Monday, August 29, 2005

This morning

Him: Are you ok?You sound a bit down.
Me: Am fine.
Him: So quiet. Two-word answers are so not you.
Me: Are you calling me a chatterbox?
Him: Yes.
Me: Well am not feeling chatty today. So you should be happy.
Him: Trouble is I think I got addicted. Can't stand the silence anymore.
Me: Can't you just say you missed me for once without baiting me at the same time?
Him: Ok. I missed our talks yesterday.
Me: Thank you.
Him: Moreover I don't like these sudden stillnesses of yours. They usually mean trouble sooner or later.
Me: You don't like it when am restless either.
Him: Meen al kida?I love your energy.
Me: Really?
Him: Inti 3abeeta?Di a7la 7aga feeki. You're like a kid in a toy store. Mish 3arfa ti3mili eh wala eh.
Me: And that's good?
Him: Tab3an. You're never bored or indifferent. You're interested in everything. And you feel things so much. It gets a little extreme sometimes but one has to give you credit for passion ya3ni.
Me: What can I say?Am glad you approve.
Him: I still don't like that tone of voice. Come on what's eating at you?
Me: Well you know how you said I'm interested in everything?
Him: Aiwa?
Me: Well you're the current area of interest.
Him: Why do I suddenly feel like the ice cream flavor of the month?
Me: And like you said am extreme. So we are talking extreme interest here.
Him: Ustur ya rab. Wi ba3dain?
Me: Bas.
Him: Bas eh?Inti btid7aki 3alya ya bit inti?Btishtaghaleeni?
Me: La wallahi. I just love you so much I don't think it's heatlhy.
Him: Tayeb rabena yishfeeki.
Me: Allah yikhaleek.
Him: Ya3ni bardu mish 3ayza titkalimi?
Me: Ma3laih 3adeeha.
Him: Mashi ya sitti. Ya khabar bifloos. Elmuhim ana I need a favor.
Me: Anything.
Him: I'm due in surgery this evening. I told my mother you'll take care of her.
Me: Ok.
Him: I should join you about 9.
Me: Fine.
Him: Is there a problem?
Me: I just wish you told me before you mentioned it to her. What if I couldn't make it?
Him: Ya 7abibty she flew all the way out here especially to meet you & your family & she doesn't have much time.
Me: Fine. Where would she like to go?
Him: I'm not sure. You have the number. Call her & work it out.
Me: Ok. I'll call her right now. Is she up yet?
Him: Yes she is. And one more thing.
Me: Yes?
Him: Her English is not that good so remember to stick to 3arabi.
Me: Don't worry. Wouldn't talk English with parents.
Him: And when I say 3arabai I mean 3arabi mafhoom - mish seer gidgid wi mish gayla wello wil7agat bita3itku iyaha.
Me: You think Egyptian is the only way to speak Arabic?
Him: Ya sitti 3ala 3aini wi rasi inti wi gam3it eldiwal el3arabya kulaha bas elsit tifhamik.
Me: Typical Egyptian attitude.
Him: Fi eh?
Me: Egyptians don't know anything about other Arabs & they don't want to know. Tell me if you had married that Iranian girl what language would you tell her to speak to your Mom?
Him: Well that's just one more reason we were never meant to be isn't it?
Me: You're hopeless.
Him: Although now that you mention it I suppose she could have tried Swedish.
Me: You ex speaks Swedish?
Him: Atrociously but she might have managed.
Me: Go away. I mean it.
Him: I love you you know.
Me: You'd better. You'd just better.

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Blogger roora said...

you know , K. seems to be tayeb away

8/29/2005 06:48:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Prepare that gift ba'a.

I'm just wondering, are these conversations you write accurate? Wow begad, how do you remember them word for word kiddah! You'll make me believe in the power of love kiddah..

8/29/2005 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Me said...

You guys are perfect .. yalla get married ba2a :-D

8/29/2005 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger aroundtheclock24_7 said...

hehehehehhe he's such a sweetheart ;) You know something... you guys are meant for each other for he knows how to keep things down when he feels trouble and viseversa so both of you try to avoid mashakel ;) Allah yhanneekoun ya rab ;)

8/30/2005 12:43:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


Sometimes I try to write conversations but I can't find the thread. Wish I could remember all our conversations. But some stand out.

This one took place early this morning in my office.

