Sunday, October 28, 2007



i know i know it's been forever! sorry! it's just hard too keep up. especially when my life is boring and i have nothing to write about. last weekend i sat in front of the computer thinking "what to write what to write?" but nothing came. i didn't want to tell you boring stuff about work and other than that i had nothing so i waited until something a little more exciting happened.

ok first i want to say that the ducks won again this last weekend! they were #5 in the country so we should move up a spot or two now... woot woot! of course the ducks start winning when i leave u of o... i just hope they can keep it up!

i went to a 2 day concert over the weekend and it was great fun. it was all kinds of music including kanye west, joss stone, madness (they were fabulous!) and mika (yeah i didn't know who he was either). it was fantastic and all of the artists put on a really great show. however one thing i did notice was that some of these artists think that they can treat people however they want. including telling security not to let anyone, touch, talk or make eye contact with them.... yeah they were that full of them selves and you know what? i'm not going to mention who these artists were but i was a bit surprised. i mean isn't it the people around you that make you famous and make everything happen? seriously? who demands that people aren't allowed to make eye contact. i was talking to security about this they were wondering about how to enforce this no eye contact policy. i told them they should just put the curtain down on the stage in front of him... hehehe.
on the other hand some artists were super nice and even went out to mingle with the crowds, take pictures and show that they appreciated the audience i.e. black violin they were so entertaining.

Monday, October 15, 2007

eid mubarak

this weekend was eid which marks the end of ramadan. it was a good month but i am looking forward to enjoying my morning cup of coffee ; )
we had a four day weekend which was very nice. we went over to the abu dhabi international film festival for the kick off party. it was a lot of fun to get all dressed up and stuff. of course what i have learned from the experience is that i can no longer have a red bull and coke at 11:30 at night and still expect to be able to fall asleep before 4am! luckly i could sleep in until 12 today to compensate but that's going to make getting up for work in the morning painful... yay for coffee!

on another note my dad has let me know that 60 minutes did an segment on dubai and it's kinda interesting. it has the segment in two parts on their site
i was saving up for my own island but then i heard that they don't have running water, sewage or electricity... you have to install it all yourself and i just thought that was completely un reasonable... if you buy an island electricity should be included ; ) but rumor has it the morgan freeman has one

Saturday, October 6, 2007

cats vs. dogs

you all know that i have a particular fondness for dog, poodles specifically, but because of where we live (it’s hot) and the fact that we work so much we decided that a cat (or rather kitten) was the way to go. they love the heat and they don't need to be walked all the time. anyhow we felt we were ready for the commitment and the work especially if it meant that we would have this little kitten excited to see us and be cuddled by us. now in my world of dogs this made perfcet sence but in the world of cats boy was i wrong.
cats, at least our cat, dictates the amount of time and love she will give us by the amount of food we are suckered in to giving her. she cries in this little kitten voice like she hasn't eaten in weeks and weeks until we give in and feed her (and now she is quickly becoming an over weight cat). now dogs have much the same tactic in that they will beg and beg for food however once they are full or realize there is no food coming they quickly run to your side, lay their head in your lap and fall asleep. cats when they give up on begging will try to punish you by storming off to go sleep by them selves
dogs are excited when you come home…. even if you have only been gone a matter of minutes you still get a parade and dance as soon as you open the front door. i’m pretty sure that jerry’s meow (our cat) is far from “yay! your home!” and more like "i was sleeping when you barged in here and woke me up… but now that i’m up i’m hungry!”
dogs (especially poodles) love love love to be pet and cuddled and rubbed. they even move for you so that you don’t have to move your hand around too much. if they want their sides rubbed they move to their other side and if they want their tummies rubbed (and they always do) then they roll on to their backs making the whole petting process easier on you. and they can’t get enough… even when you pet them non stop for a half hour they still look at you like “that’s all?” with their sad eyes when you stop. cats on the other hand will come to you and let you (and i do mean allow you) to pet them for a minute and then they start walking around as you are trying to pet them. if you stop then they walk back to your hand so that you are prompted to pet again. once that cat has decided that they are done with your petting of them they attempt (and at times succeed) to bite you thus informing you that you are no longer welcome to pet them.
play time is different as well. cats have claws. and while they are not always attempting to get you but rather get the string or the ball or the bug sometime your hand ends up being the innocent bystander in a surprise attack. dogs don’t have claws… at least not sharp ones.
anyhow i do like cats and i do love dogs. they are both totally cute and do totally cute things like make a huge mess and then look at you like “oops sorry!” i’m just going to need some more adjustment time for having a kitty instead of a poodle ; )