Not a whole heck of a lot to report this weekend. We did the usual shopping and whatnot and we went to dinner at Cantina Laredo where we saw a group of 6 Americans. And not just any Americans, southern Americans! I almost jumped out of my chair to hug the woman when she said, "Hey Ya'll!" to the new group coming in to the join them. Sighhhh, I love Americans accents.
Then the striking (everyone knows it's old guys that do it for me... Sean Connery! Helloooo!) older gentleman walked by with a, "Hey. How's it going?" as he passed us. So nice. It was worth another week of being here just to talk to another American (even if just in greeting).
There was this... well, I'm not actually sure what was going on. In Khalidiyah mall there was a stage set up with hundreds of kids and parents surrounding it. The announcer spoke in Arabic, so I couldn't figure out what he was saying, but the kids were answering questions for prizes and even singing at one point. But, the best part of this was... A giant abaya lady costume! Seriously. There was a person dressed in a huge inflatable costume (like you'd see Smoky the bear, or maybe "Bertha" if those of you have seen her) with an abaya on. She even had one of those metal face masks that they wear (I assume to keep the cloth out of their mouths and noses). Sooo priceless. It was just another time I was desperate for a camera phone here. I tried just now to find a picture posted somewhere of it and I couldn't. Too bad. That was definitely worth sharing!
We took Kaden to the park this weekend (no pics... we didn't stay long since he neck was getting sunburned in ten minutes), so he got some outside time in addition to the roof. He didn't seem to have a very good time though. I don't think he felt quite up to par this weekend. Poor baby.
Other than that, the only other thing to report is yet another epic FAIL on the part of our apartment and its amenities (If you don't remember past annoyances, refresh your memory here, here, here, or here). Our shower exploded. Ok, I'm being dramatic. The shower HEAD exploded. Stu stuffed it back in where it goes and used some cool airplane adhesive to stick the thing back on, but he gets two showers a day and Kaden and I each get one, so it didn't have ample time to "set", and now we have the nozzle drizzling water out of it while a heavy pressure send the rest of the water shooting in 15 different directions while I try in vain to rinse out my ultra thick curly mass of hair. So lame. Luckily I don't go many places or have a lot going on, so my still-shampoo-filled tresses can just be pulled back into a bun and I call it good. (I'd still rather have our shower work).
The watchman said it would be fixed day before yesterday. No shock there. So we're still just waiting. Oh, and today there is a scheduled power outage, supposed to last from 10-noon. We. Will. See.
That's all for me! :)
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