Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sahara Souviners.......

Randall left me yesterday so I'm a little lonely. It doesn't help that I'm so shy and introverted. Ok maybe I'm exaggerating just a touch, but I don't really have anyone to hang out with and talk to in the evenings so I'm a little bored. This site isn't like Alpine (where I work) there isn't a commissary to buy things like toothpaste or gifts to take home. If you didn't bring it with you, you're out of luck. So for souvenirs the only two things in abundance are obviously sand, and I am finding lots of camel dung when I'm on my walks. So with each hike to the top of the dune I try to fill a coke bottle with sand. A lot of people have asked me to bring them something from Algeria; however do you know how much my luggage would weigh if I loaded it with a bunch of 1 liter bottles of sand?? I have found a solution to the weight problem. Have you ever asked yourself how little the average piece of camel dung would weigh after it baked in the sand all summer at 50 degrees C? Well, my studies have concluded that it is pretty darn light! Which is good news to all of you who asked me to bring you something back from the Sahara. If it weren't for this solution somebody would surely miss out on a wonderful Sahara Desert treasure.


6 comments:

Dale said...

Dude,

Forget any request I may have made for any sort of souvenir! From what I have read from you and seen in the few pics it looks like you are having a little fun. How is the work going though? How are the Algerians? When are you coming back? Miss you already and I am not even at Alpine...

Hugs & Kisses,
D

Cozimoto said...

... this whole relationship you have with "Dale" has your illegitimate parents worried, although I'm with him, NO souvenir(s)... also per Jan your Fac Engr you have "the best mattress" at Alpine (I'm thinking she must sleep around camp alot ;-0 ) so as soon as I know Rob's gone I'm stealing it .... come back soon ... and get a haircut!!

~Bastard Mom~ (not to be confused with the "real" Willow Mom)

Dave E said...

Coz told me she really DOES want a souvenir AND a rehydration kit.

I'm not having too much trouble convincing everyone you have converted to Islam and taken a couple wives so they'll all be surprised to see you back!

Tyson said...

Well Dave now that you mention it there are these two camels that look really hot with red lipstick....
Too bad you skipped out on coming over, this is the most incompetent display I have ever seen NP, and we know how incompetent they are. Unacceptable isn't a word that they comprehend.
Cozi-I don't mind Jan sleeping around but for gods sake, keep Mike Luce out of my bed! By the way, my relationship with Dale is a private matter between me and Dale. Unless of course you want me to email you some pictures.......

Cozimoto said...

Dave wants to know what shade of red is the lipstick?

Tyson said...

Tell him it is the same shade he always wears when he is in his short skirt and 3" spike heels. Camels are very particular about shades of lipstick.