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Category: about doha

11/30/08 05:37 - 27ºF - ID#46888

you know you live in doha when...

  • You're not surprised to see a goat in the passenger seat

  • You need a sweater when it's 80 degrees Fahrenheit

  • You believe that the definition of a "nanosecond" is: the time interval between the light turning green and the guy behind you blowing his horn

  • You understand that 'wadi bashing' isn't a criminal act

  • You make left turns from the far right lane

  • You send friends a map instead of your address

  • You think "Mamsir" is one word

  • You think it perfectly normal to have a picnic in the middle of a roundabout at 11pm

  • You know exactly how much alcohol allowance you have left for the month

  • You never say Saturday instead of Friday or Sunday instead of Saturday anymore

  • You accept that there is no point in asking why you are not allowed to do something because there is no good reason why

  • You expect queues to be 1 person deep and 40 people wide

  • You carry 12 passport size photos around with you, just in case

  • You can tell the time by listening to the local mosque

  • Phrases like 'potato peeler', 'dish washer', 'coffee maker' and 'fly swatter' are not household items but actually job titles

  • Habibi isn't just the ex-president of Indonesia

  • You say "Insha'allah" when you actually mean "No f**king chance!"
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Category: halloween

11/26/08 05:45 - 33ºF - ID#46843

quick pic

I finally got the Halloween pics, but I don't have enough time to post everything right now. Here is a quick picture from Halloween as Morticia and Gomez. I'll post more pics next time, as well as fancy ones from the St. Andrew's Ball this weekend!

Happy Turkey Day in advance!


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Category: adventure

11/18/08 03:07 - 28ºF - ID#46743

i'm popeye the sailor woman

Toot-toot!

I started sailing lessons a few weeks ago. I'm so excited to be learning a new sport that has been on my life list for a looooong time. It is SO much fun!!! The weather is beautiful out these days, not too hot, not too cold, not too humid - just right.

Anyhoo, here are some pics from last week's lessons.


Rory falling out of the boat - we had to practice capsizing so we know what to do when we inevitably do so.
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You have to get over the ropes and swim behind the boat, then put your weight on the dagger board to flip the boat upright - which is what Rory was just about to do.
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Then you oh so ungracefully yank yourself back into the boat with out capsizing it the other way- as I demonstrate here.
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Ta-da!
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Simon (our friend and instructor) gives us a briefing on how to use the 'fun boats'.
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And we're off!
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Between the 5 of us we only had a few minor collisions, and an incident where an ass-tard jet skier decided to tow another jet ski right in front of me and Rory - and then yells at me to "stop my boat". What an ass monkey.


Such a pleasant way to spend a beautiful afternoon!
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Category: photos

11/13/08 03:36 - 53ºF - ID#46675

cambodia...so awesome

I'm finally working on Cambodia and Vietnam photos! I swear it. See?


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Category: potpourri

11/09/08 09:35 - 42ºF - ID#46611

IBS i still hate you!

Ugh. My IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) has been acting up something FIERCE this week. I'm probably much more stressed with work than my mind believes, thus my body is reacting with vengeance. Meep. I even took a day off work I was SO sick...and that's unusual. I hope it gets better soon.

I started another 'Life List' activity this week; Sailing lessons! I've always wanted to learn to sail and now I'm finally taking a course. It makes me so happy to finally be doing all these things I could only dream of before. My life is turning out to be just great! I forgot my camera this round but I'll be sure to bring it next week and get some action shots, presumably of me capsizing my little boat.

Meanwhile we celebrated 7 months together yesterday!

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Category: halloween

11/03/08 04:55 - 53ºF - ID#46484

halloween

Well, thanks to everyone who posted photos of the Halloween party! I'm so sad I couldn't be there, it's always one of my favorite nights of the year.

I had a lot of fun at the Gangsters and Molls Monster Ball. Although I'd say about 80% of the guys were all dressed alike: black pants, black shirt, white tie.

Apparently I did a good job cutting my wig because people thought it was my real hair and asked if I had gotten a special haircut just for the event. They didn't believe me when I told them there was golden brown locks to the middle of my back tucked neatly under that short,short bob! Yah...I know what you're thinking...LOOOOOOOOOTS of bobby pins, that's how.

The next night we did Morticia and Gomez Adams but I was disappointed so few people dressed up. LAME. The Tina Turner impersonator was entertaining and Rory knows everyone who works there so we go to eat for free. I guess I can't complain there!

I'll get photos put up very soon! Happy Halloween everyone :)
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