Sabah el Heya! That's "Good morning" in Egyptian Arabic.
In case you did not hear, we are moving to Egypt for 4 months.
And I have been sitting here staring at the little blinky cursor for a solid 8 minutes, trying to decide what else to say about that. I shall refrain from saying much because I think most of you already know why and what's up here.
If you're lost and want to know more, leave me a comment and I will try to email you directly. I will write in English, mainly because inna muh bifhamsh Aarabi (that's "I didn't understand Arabic," and yes it's past tense because I don't remember how to say it in the present tense and I'm sure I didn't spell it right either).
But for now, know that this blog is about to go "dark." It will be shut off while we are gone and we will be launching a new blog set up just for our time in country. That will be over at 17humpdays.weebly.com (it will show up on my Facebook too) and will feature all the dorky hilarity you have come to know and love here, but with the added bonus of things happening in Arabic. I mean, I'll write in English, but I fully expect the language barrier to result in a lot of bonus material. After all, inna Amerikeya (that's "I'm an American.")
Like Monday when I thought it would be fun to change my iPhone to Arabic, only I did not consider that I would not be able to actually read it and thus know which buttons to tap to make it go back. If you are up for a frustratingly good time, try it. I should mention Arabic is read from right to left, which means you swipe all your buttons and stuff the opposite direction too, and if that doesn't entertain you for a good 5 minutes until you want to scream and throw kittens, I don't know what will.
Anyway, we launch the new blog on Saturday, the same day this one temporarily goes "poof." (In Arabic, that's "poof.") We fly out of here on the aforementioned jet plane on August 24 and will return home on December 30.
Mah ah saleymah! I think that's "good-bye," but it could just as easily be "weasels."
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