weekend, music and a new week begins

I had a nice weekend - worked on all kinds of my projects, catching up with things and 'organizing' and finishing off some stuff that I've had on hold. The pile is getting smaller (for the moment).

I visited my mother-in-law yesterday evening. We were having a nice quiet chat by ourselves until my sister-in-law came out of her room and turned the TV on. There was some stupid Arabic music program on. Like a talk show only with the host singing and guests who are 'singers' and with the audience full of really stupid looking Arab females who are singing along, dressed to show off as much cleavage as possible - most wearing coloured contact lenses and bleached blond hair. uuuugh! I hate those shows - so totally stupid.

My sister-in-law is one of these that are religious when the mood strikes her types. One minute she's spouting off about how music is haram, blah, blah, blah. The next minute she's watching music vidoes, singing and dancing. She does this just to be irritating. And this occasion was just that. She intentionally intruded on my mother-in-law and I, turned on the TV and started singing.

My mother-in-law and I decided to just ignor her and continue our conversation, but she just turned up the volume on the TV. After a while I asked her 'Can you turn the channel please?' She said 'Well, I was trying to liven up the mood. The two of you were looking so sullen.' I replied 'We were having a serious discussion. It's not always necessary to be laughing and joking.' After a while she got up and left, of course leaving the TV blasting too. My mother-in-law pulled the plug and we had peace again.

Another week awaits me.

This morning I got up and decided to take the cover off the chair in the entry and wash it. This means that for sure there will be visitors today. Happens everytime - take off the furniture covers to wash them and visitors will arrive.

I've discovered Pandora - a nice way to listen to music on the net. There's even a way to add favourites to your blog so I added it to my sidebar. Check out Pandora - I really like it!

Speaking of music . . . did anyone attend the Lionel Ritchie concert?

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  1. Lionel Richie....I did not attend for obvious resaons (was not in Libya) but I once attended a Marcel Khalifah concert right next to the hand clutching the airplane in front of the bombed house.
    I can understand the reason behind holding live-it-up concerts in front of the house but I am a bit unsure if this is the proper way to commemorate the sad event 8I lost a friend in the bombing, she was home on holiday from London).

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  2. Lionel Richie, Non!
    have you heard that Aisha Gaddafi daughter of the leader(the Claudia Schiffer of North Africa)as they call her. Just married yesterday.that's what I didn't attend too.

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  3. Aisha married yesterday??????

    I don´t think so, for she attended the concert yesterday making a little speech. There are excellent pictures of her and the concert at http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/photo/2006-04/15/content_568615.htm

    To me she looks a bit like Benazir Bhutto in the outfit - let´s hope she has finished bleeching her hair in order to look European! I never understood her reason to bleech the hair.

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  4. yeah, I am sure and I knew that she attended the concert, I live in Tripoli.about "Benazir Bhutto" you are right I agree with you.
    Trabilsia, do you live in Tripoli?

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  5. Libyan women bleach their hair so as to look and pretend their modern.But their minds are all or mostly the same .They have the same mentality although they admit otherwise!Due to running a training centre full-time I really don't know what goes around in Tripoli. You see I don't socialize a lot . It's just work and family .Family and work !!But I must admit great transformation from Claudia Schiffer to Benazir Bhutto !

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  6. safia was your in anyway, a palestinian teenager had a sister name Kinda, who used to study at OCS.

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  7. redenclave, I dunno if she had a sister named Kinda but she did study at OCS in London and she lived close to the French Embassy in Tripoli. I remember her father telling how he wondered why the diplomats the day before removed all kinds of stuff from the embassy - he thinks they knew that the embassy could be atarget beforehand.

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  8. redenclave, I dunno if she had a sister named Kinda but she did study at OCS in London and she lived close to the French Embassy in Tripoli. I remember her father telling how he wondered why the diplomats the day before removed all kinds of stuff from the embassy - he thinks they knew that the embassy could be atarget beforehand.

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  9. 'Lionel Ritchie: Bought and Paid for by Qaddafi'

    Article link:
    http://www.ordoesitexplode.com/me/2006/04/lionel_ritchie_.html

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  10. Khadija, your sister-in-law sounds like a real pain, if you don't mind me saying. I suppose she must be quite young though, is she? If she is any older than 12, then there is no excuse for that kind of behaviour really.

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  11. Oh Cyberdigger how funny! She's in her mid 40s! hahahaha! - every family in Libya has an old maid to deal with.

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  12. BLEACH BLONDS AND COLORED CONTACTS!!!!!!!!!
    Finally someone has caught on. I studied about this in sociology. People in Mediterranean countries, attempt to look like people in Western and Northern European countries, and people in Western and northern european countries speand hours in the sun and tanning parlors to look like people from Mediterranean countries.

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