Sunday, September 19, 2004

I dont feel like blogging!

I dont feel like blogging these days, i dont know why.
i am kind of depressed i think, the whole situation is so sad.
i read some news, i chat with alot of people, the thing i didnt use to do, i am reading alot, but i dont feel like blogging! i am discovering great blogs and sites though.
recommend one? i dont feel like it too! not now:)
anywas, incase you didnt know, river bend is blogging again, and so is majid, the youngest Jarrar.
i hope that you are doing better:)


A very interesting live dialogue feature, a specialized section about Iraq news and issues, and also all what you need to know about Islam and Islamic culture, all in one place.


Thank you for your time, have a good day:) me*


#9/19/2004 07:13:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

I went through a phase where I felt the same way. My brain drew blank each time I wanted to write something and then when I did write something it all seemed like crap. After a break it seemed to come back

#9/20/2004 01:23:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

Thats ok, everybody needs a break sometimes. I recommend a good trashy paperback novel, have you read The Da Vinci Code? Totally third-rate highly readable pulp.

#9/20/2004 02:12:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

"Dark Matter" was even trashier. Can you believe that somebody would make a trashy novel about Sir Isaac Newton? Well, I was surprised too.

#9/20/2004 05:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Dear Khalid,

I can't help much, because I'm in an interior mess/depression too... :/

But try watching some Seinfeld. :P


#9/20/2004 05:55:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey

Although we have disagreed on a few policy matters related to Iraq, when I read your post I nodded my head and had to sympathize with your current situation. I blogged every day for around three months while teaching fulltime and I can tell you I was crispy with All Things Iraq by the time Allawi allowed -- damned and unavoidable assonance there (and Emigre, "assonance" is term from English prosody, not a curse word) -- Muqtada Al-Sadr to waltz out of Najaf, thus triggering my automatic protest.

By all means, take a break from blogging. Today, for example, I took a three-hour bike ride around Queens, New York. It's a beautiful early-fall day here. The sky is blue and people are actually wearing sweatshirts and light jackets. A few of the leaves on the trees have started to change color. A high-pressure front moved in from the northwest yesterday, bringing cool, crisp air that makes the city shine. From various hills around Queens, I am able to see the entire island of Manhattan stretched out along the horizon. Really nice.


#9/20/2004 08:09:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

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#9/20/2004 09:21:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

Most times when I read some news in on-line press or read some comments or posts in Iraqi and American blogs, I have to tell myself:

_ Americans of USA are human beings too.

Even US foot soldiers that gonna mad and do violence agains Iraqi people is a human being. At least, their ass is on the line: in the next day, perhaps, some IED or RPG will led him to heaven, or not.

Even US pilots that don't refuse orders to drop cluster bombs and missiles in civilians towns and houses and do commit a war crime, they are humans to. When they will sleep in the next night, perhaps some mortars and rockets will provide they will sleep in peace forever, or not.

But, one US people wich this ass is not on the line, this people have not the right to tell nothing against Iraqi people, pro-resistance or whatever. This war is illegal and based on lies. There are no WMD. Saddan was a dictator, but without links with AlQaeda. Then, Iraqis do have the right to self defense their country, by the way of a guerrilla war or whatever. The only way to such people to support US troops is supporting the withdraw of these troops.

Some US American people knows what this Brazilian guy is telling you. Look The Iraq Photo Projet. They are apologising Iraqi People for the destruction and paine that US imperialism is doing to Iraq. Great Americans they are!

Khalid: Stand up! The tour of the Jarrar family will be supported by these people and will rock!!!

And the Brits, realizing that occupation of Iraq was based on lies, and realizing too that even to USA imperialism is imposible to win this war, are speaching about withdraw.

But, what will happen in October? More one call-the-cops-number false flag? A full scale assault of Resistance in Iraq?

If Bush wins, a full scale assault of US military in Iraq will be ordered? But, without a draft?

I invite you do discuss these ideas.

Aquele abraço

Alvaro Frota

#9/20/2004 01:16:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

I see that your original post on your tour in the US and my comment on it have been deleted. Nice job there Emigre. You're one hell of a moderator.

What's up Khalid boy? Are you afraid people will know the TRUTH. That you are not Iraqi? Just the son of a Palestinian immigrant who sold out his country?

Go back and free your own country, leave us Iraqis alone.

