neurotic Iraqi wife
August 30, 2008
Obama the "Bahama"???
I have started the tiresome cleaning process of both my electronic files and my room. Although I still have plenty of time, but Id rather get it out of the way. Have already given away one huge trash bag filled with clothes and toiletries. Some of the clothes still have their tags on. But Im trying to get rid of many things because first as a so called “TCN” Im not allowed to mail anything, and second, doubt they mail to the Emirates!
Tomorrow is a holiday for us (Labour Day is celebrated a day before) and I just cant wait to be a hermit for over 24 hours, woohoo. Im going to continue the clean up process. The shoes seem to be the most difficult to depart with, so Im keeping that to the last minute.
Skimming through old emails from two years ago is also turning out to be a nightmare. It would take me 5 minutes on each email to decide whether Im keeping it or deleting it. There are some of mine to govt personnel with my smart ass rude replies, lol. I still wonder how the hell did I last this long!?!
I have also been actively searching for a new flat to rent in AD. The prices have skyrocketed to an absurdly ridiculous numbers. For a 2 bedroom flat in a good area, 2 years ago would cost about 65k/yr AED. Now that same flat costs around 120k to 140k AED. It just is driving me nuts. Everyone is saying I should stay in the one I have already. I don’t mind that at all, except HUBBY feels “claustrophobic”. Im paraphrasing, He isn’t used to sitting in a place with no garden or balconies. WTH!!! He has been in a darn trailer or a hole in the wall room for over 4 years! I cant understand his logic because simply there isn’t any.
Maybe its just an excuse for him to take us to Florida. I don’t know. But that idea is not appealing to me at the moment, especially when I really want to be close to my family and NOT be a neighbour to 60 or 70 year old people who I have nothing in common with!!! It sure will be an interesting chapter of our life. And I am looking forward to it. Lets see how it goes.
Im also trying to secure a job before I actually leave this place. My boss has been great with forwarding my CV and talking to people he knows. I was taken aback by his enthusiasm. A few others have also suggested I give them my CV. Which is great. I don’t think I can handle being unemployed for a long time. Im very challenge oriented, and so taking on something new will be amazing. If I do get it, that is.
On a last note, whats up with this cat and mouse game of troop withdrawal? You either agree or don’t. Everyday I read a different headline that negates what was public the day before. Seriously now, why cant both countries just sign the darn papers already. Besides, since the US keeps saying that Iraq is a sovereign country with its independent laws, why cant the US just say yes to the Iraqi Govt’s request?!? Although Im extremely pessimistic to the aftermath BUT if the Iraqis feel that they would be ready by that date, then so be it. Bloody hell. Just sign the deal!!! Geez. If its 2011 then you still have 3 years to do what you want to do. THREE YEARS! Or maybe 3 years isn’t enough?
Im not gonna waste my breath on political shite anymore. I think its borrrrrrrring. Oh forgot to say that I actually was able to watch the Obama speech. Pretty impressive I must admit. He is growing on me very slowly. Im interested to find out how is his popularity in the States? Is he popular? Is he the favourate? What are people from other countries think?
I asked a few Iraqis, many did not seem to have interest in the US politics “We have enough of the Iraqi one let alone the US” in their own words. But of the minority who did say they are curious, said they like Obama more. It was funny, cause one of the guys said in a very enthusiastic manner and I quote “No Macyeen, yes Bahama” Bahama? I thought to myself, is that a new candidate that I haven’t heard about, hmmm? It took me a few seconds to register he actually meant Obama, lol. Oh well…
The question still remains, is the US ready and willing to accept an African American as president? Will it go down in US history? In a few months we will find out. Is it gonna be Obama? Obama the “Bahama”???