Sunday, December 24, 2006

On My First Day in Amman and Jordan Planet Quiz Night

I arrived in Amman early yesterday morning, though a couple of hours later than expected. It is wonderful to have a change from my routine and relax a lot more than I'm used to. I feel so much better to be back with Omar after such a long time. Long distance relationships are a pain to say the least.
Roba had invited me to the Jordan Planet blogger meet up. I was not sure exactly what to expect. I didn't really know anyone there. I originally discovered Jordan Planet, right after my bf moved back to Amman and I was going to visit. Since he hadn't lived there in many years, he wasn't up to date with what to do and where to go. I began browsing and found Jordan Planet and wrote an email asking for some info. I immediately received a wonderful and very informative reply from Lina (who I unfortunately did not meet yesterday). Slowly I began to discover other interesting and amusing blogs like Mira's, Khalidah's, Roba's, Hal's (Hal, where the hell were you last night?), Moey's, Qwaider's and many others.
This quiz night was a good time overall. The only complaint I have was the dudes at the table next to us made it hard to hear what was going on. Yeah, you know who you are... I have nothing against you guys otherwise and actually think you're cool, but playing the music on the cell phones and overdoing it with the yelling was a bit much. Smart-ass comments are amusing, but there's a point when it's just not funny anymore.
Our table came in second place, after being asked the tie-breaking question. Turns out we need to brush up on our knowledge of history. Or maybe it's because Roba was cheating (ok, you had to be there for this to make sense).
I'll end this with a few pics I took.

Some more pics from the evening available at Qwaider's and Hala's (plus a very thorough description of the evening -- in Arabic)


Moey said...

hehehe, it was nice bothering you guys thu :P haha

Betqa said...

Glad you enjoyed... Remind me to come over and play the bagpipes next time you're sleeping...

Mazz said...

it was very nice meeting you :)
Cheers and merry christmas :D

dragonsvamp said...

yeah we were a bit too noisy and i apologise for that but you must admit it did help make the whole thing a tad funner!

Qwaider قويدر said...

Yeah, it was awesome meeting you. And Roba was Whispering too. :)

So when are we doing some yummy Sushi?

Earth Child ® said...

great to meet you ! =)