Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Random Tidbits

No formal theme today (do I ever?!)....just some miscellaneous ramblings bouncing around in my head...

  • You're never gonna believe who I saw yesterday....Midriff Granny from my People Watching post! And guess what, she lives in our complex. We stopped on our way out of the gym to speak to friends and lo and behold before my eyes there she was. Lol, now I know where she gets that tan!
  • A burden has been lifted from my shoulders. I've booked our summer flights to TEXAS! Sigh of relief. I'm famous for waiting until the last minute when all the good flights are gone and the prices have gone up. I do recall a 31 hour flight because of my procrastination. It's not the exact flight that David wanted, but he'll get over it. Flight length: 20-22 hrs, not bad. Besides, the $1400 saved from the flight David wanted to the one I booked will just about pay for my much anticipated "Girls' Trip". I'm sure David won't mind sacrificing for us :) Anyway, we'll be heading to Texas mid July. David will be returning to Doha after three weeks and I will be staying on until late August.
  • Qatar Airways is handing out face masks to all passengers on flights from the U.S. to Doha and requires all staff to wear the same due to the Swine Flu. According to their Operational Update, this includes counter staff at the airports. They're taking this stuff seriously.
  • Kristi has put her resignation in at Pluckers Wingbar in Austin and is much relieved after doing so. She said that tips are crummy (she didn't put it that nicely) and it's time to exit. She wants a job with more normal hours and guaranteed pay. Good luck on that one! And Kayla? Well, she's still "plucking" along there, forgive my awful pun.
  • Doha is building an 8 kilometer long shopping mall as quoted in Constructionweekonline.com. According to the report, it should be completed around the middle of 2012. That comes out to 4.97 miles with my trusty Internet converter.

  • What else is up around Doha? The temps, that's what. 108 was Monday's official high. I took advantage of this morning's cool 95 degrees and headed to the pool for a while. With a 25% humidity, it was quite nice.
That's it from the sandy trail...later!

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  1. Keep us posted on your whereabouts in Texas so maybe we can get a visit in with some girlfriends (Lucy? Denise?).

  2. We definitely need a reunion! I'll pencil, or rather "Sharpie" that in!

  3. i unquit today =(
    i can't find another job. but i did tell my manager i'm only working two nights a week at most. so hopefully i will find another one to keep me going.

  4. You are so funny! I love you :)


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