The highlight of this week was yet another successful cooking story. It was Chicken Divan with Broccoli Casserole. I got the recipe from my sister Brigitte and the result was really fantastic. Jeff insists it was the best of all my dishes so far. Not bad!
In other developments, we are in the process of getting Jeff a driving license. As he is the proud holder of an American driving license, all he needs to do to get a Qatari one is to fill some paper work. It is an entirely different case for me, as I happen to have a license issued from a Middle Eastern country.
To get a Qatari license, I have to take both written and driving exams along with doing some other tedious paper work. I decided to pass on this for now and give the pleasure of driving in this country to my dear husband. Hopefully, we’ll get the license tomorrow and then we are off to rent a car.
Meanwhile, this week we had more than our share of watching crappy movies. We saw a lot, but the two that annoyed me the most were 50 First Dates and Laws of Attraction. They both smothered me with their cheesiness.
Guess I better tell you who I am. Wait…the Boredom Patrol is coming. Hold on. Yeah, phew, they just passed. So, where was I? Oh, yeah, who I am. Well, that should…crap. BRB!
Okay, that was the demi-God of dumb stories swinging his mighty staff.
Gosh, is it 4am already? How time flies into a mountainside when you are bored witless.
Sheesh, how much of this can I take?
Did I mention I wasn’t Filipino?
Can we borrow Brigitte for a bit? I represent the Hungry, Pitiful, In-Need-of-Good-Food Bachelor’s Society of Doha.
Am not Filipino.
Well, you are upholding a fine Tynes tradition. Jeff’s grandmother, Dot Tynes, made incredible Chicken Divan. Hmmmm…I was wondering about that recipe the other day. Will have to check this out.
Driving…..I was recently in Jordan and drove there for the first time. My license was issued in the US so if I got stopped I am not sure of what I would have done!! I used to be afraid just being a passenger in a car, let alone drive one while in vacation in Jordan. But not anymore. I discovered that the key to driving there is to make the other drivers believe that you are a crazier driver than them. It worked in Amman and I didn’t have to use this approach in Irbid, as it is a little less hectic. But I showed them a thing or two about weirdo US drivers. It was also a rental car so I was heavy on the gas pedal, being the first away from each traffic light watching the other cars in my rear view mirror.
Good luck to Jeff in navigating the streets of Qatar.
PS I once heard of a guy in Detroit that sells authentic DLs for around $50. I can look into it if you would like 🙂