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Desultory blogging

August 31, 2006


Last Saturday, I woke up in a desperate panic to capture (and beat down) what remained of my summer. I wanted to go to the pool but none of my friends were up for it, citing such compelling excuses as “I haven’t shaved my legs and I don’t feel like shaving them.” So I went […]

Renting and venting

August 29, 2006


In a show of astonishing crazyhood, M is moving here (the boyfriend, you know). He got a job and everything – for a year! He claims it’s not because he’s a lovelorn calf/international stalker, and that he needs developing country experience to further his dream career with the World Bank, but still, right? Nutso, at […]

Friday Fillip

August 28, 2006


Had an inconsequential last few days, but feel pressured to extract noteworthy events from them for your delectation. Well then, Friday night. I took a taxi to meet some friends in Zamalek. As I sat in the taxi I noticed that he had a bunch of stickers pasted to the inside left window, all proclaiming […]

The two days from hell

August 22, 2006


Just to update you on what happened today – major scenes and serious ungratefulness, which I won’t get into here, but suffice it to say I managed to unearth some money from an emergency fund for minors for her. Since it was not on hand today, me and this girl just took the money out […]

A day in the life of a Cairene refugee lawyer

August 22, 2006


I was going to write about the whole Li Beirut opening event thing, but that has been superseded by much more newsworthy (to me) events. For the record, it was damn hot at the Contemporary Image Collective. Poets and performers were hanging off the balcony in an attempt to secure air molecules. It was a […]

The Campaign for Beirut: Begins today

August 20, 2006


Today is the launch of the Li Beirut campaign that I posted about earlier. The first set of events begins tonight, at the Contemporary Image Collective, 20 Safeya Zaghloul St., Mounira. See the website and more details about the events, as well as how to donate here.


August 18, 2006


Yesterday I was privileged to hear a fantastic tale of (academic) intrigue and suspense. I mean, maybe I thought it was great because I had imbibed a substance or two, but it’s still a cool story this morning. I was with seven other friends at a friend’s place. We were sitting on the floor when […]