Baghdad Thanksgiving

You would expect Thanksgiving in Baghdad to be drastically different than Thanksgiving back in the United States. Although there are subtle differences, many traditions remain exactly the same.

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A Taste of India

Every morning, I get the exact same breakfast I’ve had for the past five months. It’s scrambled eggs, a few strips of bacon, turkey sausage, and grits.

In Baghdad, you would expect that some locals would be serving the food, but ironically, the people serving the food to me are neither Iraqi nor American. They are Indian.

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“Yah Mo B There” and Torture

“Yah Mo B There” and Torture

Michael McDonaldI usually go to the same dining facility for lunch every day. I’m a creature of habit. However, I’ve just about had it with the music they play in there.

Most of the time they play what sounds like a Kenny G album.

It’s always on a loop, and it’s always unbearably loud.

It reminds me of scene in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” dealing with Michael McDonald and his song “Yah Mo B There.”

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