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February 25, 2008


Having a private blog is so not cool, people. It’s too entrenched a habit for me to start revealing crazy shit, and writing long posts to such a limited number just isn’t enough bang for my buck. Turns out am attention whore! Well, I’ll keep it this way for a while until the nuttery subsides. […]

Youtube can suck it

February 22, 2008


I have to confess something: I don’t care for Youtube. I think I have watched all of four Youtube videos in my life – friends send them to me all the time and I always say I’m going to watch them but I don’t. I just pretend to. I ESPECIALLY won’t watch any referencing politics […]


February 21, 2008


I forgot to document my blog’s birthday – can you believe I’ve had this for three years? My head is so far up my own ass, I can see peristalsis happening.

February 20, 2008


For those of you staying up at night worrying about my romantic well-being: yesterday I had a dream in which M suddenly announced that he wanted to get back together and I was immediately struck with panic and experienced exactly the same trapped feeling I had back then. In the dream, man! I am willing […]

Flies, honey and vinegar

February 19, 2008


I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, having long established that I’m not going to change anything about myself for calendar-related reasons, if at all. But for some reason that I cannot now recall, I decided some weeks ago that I was going to implement my mother’s religiously motivated maxim, “a gentle answer turns away […]

February 17, 2008


Once in a while I like to amuse myself by browsing through the Cairo Craigslist, especially the personal ads. Personal ads in English, in Cairo, are doubly insane. The gay ones are gold: Hello Everyone: This is a very good advice to all of you on craigslist. This scammer/Thief/Con man/Crook, who professes to be Gay, […]

Shameless pandering

February 12, 2008


Read this seminal post on the peculiarity of communication in Cairo and lack thereof. I feel she has competently described the struggle some of us face reconciling the sparse language and secular directness of a western upbringing/education with the tortuous pleasantries and obsequious fatalism (to my way of thinking) of colloquial Egyptian and its habitual […]

Swigging with Scots

February 8, 2008


Another day, another carefully averted hangover. My usual method of doing so is to throw up before I go to bed and take an aspirin; then wake up at 4:30 am and drink way more water and check my mail. I tell you, fool proof. The internet has a therapeutic quality at that hour. The […]

Grease becomes you

February 5, 2008


So I’ve been trying not to complain about the bitter winter slamming into Cairo in the last week for fear of inducing fits of apoplectic rage and disgust in less fortunate friends and readers. Just yesterday Bird-fearing D was telling me how it was -45 degrees Celsius in Calgary and her car wouldn’t start as […]