Monthly archives: January, 2007

Don’t look, it’s not pretty…

The guy over at Coyote Blog ran some numbers on his social security statement (see it here), and the results are not good. It seems that he is getting a -.8% return on his payments into the ss program. Not only are we not getting any interest on the money being taken out of our …

Yemeni cooking…

One of my favorite lunch dishes literally translated is “small lamb”. It’s slices of lamb with pieces of onion, potato, and peppers. They fry it up with some “spice” (that’s all they say) and it’s rather tasty. I get fresh flatbread with it, you use it as your utensil, just scoop it up and eat… …

Technology is great… sort of

Ok, I had bought the season pass of Battlestar Gallactica from the itunes store while I was in Malta. There’s a new episode available and I’m downloading it right now! Of course it’ll take about 15 hours to download it… I might have it downloaded before the next episode shows up… Tried to buy some …

My silly housmate..

One of the new housemates is from Britain and I’m wondering why he came. He seems to be allergic to everything under the sun, including being gluten intolerant. He went yesterday looking for hypo-allergenic laundry detergent. Dude, what the HELL are you doing in Yemen? I’m a little fond of the place, but I consider …

Vacation is catching up with me…

Spent a lot of today’s class going “Huh?” I also spent a lot of time last night on my homework just looking up what the words in the questions meant. I lost more than I thought… I would think that with a little refresher, they would come back, that’s my theory at least. I’ve got …

Lazy lazy lazy

Had some trouble sleeping last night, but I eventually drifted off and slept well. Unfortunately, I screwed up setting my alarm, so I woke up at noon, right when my class is supposed to start. Damn. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow I suppose… Anne has given me an approximate date for coming over here. Yes, …

Went back to class…

…and it wasn’t bad. I was a little rusty, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be. I hadn’t done any Arabic for a month so I was pleasantly surprised. As a matter of fact, I think the vacation has helped me. For some reason I’m more comfortable speaking it …

There goes Venezuela

Chavez will become an official dictator later this week. He will be allowed to “pass laws” bypassing their congress. He has declared that Venezuela will become a socialist state by nationalizing the various companies in the country. I don’t think that he’s stupid enough to think that this time will not end up like the …