MIKE T GUEST BLOGGER: To feel like a human again

I know I usually write about the missions and how the guys are doing here, but I thought I would share with you a most untypical day here for me.

We came in off a long night mission and all decided to sleep in. Around 11 or so I hit the gym, took a shower, and decided it was time for a haircut. I love pushing the regulations for my personal amusement, but realized I was looking like Hyde from the 70’s show. So I strolled down to the FOB barber and to my astonishment the next thing I know I am getting a shampoo and haircut and my eyebrows trimmed! I am sitting there thinking I was back home (I usually go to a place like that because of my civilian profession…itÂ’s the thing to do…I know I know!) So I am sitting there and was thinking “man I am a human again”, for a brief 30 minutes. It may seem trivial to some, but what a feeling it was. I walked out of there feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world. Of course, that was until the dust storm kicked up and in 5 minutes I was covered in dust feeling like a grunt again. So be it, it was worth the 10 bucks! Â…Â….Only in AFGHANISTAN!


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