The laptop almost got dropped. DH's laptop is almost ten years old. Working with a prehistoric model, here. It is heavier than it looks. And I went to move it and almost dropped it on the tile floor. Would it have survived such a fall? Dunno. Probably. It is that heavy. The tile wouldn't have survived.
Coffee. Better from a regular coffee maker or a French press? I learned how to use a French press this week. I've seen them. Have a couple of friends who swear that coffee is better with them than in a regular coffee maker. The jury is still out on this one as far as I am concerned. Actually I think I like the coffee from the coffee maker, better. There. Guess the jury isn't still out on that one. Any thoughts?
In local news.
A maid has been sentenced to a year in jail and 200 lashes for mixing urine in the food of the family she worked for. Sure there is the "eewwww" and "gross" factor in that. Disgusting. Notwithsanding the "eewwww" and "gross," I cannot help but think about what went through her mind - the maid's - that she justified doing what she did in response to the treatment she received from the family she was working for. Doubtful the poor little maid just woke up one morning and said, "I know what I'm going to do to get back at these folks. I'll pee in their food." No. She had to have endured quite a bit, I would think, that made her decide to do what she did. Link: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article20781.ece
Saudi women working as maids in Qatar? Umm hmm. Didn't think so. Not a chance of it ever happening. Some Saudi women are upset about the rumor, though, thinking that it is simply a way to humiliate them and spread rumors. Not to worry. I think we all know that Saudi women HIRE maids, they don't WORK as maids. Link: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article21030.ece
Just buy your underwear somewhere else. Bahrain. London. The States. Victoria's Secret delivers internationally. So does J.C. Penney. Skip going to the lingerie stores in the Sandbox. Perhaps when the business dries up and completely fails then authorities can get it together and fix the problem. It has been an issue for as long as we've been here and I would venture to guess it was an issue long before we arrived. Link: http://arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article20118.ece
Yeah. There is more. I just can't stand this laptop! To all of you out there who just luv yours, more power to you. A daily struggle for me right now to type on this thing. To cut and paste and copy? Still can't figure it out. Longing for my behemoth desk top model! Soon. Then things will be back to normal and I can post the new pictures I have. Cannot even attempt THAT with this computer. No way. Not a chance. Unless I can find a teenager or 10-year-old that would be willing to come and help me. Technically challenged? That is an understatement.