Mar 28

The New Way

Tag: UncategorizedKal @ 9:15 am

Right, I’m off to Abu Dhabi again, peeps. Another Desert Challenge and, hopefully, another set of stories.

I’ve been unhappy with how I write up these trips for a year or so now. Emergency medical work tends to be framed in long periods of tedious fuck-all. I don’t report these periods when I’m on the road back home, because they’re no fun to read.

Usually I’d give you a day by day breakdown, but these are, I suspect, pretty boring to read and, I know, cripplingly boring to write. Not to mention they mean I have to spend my evenings in the UAE scribbling notes or typing said notes up into a draft.

And I don’t want to feel like writing about FLYING AROUND THE DESERT IN A HELICOPTER should be a chore. I want you guys to feel the buzz, the ups and downs of the event.

So instead, I’m taking my little Bluetooth keyboard with me and plan to blog this trip live, where possible. Taking photos with my Iphone to illustrate the posts and (fingers crossed) using the Control room’s wifi connection in the evenings to get things up and online.

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24 Responses to “The New Way”

  1. Paul says:

    You, sir, are a cocking great show-off

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    Kal Reply:

    I prefer the term “Giant smug cock-head”, thankyou.

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    Win-Stone Reply:

    Amazing thing the (written) English language; on first reading I would have sworn it said “Giant slug cock-head’ and thought that it was somehow apt that, following my recent comments on molluscdom you should accept so.

    Then I re-read.

    Damn.

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  2. Jo says:

    Oooh – very exciting – I look forward to reading the posts :-D
    And, just for the record, I don’t find the ‘day by day’ posts boring at all, but I appreciate that they take ages to write when you are knackered!

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    Kal Reply:

    Well, hopefully the new snack sized version will satisfy you!

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  3. Sewmouse says:

    Be careful, Kal. That section of the world is not particularly stable right now, and if anything happened to you, I would cry.

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    Kal Reply:

    Of all the unstable countries in the region, this is the stablest, its all groovy.

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  4. Cath says:

    I’m not worried. Stay away from the pink feather boa and you’ll be fine, methinks. Enjoy your trip and as usual I’m not at all envious, not at all *yeah, right* :-D

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    Kal Reply:

    The pink feather boa I left behind, you’ll have to watch out for the Girl Juice. Trust me, just watch this space.

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  5. karen says:

    wow, technology!
    and to think i can remember black and white tv’s with no remote control, no microwaves, test card on tv. etc.

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    Win-Stone Reply:

    I also seem to remember that there were only two channels – and I don’t think we were any the worse for that! (Oh, and those two channels were broadcast at 450 lines too! Was it 450? so long ago now. . . . . . )

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  6. David Bain says:

    The New Way sounds like some spun version of the same old same old from Westminster. Enjoy yourself and keep safe.

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    Kal Reply:

    Ahh yes, Trauma Queen, same shit, new look.

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  7. Loth says:

    Did you put cammo trousers on specially to take that photie?

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    Kal Reply:

    No, the writing chronology of these and the publishing chronology isnt entirely in sync, this shot was taken in Amsterdam airport en route…

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  8. stuvb says:

    When I first looked at the pic I thought you had gone retro and bought a Spectrum ZX81

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    Kal Reply:

    Well, clearly I packed my zx81 as well…

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  9. MamaBee says:

    Woohoo!! Have fun . . . still jealous :)

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    Kal Reply:

    Dont be jealous, join me in the awesome :)

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  10. blogdog says:

    Have a great trip!

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    Kal Reply:

    Hells yeah. Will bring you back some sand. And some intolerance.

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  11. Fish says:

    see you there. Excellent blog, keep it up and look forward to seeing you there.

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    Kal Reply:

    Nice to meet you, Fish – see you in the big sand.

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  12. Nick says:

    Completely off topic – what BT keyboard is that, and is it any good?

    Also, looking forward to another Desert Challenge!

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