A True Iraqi

#9/20/2004 01:28:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

True Iraqi --

So, tell us what makes *you* more Iraqi that Khalid? Awfully good English there ... are you even in Iraq?

Please, show us your chart that details how one ought to go about discerning the inhabitants from Iraq from one another, and how certain features enhance their "Iraqi" status more than others. Let us quantify these unknown factors, so as to add authority to your argument.

#9/20/2004 01:30:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Khalid --

I personally would recommend anything by Iain M Banks, if you are into scifi. Margaret Atwood's latest book Oryx and Crake was not bad either, if you like visions of a biologically engineered armaggedon. (ChickiNobs anyone?)

Otherwise, there is an excellent book called Nemesis that I finished dealing with the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the possibility of our sun having a dark companion star that triggers periodic 26 million year interval comet showers from the Oort cloud. I don't recall the author or publisher right now, but I can go check it if you like.

Crumbs, a whole post of mine without mentioning Lord Voldemort aka you-know-who, especially while talking of dinosaurs.

Emigre' you are right, I *am* slacking ...

#9/20/2004 02:39:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre


Just to clear up the misunderstanding.

As far as i am aware no contributor has posted about a tour on this blog, although it was discussed (a little crassly i might add) in comments here a few threads back (you can still find it if you look). I do not recall deleting any comments by any "Anon's" recently. As even Jeffrey has testified, i am exceptionally tolerant.

#9/20/2004 02:50:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre


Oh, you read Oryx & Crake too :) lol but Khalid says he is depressed, i am not sure it would cheer him up much. How about Haroun and the Sea of Stories? Khalid, have you read it? See if you can find a copy. It's a kids book but good, especially if you can borrow someone's kids to read it too.

#9/20/2004 05:54:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Ian Banks? Now that is scarry. I only read one of his books "wasp factory", I was in a good mood when I started and by the time I was done I felt sick. Wacky ending though.

#9/21/2004 12:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

in a way it's funny how everyone starts recommending books to khalid, 'tis one of the better medicines. but i wonder if there maybe are nice cartoons in iraq, or arab cartoonists? i don't know them, but i do think good cartoons are needed also! and i have another goodbook title also: Voltaire's masterwork Candide. Written in 1759 as a satire on Leibniz's optimistic life-philosophy: "we live in the best thinkable world."
and i wonder: if you would want these books, can you then get them khalid? how are the bookstores? libraries? bookbuying through the web, but does it arrive to you then, or is that uncertain?

#9/21/2004 12:49:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

When I am depressed I read poetry. Either Rumi or Gobran Khalil Gobran. Poetry and herbal tea before going to ben seems to fix my mood the next day.

#9/21/2004 03:21:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

ya Ihath! Who is this mysterious 'ben' that you go to after reading stirring poetry and drinking stimulating tea and who fixes your mood the next day? Have you got a BIG secret that you have not shared with us? The letter 'd' is SO far away from the letter 'n' on a keyboard that any excuse claiming a 'typo' simply will not do! I think we could get a major story out of this....


#9/21/2004 05:53:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

يقطع حريشك ضحكتني
You made me laugh so loud about the typo. I can always claim that I meant Ben and Jerry's icecream but in truth it was a typo.

#9/21/2004 02:11:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Ihath --

The Wasp Factory was very wierd ... I agree with you on that score. I think I've blocked most of it from my mind, except for the bit where the older brother was working in the asylum and found that kid's brain eaten alive by maggots - yuuurgh! - or am I confusing Stephen King into the story somehow? The rest of Ian Banks' books are still wierd but much less gross. He writes first rate sci fi under the name Ian M Banks - notice the 'M' there? If you like scifi I always recommend the old master, Asimov. His style is so clear and readable.

Emigre' --

Actually, I admit it is my girlfriend that is into Atwood. But, I do appreciate her books too, and enjoyed Oryx & Crake a lot. For more uplifting material ... hmmm ... I think I've drawn a blank. All the fun stuff I can think of *is* children's literature. (Yes I still read it ... )
Harry Potter anyone?

#9/21/2004 09:34:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger khalid jarrar

Thank you guys!!
you all are so nice:))
but i will put a tragic end for this:)
i never read novels:)))))
haha, there was time, where i used to borrow novels and stories by boxes, but in the last few years, when i have spare time i prefer to read something more useful, either religion books or scientific books:)
but thank you for trying, its very sweet of all of you:))
i am lucky to have you around:)


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