Pictures of life, random thoughts, and lessons learned from Turkey to Texas.
The Photos are Fabulous. I know I say this about every other comment, but you are so cool. What a great life!See, my wordless Wednesday photos are of like a coffee cup on a table or maybe of my clean car. Or perhaps of my cat watching me type this comment (I'll email it to ya) :)
Shoot. I don't know your e-mail.
I totally rock at Backgammon#1
Yep!I like 'em!Now I can sleep~
We have just moved and didn't have internet access for a week or so, so I've been catching up. I am glad you're not upset about the blog reviewer's comments and I am also glad you asked him/her to review it since I found your response blogs very interesting and entertaining. That said, I must say I loved reading your blog before, too, or I wouldn't have kept coming back; I wouldn't have your site bookmarked! You just keep on writing for your friends, your family and for all of us, your internet friends. Please.Mamadallama
over-thinker - well...i didn't actually take these pictures, but i could have. they are part of daily life here! amazing really. and i would love to see a picture of your cat watching you comment! my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org #1 - i taught myself how to play on the computer. i tried to have turks teach me, but the language barrier just about drove me crazy. i never could understand the ins and outs of the game. now i can play, but i don't rock at it!charlie girl - thanks.mamadallama - wow...moving to a new house. lots of work involved in that! thanks for all your support. i love that you love the blog!
I love those pics! So quaint.
annie - thanks! i forget how lots of this looks to someone who doesn't see it everyday. i have been trying to pay attention more.
I've got a few words. Why does that boy's head look so big? like it was photoshopped into the picture?
Very nice.The whole idea of the circumcision outfit and ceremony at that age is fascinating.
heyjoe - i agree...he does look photoshopped in, but i can guarantee he wasn't. i am wondering where his shoulders are. hm...it's a mystery!father gene - thanks. i agree. we have had kids invite us to their circumcision parties, and they are so excited about them. my 12 year old son says that he wouldn't want anyone to know if that was happening to him!
It's the act more than the fact people knew that would terrify me!Actually, that reminds me, maybe you've come across it already, and if so maybe your readers would be interested, there is a wonderful autobiographical story called 'Portrait of a Turkish Family' written by Irfan (something, 2nd name escapes me).A really wonderful insight to life on both side of the wealth divide in Turkey at teh start of the last century.
father gene - i have heard of that book. i think we might actually own it as well. i haven't read it, but i have heard it is a very good read.one of my favorites was a book of short stories that was written in turkish, but translated into english. it was all about turkish life as seen from different foreigners perspectives. quite funny...mostly making fun of the foreigners for being such babies.
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