Tuesday, February 07, 2006

American Cigarettes...

...the silver lining of 3 hours spent scrambling to, around and from the airport. Three hours wasn’t that bad, but I was the cause of 7 men missing lunch.

So I’m still here in Kabul. Hoping is a fool's game. I got to see some back roads while avoiding the protests. The NGOs and the UN and other organizations are starting to scramble, even issuing warnings to prepare for evacuation and such. Not looking to good for getting out of town for some RnR.

Though, you know, once all this passes, and I’m out on the beach, it will be all that much more appreciated. And I’ll have American Camels to smoke.

It’s not quite Camel Wides Lights, but that’s a cowboy’s cigarette anyway...

13 comments:

Elizabeth said...

You took seven people to the airport with you??? Colonialist.

vasco 'kippered' pyjama said...

E - Colonialist cowboy at that. You still think he rocks the Casbah so hard?

Q - Great. So I won't just be kippered, but kippered in American style.

Q. A. Shah said...

E,
It wasn't my choice nor doing. I didn't take them, they were sent with me. Flagging off the tail car didn't work this time.

And it's imperialist, NOT colonialist. I'm a parade of purple.

VP,
Is it really any worse?

Anonymous said...

What's the status?

- cka

Anonymous said...

PS - Could you maybe change your settings to make only a week's worth of posts, or 7 posts, or something like that, stay on the main page?

- cka

PPS - I've drawn up a comic strip for a newspaper competition; would you mind taking a look at it?

ms. daisy said...

Vasco, you should be grateful they're American cigarettes - I think ours have a lower tar content or something.

Have I got that right?

Vasco sez QUIT said...

Q - Tis better, actually.

Miss Daisy - Let's not encourage him now. He should be QUITTING!

Q. A. Shah said...

CKA-
Still here. Beyond that I know nothing. And I tried making the recommended adjustments before, but couldn't find where that setting was on blogger.

And is this the Holocaust competition? I'll tell you if appeals to "Muslim World Humor," sure...

Ms. Daisy,
Yeah. Less tar, less jet fuel and other chemicals.

VP,
Hmmmph.

Q. A. Shah said...

CKA,
So blogger seems to not like it when i set it to only show the last 31 days of posts (unless it means up to 31 days of posting, rather than posts made in the past 31 days). So switched to limiting number of posts rather than days of posts. Took care of it...

Anonymous said...

qas - thanks.

"gary" - thanks to your latest hijinx, I got no phone # for you anymore. drop me an email oder etwas.

- cka

brownbear said...

Will you ever end your torrid affair with ellipses and comma splices?

Q. A. Shah said...

BB,
How dare you defile my relationship with ellipses and comma splices.

An affair?? Heh. It's been a long standing and very committed relationship...one standing the test if time, insurmountable odds, castigation, condemnation, and even banishment. But my love is strong, and deep, and committed...no "torrid affair" is this, mind you...so I will hold fast. I will not be pressured. I will not be swayed. l

ms. daisy said...

Vasco, if you think my constant disdain for Quasim's smoking isn't one of the defining features of our frienship ... well, you're wrong.