I am lovin it!
In the past 36 houres, the following happend: I had dinner with 3 very interesting and opinionated jewish bloggers in a Chinese kosher restaurant (I know!) in Brookline. It was lots of fun: Good food, great disscussion. And get this: They paid for my meal. This egyptian got 3 jews to pay for his dinner. There must be an award for that in Egypt or something. I think it even beats the time I got invited by my jewish ex-girlfriend to Passover dinner, you know? An egyptian at passover dinner. Imagine how that was like!
I got stopped at the airport for 15 minutes because apparently my name resembeld a name of someone else on the No-fly list. Yeah, did I mention how much I love Logan airport? It's always so good to me!
I convinced the hotel receptionist in DC to let me check in 3 houres early for no extra charge, just because she thought it was "oh so awesome" that I am from Egypt. Did I mention how much I love that I am from Egypt? I swear to god, You couldn't come from a cooler background if you are dealing with americans, in their eyes anyway.
Then the following happend really really fast: I had lunch with one of the smartest people at Cato institute, followed by one of the coolest dinners ever with a gorgeous yet unfortunately married Jordanian, and a very mysterious egyptian blogger, and a very low key lebanese cutie who deliverd to me the greetings of one of my favorite lebanese bloggers, and the evening concluded with me meeting a very infamous syrian heretic and his beautiful wife. The fastest day in my life and for good reason: DC has the coolest people in the arab blogsphere. I need to move there.
When you think about it, in the past 36 houres, I broke bread with 3 jews (one of which is russian), an american, a jordanian, an egyptian, a lebanese and a syrian. I felt like I was in a middle-east peace summit, except that it was one where all you did was eat and people paid for your meals. Did I mention how I love DC now? I need to go there again. And that is all folks, now on to the news!