Thursday, January 25, 2007

Actually Nothing much has happened lately

In the world of TV news if nothing much is happening then nothing much is happening, lots of small domestic stories like the President being charges with rape and sexual harrasment, the Prime Minister is about as popular as a pork chop at an Orthodox bar mitzpa and a local 19 year old tennis player is the talk of the town for getting to the quarter finals of the Australian Tennis Open.
One of the things about working in an International bureau like Jeruslem is that when we are busy it is chaotic and dangerous, when it is quiet enjoy the time and catch up on events like planning my two month vacation that starts next week.
I had reached the stage that I was owed so much time off that the only thing to do was to take a block of two months of and thus I will be heading to Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu. I do not think I can get any further away from the Middle East.
Be prepared for dispatches downunder.
I do have to go and do a training course in Wales UK on how to work in a hostile environment, the joke amongst everyone is that am I teaching or attending


newsjunkie said...

Enjoy your vacation Mal, you've earned it!

Anonymous said...

You reminded us of an old joke...You're so ugly they'd have to tie a pork chop around your neck to get the dogs to play with you. That was back in the old days when you could just insult people you didn't like instead of killing today. PC has helped us....tons. TWO MONTHS! Some people have all the luck! What am I saying....we never work..perpetual vacation. Just harrass people on the computer. But if you could, would you swing by Tasmania and photo one of those monsters for us? Our dream is Tasmania. How could you help but have a great time. Enjoy ever second Mal. Look forward greatly to your blogs and grateful all is calm enough on your beat for them to do without you. You are the best....we head somebody say that.

Anonymous said...

As I read this entry, I was watching Beirut burning on FOX. I think you better get out of town quickly.


21st Century Mom said...

I'm just glad you are not in Baghdad or Beirut and are not heading that way.

Would it be rhetorical to say "enjoy your trip!" I think so.

Widescreen said...

Well if your in Australia, drop in!

I did one of those courses. They put detonators in bins and crapped us all out! Of all the courses I fing HUET training the worst.

Just can't seem to get hanging upside down in a cage submerged in water fun!


Anonymous said...

ENJOY your vacation!!!! :-D

Anonymous said...

Have a good vacation. You won't want to head back into a place like Jerusalem after it I bet!

Will you be returning or finding a job in a better country after the vacation?