3 Days of Rain

**But first, a little Wednesday wisdom: When breaking the seal on a new bottle of water, be sure you aren’t squeezing the bottle. The water may spill out alll over you. And your couch.**

I’m not big into New Year’s resolutions. Or small into them. Or, really, into them at all.

I did, though, commit to doing a few things better this year. One of those is taking pictures. I have a friend who’s doing a photo-a-day project for 2011, and I thought that was an awesome idea! But it didn’t come to me until the 10th, and by then it was almost midnight, so my first picture looks like this:

I call it ‘unpacked!’

That is the (flattened) duffel bag I took with me for my two-week trip in Egypt. Those are the fuzzy blue socks I wore around the ship because I forgot to bring those grey slippers. D’oh!

Aaaand I forgot again the next day, so I got this picture, taken well after midnight (but whatever. It still counts!)

Unfortunately, it’s not what I was going for. I’ve never seen fog like that–just wisps, snaking through the air. It was eerie. I took this picture and ran inside.

Ah, look! A picture taken during the day:

And what a beautiful day it was.

One morning this week, the sky looked particularly amazing. This picture doesn’t quite capture it, but it’s the best I could do while driving…

…an activity I am not practiced at, I swear!
This was yesterday afternoon:

It’s been raining all week.
Last night, Halina and I went to the mall. We ate Thai food until I had to unbutton my pants, and then we spent an hour digesting in Border’s.
And then, when we were good and ready for more gorging, she introduced me to PinkBerry.

It’s no SpoonMe, but it is delightfully aesthetic.
Tonight, I am excited because Halina saved me an empty Mayonnaise jar.

I am not a fan of mayonnaise, but I am a fan of bread, and I am really freaking excited to try making my own SOURDOUGH!

I have more pictures, but they are on my phone. One day, I might get around to uploading them.
In the meantime, I plan to do a whole lot more exploring around Dubai, and hope to bring you many wonderful pictures of the city and the people in it. It’s my last year here. It’s about time I did some exploring.

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  1. I am honored beyond words to be part of your blog (that's MY hand holding the awesome fruity deliciousness that is my PinkBerry!) and I love that you take pictures of mayonnaise jars that you rescue from my recycling.
    How'd that bread come out, by the way? You better give me a piece!