Do you know what I did all day after ?Spent the rest of the day thinking about what we said, writing bits & pieces of it on little stick-it note papers & then tearing them up, smiling about my favorite bits, sending him sms, worrying about being alone with his mother. I mean I didn't get any work done today.

And you're surprised I remember it?Have been living on it all day.

It's not like this sort of thing happens to me everyday in my life. Have never experienced anything like this relationship before.

8/30/2005 12:54:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


"you know , K. seems to be tayeb away."

K is amazing.
But my question is what particular reason made you think that now?

8/30/2005 01:02:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...

aroundtheclock24_7 ,

Thanks for the vote of confidence. Tonight am sure we are meant for each other.

Glad to see you back around the blogosphere.

8/30/2005 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger roora said...

I just feel he is patient with you , your worries, your outbursts, he gets reconciled quickly

it is not only today, it is a general feeling that I got through the posts you write

8/30/2005 02:07:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


Yes he's very balu taweel. He's a Taurus. Patient & slow to anger. Doesn't stress easily.

8/30/2005 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger doshar said...

ana ba2ool entahezo forset his mom is here and just get married!

i think this stage is perfect for that. demaghek from logistics.

8/30/2005 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


Id3ili inti bas that tonight goes well & my parents like him & his mother & everyone gets along.

Don't think there's time to get married before she leaves. That's next Sunday. Best am hoping for is an engagement. At least then we can set a date & start working on all the arrangements.

Now he's got me worrying about this language stuff. Hope everyone can understand each other tonight.

8/30/2005 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger doshar said...

don't worry about this language thing. if worst things happen, you can all talk fos7a! that we all understand. maybe just ease up on the english.

rabbena ma3aky ISA everything will be fine. :)

8/30/2005 01:51:00 PM  
Blogger roora said...

" you can all talk fos7a" :)
vey funny , I dont advice ya Loulou the fos7a thing after all :))

8/30/2005 01:57:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...

Talking fus7a will make me feel like am in a musalsal maksiki ya doshar:)

Hope it won't come to that. On the bright side if people can't understand each other they can't find much to argue about right?

They'll probably all agree to everything just to be polite & show they understand when they don't. Maybe we CAN get married tonight after all:)

8/30/2005 03:00:00 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

Lou, I have to tell you, I just love your conversations with your boyfriend/future husband! Although I don't understand them completely...I still love them :))

8/30/2005 04:27:00 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

PS - You people speaking Arabic (I guess it is Arabic) and I include you and the Egyptian gang here should bother to remember those who have no idea what you're saying! Or send me a good "learn Arabic" link! Or something! :)

8/30/2005 04:29:00 PM  
Blogger haal said...

Kayla, You are such a little complainer. ENOUGH ENOUGH. We will reconsider your limited arabic vocabulary... :) We love you...

8/30/2005 06:28:00 PM  
Blogger haal said...


Can you just enjoy the happy moments and STOP STOP STOP nagging and worrying. U will make me think million of times before talking to a VIRGO :) U and MO are more than enough. Details details details....AND it would have been fine if u super analyize all the stuff, BUT add to that INDECISIVENESS with all the info you have. Please. Have mercy :)

Enjoy! Ur happiest days in ur life are knocking on the door. Be ready, relax and enjoy. Please enjoy!

8/30/2005 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Haal, the analysis and details is a Virgo thing. But the indecisiveness is a Libra thing. Comes from being very objective and balanced in seeing the pros and cons of all the alternatives. Combine that with Virgo ba'a, you get endless objective analysis.

What I've learnt however is when a decision is required, at a certain point you just make the decision we khalas. Then you can keep enjoying the analyses afterwards.

Loulou, when I said Allah yekoon fee 3ono, not you. Its because you actually enjoy worrying! but ofcourse kol dah 7ayetla3 3aleih.

8/30/2005 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Now talking about details and analysis, Scorpios keep digging so deep deep in everything analyzing every little bit, that they end up getting lost.

Have to think a million times before talking to a Scorpio 'cause they'll dig down into you and analyze everybit of you while you're standing :)

8/30/2005 08:28:00 PM  
Blogger haal said...

Scorpio do the analysis immediately, on the run but then just let go and trace the next victim! We dont stay there indecisive what should we do with the info we got.

We analyize for the fun of it not for the benefit we might get. We are passionate, butterfly individuals! :)

8/30/2005 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Sounds like angels.. those heavy-weight butterflies.

8/30/2005 09:44:00 PM  
Blogger Al Sharief said...

