Blogger Meetup XI

blogger meeting 11

So we had our eleventh blogger meeting, after such a long absence. (shta2na, ma shta2to?). Of course, we lost several bloggers to the outside blogosphere (due to that little thing that was going on in the past month), but we got to meet new faces kamein. Politics, politics and politics were on the menu, but also original questions like: "what was your loudest explosion?", "night bombs and entertainment", "how I got back home on the night of July 12th". Doha complained her (ehem ehem) sister controls the computer at home, Kodder talked about his fifth blog (title: occupation, url: jamal's comment section), Bob had a new version of "The Story", Linalone recounted 1001 diversions to do when spending the six hours from Tripoli to Beirut, Jamal got to the place at 6:38:22, Ana Min Beirut was the perfect gentleman and a true optimist, Unruly Spring explained how "ma sadda2et kif rej3et 3a libnen" and yours truly was a victim of unjust accusations. Here's what happened from Kodder's point of view. w kil meeting w into bkheir!

Date: Friday August 24, 2006
Time: 6: 33pm

Running thru the maze of downtownia for days without any food or shelter, I finally found the Lina's lair; it was in the middle of nowhere, protected by zombies wearing white who were everything they can to stop me from reaching the meeting point where my fellow warriors were holding ground. After a few minutes of tedious search I found them: there were 3 young ladies protecting their parameters bravely against all zombies who were trying constantly to lure them and make them order something, with all fancy zombie talks and magic books with magic orders in them.I quickly ran and sat next to them, but I was very weak and I starting reading in the magic books.Soon we were joined by 3 other warriors and 1 lady shortly but seems the more we are the more easily surrendered to the power of the books... we ordered,the zombies have won the battle.

While the magic orders were controlling us preventing us from functionning normally the zombies were deploying their second plan: controlling the weather. It was getting colder and colder, the group was getting weaker, and magic orders made some of us talk fast and loud on some sort of magical beings called Zou'amas that controlled things called sects, and those sects have powerful effects on people, they make them morphe into brainless zombies and follow the Zou'amas blindly.Luckily we were impenetrable by the magical affects of the sects, maybe because we are warriors, maybe because we think differently or maybe because we have a good will.

The cold was unbearable, one of our ladies who were tought some white magic while she was young tried to lure one of the zombies to fix the weather a bit so we can survive. But of course the evil zombie only smiled at her and did nothing. One of our warriors who were very skimply clothed, even tried to initiate a gay body warming party(probably because of the trance that the magic orders put him into) but he quickly snapped out of it.

At the end of the night our bodies seemed to have developed some sort of natural immunity against the black magic surrounding the place and we finally had the power to leave where warm weather had awaited us.

It was a good fight my fellow warriors, may the winds of the north keep up safe till our next battle with evil.


At Friday, August 25, 2006 1:22:00 PM, Blogger Delirious said...

Ugh. I'm so jealous! Wish I could've been there :(

At Friday, August 25, 2006 2:01:00 PM, Blogger hillz said...

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At Friday, August 25, 2006 2:03:00 PM, Blogger hillz said...

i hope u didn't talk about us so much ;)

it seems it was a nice meeting.

btw, yeiy shoo bteshbaho ba3od..
3reteh meen?

we will repeat it again, include me soon :D

At Friday, August 25, 2006 5:40:00 PM, Blogger hashem said...

looks it was fun!
Agree...Doha is like her computer-controlling sister!
nice picture ya jame3a...inshallah we'll meet soon in coming meetings :)

At Friday, August 25, 2006 7:50:00 PM, Blogger Kodder said...

what anaminbeirut said during the meeting, made me smile and really be happy :).
I just wish that the virus that he has or what ever it is that he has can be spread among lebanese so they lose the stupid secteriasm (sp?) :P.
it was really good to meet you anaminbeirut :).
and in general the people at the table yesterday should be the leaders in lebanon instead of our zou'amas. Amazing really amazing :).
since the war stopped I have been shocked by my closest friends how immidiatly, while israel is still on the ground, went back to their brainwashed state of following their sects leaders blindly, made me really really sad.
The meeting really made me happy :).

At Friday, August 25, 2006 7:59:00 PM, Blogger linalone said...

Me too, the meeting made me feel happier in those sad days. I expected a fight honestly before going to the meeting especially if we talk about politics. I hope that we could be a good sample of the lebanese society. Welcome among us Ana Men Beirut.:)
Looking forward for a bigger meeting next time. You are all welcome.

At Friday, August 25, 2006 8:22:00 PM, Blogger arch.memory said...

Ya raytna kinna ma3koun... Hopefully soon again!

At Friday, August 25, 2006 8:30:00 PM, Blogger doha said...

I really had a nice time yesterday especially knowing everybody and their way of expressing things.
But when it comes to politics,im just a good listener...
and yeah, we should go for a hicking trip..
enjoy your time guys

At Friday, August 25, 2006 8:55:00 PM, Blogger Mirvat said...

sounds great. hopefully one day the northamerican bloggers' reunion can meet yours in lebanon.

halla' who's who in the picture?

At Friday, August 25, 2006 11:07:00 PM, Blogger Jamal said...

it was much fun as usual. A pleasure meeting the new faces. As for me being a little late, well i was fighting with a service on how much the service is whether it went back to just a service or it still was at war service w noss level. at the end i had to pay servicein for a copy of annahar to show him that a service was no longer a service w noss.

At Friday, August 25, 2006 11:31:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

mirvat , khallina nhafez 3ala shwayet l mystery yalleh be2yeen :p
(jamal, nice try!)

At Saturday, August 26, 2006 1:29:00 AM, Blogger Mirvat said...

ok :)

At Saturday, August 26, 2006 7:13:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

I wish I could have been there.

I would have come if Kodder hadn't taken my seat.

At Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:04:00 AM, Blogger Ana Min Beirut said...

Hi All, Sorry for the late reply. Please know I enjoyed our outing tremendously and I am sorry I had to be the first one to leave but I will make it up the next time.
Thank you for all your kind words -The pleasure was ALL mine meeting all of you:
Eve, "an optimist and a gentleman" ouf that's too much, sounds like a screenplay of a movie you are working on!!! anyway, honoured to have met you, great blog b.t.w as everyone is telling u I'm sure (Jamal said we should cater to ur literary ego !!!)

Kodder, nice meeting you too man, it is not a virus it's more like a "marad mouzmen" :-) what do you want I am in love with that "mosaic" called Lebanon and like an antique collector wants every piece to be in place and in harmony to keep the mosaic a great work of art. And my friend it is easier than a lot of people think.

Linalone, nice meeting u too. don't worry about fighting when talking politics at least if I am involved, everyone is entitled to their free opinion, besides if everybody is thinking the same then nobody is thinking !!!

Doha, nice meeting u too, whenever that hiking outing is decided let me know, I am a nature freak (and hopefully not a freak of nature :P )and know some wonderful trails we can hike.

Finally, uf, Eve, thanks for keeping your word and keeping our anonymosity. Apreciate it. ;)

أنا من بيروت ... من هالإحيا العتيقة، رابي بعين المريسة...على الشط الأزرق وبين البيوت ... أنا من بيروت

(يطول عمرك يا منصور الرحباني)

At Saturday, August 26, 2006 11:22:00 AM, Blogger linalone said...

Doha, Allah ykhalilkoun el hiking trip...

At Saturday, August 26, 2006 4:38:00 PM, Blogger Kodder said...

I wanna go to a hiking trip :(. but no time anymore :(.
if the airport is open for real soon, I will have to go. probably next week or something :(.
I am coming back for sure on the xmas vacation.


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