Blogger Meeting # 14

Wednesday evening saw Lebanon get hit with one of the fiercest thunderstorms in history. That didn't stop a crowd of bloggers from coming from all over Lebanon and the Lebanese diaspora to join in this meeting. Associated Press estimated the crowd of bloggers to be over 200 bloggers that filled the floors of Pavillon hotel, not counting those who couldn't make it to the meeting point because of the traffic. I counted over a thousand cars in Hamra plenty of them might have been bloggers on their way to the meeting.

It is not possible to remember all bloggers so I will just introduce those who I remember. I'll start alphabetically with Zainab who doesn't pay for electricity according to some and was itching to enter into the political debate but by the time she made it to the political corner the political talk came to a sudden halt after someone (Bob) quoted Al Shiraa3. Rampurple and Delirious have discovered first hand the dangers of getting too personal on an anonymous blog. N10452 was a last to arrive and first to leave. Our Emirati guest Deem kept heading right for some reason. Deem did join Ana Min Beirut, Eve, Doha, Hassan, Bob, and Myself on our second leg of the meeting which was a Lebanese dinner at Al Balad in Disney World

and the Third Leg that took us to Sea Sweet for Knafeh Ice Cream and other Lebanese dessert delicacies.

Wa Kana Allahu ma3a el Fij3aneen.


At Sunday, October 29, 2006 1:37:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...

Wow! You went all out for this meeting.

I wish I could have been there. Eating (particularly knafeh) is one of the things I do best.

At Sunday, October 29, 2006 7:58:00 PM, Blogger Angry Anarchist said...

Damn, missed out on the Knafeh, didn't I?! :-P And meeting the cool folks of course.... Yalla next time, and those with whom I disagree politically (practically everyone?!?!?) will get smacked instead of receiving handshakes. :-P

At Sunday, October 29, 2006 9:53:00 PM, Blogger N10452 said...

Was nice meeting you guys.
Jamal, You should consider working in Manar TV, thats the type of reporters they need :P

You caught me on the busiest day of the month, hopefully next time i ll be the first to get there and the last to leave.

At Monday, October 30, 2006 11:38:00 PM, Blogger Rampurple said...

I really enjoyed meeting you all.
Unfortunately I had my vacation planned by the minute and I couldn't stay much longer.
Thanks Jamal for organizing it and writing about it.

At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 1:39:00 AM, Blogger Hassan said...

Next time, we'll add Falafel Sahyoun.

At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2:46:00 AM, Blogger Charles Malik said...


Now, you're just being sadistic to those of us who aren't in Lebanon. :)


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