Latest Meetup Report

The Lebanese bloggers chose a balmy Saturday afternoon to hold their now traditional meetup in Hamra's De Prague. It was a time for reuniting with old faces and meeting new ones. It was also a time for discovery: J LO and Ben Affleck were close friends of Jamal, the history lover; Hilal is a Mexican who does not speak Spanish and who eats French yogurt with salt; Mysterious Eve has become The-Not-So-Mysterious-Anymore-Eve; Amal, the cartoonist who is actually a biologist, also has a wonderful voice (yes, yes, she sang to us!…3an jadd WOW!); Fouad, who had a bad experience with Ethiopian food, is almost historic…i.e. he still has ten years to reach that stage (so now he's pre-historic? :D); Bob can teach you a lesson on spray painting and car chases by night; Mana and Ahmad compete with each other for the title of "most quiet blogger during a meetup". Among the other interesting things you can learn over a cup of coffee: when you have a few drinks before hitting the road, you never have an accident, but the night you are sober, you are sure to crash your car; you have to leave comments each time you visit a blog, or else the Eve police will come after you; you'll almost get arrested if you take photographs in the streets of Beirut or even go up on the roof of your own house; the Phoenicians did not invent the alphabet; Dana's "Ana Dandan" makes Haifa Wehbe look like a lady with her "Wawa". Before parting, we agreed that the next meetup should involve some kind of community service. Till then take care everyone, and do (not!) drink and drive!


At Monday, April 24, 2006 9:15:00 AM, Blogger a h m a d said...

It was a great pleasure joining you all. Amal and Hilal, it was great meeting you. Too bad I couldn't stay till the end. I hope we can repeat this soon, thanks Jamal for arranging this. ;)

At Monday, April 24, 2006 10:38:00 AM, Blogger Eve said...

question: "did you all secretly convened & agreed I should be stuck with the "comment police" adjective, like forever :)"? (Jamal: tsk, tsk, tsk)
btw, don't forget to check amal's version of the meeting:

At Monday, April 24, 2006 10:56:00 AM, Blogger a h m a d said...

Amal actually made a picture version and a text version. Hence, we can choose which way we want to see the meeting. :P

Yalla, who's next? :)

At Monday, April 24, 2006 11:41:00 AM, Blogger hillz said...

thnx for this lovely meeting. we really enjoyed it!!
ans as amal had her text and picture versions, here's the BEFORE-TEXT version, check it out!

yalla. lezim n3eeda qareeban!

At Monday, April 24, 2006 1:00:00 PM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

Come on, Eve. You are the comment police.

At Monday, April 24, 2006 1:01:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Eve, where are the pics??

At Monday, April 24, 2006 7:22:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

lol LP,
well people are sometimes too silent on LBF; more interaction & feedback is on the menu.

ana shu khasneh, ask Jamal ;)

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 3:33:00 AM, Blogger Fouad said...

Guys, it was a pleasure to see the old faces, eve, deli, mana, ahmad, bob, and meet the new ones, amal, hilal, hassan, and last but not least jamal the "proper gander" :). I left with a "ghassa". I hope to see you and all the others who didn't make it very soon inshallah.

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 3:34:00 AM, Blogger Fouad said...

oh and eve, you are the comment nazi, and the voting nazi, ya best of the blogs ana :)

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Eve said...

haydeh mou2amara, wa ana a7tajjjjj!

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 1:04:00 PM, Blogger Jamal said...

takkhantouha ya3ne,

3am tet7attatou 3leiha lal benet kelkon leh?

Eve, I got your back, if anyone bothers you again let me know, i know people that know people that gcan take care of the situation.

At Tuesday, April 25, 2006 1:22:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

(sorry to all the feminists) Jamal, my hero! :)

At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger Assaad said...

When are you going to prepare a meeting outside Lebanon ? :D

Jamal : farjina l souwar tayyib ;)

At Wednesday, April 26, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger BOB said...

My dear Jamal
the people who knows the people that know the poeple U know, left the country :)
but other people who know my people and live near some people i know are still availabe
so i think u need to tell ur people to start looking for other people

EVE do not worry, ur not the comment police not at all...
U r just the comment goddess ;)

bytheway it was really fun, and we should meet up again soon.


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