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Fifteen minutes at Carrefour


I went speed shopping at Carrefour recently. Carrefour is the Jordanian version of Target (say Tar-zhay) but they really are French. I despise shopping so I set sight on my target and head towards the checkout. I don’t think anyone can get in and out of City Mall faster than I can, even with kids […]

Ode to Atayef


Pillowy pancakes stuffed with cheese or nuts Gotta have some. No ifs, ands, or buts. With your syrup so sweet You make our Ramadan complete How we love you to fill our guts. . . Steaming fresh rounds made before us Store bought to avoid all the fuss. Taken home to stuff, I get more […]

A Ramadan Limerick for My Fasting Friends


I wish you all the very best As you put your willpower to the test. Let your prayers be heard And rewards be assured On this holy month so blessed. . . . Ramadan Kareem to all!

A Limerick for Kinzi


You’ve been gone for awhile and the city is ever changin’. New malls are in Swefieh, their displays they are arrangin’. We’ve got stores in your name But it’s still not the same Come back soon, now, don’t be estrangin’! . . Jordan beckons, Kinzi!

Ode to a Sweet Summer Morn


Sittin’ in the sunshine before the start of heat It’s hittin’ my bare toes. I’ve got flipflops on my feet. Thankin’ God for breezes, ah the mornings are so sweet. . There’s nothing like a breeze accompanied by shade My second cup of coffee, in a mug, freshly made Better drink it fast before this […]

Taxi!


This was first posted on March 3, 2010 and I am now reposting it in honor of Ugly Duckling’s post, Characteristics of a Jordanian Cab Driver. She is so dead on with her observations, yet again. What am ¬†doing here in front of my computer before even drinking my first cup of coffee when I […]

Seven Things About Me and the Pink Award


1 Things about me in the number of seven First I live my life like I’m goin’ to heaven Hopin all my wrongs will some day be forgiven That’s one. 2 Second thing about me that you should know I look nothing like Adrienne Barbeau I never sang on Broadway or that Love Boat Show […]