This officially makes it the longest running blog on Queen Zein Al-Sharaf Street. So to celebrate, I will spare people any required reading or lengthy speeches this time around. Suffice to say, my third year of blogging was by far the coolest, as it was the first year spent on blogging about Jordan while IN Jordan. As for year four, well, blogging it will be as unpredictable as living it. Beware! My observations and commentaries will likely grow darker and more cynical as I relish in the chaos and mayhem that lies beneath our civil disguise. But that really all depends on whether there’ll be enough for me to rant about. Will the world get crazier? Is there unexplored potential for craziness?
While you think intensely about that, here is a short list of titles for posts I predict you might see on the Black Iris in the next 12 months. If you have any to add, feel free to join in on the wackiness. It’s a celebration!
Parliament approves legislation to never hold elections again.
City-state of Tafeela declares independence; pizza to be its national dish.
Saudi government bans the color purple.
Ralph Nader wins US election; President Bush chokes on a pretzel.
Qadaffi negotiates Middle East peace; state of “Israteen” becomes a reality.
On Falling Prices In Jordan.
Frozen Yogurt; Just a Fad?
Jordan Runs Nuclear Tests In The Red Sea.
How Holland Became An Islamic State.
Happy Blogoversary… and okbal el 100 🙂
“Beware! My observations and commentaries will likely grow darker and more cynical as I relish in the chaos and mayhem that lies beneath our civil disguise.”… burst it all out!
and by the way, Habby burstday to Za black iris!
wish you a free-writer’s-block blogging year, though I weally weally doubt you will ever have one, as you have already creatively generated the most inspiring, yet hilarious predicted blog titles for next year.. 😀
secratea: lol thanks. i still have the block, it took me an hour to come up with those! 😀
Congratulations.. 3a2bel el mieh..
Awesome future post-titles. I salute you!
Noura: thanks! but i think the internet will be obsolete by then 😀
Saned: thanks! (saluting back)
mabrouk! u were the first blog i read, and i cant deny i enjoy even ur political posts altho i HATE politics, but u have a way of presenting ideas thats absolutely gr8, just thinking that ur 3 4 years my junior drives me nuts lol i feel so illiterate next to u 😀
Thank you for investing your years, heart and brain power into this blog, it has been both a challenge and a delight. Hang on to hope when it seems dark, tho. 🙂
Happy blogoversery Nas! As I read the title of your post, I got a flashback to the first time I ever saw your blog. It was a bluish purple, with a whole lot of Abu Mahjoob.
You’ve come a long way!
VA: you know like 10 languages, so you’re far from illiterate i think! bless! 😀
kinzi: an investment of brain power…that’s not a bad definition! thanks for reading! 😀
mab3oos: allah ybarak feek 🙂
Musa: lol bluish purple? aah those were the days when i had the slogan “the pulse of jordan”. others have made use of it now though. thanks for reading! 🙂
Happy anniversary Nas 🙂 I remember the old days of your blog too. When we were only a handful.
Roba: lol thanks, those were the good ol’days….we were like 15 bloggers 😀
Happy Blogoversary Nas. Keep up the good work 🙂
HaPpy anniversary to your blog :))) reading your blog has been a pleausre of mine.
“Jordanian discovers the secret to happiness”
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Observer, Bardees: thanks! 🙂
Farah: loool, that’s a good one actually! thanks 🙂
Mohanned: hahahahaha, and who knows, whoever she is, could even be reading this right now, so thanks man! 😀
Happy blogoversary, Nas – and as I’ve just discovered the Black Iris, I wish you at least three more years of interesting, writer’s-block-free and happy blogging.
mbrook, bi far7tna feek in sha allah 🙂
I never seized to interact or relate to your writing since the very first post I read for you.
as for the proposed discussions, “Jordan tests nuclear in the red sea” reminded me of a yaser al-athmeh “Maraya” episode when he fell asleep in front of the tv at news bulletin time “following all the miseries of the arab world” and dreamt about same news in a total different way. Libya forced an embargo on the UK, Palestinians harassing poor Israeli peasants, Syria attacked France, Tunisia voiced a veto against a US resolution.. Sad and funny!
Kol 3am o ur “blog” b kheir 😉
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despite my disagreement with you Nas, your blog is one of the best in Jordanian blogsepher because you cover Jordanian issues from A to Z.
What I like about your blog,you are not afraid to write and challenge the the dominant paradigm.Ø£Ù†Ø§ Ø¨ØØ¨ Ø£Ù‚Ø±Ø¡ Ø¹Ù† Ù…Ø´Ø§ÙƒÙ„ Ø§Ù„Ø¨Ù„Ø¯ ÙˆÙ„ÙŠØ³ Ø§Ù„Ù„Ø§ÙØ±Ø§Ø
Congrats Nas, and wish you more more successful years of blogging inshallah.
LOVE UR BLOG!
Ahmad: thanks! lol i never saw that one, but they are always pretty damn creative! 😀
ohoud: wa inti bi alf 5eir 😀
Poor Arab: thanks! ba 7awel wallah 🙂
Trouble Maker: thanks! but the afra7 are also nice to hear about 😉
Eman: thanks! and the same to you inshallah! 🙂
One thing I won’t miss, Hafiz.
hareega: lol thanks man. ill see what i can do to bring him back for ya 😀
Israteen? LOL . This made me chuckle.
Mabrook Naseem. Been reading for a year and I am still enjoying it. And yeah, I agree with Hareega 😛 . hehehehe
7aki: lol thanks a bunch 🙂
“Jordan Runs Nuclear Tests In The Red Sea.”You never know!
” How Holland Became An Islamic State.” The Moroccans are working on it 🙂
“On Falling Prices In Jordan.” Nah. Too far fetched!
Mabrook & keep up the good work 🙂
Congrats Nas and best wishes for many bloggy returns.
I’ve recently discovered the black iris, and wish I’ve known about it earlier: entertaining and serious; a unique combination!
Mona: lol no, not far fetched at all. thanks! 🙂
Luna: thanks a bunch, and keep reading! 🙂
I love your blog. Mabrook, Nas 🙂
Love your blog Naseem 🙂
Hala, Iman: thanks! 🙂