Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Still Not Pretty.

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.


  1. I like coffee from the coffeemaker better than either French press or percolator, but then again I am quite lazy and refuse to waste what little muscle give-a-crap I have on coffee. Vodka, yes, I'll strain a ligament for that. Coffee... not so much.
    A girl has to have standards, you know.

  2. Now that was funny, leeann. Going to have to remember to use that somehow. I feel that way about my wine. I'd be more than willing to strain a ligament...

  3. First, your hatred of the laptop is probably because it is 10 years old. It's an antique, a relic.

    On the maid who put urine in her bosses food, I have to laugh and wonder what else she did that she never got caught for doing???

    Yes they were probably cruel to her, she's lucky it wasn't poison.

    Do they even sell nice undies in Saudi Arabia?

    Right Truth

  4. My laptop by itself drives me crazy but a wireless mouse and keyboard, or even cheaper wired ones, make all the difference in the world in case you haven't tried it.


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