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Thursday, March 20, 2008

For Ankush who may have a feed from here

NUNS, I have sinned. And of course in Paris, that's traditional.

I bought luxury teas at Mariage Freres and a new book by Anna Gavalda.
(I don't count the books by William Gibson: he is after all the raison d'etre of my blog.)

Three more days, and we are out of the woods!

8 Comments:

Blogger C. said...

Sister, you are forgiven--
who could resist in Paree
time spent with Anna Gavalda
and a cup of the finest French tea!

Carol
PS
I, too, subscribe--with bloglines.

PPS
Isn't Ankush the one who taught you the word, phat?

1:22 AM, March 21, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

luxury teas! i don't think so man. luxury tea is sitting out in the garden while the cook brings in samosas and tea and the barber is sweeping your hair, that he just, cut from off the verandah into a plastic bag and you're hanging on to the dog by the collar so he doesn't go bite the driver (who just finished parking the car) once again!!

westerners don't know luxury man ;)

ah, i miss my village.i think i left all my poetry behind back there.

you're so lucky to be in paris. boy. i'd probably fall in love with the first woman i hear speaking french.

but, at any rate, that ain't no luxury tea, just expensive tea!! :P

(how the heck do you guys manage to travel around so much? what are you people, millionaires?!)

off to google anna gavalda, hope you enjoyed that tea! be well -- ankush

2:56 AM, March 21, 2008  
Blogger Laurie said...

I didn't do too well this time at all. I think it's because I forgot to do a blog post about it, so I didn't have my readers to answer to. :)

Happy Easter!!

2:09 AM, March 22, 2008  
Anonymous Paula said...

Happy Easter, Shister.

Ankush? How is he?

9:48 AM, March 22, 2008  
Anonymous ankush said...

happy easter!

here is your easter egg:

http://fabulist.org/archives/2008/02/gwan_the_lisa.html

(currently ani's and my favorite artist, lisa hannigan. besides the videos don't forget to check out the song pistachio linked below the videos! wee, it is so beautiful, enjoy!)

11:12 PM, March 23, 2008  
Blogger hwf said...

Isn't spending money the raison d'etre?

Just listening to the music Ankush suggested. Cool. I leave all of you with this little gem (imho);

http://www.thedittybops.com/

Helm.

1:40 AM, April 25, 2008  
Anonymous Paula said...

hey, shister, time to update here.

8:59 AM, September 14, 2008  
Blogger جبهة التهييس الشعبية said...

Israel is occupying Palestinian lands, and instead of conforming to the security council's resolution and retreat from Palestinian occupied lands, it brings settlers, women and children, and build settlements on the occupied lands to impose new reality defying the international law. Hamas is rocketing Israelis occupying the occupied lands, which is a legitimate resistance according to the international law. Israel, instead of stopping building settlements in occupied lands, and retreating from the occupied lands, they make a massacre to erase Gaza from the map. After all this, Hamas is considered terrorists! and Israel is defending itself. Hamas is hiding among civilians and Israel is protecting its citizens! What kind of logic is this? Hamas is not hiding among anybody, hamas are the natives, they belong to Gaza, its their land, they are the dwellers, the owners, if they leave Gaza, where do they go? well I know if settlers leave Gaza where will they go, they will be conforming to UN resolution. So who is hiding among civilians here? who is occupying the other? is it Palestinians who are occupying Israel or Israel is occupying Palestine? Is there any justice in this world?
Levni says “we don’t have any problems with Palestinians our problem is with hamas”, in other words, “we want to occupy Palestinian lands and siege Palestinians, if they accept then we don’t have any problem with them, we only have problems with those who refuse to be occupied or to be in siege”
I hope you are enjoying the inevitable bloodshed of children.
If this coward operation weakens hamas it is going to weaken them in favour of al-qaeda.
Let me explain more, among the alleged “terrorist” groups, Hamas and Hizbollah are considered moderate, or even retreating, because they are concerned with national liberation, that is: liberating only my country from the occupier. As Nassrallah said: freeing Palestine is the Palestinian business, we support them with moral solidarity, but we are Lebanese, freeing Lebanese territories is our only business.
That is what is called national liberation movement.
While al-qaeda members believe in international liberation, that is to say: we are not going to be able to free our territories unless we destroy the imperialist system. We belong to the world and we have to liberate the world from such a system. (you know they are closer to Bush’s pattern of thinking – democratizing the world or freeing the world)
So when Israel commits such a massacre for babies and children and women, and the “civilized” world find excuses for Israel, and blame the victim instead of blaming the aggressor, the new generation will grow to believe that it is really not a problem of Israeli occupation, it is a problem of international imperialist system which backs Israel. By now, I know some youth who started to say: it seems that bin Laden was right, our battle is not on our lands, we are not allowed to free our lands because of the accomplice of the world.
Again, when people are occupied what usually they do? What did French do when they were occupied by the Nazi? What did George Washington do when he was leading the independence war? What did Churchill do when he was facing Germany? What usually people do to liberate their occupied lands?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZ-gCPbRYM&feature=channel_page

7:18 PM, January 08, 2009  

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