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E-licious

June 4, 2014

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Yes I never wrote parts 2-11 of the trip to London. I overthought it. But I have been ruminating: what if my friend E – she who launched a thousand blog posts in the mid-2000s – is my true muse? Verily, it is so. I betook myself to her particularly beige part of Dokki. It takes […]

This aggression will not stand, man!

May 11, 2008

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Above is a music video some guys made in New York in late 2006 to send their friend Tweak off to Egypt, although I get the impression that it’s his apartment, the “Hotel Deluxe”, that they grieved most over. We received custody of him here and he became our friend, and we were pretty blown […]

Ahhnold the Bold

April 21, 2008

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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 […]

You know you’ve left laundry on the line too long when…

April 19, 2008

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…you pick up a clothes peg and there is a large spider dangling from it on a silk thread. The spider scoots back up on the thread and climbs up onto the peg and you look at each other for a while. You snap out of it and pick up a fragrant shoe of your […]

Overheard at the Office

April 13, 2008

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Girl: Ana ray7a a3mel peepee.Guy: Tab itshatafy kwayes.

Flies, honey and vinegar

February 19, 2008

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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 […]

The Cairo Photograph

October 24, 2007

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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.