Saturday, March 24, 2012

vacation here I come

well not quite yet but soon.  since my training in Thailand got cancelled, my sister and I switched up our plans and are heading here:

We'll also hit the Red Sea coast (maybe Sharm el Sheikh, maybe Dahab) and hope to squeeze in a day trip to Petra.  It will be busy but hopefully fun and I sure could use a break after the last couple of weeks...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

Yes, another St. Patrick's Day celebrated in Saudi Arabia which is just odd on so many levels.  We had our party on Thursday night which was epic mostly because of the weather.  Thursday afternoon we had 100 degree temps, high humidity, and start of a sandstorm.  By Thursday evening, the temperature had dropped but the winds were howling which certainly didn't help the poor live band at our outdoor party (and didn't do much for my hairstyle either)!  We've been in the midst of a sandstorm ever since- howling winds kept me awake last night and my allergies are going wild plus I can't escape that metallic tang it leaves in the back of your throat.  Add in the fact that we have a major representational event due to take place outdoors later this week, and you can imagine my desire for this storm to just blow away.