A riproaring rollercoaster of a journey through time, space and that side road just over there...

With All Apologies

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 7th, 2009 @ 23:40:34 , using 137 words,

There will unfortunately be no blog post this evening, as the proprietor of the site has been much too all consumed with band practice. This has been both a bad thing and a good thing; bad in the sense that I didn't know all my parts, and good in the sense that I wasn't the only one. You may rest assured though that bogging will returning to the place known as Izdihar very shortly, possibly as soon as tomorrow, assuming that I can come up with the semblance of something to amuse and delight you all with.

In the mean time, I will finish by offering my congratulations to Petite Anglaise and family on the arrival of Jack who weighed in at 3.75 Kg, very recently (not a clue exactly when, but I'm sure she'll update us shortly).

Conversationally Speaking...

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 6th, 2009 @ 15:44:00 , using 85 words,
Posted in General

Bathroom Interuptus

Male: Have you finished in the bathroom?

Female Significant Other: Yes I have but Donkey has gone in there now, so you'll have to wait...

M: Oh! He's not washing his mane again is he?

FSO: Yes, and he's filing his hooves too...

M: I hope to God he's not having a shit; I'm not sure the bowl is big enough...

Disclaimer: This events portrayed in this blog post are entirely fictional. Any resemblance to persons alive or dead, or their conversations is purely coincidental

In My Time of Dying...

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 5th, 2009 @ 23:25:00 , using 7 words,

Well it tickled me...

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 5th, 2009 @ 19:54:35 , using 10 words,
Posted in General

Link: http://www.lukesurl.com/archives/1070

Another in my exceptionally infrequent series of things from elsewhere...

I think we have a mole...

Peeling an Orange Through a Letterbox

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 4th, 2009 @ 21:47:22 , using 109 words,
Posted in Blogosphere antics

To be honest this is much how it feels when trying to blog using an iPhone. It's very early days of course and the whole process is eminently feasible, but I'm not sure I'd want to do it like this all the time. I'm instantly reminded of the early days of me learning my way around a keyboard well enough to navigate with two or more fingers. To be fair, the b2evolution admin skin was never designed for this sort of abuse. Perhaps I should try to remember that it's not a matter of how well it can be done, more that it can be done at all.

Watching the World

Written by:Chris of Arabia
Published on November 3rd, 2009 @ 14:33:23 , using 395 words,
Posted in Blogosphere antics

It's becoming clearer to me that I need to keep my Moleskine closer to hand these days - normally it sits in my camera bag, which doubles as my air travel carry-on (you can get loads in it, but it weighs a ton). Too often, these days I find myself thinking of the perfect little word confection to tempt you with, only to find that by the time I'm anywhere near the keyboard, other distractions have torn the thought away like a breeze through an autumn branch. Something else I've noticed, is how many of these thoughts I've accumulated recently. Not too sure why, but more things occur that might be fitting matter for these parts.

I wonder, would you have me describe what I see in this part of the world? Would it be too dull for your tastes perhaps, it's generally too dull for mine, but then I may have been here too long. You however are unlikely ever to see what I see. Do you need to know about the highway along which regularly traipse an endless stream of 4x4's and fuel wagons? If the sky were blue, I'd tell you, but as always, it's shrouded in a fine mist of dust particles which smother and ingratiate their way into everything - Johnson's will never go out of business here. It's a little on the breezy side today, which means an extra helping of dust is to be served up to us.

For the most part you know, Saudi Arabia is not a very exciting place. It lacks cinemas (see earlier post regarding my views on film watching), it's often too hot to be outside, did I mention the dust? It hosts a plethora of shopping centres (Mall's for the 'Muricans), but these are usually home to endless numbers of womens and childrens clothing shops, plus the obligatory fast food joints. Book shops, hifi stores, bars, music stores and much else of any interest are absent, at least from MallWorld. You can find stuff of course, but the chances are that it will be out of the way, poorly stocked, or closed for prayer when you get there. This is not a place to inspire passion in your soul, but then again if you were to judge by the exploding population of the country, then perhaps that's about all it does.

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