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Black Heels to Tractor Wheels…for reals

May 3, 2008


On her blog, this woman has related the touching tale of how her and her husband, referred to as Marlboro Man, got together. She describes it as “Green Acres meets Harlequin Romance in my crazy, rip-roarin’ real-life tale of true love. Have a cold shower handy!”I won’t say ah-a! because I never even contemplated for […]

Ahhnold the Bold

April 21, 2008


So it actually happened – unexpectedly, an “eligible” dude asked me out. Conveying this information to various friends and associates only led to repetitions of the question, “By eligible, you mean he’s Christian and has hair?”, a level of uniformity which has compelled me to conclude that I really need to get some new conversation […]

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 […]

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, […]

Things dudes shouldn’t say part III

December 4, 2007


I have pretty strong ideas on male expression, as you can see. But so does T. Shahin…yesterday I was telling him that a guy I once dated would involuntarily sigh whenever I was anywhere around him, even just seated next to him. Sometimes when I just looked at him. He couldn’t hear himself doing it. […]

The Epicure

November 29, 2007


Every Wednesday some people I know go to La Bodega for what they call Wet ‘n’ Wild Wednesdays. I only went once, but yesterday I was on a beer roll and so Spaz and I moved on to there, where some 20 people were in attendance and in very high spirits. We sat down and […]

November 26, 2007


I had an extraordinarily strange day today. So disturbing, I can’t even make fun of it. I want to blame it on the jacket I was wearing today…I don’t think Cairo likes that jacket. Today was the first time I’ve worn it here.I’m going to bed. Let it end already.

The logophile gets special

November 23, 2007


more at… This is what he said: “I’m making lebanese mezzés with italian food…making risotto and steak with taboulé, hommos and labné.” So, not even words that NEED accents (because they’re in Arabic which has its own script). And on google chat, which is so ill developed there aren’t even emoticons or font colours! […]

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 […]

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 […]