15 January 2009

Non-Sequitur Flashback From 2006

For some reason, this article in Military Times brought up some vivid memories:

But thanks to modern technology, as many as 50,000 service members deployed to the most remote and rugged locations — think the mountains of Afghanistan, or a submerged submarine — also will be able to catch the big game.
So there we were in 2006 on some underway doing a bunch of exercises and inspections to get ready for a fun-filled deployment of more time at sea. We were able to somehow get the Super Bowl onboard (which kept getting knocked off the broadcast because submarine comms are notoriously shoddy). I was on watch, which didn't matter because I'm not the world's biggest sports fan, and our Supply Officer each hooked us up with, not just one, but two alcohol-free beers! I remember how awesome I thought this was at the time. This was shortly followed by a sudden epiphany that I either need to 1) end my life or 2) get a new life. yvaN ehT nioJ!

6 comments:

LT said...

In 2004 I stayed up all night to watch the Rose Bowl at like 3 AM Iraq time. UM got beasted by USC and I was so tired when it was over I feel asleep in my PT's in a plywood-constructed rec room on one of the notoriously uncomfortable Iraqi couches, and woke up at 10 am to a bunch of joes pretty much sitting everywhere around me watching TV.

Anonymous said...

Fucking CHOP didn't save me any beer. He must have been too busy working on his 27MC skills. That was definitely a KY moment.

ibelieveinlifeafterlove said...

"yvan eht nioj" great simpsons quote buddy...I thought I remember you saying "I hate sports"???

olgreydog7 said...

Must have been nice to see the SB at sea.

Ms. Kiyum said...

Wait sec?! You get the fucking super bowl and I can't get a goddamn email on a deployment. Fuck you and your fancy telecommunications, Nixon. yvaN ehT evoL I.

LT Nixon said...

Fucking CHOP didn't save me any beer. He must have been too busy working on his 27MC skills. That was definitely a KY moment.

One KY moment of many to be sure. I can't wait to get out.