Vegi Patch is a compost of thoughts on graphic design, life and knitting from an american graphic design teacher in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I've enabled comments for everyone or you can Email me kate at kcarlyle dot com.

Friday, February 17, 2006

me and my daughter

Kate
hey are you there?

Alicia
watttup
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sorry i had skype hidden
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?
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you there?
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thur yet?

Kate
sorry hun. back from work. but it's the early morning for you.

Alicia
mum?
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early morning saturday
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aka wait another 4 hours
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4-6

Kate
for what?

Alicia
for meeeee
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wattup?

Kate
tis 9pm here
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(name deleted to protect the innocent) is driveing me nuts

Alicia
i'm sorry
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my room mates are driving me nuts
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i have a good (name deleted to protect the innocent) story to tell you

Kate
sweet

Alicia
so the other day
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i had just laid down to take a nap
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and she was watching tv
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it was the travel channel or something, and there was a lady giving a tour of her bed and breakfast or something
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and she said "Over here you can watch the sun rise on the east bank"
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and (name deleted to protect the innocent) said, "Who does this lady think she's talking to where the sun won't rise in the east? This isn't China."

Kate
no

Alicia
yes.

Kate
no

Alicia
but wait, there's more!

Kate
noooo
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i'm crying here

Alicia
So, as ((name deleted to protect the innocent) who was using (name deleted to protect the innocent)'s computer because her internet is messed up) stared at her blankly, I sat up in bed and yelled "(name deleted to protect the innocent), the sun still rises in the east in China. It rises in the east EVERYWHERE."

Kate
and..

Alicia
"Well, no it doesn't! Because if it rises in the east everywhere then why don't the arabs all pray to the east in the morning when they pray toward the sun?"

Kate
tward the sun....
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and you said?
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no wait you ran screaming from the room

Alicia
haha
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I said "(name deleted to protect the innocent), they're MUSLIMS not arabs, and they are praying toward MECCA"

Kate
yessss

Alicia
then she stfu because I had pwned her.
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in internet speak.

Kate
pwned?

Alicia
yeah
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lets not get into it, i'm not exactly clear on what it means
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something along the lines of "owned"

Kate
pwned?
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no wonder I don't get it.
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can I copy and share this~?

Alicia
yeah
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PLEASE
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SPREAD THE WORD

Kate
how?

Alicia
AVOID (name deleted to protect the innocent)
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SHE WILL CONTAMINATE YOU AND COULD LEAD TO BRAIN MELTAGE

Kate
copy and paste?

Alicia
yeah

Kate
ok.

Alicia
you can put it in your blooooogggg

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why blog?


Alright - it took 6 months of repeating my stories to convince me that bloging was a good idea. but hey, in the words of David K. "all the kids are doing it".

What's the deal? Well I took a job in Saudi Arabia teaching graphic design and animation at a private woman’s college and although it seemed like a fairly normal decision to me... at the time, It does seem to generate a great deal of interest. So rather than annoying people by sending out detailed newsletters of the old school Christmas variety my mom used to complain about, I'm going to post my random observations, stories and comments to this blog.

Vegi Patch is a tribute to my daughter the glumvegi to my glumnmum. Questions? post 'em. who knows I might answer.