Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween in Ghazni


We made the most of a pointless holiday in a foreign country, on a base where children are not allowed. And we had a great time. During the daytime, a bunch of us from the Forward Surgical Team went reverse trick-or-treating, knocking on doors and handing out Halloween bags of candy. Americans, Polish, Afghans, and others all got some candy. It seemed like most of the locals had been here long enough to understand that October 31st means free candy.



Later there was a Halloween party at the dining hall. I expected very little from it, but I thought I should go out of social obligation since the staff had worked so hard decorating the place. Those of you who remember my teenage years will not be surprised that I was among the first on the dance floor when "Ice, Ice Baby" was played. Did I request Billy Jean and do the Michael Jackson dance, throwing my military cap to the side after a high kick? You KNOW this!

6 comments:

Becky said...

I would have expected nothing less. :)

Marlina said...

Where's the video? I have to see this!

jbel said...

My fav is that you're packing heat while busin' the MJ moves. Drew was always carrying his gun on his leg too, even in the OR. Glad to see you are putting safety first, even in good times. If there is a video of said event, you MUST post!

Kathy said...

There has to be a video! What a hoot!

Matt Wilde said...

Luckily for me, no video was taken. Sorry folks, you'll have to watch "So You Think You Can Dance" auditions for your cheap thrills! and BTW jbel, I was a little worried that the holster lock on my pistol would malfunction during the kick. Luckily, my weapon stayed put.

Stephanie said...

... I am -so- entertained. haha marvelous.. Get it, bro! Go bruther, it's your birthday, not for real though, cause that's in Ma-ay! (I'd say shake what your mama gave you. but that would have to be "our" mama, annnd she'll probably read this. but mom and I have had some great caffeine induced dance parties...so its applicable enough to be mentioned.)

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