I am getting goosebumps.. and it isn't the cold outside trust me. I did't draw my curtains yet this morning and I wont. I don't want to face the music. But it was snowing yesterday and last night and TV warnings show that more bad weather is coming our way. Hurray! That's my weekend fucked up already.. unless I want to go skiing and attempt to break my back, neck and leg in the process!
The above picture is one I clicked on December 31. It is the same today, I presume. You just know what the temperature is outside after sometime. Your body builds up its own met. observation and measurement systems and acts accordingly. Worrying thing, this human brain, I tell you!
But what's worrying me more today is what I would call the encroachment of mainstream media into the world of bloggers. Ok. I agree. This sounds so ironic coming from me, for until a short time ago, I used to wear two hats - that of a news editor of an English daily and a blogger.. but I separated the two.. I swear I did. Each had its different world and set of rules, for in our Arab world, the two can't meet eye to eye.
The fact that Arab media is taking a close look at blogs is alarming to say the least. A few months ago the Information Ministry in Bahrain, for instance, had ordered bloggers to register their blogs with the ministry or else face action, the minute some twit up there realised that there was a new craze called on-line journals. And now Al Wasat is trying to draw attention to bloggers and then the Cabinet and Parliament will hold extraordinary sessions to discuss the matter and we will, I repeat, we will petition the UN to .. to .. I don't know what.
I hope my ability predicting the end of blogging in Wonderland isn't as good as my expertise in forcasting the weather here! Will Mahmood end up behind bars for posting lewd scenes of parrots mating? Will Silveroo be banished to New Zealand for complaining too much about everything? Will Chanad have his gills gutted and thrown in the Arabian Gulf to rot? Will Zarnooq have nails drilled into his skull, in a bid to put things in perspective in that over-active brain of his? Will Jadd William (he brought the wrath of the media upon us!!!) be forever tied up to one of the posters he criticised as punishment for expressing his opinion? Will our smart and sharp tongued Bahrania be resurrected? And me.. oops...I don't want to open a can of worms..but what happens to me?
I am exhausted. Really. I need some sleep. And when I wake up, I want to be in a different place. Canada isn't a far enough place to escape away from Bahrain and its headache.
Perhaps the North Pole would be a good idea...or the South Pole? Don't know.. off to the travel agent!