Monday, July 28, 2008

And then they were 3

a bit early. but still a very welcome surprise :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

And then there were Crumbs

* I just discovered that I love bananas

~ Today I saw an advertisement for this new Woman's Hair Saloon in Bahrain.. And on the poster it said "Hair extensions... 100% real hair...". SERIOUSLY?? I remember having this debate with mrs.Froggy about having someone's hair on my head, but I think subconsciously I didn't want to believe her because it grossed me out too much.. but SERIOUSLY??

* I discovered that bananas are not the easiest food to eat while driving

~ MRS. FROGGY PASSED HER DRIVING EXAM (MASHALLAH MASHALLAH TUFF TUFF TUFF), and is now called Schumacher (I added the link just in case).

* I finally got transfered to a new department in Aramco, much better place Hamdillah.

~ 96.3%* of bearded saudi men are TERRIBLE drivers.

* Although some of the bearded men are EXTREMELY pleasant, you will find more than you think are complete animals. They will eye a girl from head to toe as she passes by, they will not greet you back unless you have a beard of similar length and girth.

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*all statistics on this blog are completely true and have been calculated through rigorrous testing regimes.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

out of touch

it hit me a few days back that i have been completely out of touch with too many people..

Three days ago i discover that one of my friend's brother is getting engaged to my cousin. The ENTIRE family has known about this for weeks, and I heard the news from another friend from that group and had to act like I knew all along.

Another friend, who used to be my room mate in England's Dad passed away on Sunday. I had known that he had been suffering from cancer, but I didn't know that it had gotten much much worse in the last few weeks. This would be normal if no one else knew, but apparently everyone knew.

I feel like i've distanced myself from the majority of the world. I have Mrs.Froggy and our close group and our immediate family, and that's as much effort as I am willing to put in.

At work I have been described as anti-social by one of the supervisors, but I didn't care at the time because he is not my supervisor and probably never will be.

I think that I need to try and reach out to the world again.. In hope that it is still willing to take my hand..

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

professionalism anyone?

We have this lebanese lady on our floor who is in her mid forties, i would presume, and acts like she is in her early twenties and in college, with the loud laugh, and excessive friendliness with every guy in the office, mind you the women are outnumbered 30 to 1.

Anyhoo, she is very nice and makes an effort with everyone. The problem I have with her is understands the Saudi Man's mind and enjoys the attention, or is just as extravagant and as subliminally flirtatious as she acts.

The following conversation took place in the cubicle next to me yesterday..

Lebanese Lady: "Hey dude, can you help me with something?" (she didn't actually say dude)
Dude: "Yeah just a minute" as he finished his pone call
Lebanese Lady waited for 30 seconds
Dude: "Ok lets go, what did you need me for anyways?"
Lebanese Lady: "Well you being Really good with IT, I need you to fix something for me" (p.s. he has NOTHING to do with IT)
Dude: "I'm not really good with IT?"
Lebanese Lady: "Really?"
Dude with a stupid smirk that I could hear: "But I'm good at Other things", he produces a soft laugh
Lebanese Lady giggles frantically in her high pitch voice.

I was mortified.. I was just waiting for the cheezy music to start playing as she threw herself at him and slammed him into the wall behind him, and the director coming out of no where screaming "People, THAT is how you shoot a love scene"