Yellow Flag, Ya loulou

You said you are obssesive & you said:
"Yesterday with his mother he was in a different circle with someone else & I was locked out. Someone else was closer to him than me. The whole time they were talking about people I don't know, places I've never seen, memories am not a part of. It made m feel like the part of his life he shares with me is so small."

Do not cross circles, stay sane.
Very simple, love K's mom for bringing K to life for you to love. Thank her for that, show her your love for K (& his kids to be)
Do all that sincerley do not fake it,
& you will be safe & Happy :)
use your charm
Good Luck.

8/30/2005 10:38:00 PM  
Blogger roora said...

"indecisiveness is a Libra thing"
That is exactly true about me, I don't know why !
Although I don't believe in the horoscopes thing, but I can agree in that , it is very common between Libras

8/30/2005 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...


1)No self-respecting romantic would walk around not believing in the power of love. Don't you listen to Jennifer Rush?Or Umm Kulthoom when she says Allah Ma7ba?

2)I do NOT enjoy worrying. Can I help it if I can always see all the things that can go wrong?

Murphy's Law: If anything can go wrong it will. At the worst possible moment.

8/31/2005 11:25:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...

"Can you just enjoy the happy moments and STOP STOP STOP nagging and worrying."

But haal everyone tells me to stop nagging & worrying. This is why I started a blog:)

8/31/2005 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


You should try writing down conversations yourself. It's so much fun to go back & read them later when you've forgotten them. And you can freak him out by always winning arguments because you can remember EXACTLY what he said:)

Will try to post translations from now on. Just for you.

8/31/2005 11:28:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


Wise words. Will take them to heart. Thanks for the yellow flag.

8/31/2005 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...

At the risk of further nagging & driving haal crazy reading this conversation again now I thought of something I don't like.

K making plans for me to spend an evening with his mother without checking with me first. K making plans without checking with me first period. This habit of calling me up to say ok this is what you'll be doing today. Guess that other conversation we had a few days back isn't showing any results yet.

8/31/2005 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger LouLou said...


Librans are indecisive because we are the sign of the Scales. We see all the pros & cons of all the different pov's in a balanced & objective manner so it's difficult to have a preference.

This is why I've always loved Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken. It's so much the way I feel most of the time. Standing infront of a lot of diverging roads that all look the same to me but knowing that once you choose you can't go back.

Actually I hate being asked to choose one. My favored choice would be to take all or try all but life doesn't always give you that option does it?

And yes worrying comes from my Virgo side - the perfectionism - the fear of failure. That's why I am so details-oriented. Every single detail has to work - even the most insignificant detail can spoil things for me.

8/31/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Blogger Alina said...

Thank you Lou, that's really nice of you! Would like to, but i can't! K reads my blog, so, I can't even complain freely :((. Like today I wanted to, kinda, then wrote the post, then deleted parts of it! :))Funny and painful at the same time

8/31/2005 01:50:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

Lou, no SANE self-respecting romantic would go around believing in that thing called the power of love! Unless he or she really wants to screw their lives and become insane.

Maybe you don't love worrying, but you enjoy it, and you live on it.

8/31/2005 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...


What's all this about insanity & messed up lives?Fi eh?Anyone would think I was asking you to believe in Satanism or some suicide cult!

Love IS a powerful motivating force for human beings. There's no point in denying that people do & have done a lot of things out of love.

What do you mean when you say you don't believe in the power of love?That you don't believe love exists or that you don't believe it has any effect on us?

8/31/2005 04:28:00 PM  
Blogger Mohamed said...

No, I believe it exists tab3an, and it can be very strong making people do stupid things --so it has a strong effect. But rarely does it have a good influence resulting in a good powerful energy.

Plus, no one deserves that much love.

8/31/2005 04:48:00 PM  
Blogger LouLou said...


"Plus, no one deserves that much love."

An absolutionism that is difficult to understand out of some kind of context.

People aren't born deserving or undeserving of your love. It's not something like the color of their eyes. But if someone is giving you love & making you happy are you saying they still don't deserve that you give back in kind?Or that you occasionally change your behavior to keep that love & that happiness?

It's not a question of whether they deserve it or not. It's not a gift you're going to give them. If you want the relationship you do what it takes to make it work - not just for your partner - for yourself too.

That's why love has power over people. Because you need it. Just like money or good health or anything else that you need has power over you.

8/31/2005 06:12:00 PM  

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