Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Eve

It's been Christmas Eve almost a day here now and it's been pleasant. No work, no worries. Yesterday I bought myself a little present, an iPod nano, and I've been listening to it most of the day. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a HUGE Apple fan but I've always been anti-mp3 player. They've always seemed like such a waste of money to me. The first iPods were something like $400 and all they do is play music. I just couldn't justify it. So a week ago when someone from 57th Trans let me borrow their iPod nano before a mission I had my gaurd up. I didn't want to like it. Well that went out the window in about 30 seconds. It's stupid easy to use and has quite possible the best sound I've ever heard dispite coming with just earbuds for headphones.

Naturally I was upset, now I wanted one. So I began doing my research online like anyone would. Turns out the iPod nano starts at $149 and offers 4Gb of storage space which works out to nearly 1000 songs. For $50 more you can get an 8Gb which holds 2000 songs. So I put on my best puppy dog face turned on the web cam and asked for one. It's nice to have a wife that understands how important music is. Oh and finally getting paid for our move to El Paso probably didn't have anything to do with it either. This thing is soo small though, I'm so afraid I'm going to loose it. It's almost literally the size of a credit card and can play for 24hrs without needing a recharge and then it only needs 3 hours to be fully charged again. It's easily been the highlight of my past couple days.

The big thing for tomorrow aside from trying to be able to watch the kids open gifts, will be building myself a better bed. That sounds weirder the more I say it but you all know I'm never satisfied with something the way it is, I must modify it somehow. We have such little room that right now I've built the bed high enough to put my gear underneith. The problem is I didn't have proper tools and it's starting to fall apart, which means one of these nights I'm going to crash through to the floor. Plus right now it's in the middle of the room. I went out and got a hand saw, a hammer and some nails (wrong ones gotta exchange them. Grrr) and tomorrow if all goes well I'm going to start building. Later tonight I'm going to get all the measurements I need so that once I exchange the nails I can begin work. Naturally I will take and post pictures. I'm really hating the formatting blogger adds to all my posts. Like the song lyrics, I had that broken down into paragraphs before I posted it, too bad it didn't come out that way. I think I need to check the theme for this blog. Maybe Diana can help me out. Anyway, Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I'll be online off and on tomorrow, MSN screen name jcpahman77. Drop me a line if you get the chance.

Where are you Christmas?

There is a song by Faith Hill with this title I've been listening to alot. I though I'd share the lyrics with you all now. I'll put up a full blog in a few hours.

Where are you Christmas?
Why can't I find you?
Why have you gone away?
Where is the laughter,
you used to bring me?
Why can't I hear music play?
My world is changing
I'm rearranging
Does that mean Christmas changes too?
Where are you Christmas?
Do you remember,
the one you used to know?
I'm not the same one
See what the time's done
Is that why you have let me go?
Christmas is here
Christmas is here
if you care
If there is love in your heart and your mind
you will feel like Christmas all the time
I feel you Christmas
I know I found you
you never fade away
the joy of Christmas stays here inside us
Fills each and every heart with love
Where are you Christmas?
Fill your heart with love.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

I've been busy, can you tell?

I had this whole blog entry written, twice now. For some reason either the internet or something else has made it not publish. So this is take 3. I've been on 4 back to back missions now and I have at least 2 more to go before I can try to get one off. I'm exhausted, my room is a wreck, and I'm out of clean laundry, but aside from that I'm doing well. I will post more again if/when I ever get some time. I am doing well and am looking forward to moving up in the ranks quicker than I originally thought, at least, it's a possibility at this point.

God Bless

Sunday, December 2, 2007

New Mailing Address

My mailing address is changing, my location isn't I'm still in the same place. Any mail sent with the old address should still get to me just fine, but from here forward here is my new address.

PFC. Pahman, Jesse C.
57th TC #43338 168th BSB
Camp Liberty, Iraq
APO AE 09344