Friday, November 30, 2007

happy national day!

we get a three day weekend... woot woot!! i actually get a sunday off of work. this means i go to work on monday like the rest of the world. it's going to be great! it's national day on the 2nd (hence the day off) so the country is in full celebration mode. this means there are lights up everywhere in the UAE colors (green, red, white, black) and people are decorating their cars and houses in pictures of the sheikhs and other patriotic items. now when i say "decorate" i mean that they take pictures (that look like those early 90's school photos with the nifty laser/stars/sunshine backgrounds) and they have them put on every window of their car (same idea as tinting), usually this car is an 08 BMW x5 or s class merceds you know one of the local's cheaper cars because we wouldn't want to mess up the really nice ones unless something really special happened (like winning the gulf cup in football... but that's another story). also there will be many shows, parties and shopping to celebrate what i believe is 36 years of independence. in fact soon will be the dubai shopping festival that is the greatest shopping time of all! at the last shopping festival i got a coach purse for 50% off!!! i can't wait!

i'm beyond excited... it looks like we're all set to come to the states in two weeks!!! whew what a battle. there's the tickets, the visa, the time off work but it finally all came together and we will be heading home and enjoying some nice cold weather and home cooked food. and i finally get to meet the baby! she's so adorable in her pics. seriously she has to be one of the most beautiful babies ever. and my fiancé finally gets to meet all the family. yeah no pressure for him ; )

word out to my ducks.... you must win the civil war. you can loose every other game but you cannot loose to the beavers at home!

1 comment:

Linda Escobar said...

Good morning - or evening - sadly - a Duck loss at home. No more sports for this girl ... until September. Ok, I'll check out the quarterback situation on bowl day - but I don't think I'll be watching too much football over the holidays.

So, you're coming to Portland in a few weeks? You must stop downtown for lunch. I'd love to see you.

I have to run; I'm absolutely buried. But wanted to say hi.