Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2007«

The logophile

October 29, 2007


I was sick on Thursday, so on Friday night I compelled Spaz to accompany me to a party thrown by the little brother of a friend in Heliopolis. After labyrinthine searches we arrived at his aparment to find the average age of the attendees to be 21 or so. On seeing this Spaz sprinted to […]

Sunday Single No. 6

October 28, 2007


I can’t stand it when women married to Arabs or Arab women take the last name of their husbands – the ONE non-patriarchal feature of Arab culture and they throw it away in order to appear the property of some man.

October 26, 2007


So I’m going to a Halloween party and I won’t be let in without a costume apparently. Parameters: I have five days to make it. I can sew. I don’t look like any celebrities really (although I really HAVE been told by several genuinely Arab persons with no designs upon my virtue that I look […]

He’s just not into me (because my titles are dull)

October 24, 2007


I have some female friends who are really down on the book “He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Lucillo. The book is basically a manual for all the things a guy who’s not into you is doing. Chapters have headings like: “He’s not that into you if he’s not asking […]

The Cairo Photograph

October 24, 2007


Classic. It has all the elements: the decomposing food, the Stella, the truly terrifyingly awful belly dancer, a midget, a me3asel shisha (not even fruit flavoured!) and someone who looks like he is lightly considering eating your eyes. Courtesy of Rebecca Wright.

The Vacationer 2.5

October 22, 2007


I forgot to mention what at least I thought was the funniest part of the evening. Buddha Bar has a drink called a “Pimping Soho”, which I of course ordered so I would get to say “pimping” which is one of my favourite words. He didn’t hear me and I got to shout “PIMPING SOHO!” […]

The Vacationer Part 2

October 19, 2007


Although copious bleeding is of course a mark of great celebration, we decided nevertheless that one trip to the ER does not a four day vacation make. A couple of nights later we went to Buddha Bar, which just opened in the Sofitel El Gezira. T. Shahin was fortunately present, preventing further thirdwheelery on my […]

The Vacationer Part 1

October 17, 2007


I’m back at work after Eid break. I wish I could report that the break was of a bitchin’ nature, but I’m afraid that due to dutiful friends preferring the filial obligation of spending the first day of Eid with their families, I wasn’t able to go out of town. I knew there was a […]

Love in the time of repression

October 17, 2007


Every woman’s dream, no doubt! I can’t help but think that surely the slogan “matches made in heaven” is tongue-in-cheek? The sly-demure look in the muhajaba’s eyes says yes.


October 17, 2007


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