Tuesday, August 03, 2004


I like it when there is consensus in the iraqi blogosphere. This time everybody is agreeing that it is very very hot in Iraq. AYS from Iraq at a glance is threatening to melt away. Riverbend tells us that she can't blog because she is preoccupied with observing the shape, color and movement of the heat. Ladybird posts pictures of Iraqis taking their clothes off. Iraq the model people tell us that the heat makes them curse at themselves but they are still optimistic.

Ok, ok, ok, we got it. It is very very hot in Iraq.

Here is my advice for overheating body situation. Take a sheet or a sarong and dip it in water. I suppose an abaya would do as well. Let the water drip, don't squeeze it out. Wrap yourself with the wet cloth from head to toe. After a while you will feel that you are walking around with your own private air conditioner. Keep it on all day long. You won't look pretty but you will feel cool.


#8/04/2004 01:02:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

Hey, did you ever smell the heat? well, I did today.
It has a smell, or I was just Hallucinating... probably.

#8/04/2004 01:05:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Yes, I did smell the heat when I lived in Kuwait. It smelled like boiled eggs. How does the heat smell in Iraq today. Let me guess, it smells like chicken?

#8/04/2004 01:10:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

No, I have a bad nose, I can't count on it... But i guess it smelled like dust..
Hey, does dust have a smell? I'm really confused now.

#8/04/2004 01:15:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

If it smelled like dust then it couldn't have been that bad. It's when it starts smelling like boiled eggs that you know it is getting really hot. Either that or you are dehydrated and you need a glass of water.

#8/04/2004 01:28:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

i think i recognise the dusty smell. my favourite childhood smell was the smell of rain on baking tarmac, i still love that smell.

ihath ~ ewww, hot eggs, pass that wet sheet over, i need to wrap it around my nose.

#8/04/2004 01:28:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

I guess I, you, ladybird are all online now... Great, I love this. But I'll have to go to bed, it's 1:28AM now in Iraq... Good night

#8/04/2004 01:30:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

Oops,I thought you was Ihath, I guess we're 4 now.

#8/04/2004 01:32:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Hello Emigre,
I learned the wet sarong trick while attending the Vancouver Folk Festival. Where you get to spend the whole day outside under the sun. The wet sarong saved my life as it was very hot this year during the folk festival three weeks ago.

#8/04/2004 01:33:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

hey Najma, i like your name, it shines.

#8/04/2004 01:34:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

I like the name Najma too. It also sounds pleasant to the ear.

#8/04/2004 01:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

hmm, i always thought the burqa had potential. or would a wet one be un~seemly? i think i should call it quits before i head towards wet t~shirt territory (have to go start my day now, see you later).

#8/04/2004 01:42:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Oh no! we started a trend. Wet burqa contests.


I never thought that the burqa would become fashionable in the west but you never know.

#8/04/2004 02:24:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Zeyad

Over here in Basrah the heat smells like rotten fish.

#8/04/2004 02:28:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Zeyad

I would like to see a woman in a wet abaya and a pushiya. I think I would really like it.

#8/04/2004 05:32:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Dr. ihath recommends lemon iced tea for that condition. Perhaps, if you baught an abaya and poured a bucket of ice cold water on yourself you would feel better as well.


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