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June 29, 2007


We’ve been told that, apparently, batting one’s eyelashes is an effective means of seducing a man. In cheesy romance novels the heroine’s rival bats her eyelashes at the hero, wantonly inviting him on. I think it was the fifties that put this idea about – it seems to have been a thoroughly repressed time. Because […]

Are we smarter than American high school graduates?

June 28, 2007


Apparently, the editors of American Heritage dictionaries have compiled a list of 100 words they recommend every American high school graduate should know. “The words we suggest,” says senior editor Steven Kleinedler, “are not meant to be exhaustive but are a benchmark against which graduates and their parents can measure themselves. If you are able […]


June 24, 2007


Everyone in my office has his or her own filing cabinet. Mine contains only the following items: Spare pair of sandals Car kit (that tape you put into Egyptian car stereos that enables you to play your cd player or ipod). I don’t have a car. A book called “One for my baby” by Tony […]

What doesn’t kill you makes you dirtier

June 18, 2007


Just an update for you guys on the fate of Little Bubbly…she’s doing much better here than I thought she would, although my lack of confidence in this didn’t stop me from making firm predictions to her as if I knew what the hell I was talking about. The reality checks I pretended to be […]

Dubai Catchphrases II: "Pimping"

June 13, 2007


You have to say it in an Indian accent. Not because Dubai is full of Indians – I found less of them than I had been told there were – but because I had watched Russell Peter saying it on Youtube the day before I left for Dubai, and it stuck, even though I find […]

June 13, 2007


Yesterday it was E’s birthday, and today is the Conquistador’s. In honour of the first of these people of startlingly different sizes is the following: Yes, my paint skills leave much to be desired. Click on it to read. Happy Birthday dude! The Big Two Five! As for the Conquistador, I wrote him a shite […]

Dubai Catchphrases I: "Psyche" and "Son"

June 10, 2007


I don’t think I have ever asked for permission to blog about anyone as many times as I asked International Playboy. This is a friend of E and I’s who lives in Dubai – for now. In summary, he is cool enough to have actually partied – and been photographed with – Steven Tyler, but […]