Friday, August 05, 2005

Countdown to Beirut

In 4 and a half hour, a mini-cab will be picking me up from home straight to Heathrow... I am going to Beirut. My mind has been empty for the past week, already transported to sunny Atlas beach, and the comfort of my Broumana home. No mice, no pantry bugs (yup, a new infestation...), no chicken shop smell, no draft beers, and flat tyres, and no more Zindibad phonecards. I've waxed my bikini line, stocked up on rollies - smoking 2 packs a day when on Gitanes! - bleached my tummy hair, plucked my eyebrows, gotten the familia their gifts, bought sunglasses, and packed my suitcase 5 hours ahead of time.

I've been a carcass these past days... can't wait to be home.

8 comments:

Tempest said...

On behalf of all of us stuck in Europe's wintery summer, have a BLAST!

Lucky bastard.

SCHRmm said...

Please come to http://schrmm.blogspot.com/ and comment, I need your opinions in my blog! I'm gonna eat the Wonka bar you gave me now and think of you in your sunglasses...

raf* said...

on behalf of all of us stuck in europe's wintery summer that will SOON follow you to the eastern med, have a great time & send give us a heads-up on what's new, so that we don't waste precious time when we get there!

--raf*

RyeQ said...

BABES.. on what number can i contact u when u get here to the sunny part of our world?

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. It keeps me in touch with Britain. This is odd because I am British and living in the Middle East - three years in Lebanon one year in Qatar. I don't normally approve of these diary style blogs, but yours works and its funny. I have a feeling that we share friends because I had Lebanese graphic designer friends who have lived/are living in London. Anyway as you can see its a boring day at work and I felt compelled to tell you this.

Good luck

Anonymous said...

I like your blog. It keeps me in touch with Britain. This is odd because I am British and living in the Middle East - three years in Lebanon one year in Qatar. I don't normally approve of these diary style blogs, but yours works and its funny. I have a feeling that we share friends because I had Lebanese graphic designer friends who have lived/are living in London. Anyway as you can see its a boring day at work and I felt compelled to tell you this.

Good luck

Lina said...

No more stress about coming back to London Rasha thanks to THE BIG VALUE PACK:SANMEX FLY AND WASP KILLER!

Rasha said...

YOUPIIIII!!!! Hope I'll be coming home to an infestation-free flat! Thanks roomie!