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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 […]