Wednesday, May 23, 2007

The Other Side of The Shadow Knowing in Aqaba

Always Something There To Remind You

... that you can read my most pop culture-riffic thoughts over on my Oomph blog.

The Shadow Knows in Aqaba

Monday, May 21, 2007

World Heritage Sites in Poopy Land

If you go to the wiki about Petra and you scroll down to the very, very last line, you will see something that makes me chortle:

See it? World Heritage Sites in Poopy Land!

This sure doesn't look like Poopy Land to me:

This is a Sandstorm

When I flew into Amman, I actually really-truly thought that perhaps my time in this lifetime was over. The pilots weren't saying anything, and we were circling and circling through the most outrageous turbulence and horrible conditions. People were praying, crying, and assuming crash positions. I took my sunglasses off my head in case of impact, and tried to think happy thoughts. I couldn't see anything out the window - it should have been early evening outside, but it was brown and gray and apocalyptic. I thought perhaps Amman had been firebombed and we were flying into war.

It wasn't war at all! It was just a sandstorm. This photo was taken the morning AFTER the sandstorm I flew into -- so this is a mild sandstorm, relatively speaking. CRAZY TALK.

Scenes from Jordan

Rock-climbing in Wadi Rum (Lawrence of Arabia territory).

I'm Back!

This is me at our hotel in Wadi Musa, right outside of Petra. More photos and stories to come, but, alas, I have six million emails to read and a whole lot of work to do. Didja miss me?

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Shalom to Me, Ya'll

I am getting on an airplane to go visit my boyfriend, who has been in Jordan for two months making the new DePalma movie.

Wish me luck. I do not want to be killed by a terrorist nor eaten by a camel. Nor eaten by a terrorist camel! Yegads!

Think happy thoughts for me, e-friends. I'll be back in a week.

Monday, May 07, 2007


Yo people! Set your tivo/divo now! I will be appearing on MSNBC at 9:35 (eastern time) Tuesday morning to discuss "Why we hate Paris Hilton."

It's nothing personal, of course. It's just the collective unconscious of the western world.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

When You're Weary, Feeling Small

Let's say you were pretty upset about something. And let's say you were so upset that you kind of couldn't stop booting. So let's say you haven't eaten anything all day because you have this booting problem. Do you know what the ONE THING IN THE WORLD that will make you all better is?

Yes. Correct!
The sight of Celine Dion doing the hambone. It's about twenty-six seconds in. Enjoy.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I Can Has Tribbles?