SayPay in Afghanistan?

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  1. FreeYourToes

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    So there I was sitting in a hot, crowded office in eastern Afghanistan waiting for a fellow soldier to get a new ID card made. I picked up the military's newspaper, Stars and Stripes, and start reading it. I turn the page and I see a giant bare foot with the title of the article "Sole Life". I start to read the article and the first two words are "Christian Peterson". The original article found here http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/wellness/122962433.html was published in the June 21, 2011 paper and given to troops all throughout Iraq and Afghanistan. Of course once I read the article I walked up to my friend and said "I ran the Honolulu Marathon with this guy and now I am sitting here reading about him in the paper". Looks like running barefoot is becoming more acceptable if the military, of all the hardass set in their way people, are taking time to put it in their own newspaper.



    For those who care the digital edition of the paper can be found here for the next couple days

    http://estripes.osd.mil/index.php?archive=202703761764088209645088238789

    Its in the June 21, 2011 Middle East edition
     
  2. Barefoot TJ

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    SP is such an AW, isn't he? 

    SP is such an AW, isn't he? And what's up with those ginormous feet!
     
  3. Barefoot Dama

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    Agree, he's a huge AW and

    Agree, he's a huge AW and remember SP is 6'7" his feet are as long as I am tall.
     

  4. Barefoot TJ

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    That is cool that the Armed

    That is cool that the Armed Forces picked it up! Man that is cool! Their newsletter is top-notch too, very professional. But you're still an AW, SP, and will jump at every opportunity. ;-) Love you, SP! You did a great job of representing, as always.
     
  5. saypay45

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    For the record, TJ set that

    For the record, TJ set that interview up. I had nothing to do with its distribution to the armed forces. That is pretty cool though.

    And for as big of an AW as I am, you love me. You know you do...
     
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    If I don't seize the

    If I don't seize the opportunity, there are plenty of aspiring AWs waiting to take my place.
     
  7. Barefoot TJ

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    So true.

    So true.
     
  8. saypay45

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    I really like what this paper

    I really like what this paper did with the article. The original was full of BS, and came out very much against barefoot running. This article cut all the crap out. In the first article, I felt like the writer was putting me out there to say "hey, look at this freak!"
     
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    If it's the same one we

    If it's the same one we talked about before, I didn't think it seemed so bad, but I can see where if you are the "subject" then it could feel that way. Regardless, you always represent barefoot running and the BRS well. THANK YOU! But you're still an AW! :crown:
     
  10. saypay45

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    I've come to expect that TJ

    I've come to expect that TJ will never reply to one of my posts without throwing in a jab or two. Way to be consistent :beer:
     
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    It's only love, SP.  Take it!

    It's only love, SP. Take it!
     
  12. FreeYourToes

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    What is "AW"?

    What is "AW"?
     
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    attention whore... I had a

    attention whore... I had a big laugh after I figured it out.
     

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    He's self proclaimed too.

    He's self proclaimed too.
     
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    By action, if not definition,

    By action, if not definition, aren't most of us here? ;-)
     

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    I actually run inside my

    I actually run inside my turtle shell, so no one can see me. ;-)
     
  17. Barbara

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    FreeYourToes wrote:What is



    Thanks for asking... I didn't know either.
     
  18. saypay45

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    I think if I didn't proclaim

    I think if I didn't proclaim my AW-ness, somebody I know would do it for me. I won't say who...but her initials are T.J.
     
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    I beg to differ, Sir!  I

    I beg to differ, Sir! I don't have a blog, I don't write about myself, and I don't pimp for swag, unlike you! Ptttth! :tongue:
     
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    Pimp for Swag???  Maaaan...my

    Pimp for Swag??? Maaaan...my HS Guidance Counselor SUCKED!!! How do you get THAT job??!!



    -Jonny
     

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