Monday, September 18, 2006

The Pope is a Prick

There’s a lot I’d love to share but I’ve not got the energy or will most of the time to bother. I’m still recovering and taking some serious meds for an infection I got from postponing my surgery for so long. Most of the time, I’m suffering flu-like symptoms and there’s little I can do about it but force-feed myself – because food seems to lull the side effects. Luckily, I have only a few days left of these meds and my next doctor’s appointment is on the 27th. I’m the epitome of ‘depressed’ just now and it’s due to combination of things. I am trying my hardest to avoid family and even friends. And it’s mostly because I don’t want to bring them down with me. Lucky, I’ve still got some great old friends who won’t allow me to hibernate away, who keep dragging me out of the house. (If you ever see this, I love you Rod and I’m happier than you’ll ever know that you’re doing as good as you are these days.)

Anyway, I’m still in Canada. It was mentioned in the comments below that I seem to have forgotten I’m Canadian (cute link Psamtani). I’d rather say I feel that I’ve grown out of Canada. All I want is to go home, and home is in Dubai for me now. As I’ve mentioned in a few emails it’s cold here and rainy now too. I only have open toed shoes. People are different and stingy. Someone asked me what I meant by that, and it’s simply that they care a lot more about money than we seem to back home. And I refuse to believe it’s because they have less of it than the average person back home, because I know people who have a hell of a lot more money than I do, but they still hate to spend on themselves or on others. I was downtown the other night and a chick walked up to me and asked if she could buy a cigarette. When I told her she needn’t give me money in exchange she almost had a heart attack; like it was the most generous thing on the planet. I find that a lot here; they way people react to something so common back home.

Most people here haven’t got a clue about the Middle East. I can listen to Bush’s propaganda all day long on the news, but like the rest of the population here I can’t be bothered to actually turn into whatever the hell he’s saying. The few times I did catch a line or two, he was fully capable of turning the minor flu-like symptoms that I already had, into full-out gagging and heaving. The man talks more shit than even I’d have guessed. The Pope is an ignorant, arrogant asshole.

Just a day after I arrived here, some kid shot up his school in Montreal, killing one, leaving two in critical condition and wounding more than a dozen others. He was shot dead by police. It’s just one more reason why I’d never want to raise my son here. These horror stories are happening more and more often in the west and I’m glad we haven’t reached this stage yet in the Emirates.

There’s a lot more to say, but really, this entry is just for Lizza who asked me to get back to blogging and home. I’m trying to rearrange my ticket for a sooner flight, hopefully soon after my next appointment, but I doubt that’ll be possible. My mother’s trying to convince me to stay; keeps showing me vacancies for work that she thinks is right up my alley. And my sister (who I’ve not yet seen) is right beside her with the home-marketing-strategy – yes it does feel like full-on campaign they’re applying.

I miss my son. I miss the boy. I’m cold. I’m pretty fucking tired. And people keep saying I talk funny.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

TF: Nice to see you back on blogspot.

Whatever happened to your disciplinary ethics of arguing objectively? What's with this name calling? I'm sure you're wise enough to realize that, aren't you?

10:51 PM, September 18, 2006  
Blogger Lizza said...

I'm happy to read this entry. Not to learn that the Pope is a prick nor that you're depressed--but that you are out of surgery and recovering. Good to know that you have friends who are there for you and who refuse to let you stay down in the dumps when you're feeling like shit.

Relax, get well. The sooner you can get back to your son and the boy (and blogging like hell).

12:17 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger N said...

I'm sorry you're blue :( get well soon, seeing your boy will put the life back into you i'm sure

2:50 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger psamtani said...

Whatever happened to your disciplinary ethics of arguing objectively?
What've you been smoking boi? TF and objectivity, never!!!

I seem to have forgotten I’m Canadian (cute link Psamtani)
That episode of southpark was truly quite amazing (the one where they go to retrieve Ike from Canada).

And people keep saying I talk funny.
Isn't that a prerequisite for being Canadian??

4:01 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger adevents said...

Goood u r a live and still clicking
and why people saying u talk funny ? i didnt get it!

8:57 AM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give yourself time to recover, waiting can get on ones nerves but it will pass ;)
That was the best "grandma" advice I could come up with...
Pope is not a prick... he's an old prick. It's the press who are f* s* i*

9:45 AM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger Jayne said...

Home is where the heart is hon & your heart is here in the UAE, with the baby boy & the bigger boy (who gives you uphill sometimes!)
Glad you're recovering & nice to see you blogging.

12:05 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now thats a good sign, Tainted writing means Tainted is closer to normal.
You'll soon be back in the UAE...just make sure you get well before that.

3:38 PM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...


Actually… I’m not really intending to argue with this entry at all. I’m observing and making statements, even name calling - cause it makes me feel better right now. And the truth be told, that’s about the only thing I give a shit about.

Lizza & N,

I’m trying real hard. But it’s so fucking cold here I feel like my body has to thaw every morning when I wake up. I KNOW it’s not that bad, but I feel like I’m a huge pack of chicken legs, strait from the freezer.


Ha… ha.


I’ve picked up a funny accent in the UAE, I guess. I don’t hear it, but they seem to. One particular friend has to mention it constantly. Now, if I could hear it, I could fix it. But I can’t. I think I sound normal. :(


I got your email the other day. I just haven’t had the energy to reply yet. I will try and get on my own ass about it today.


I don’t really care what people think of me just now. And you’ve got to be kidding if you think this blatant name-calling is the first reason I’ve given bloggers not to respect me! As I mentioned above, it makes ME feel better. And that’s all it’s about. To be honest, I’m sick and fucking tired of the entire planet beating the shit out of Muslims and the Islamic religion - period.

No. I haven’t read the entire text of his speech. Perhaps I am being small minded. But this is my reaction to what I’ve heard this far and I’m not going to apologize for it. Besides, I’m not sure how you can misinterpret his opening quote:

"Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached."

The fact that Pope refused to explain himself or even apologize, for so long about it makes the man a prick in my eyes. People with power MUST be careful with what the say. I'm not one of them. I can say the Pope is a prick and hundreds of thousands of people don't have to give a shit about it or my opinion.


I think my heart will always be in the UAE. Or at least I'm learning so now.


I’m getting there. And my mommy won’t let me leave till all is done. So don’t you worry one little bit about it.

4:45 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Actually… I’m not really intending to argue with this entry at all. I’m observing and making statements, even name calling - cause it makes me feel better right now. And the truth be told, that’s about the only thing I give a shit about'

I'm sorry to say that I'm disappointed with your response My Friend, you know why, because I looked up to you and because I value(d) your opinion.

Nevertheless, here's wishing you a speedy recovery.

5:17 PM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger black feline said...

My queen...Im your only true confidante...since u helping myself to the kitchen...your bed...your wardrobe...your wine cellar..everything....hiccup....hiccup....waiting for your return...

6:04 PM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

Value without consistency isn’t really value at all, there Symphony. Thus the reason I have no interest in stock markets.

Sorry to have disappointed you, but I’m afraid you’ve left me feeling just as disappointed as I’ve you.

BF... If the crown fits, keep it. I'm tired of the position anyway.

7:43 PM, September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:59 PM, September 19, 2006  
Blogger psamtani said...

This site should make you feel better about being in Canada.

6:05 AM, September 20, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

hardy-har-haaaar Psamtani..

You're just full of the beans these days aren't you?! Missing me much? Trying to bait me on?

7:25 AM, September 20, 2006  
Blogger psamtani said...

Well, you have been away for a while, so I've got all this stored up bad humor.

8:05 PM, September 20, 2006  

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