Today I ate sushi from the commissary aka base grocery store and it was the best sushi I've ever had in my life. However, to quote a flight member, this is probably bc I am wearing "COT goggles". This just means that normal stuff looks/tastes/seems 10 times better than it really is. Under normal circumstances there is no way that I would call grocery sushi the best sushi I've ever had. I'm currently studying for our last exam tomorrow while listening to some Glee Tunes. Ironically I'm listening to "I've Had the Time Of My Life" LMAO with sarcasm. "(singing)....I never felt this way before...yes I swear....it's the truth...." While at the commissary I picked up Twizzlers, Laffy Taffy, M&Ms, pudding, etc etc etc....Something about being here has made my sweet tooth even sweeter. This upcoming week we will be eating MRE's 24/7 mmmmmm. We watched a movie last night called "Taking Chance" starring Kevin Bacon. It was a movie about a soldier escorting a fallen soldier back to his hometown for burial. The movie showed every leg of the journey and all the details involved with transporting the soldier back home with all the proper military courtesies. It was a sad way to close out the week and spend Saturday night but it really put things into perspective. I complain about being here a lot but this is a walk in the park compared to what our soldiers are going through while deployed. We had a lecture last week about being deployed. It is a little crazy to think that I will have to carry a 9mm. Of course I have at least 6 years before I can even be deployed but it is hitting home more and more..........I guess I tried to convince myself that this would not really be a dangerous job but being an American soldier, doctor or not, is like having a target on your back.
On a lighter note, gotta give the AF props for being on top of the whole Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. Literally the day that was repealed, we had a big lecture on it and had the new policy read to us. Of course I slept through it bc it is not testable but I was impressed on how quickly the info was passed down. Alright now I really have to study beyond just staring at the papers.