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June 25, 2008

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There are two advantages to being an Egyptian woman, as opposed to an Egyptian man: No compulsory military service. I can think of nothing that I would not do to avoid that, short of self-mutilation. I’ve heard some good tales regarding avoiding conscription from the men of my acquaintance: alleging homosexuality; purchasing African passports; sham-marrying […]

December 18, 2007

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I’ve been super busy at work for the last while, although plenty of bloggable stuff has happened. Or least what I consider to be bloggable, since it seems I am self-indulgent. This is probable, but at least I don’t burden the internet (or subscribers) with my FEELINGS much like some writers. I’m off to Kuwait […]

The globe trotters

September 23, 2007

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E and I want to go on vacation during the last few days of December and over New Year’s – but we don’t know where to go. We want someplace that won’t be snowy. Or icy. Does anyone have any suggestions for what wouldn’t be freezing that time of year? If you can think of […]

Is there no word for male "harem"?

September 11, 2007

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I’m trying to think of something to write about the Sharm trip, but I was bound by the Code of Geographical Silence so many times that it’s safe to say they weren’t kidding. No one got laid. we all got pretty good sleep, danced and drank a good amount, ate a sick amount, laughed a […]

On the saving of daylight and seats

September 6, 2007

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So I’m off to Sharm El Sheikh tonight. This promises to be a veritable fount of hilarity because I am going with not one, not two, but FIVE male friends. No girls could make it for one reason or another, so I’m gearing up for appearing to the various authorities and bus drivers as a […]

Several foggy days in London town

August 30, 2007

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I’m back! All refreshed and energized. It’s nice to come back to a country where summer is actually underway, but I really love London! It really is the pinnacle of cities, especially for a history geek like me. Especially compared to North American cities – I don’t know why the first whiteys didn’t turn back […]

The colonial subject goes to the Motherland

August 16, 2007

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I’m off to London for eight days tomorrow, and I’m super excited! Having been brought up to revere anything and everything British, I’m amazed it’s taken me so long to get to England. My parents had been a few times before we were born, and only once showed any interest in taking the Tweet and […]