Wednesday, February 3, 2010

All Dressed Up & No Place To Go

There's a lot of hurry up and wait in the military. I didn't get to bed until 0200 hours, up at 0500, on the move at 0645 hours only to find that our flight was delayed. How long? Good question. On this kind of tour you just have to be patient and be flexible.

The hardest part for me is not really knowing what time it is. I'm used to good old fashion AM and PM, but the military runs on a 24 hour clock. It's fine up until noon (12 hundred hours.) At 1pm pandemonium breaks out. It's not 1pm it's 13 hundred hours. 2pm is 12 hundred hours and so on. I spend my time adding 12, carrying the one and dividing by eastern standard time.

(Photo: Felicia Michaels & Leighann Lord)

Leighann Lord is a standup comedian. January 31 - February 9 she'll be performing for the troops in the Middle East through Armed Forces Entertainment. Check out her other upcoming shows @ Join her on FaceBook. Follow her on Twitter.

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