when I use to make mud pies.

verybadcat said...

I love it when the weather outside matches my mood. There's nothing worse than feeling really bubbly when it's gray, or feeling blue? gray? when it's sunny. I'm a rainy day lover anyway, though. :)

Anonymous said...

Jason - Stock up on your supply of bug spray. This rain may exponentially increase the pest population once the temperature begins to rise. Counsel and observe your soldiers for signs of Leishmaniasis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/
wiki/Leishmaniasis

David M said...

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the - Web Reconnaissance for 01/23/2008 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention, updated throughout the day...so check back often.

HUGGINS said...

Mudpies, did you say mudpies...Well it could be that red dirt that we are familiar with here in Georgia....If anyone is familiar with Fort Benning, then you are aware of the damage that the red dirt has done to your Army Uniform if you've been to a school there...

Take care and continue those projects as the weather allows Jason...

Airam said...

I read "pudding" and pulled a Homer.

Jason said...

LT - I hear ya on wanting to get a drink (or 4)

bag - mud pies are good :)

cat - I like rainy days too, except when I have to walk 300m to the nearest shower and I am dirty by the time I come back

anon - thanks for the reminder about the kamikaze mosquitoes. no sign of them yet, though - still too cold.

Huggins - I remember that red Benning dirt well!

Airam - mmmmm . . .pudding . . .

sid said...

No way. I don't like the rain. When the weather outside is miserable then I become miserable.

Jo Castillo said...

Mud pies are fun. It is great when weather matches the mood. Sad country songs make me feel happy.