Blogger Meeting X - The minutes

Despite the title the meeting was for all ages. The group ranged in age from someone who wore a Maryool Madrasi in the 21st century to Bob who wears a prosthetic hip.

The meeting took place in a disputed border region between Grand Achrafiyeh and its bitch of a neighbor, Tabaris. New faces graced us with their presence and they are: Raed whose real name is Raed and posts under the alias of Raed on Raed’s blog at blog.Raed.com; Souraya whose real name is (I’m not sure if I am allowed to divulge this piece of information) and posts under the alias of Around The Clock 24 7 on In the Eye of the Beholder at shufimafi.blogspot.com; Sechen who gave an interesting and elaborate description of what her name meant; and Maysoon. The old faces, by old I mean young, were Eve(the fashionably late hostess), Linalone (who will soon be able to explain to us how the I’m Feeling Lucky button works), Delirious (the Prez), Ahmad (who prays for an economic recession), Maldoror (the only one to order food), Hassan (the young’un), Bob (sans the kidney stone), and Ramzi (Godot).

If you couldn’t find a copy of your favorite magazine “Magazine” this month, well it’s because someone collected all the copies on the market and burned them.

On to the minutes of the meeting:

ATC hates Lebanon and prefers Abu Dhabi which is the real world. Hassan hates Lebanon but his kids will go to school here. Bob loves Lebanon so he downed a bottle of it finest product and left without even telling The Story. Eve loves a moderated Lebanon where everyone waits their turn to speak. Maldoror had Crabs. Hassan had Sahaya. Linalone loves Sri Lanka and supports its economy to the tune of 9 tea cups a day. Delirious was delirious. Raed loves quotes. Maysoon felt that she hasn’t earned her blogging stripes yet. Italy unanimously wins the hearts of the bloggerettes for their beautiful faces and cute butts. Again politics were notably absent from the table thanks to Eve’s efforts as moderator. Also in the real world it is ok to dine and dash.

The best part of the night was a dozen people and not a single cigarette.


At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:08:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

As the Prez, I bestow upon you the ultimate honor of attending all future meetups and writing their minutes! :)

Bass please toss7ee7 ma3loumet: Bil football, I'm a supporter of BRAZIL!

W asslan in any case, the Spanish have cuter butts!
Y viva Espanaaaaaa! ;)

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:10:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

haha, that's a really funny comprehensive gheir-shekel report :)
janeit 3ala nafsak, I'm with delirious on the bestowing thing :p

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:14:00 PM, Blogger BOB said...


Kidney stone is still lost somewhere inside me!

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 3:38:00 PM, Blogger arch.memory said...

Wish I could be there...
And I think it would generally be a good idea in these posts to hyperlink each mentioned blogger's name to their blog (at least the first mention of their name if it's repeated), that way we can follow who's who!

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:08:00 PM, Blogger linalone said...

Hilarious Report Jamal! I do agree Eve and Delirious on the bestowing thing.

Hassan, Eve or Me must continue our part of the report. Actually, after every body had left, we've had a walk till Sodeco and we ate each a Mankoushe Bi Jebne 3al Saj from Feren Al Nassra. There were several guys there watching the Italy Match.

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 10:28:00 PM, Blogger a h m a d said...

It was my pleasure meeting you all; thanks Jamal for your nice post, you are getting good at it. :P

Arch.Memory, I compiled the links. The new faces are
Sechen and Raed.

The old faces, you all know by now. :)

At Tuesday, June 13, 2006 11:41:00 PM, Blogger Rampurple said...

wish i was there... but i would have been the smoker between u guys :P

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 1:04:00 AM, Blogger arch.memory said...

Thanks, Ahmad.

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 4:54:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

What? Eve was late? She's never late... What's happened in my absence?

Hassan's the "youngn'"? Man, are you guys oldddddddddddddddddd?

And Jamal, I know there wasn't a cigarette in sight, but I'm sure you lit up, regardless...

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 5:50:00 AM, Blogger hashem said...

ok...good to see you had fun, guys.

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 8:40:00 AM, Blogger Lazarus said...

Hassan's the "youngn'"? Man, are you guys oldddddddddddddddddd?

LOL!! Yeah LP, those were my thoughts exactly!

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:59:00 AM, Blogger Eve said...

see LP how unjustly treated I am! :p
I look at it from another perspective: Eve was urgently detained ;)

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 2:45:00 PM, Blogger Hassan said...

LP, Lazarus, Hashem, Arch.memory, and the others: we look forward to seeing you soon.

So meeting was great. Had some wine for you, LP.

Post-meeting snack was great.

FYI, I love Lebanon but admit it's an illogical emotion :)) There are so many reasons not to.

What else? Excellent choice of venue!

Bob, we want The Story!

At Wednesday, June 14, 2006 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Excellent choice of venue!

Thanx, young'un! ;)

At Saturday, June 17, 2006 8:22:00 AM, Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

H All,

I'm replying from ABUDHABI ;) Yes i left LEbanon yesterday :( I reall wanted to saty more but unfortunatly i have lots of commitments here :( BTW Jamal i do LOVE Lebanon but not the way of living in this country. I respect it so much and really enjoy my time while there with friends and family but i do not see it as a secure place to bring up and build your family ;)

As for the Dine and Dash i was overwhelmed with you guys that i forgot all about it until i reached my home and had to look for my wallet to pay the Cab Driver and that's when i called EVE to appologise and i sent her the bill next day (she also has the pictures now) ;) W bala tilteesh, this can never happen in realworld only in ATC world hehehehehe.

Seriously speaking now i really enjoyed everything the place was WOW and you guys were so much fun to be with especially with all the weird stories and i am still waiting to know about these 6 dead men heheheheheheh ;)

Thank you for everything. It was really an honor meeting you all. Will post about it on my blog soon.

Yalla ciao,
ATC (aka Thuraya, Souraya, Shoufimafi, In the eye of the beholder etc...) hehehehe

At Sunday, June 18, 2006 2:26:00 AM, Blogger Unruly Spring said...

Truly hilarious minutes these are Jamal! I kept laughing for a long time :)

It was a cozy and smiley gathering and I was happy to meet you all. Am surely looking forward for the next meeting, which I'm hoping is soon :)

And ATC, I agree with you on bringing up a family in this country...it is quite a challenge to raise kids here (!)

Anyway, bala tool seereh, you take care all of you :) Ciao...

At Monday, June 19, 2006 8:11:00 PM, Blogger The Lebanese said...

I think it is great to have a blog that gathers Lebanese bloggers from all around the world.

Keep up the good work, and count me in.

At Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:25:00 AM, Blogger raed said...


it was nice meeting u all guys. (eh saba7o... i know the post is 8 days old)

bass ya jamal nseet l "-" bi r-aed... haidee sha7ta muhimee jiddan ;)


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