Warren is leaving Baghdad on Sunday morning, after 6 weeks, and Birdcouple will be united again! To say that he can't wait to see L is the understatement of 2009.
Warren won't miss: blast walls, checkpoints, men with guns everywhere, the sameness of the meals, security restrictions, sandstorms, trash everywhere in the streets, the lack of good Zinfandel and real steak.
Warren will miss: the amazing, resourceful, funny, brave Iraqi staff who work for McClatchy's Baghdad bureau; the resilient Iraqi people; the call to prayer from mosques (especially the one at sunset); and, perhaps, most of all, the White-Cheeked Bulbul that calls outside his window every morning.
Here's an example from YouTube.
Lovenest, here I come!