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After a lot of hammering during work hours, there are four flat-screen TVs hovering over the newsroom showing whatever happens to please them (this afternoon there was everything from Sabrina the Teenage Witch to tennis.)

Just now though, an Arabic news channel was showing footage from a stock market trading floor, where the day's stragglers were having a sit - and reading The National. Whoo!

Date: April 23rd, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hammerhead22.livejournal.com
I just wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying reading about your exploits in the Arab world. It is so fascinating!

Congratulations on The National!

Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gjstruthseeker.livejournal.com
It's been such a fascinating experience, and I've been so remiss in posting. But I've got lots of entries on a now-defunct blog that was my failed attempt at breaking the LiveJournal habit and otherwise scattered in e-mails, chats, text documents and Twitters that I've been backdating here. Someday soon, when the hubby and I aren't spending our weekend shopping for furniture/partying in Dubai/cleaning our soon-to-be apartment there will be the mother of all, "Hey, I wasn't always a pro at hailing cabs and there really was some culture shock before my blase attitudes set in!" entry pointing back at my first couple months here. They're coming, I swear.

And thank you! As far as a career move, this was a no-brainer. I love my job, and not entirely because it's like the past two years of the real world didn't happen and we're back in college all over again, just with more Brits.

Date: April 23rd, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wovenindelibly.livejournal.com
I googled your publication and read random UAE citizens' thoughts about it, and then debated leaving comments on random blogs that read "I AM FRIENDS WITH A FOUNDER DO YOU WANT TO TOUCH ME?!" I lost the debate, but not my self-respect.

Date: April 23rd, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gjstruthseeker.livejournal.com
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Seriously, Brandon could hear me howling with laughter over the TV blaring Rock Band and his banging away on the drums. In short, self-respect good, inviting touching bad - most of the men here don't see their wives for 11 months out of the year, so any touching is liable to escalate.

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