Thursday, April 14, 2005
A wee hungover today. After such a crazy week of school and finalizing the townhouse lease and move, I felt the need to unwind. I popped over to the neighbors for a glass of wine, which turned into two bottles of wine and a few beers to boot! Oi.
posted by KKT at 6:56 PM
I got up at 7:00 starving. By 7:30, I'd whipped up some delicious French Toast and bacon with a tall glass of orange juice. Yum. Hit the spot, but why was my head still hurting? I called J.C. to check on things back in Houston and we talked on the phone while I Googled Nicky Hilton's absent eyelids. Hahaha. Oi. Ouch. Back to bed.
Phone rings. Ailsa says, "Ready to go?" "Awwwwwwww, man!! What did I say I would do today?" Lucky's in Sharjah. Oi again. So by 10:45, me, Ailsa and a grumpy baby are driving to Sharjah to look at bookcases for Ailsa's kitchen. Then we went to Dragon Mart. I've been dying to hit this Chinese Mex Mart for weeks. I swear it's about 20 football fields long, but I think we need to try again in a month or so because only about five percent of the stores are open. Bust.
Ailsa bought me a much needed high-carbohydrate lunch and then I headed back home for a 2 hour nap. Nice.
Still waiting patiently for Husband to return. Missing him so.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
So freakin' much going on...
posted by KKT at 7:46 PM
The major thing is that the townhouse in Houston has FINALLY rented!! Thank you Rent Clicks!! I posted the house on this site about a month ago. All of a sudden, I start getting emails like wild fire. The one I chose to respond to was a woman looking for a home for her family that his moving back home to Houston after being in London for a year. I guess my heart went out to her because she's been living as an expat, around all those stupid Brits. I called her in London and it was so refreshing to hear a Texan accent. I think we were both sold by the time we hung up. They wanted a quick move-in, so all my spare time this past week has been spent firing emails back and forth to our new Tenant, drafting the Lease, contacting movers, and begging wonderful, priceless friends to help move the process along. This transaction could not have happened without the help of my sweet, longtime friend J.C. and the offices of GFLAW. Kisses to Jen and Katie. I owe ya big!! By Friday, it will all be over and life can go back to normal, sans the weight on my shoulders about having an empty house sucking up a mortgage every month. Whew.
Of course, work doesn't stop just because you have other things to do, now does it? I've been swamped at school and to top it off, have been in a flip-flop flux about the Procurement Officer position they offered me. Now it's between that and the Registrar positon. Ho-hum... deep down, I think I'm better with supply teaching. Taking a full-time position, full-time responsibility, and full-time headache is not worth the little bit of extra dough.
hmmm... what else? what else? nada. JT is still in freakin' Holland and then Africa. I'm so freakin' ready to jet to Spain to see Kate or roll to Thailand with Lord and Lady B. Can I get an "Amen?!"
Monday, April 11, 2005
Text messaging has become an acceptable form of casual communication that lies somewhere between a phone call and an email, but certainly less formal than both. Just before I moved to Dubai in September of 2003, my roommate and I had just discovered the beauty of the text message. No one else in Houston seemed to be doing it. Even though it was costs us 10 cents a T, we caught text-fever.
posted by KKT at 11:35 AM
Then I moved to Dubai and people everywhere were intently focused on their mobile phones, staring at the screens while their thumbs were moving in a blur across the keypad. Why talk when you can text?
Texting also allows me to communicate with my friends in Houston and Spain - so handy!! cheaper than an international phone call and more convenient than sitting down to load up hotmail. I am now even hip to the auto-text which prevents me from pressing the same key over and over to acquire the correct letter or symbol! Quick and easy.
When I was home last summer, I was sending my friends there T's like crazy. They were received with confusion. Either people didn't know what it was, how to retreive it, or didn't have the capability to respond. Is it there now? Do you have T?